The City of Zachary offers the convenience of a metropolitan area with all the charm of small-city living. This growing community topped the list this year among Louisiana cities, with the highest annual household estimated income of $74,553.
Zachary’s best kept secret is its' public schools. Zachary Schools have ranked #1 in the State of Louisiana for the past nine years. This premier education system has positioned Zachary for continued growth.
With the new Audubon Bridge connecting Pointe Coupee and West Feliciana parishes, Highway 61 and 64 will flourish, providing a corridor for both residential and commercial development. The City is safe with a well trained and equipped police department and a fire department, which maintains a Class 2 fire insurance rating, keeping property insurance rates low.
» Zachary is located 10 miles N of Baton Rouge and 70 miles NW of New Orleans.
» Zachary's School System is Ranked No. 1 in the State of Louisiana academically for the ninth consecutive year, and is considered to be the best in the area.
» Zachary was incorporated as a city in 1889.
» The population of Zachary (City Limits) is 15,099, according to the 2009 census.
» The poverty rate in Zachary is 4.5%.
» The average household income in Zachary is $75,533 and is the highest in the capital region.