City of Zachary

Quick Facts

About Zachary

  • Zachary is located 10 miles N of Baton Rouge and 70 miles NW of New Orleans.
  • The City of Zachary is in East Baton Rouge Parish and is part of the Baton Rouge metro area.
  • Zachary was incorporated as a city in 1889.
  • 2022 Population Estimate for the City of Zachary (City Limits) is 20,223 according to the 2020 Federal Census Count
  • The City of Zachary has a total area of 7.04 square miles in its city limits
  • Zachary's School System is Ranked No. 1 in the State of Louisiana academically for the fifteenth consecutive year and is considered to be the best in the area. Zachary's School System consists of 8 schools.
  • The average household income in Zachary is $75,533 and is the highest in the capital region.
  • Zachary was the first city in Louisiana to elect a Republican as Mayor in 20th-century Louisiana.
  • Top 10 Best Towns for Families in America by Family Circle Magazine in 2012.
  • 2018 Richest Town in Louisiana by USA TODAY