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Meraux, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Meraux Census Designated Place had a population of 7,201 as of July 1, 2016. Meraux ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Louisiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Meraux is located at latitude 29.9276 and longitude -89.9193 in St. Bernard Parish. The formal boundaries for the Meraux Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.15 sq. miles and a water area of 0.66 sq. miles. St. Bernard Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 7 feet.

The Meraux Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2403277) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Meraux Census Designated Place is located within Parish Governing Authority District D, a minor civil division (MCD) of St. Bernard Parish.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Meraux 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 Meraux: Melonie.

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


Total Population 7,201
Population in Households 7,201
Population in Familes 6,102
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,734
Diversity Index2 51


Total Households 2,436
Average Household Size 2.96
Family Households 1,853
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,876 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,933 (67.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 503 (17.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 440 (15.3%)
Median Home Value $150,201
Average Home Value $174,780


Median Household Income $55,573
Average Household Income $64,282
Per Capita Income $21,763
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 3.48% 3.09%
Households 3.26% 3.02%
Families 3.06% 2.92%
Median Household Income   1.66%
Per Capita Income   1.63%
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.

Meraux, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Meraux 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 # 89 81st
Population Density1 # 71 85th
Diversity Index2 # 184 61st
Median Household Income # 62 87th
Per Capita Income # 225 53rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Louisiana Census Data Comparison Tool.