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Zachary

City of Zachary

  •   State: 
    Louisiana
      County: 
    East Baton Rouge Parish
      City: 
    Zachary
      County all: 
    East Baton Rouge | East Feliciana
      County FIPS: 
    22033 | 22037
      Coordinates: 
    30°39′18″N 91°09′24″W
      Area total: 
    26.80 sq mi (69.42 km²)
      Area land: 
    26.77 sq mi (69.33 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.04 sq mi (0.09 km²)
      Elevation: 
    102 ft (31 m)
  •   Latitude: 
    30,6543
      Longitude: 
    -91,1521
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Baton Rouge, LA
      Timezone: 
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 
    70791
      GMAP: 

    Zachary, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, United States

  •   Population: 
    19,316
      Population density: 
    721.63 residents per square mile of area (278.63/km²)
      Household income: 
    $58,433
      Households: 
    5,120
      Unemployment rate: 
    6.60%
  •   Sales taxes: 
    9.00%
      Income taxes: 
    6.00%

Zachary is a city in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, United States. It lies 16 miles (26 km) north of the city of Baton Rouge, and had a population of 14,960 at the 2010 census. At the 2020 census, Zachary's population increased to 19,316. Much of the land which the city now occupies was part of a 160-acre (65 ha) farm owned by Darel Zachary (1827-1907) In 1966 Zachary became the first city in Louisiana since the Reconstruction Era to elect a Republican as mayor, Jack Louis Breaux. The city was incorporated as a city on August 2, 1889, with Thomas Edward McHugh as its first mayor. A fire devastated the city in 1903, supposedly caused by a greengrocer trying to flame-ripen his bananas. The first census was carried out in 1914 and reported just 419 residents. It is bordered to the north by the town of Slaughter, to the east by Central, and to the south by Baker. Louisiana Highway 19 passes through the city, leading north 5 miles (8 km) to the center of Slaughter and south 9 miles (14km) to U.S. Route 61 in the northern part of Baton Baton Rouge. According to the United States Census Bureau, Zacharias has a total area of 24.0 square miles (62.1 km²), of which 23.9 square miles [62.0 km²) is land and 0.04 sq miles (0.1km²), or 0.13%, is water.

History

Zachary is a city in Louisiana. It was incorporated as a city on August 2, 1889. A fire devastated the city in 1903, supposedly caused by a greengrocer trying to flame-ripen his bananas. The first census was carried out in 1914 and reported just 419 residents. In 1966 Zachary became the first city in. Louisiana since the Reconstruction Era to elect a Republican as mayor, Jack Louis Breaux. The city is named after Darel Zachary (1827-1907), a local farmer who sold his land to the Illinois Central Railroad in the 1880s. Zachary's first post office was opened in 1885, and it was named after the original farmer. The oldest building in the city is the 1898 Allison House, which is located at the center of the city. It is one of the oldest buildings in the state, along with the Louisiana State Capitol, which was also built in 1898. The town's name is derived from Zachary, the name of the original owner of the land on which the city was built, who died in 1907. It has a population of just over 1,000 people, with the majority of its residents living in the central area of the town. The majority of Zachary is African-American, and the city has a large percentage of African-Americans, who make up about a third of the population. The population of the state's capital city, New Orleans, is about 1,200, with most of the remaining residents living near the city's center.

Geography

Zachary is located in northern East Baton Rouge Parish. It is bordered to the north by the city of Slaughter, to the east by Central, and to the south by Baker. Louisiana Highway 19 passes through the city, leading north 5 miles to the center of Slaughter and south 9 miles (14 km) to U.S. Route 61 in the northern part of Baton Rouge. According to the United States Census Bureau, Zachary has a total area of 24.0 square miles (62.1 km²), of which 23.9 square miles of it is land and 0.04square miles (0.1km²) is water. The city has a humid continental climate (Köppen "Cfa") with an average monthly temperature of °C (°F) of 7.7 degrees. The average annual rainfall in the city is 2.2 inches (6.4 meters) and the city has an average yearly rainfall of 2.3 inches (7.5 meters) The city is located on the Louisiana River, which flows through the center and south of the city. The town has a population of 1,856. It has an area of 23.1 square miles, or 62.0 km², of which 0.13 square miles is land. The area of Zachary is 0.4 square miles. The population was 1,788 at the 2010 census. The state of Louisiana has a temperature of 7.2 degrees (°C).

Demographics

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 19,316 people, 5,790 households, and 4,267 families residing in the city. As of 2019, the racial and ethnic makeup of the city was 49.1% non-Hispanic white, 47.6% Black and African American, 1.2% Asian, 0.3% some other race, and 1.8% two or more races. Of the population in 2019, there was a poverty rate of 7.9% and median household income of $84,795. The median age of Zachary was 35.1 at the 2019 American Community Survey, and 69.4% of the population were aged 18 and older. At the 2000 U.S. census,there were 11,275 people, 3,836 households and 3,064 families. The city's median income was $49,669, and the median income for a family was $57,389. The per capita income for the city in 2000 was $18,554. About 6.9%. of families and 9.1%. of the residents were below the poverty line, including 12.6%. of those under age 18 and 7. 9% of those age 65 or over. The population was spread out across age groups with 30.0% under 18, 8.8%. from 18 to 24, 29.5% from 25 to 44, 20.8! from 45 to 64, and 10. 8% who were 65 or older.

Education

Zachary residents are served by the Zachary Community School Board. The Zachary community school system separated from the East Baton Rouge Parish School System in 2003. Zachary has a population of 2,000. The city is located on the banks of the Mississippi River. It is located in the parish of Baton Rouge, which is in the state of Louisiana. The town is located near the town of Zachary, where it is on the Louisiana-Mississippi border. It has an estimated population of 3,000, and a population growth rate of 1.7%. The city has a reputation for being a good place to live and raise a family, with a high school graduation rate of 10.8%. The town has a high rate of literacy, with an average of 8.7% in the school year. It also has a low rate of crime, with the crime rate in the city at 1.4%. It has a long history of poverty, particularly in the early years of the city's existence. It was the site of the town's first high school, which was founded in 1883. The school system was formed in 2003, when the parish split from the parish system. It now has an enrollment of 1,800 students, with about 1,000 students in the high school. The high school has an average attendance rate of 9.5%. It is the third largest school system in Louisiana, after Baton Rouge and Baton Rouge. The community has a history of high school success, with 10.6%.

Infrastructure

East Baton Rouge Parish Library operates the Zachary Branch. In 1939 the library initially opened in the former town hall, and it subsequently moved to a former post office; a third building; and in 1966, in a structure attached to the Louisiana National Bank building. The current library opened on May 4, 2004 in a 20,000-square-foot (1,900 m2) structure on land purchased by the EBR library system in 2001. The groundbreaking for that building, designed by Cockfield - Jackson Architects, was held in December 2002. The U.S. Postal Service operates a Zachary Post Office. The Zachary branch of the library is located on the second floor of a building on the east side of the city. The library is open seven days a week from 9am to 8pm. The branch is open on the weekends from 10am to 9pm. It is open to the public on weekdays from 9:30am to 5pm.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Zachary, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana = 16.8. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 13. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 30. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Zachary = 5.9 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO (www.who.int/news-room/questions-and-answers/item/radiation-the-ultraviolet-(uv)-index) and is uniform worldwide.

Employed

The most recent city population of 19,316 individuals with a median age of 34.8 age the population grows by 29.04% in Zachary, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 721.63 residents per square mile of area (278.63/km²). There are average 2.8 people per household in the 5,120 households with an average household income of $58,433 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 6.60% of the available work force and has dropped -5.46% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 22.48%. The number of physicians in Zachary per 100,000 population = 282.

Weather

The annual rainfall in Zachary = 63.9 inches and the annual snowfall = 0.1 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 98. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 216. 91 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 41.4 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 26, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Zachary, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana which are owned by the occupant = 72.85%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 20 years with median home cost = $198,890 and home appreciation of 1.16%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $2.12 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.

Study

The local school district spends $3,872 per student. There are 15.6 students for each teacher in the school, 639 students for each Librarian and 240 students for each Counselor. 4.41% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 14.75% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 6.68% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Zachary's population in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana of 9,589 residents in 1900 has increased 2,01-fold to 19,316 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 52.21% female residents and 47.79% male residents live in Zachary, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana.

    As of 2020 in Zachary, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana are married and the remaining 36.27% are single population.

  • 29 minutes is the average time that residents in Zachary require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    88.22% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 7.86% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 0.58% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 1.48% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Zachary, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, 72.85% are owner-occupied homes, another 19.89% are rented apartments, and the remaining 7.26% are vacant.

  • The 51.32% of the population in Zachary, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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