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Meraux, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Meraux Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in St. Bernard Parish at latitude 29.9276 and longitude -89.9193. St. Bernard Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 7 feet.

The formal official name is the Meraux Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Meraux, Louisiana.

The U5 Census Class Code for Meraux indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Meraux: Melonie.

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Meraux, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 6,990
Population in Households 6,990
Population in Familes 5,932
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,683
Diversity Index2 51


Total Households 2,385
Average Household Size 2.93
Family Households 1,821
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,839 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,931 (68.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 454 (16.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 454 (16.0%)
Median Home Value $126,547
Average Home Value $135,344


Median Household Income $52,008
Average Household Income $64,264
Per Capita Income $21,923
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 4.42% 5.07%
Households 4.3% 4.94%
Families 4.1% 4.82%
Median Household Income   1.42%
Per Capita Income   1.44%
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 473 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 72 85th
Diversity Index2 # 174 63rd
Median Household Income # 76 84th
Per Capita Income # 178 63rd

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