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Mer Rouge, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Village of Mer Rouge had a population of 788 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Mer Rouge is located at latitude 32.7769 and longitude -91.7944 in Morehouse Parish. The formal boundaries for the Village of Mer Rouge (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.17 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Morehouse Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 92 feet.

The Village of Mer Rouge (GNIS ID: 2407500) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Mer Rouge is located within Parish Governing Authority District 2, a minor civil division (MCD) of Morehouse Parish.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Mer Rouge population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Mer Rouge: Merrouge.

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Mer Rouge, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 788
Population in Households 777
Population in Familes 632
Population in Group Qrtrs 11
Population Density1 672
Diversity Index2 51


Total Households 307
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 203
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 315 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 190 (60.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 117 (37.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 8 ( 2.5%)
Median Home Value $128,947
Average Home Value $197,763


Median Household Income $35,356
Average Household Income $63,236
Per Capita Income $25,901
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 3.7% 1.38%
Households 4.58% 1.7%
Families 4.41% 1.62%
Median Household Income   0.28%
Per Capita Income   0.92%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Mer Rouge, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mer Rouge to the other 474 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 325 32nd
Population Density1 # 214 55th
Diversity Index2 # 180 62nd
Median Household Income # 314 34th
Per Capita Income # 98 80th

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