The Merrydale CDP(1) had a population of 9,660 as of July 1, 2021. Merrydale ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Louisiana. See peer rankings below.
The primary coordinate point for Merrydale is located at latitude 30.5013 and longitude -91.1084 in East Baton Rouge Parish. The formal boundaries for the Merrydale Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 4.24 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. East Baton Rouge Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 52 feet.
The Merrydale Census Designated Place 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.
|Total Population||9,660 (100%)|
|Population in Households||9,654 (99.9%)|
|Population in Families||8,506 (88.1%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||6 ( 0.1%)|
|Median Household Income||$39,277|
|Average Household Income||$61,065|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||14%|
|Per Capita Income||$20,107|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||3,564 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||2,231 (62.6%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||947 (26.6%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||385 (10.8%)|
|Median Home Value||$126,623|
|Average Home Value||$145,677|
|Housing Affordability Index3||196|
|Average Household Size||3.04|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||0.96%|
|Per Capita Income||1.79%|
|Owner Occupied HU||0.24%|
The table below compares Merrydale to the other 474 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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.
|Total Population||# 64||87th|
|Population Density||# 37||92nd|
|Median Household Income||# 290||39th|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 222||47th|
|Per Capita Income||# 338||29th|
|Diversity Index||# 451||5th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Louisiana Census Data Comparison Tool.