Mer Rouge, LA 71261 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 71261: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Mer Rouge, LA 71261

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 87
  • Single Family Addresses: 593
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • Parish: Morehouse Parish Parish
  • Centroid: Latitude 32.766, Longitude -91.751
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Mer Rouge, LA 71261 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,959
Population in Households 1,932
Population in Familes 1,586
Population in Group Qrtrs 27
Population Density1 16
Diversity Index2 54


Total Households 815
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 551
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 991 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 541 (54.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 274 (27.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 176 (17.8%)
Median Home Value $96,069
Average Home Value $153,050


Median Household Income $28,443
Average Household Income $48,913
Per Capita Income $20,636
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.51% 0.49%
Households 1.76% 0.63%
Families 1.53% 0.43%
Median Household Income   0.41%
Per Capita Income   1.02%
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 71261 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 71261 to the other 501 ZIP Codes 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 # 337 33rd
Population Density1 # 418 17th
Diversity Index2 # 125 74th
Median Household Income # 453 10th
Per Capita Income # 333 34th

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