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Statistics & Facts

The Louisiana state capital is Baton Rouge.
The population of Baker is approximately 13,386 (2004), 13895 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 5,389 (2000), 4950 (2010).
The amount of land area in Baker is 17.287 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Baker is 7.9 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Baker to Washington DC is 1004 miles.
The distance to the Louisiana state capital is 9 miles. (as the crow flies)
Baker is positioned 30.58 degrees north of the equator and 91.15 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Baker elevation is 80 feet above sea level.
Baker median income is $ 35,151 (2000).
The Baker median home price is $ 72,000 (2000).
Baker average annual rainfall is 53 to 60 inches per year


just north of Baton Rouge. Other nearby communities include Brownfields, Zachary, Merrydale, Slaughter, Port Allen, Monticello and Westminster.
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typically southern! We enjoy warm winters and suffer the hot summers. We have high humidity and a fair amount of rain. We average about 1 inch of snow every 5 years. Summer temperatures average around 81 degrees while winter temperatures average about 50 degrees
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History & History Related Items

Baker was named for Josephus Baker, plantation owner
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The town of BAKER LOUISIANA is a pleasant family town. Lots of churches, many small parks, lots of good people. A place a family could live and many do.

Cushman-Slaughter Home
Heritage Museum
1606 Main St, Hwy 19
Baker, LA 70714
Phone: 225-774-1776
Fax: 225-775-5635
This home houses the The Cushman-Slaughter Home, which houses the Heritage Museum. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1991. First built in 1906 by Dr. William Cushman, the house was sold in 1917 to Miss Carrie Slaughter who lived there until early in the 1960s. The home was owned by several people over the next few years and then was empty for a number of years. It was acquired by the city in 1974 to serve as the Heritage Museum.

Leland College
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Though not much remains but an entry marker and a few walls in a state of disrepair, Leland College is remembered as one of the permanent sites of America’s first college for African-Americans. It was first in New Orleans, but moved to Baker on 1 November 1923 after the school burned. Education was offered to African-Americans from first grade through the college level. After the higher education portion of the school closed down, it continued as a segregated public school under segregation was outlawed.

Baker Presbyterian Church
3015 Groom Rd
Baker LA 70714
Phone: 225-775-0866 The church was built in 1898 and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places due to its very unique architecture. Built in the Victorian era, the church is strongly a Gothic style.
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Baker City Government

Baker City Government
3325 Groom Rd
Baker, LA 70714-3405
Phone: 225-775-9952
Mayor's Office Phone: 225-778-0300

Baker Chamber

Chamber Of Commerce
3439 Groom Rd
Baker, LA 70714-3407
Phone: 225-775-3547

Baker Organizations

Chamber Of Commerce
3439 Groom Rd
Baker, LA 70714-3407
Phone: 225-775-3547

Baker Libraries

Baker Branch Library
4761 Groom Rd
Baker, LA 70714-3142
Phone: 225-775-3125

Baker Schools

The Baker Independent School District
The school district is in the process of being developed. Look for news of the developments on the above page. (March 1999)

Baker High School
3200 Groom Road
Baker Louisiana 70714
Phone: 225-775-1259
FAX: 225-775-4011 Baker


The population of Baker was:
1990 - 13,233
2000 - 13,793
2004 - 13,386

Baker is located in the Central Time Zone and does participate in daylight Savings time during the spring and summer. See this time and temperature page for Baker.

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