City of Zachary

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Zachary, Louisiana 
2019 profile provided by the Zachary Chamber of Commerce

Parish:           East Baton Rouge
Location:       14 miles north of Baton Rouge
                       79 miles northwest of New Orleans
Latitude:        30.648 North
Longitude:     -91.156 West
Elevation:      Between 102 and116 feet above sea level
Land area:     23.7 square miles
Water area:    0.04 square miles

Zachary Climate
On average, there are 218 sunny days per year in Zachary and there are 98 days per year with measurable precipitation. The average rainfall is 64 inches per year. Average snowfall is 0 inches. The July average temperature is 91 degrees while the January low averages at 41 degrees. 

Population (2020) 19,316
Population (2018) 16,879
Population (2000) 11,275
Zachary's population rose 29.1% over the past decade

Zachary Living
Median home cost:                 $234,900
Average household income:   $  79,346
Average Home Sales Price (2015):  $242,280

Business Patterns
(Includes 70791 zip code*)

Number of businesses:                            1,514
% of population in civilian labor force:      67%
Average annual pay:                                $67,676
Unemployment rate:                                3.7 %

* Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population by Occupation
Management, business and financial operations           9.76 percent
Professional and related occupations                          18.36 percent
Service                                                                         14.01 percent
Sales and office                                                           27.61 percent
Farming, fishing and forestry                                          .60 percent
Construction, extraction and maintenance                  12.81 percent
Production, transportation and material moving        16.85 percent

The average one-way work commute in Zachary is 28 minutes. 

Future job growth over next 10 years predicted to be 14.90 percent

Zachary’s cost of living is 5.62 percent lower than the U.S. average.

What Distinguishes Zachary from other Cities in the Region?
Income higher, poverty lower
Housing values higher
90% in public schools
12.5% employed in manufacturing
Larger households
More households with children
Only 10% single-parent households 
More new housing stock

One of Louisiana’s safest cities

One of Louisiana’s richest cities