Merrydale, LA Profile: Facts & Data


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Merrydale, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Merrydale Census Designated Place had a population of 9,980 as of July 1, 2018. 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 30.4998 and longitude -91.1081 in East Baton Rouge Parish. The formal boundaries for the Merrydale Census Designated Place (see map below) 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 (GNIS ID: 2403281) 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 Merrydale Census Designated Place is located within Parish Governing Authority District 5, a minor civil division (MCD) of East Baton Rouge Parish.

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Merrydale, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 9,980
Population in Households 9,975
Population in Familes 8,830
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density2 2,352
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $33,681
Average Household Income $44,702
Per Capita Income $14,729


Total Housing Units 3,568 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,141 (60.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,141 (32.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 286 ( 8.0%)
Median Home Value $113,235
Average Home Value $139,339


Total Households 3,282
Average Household Size 3.04
Family Households 2,521
Average Family Size 4
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.26% 0.3%
Households 0.24% 0.28%
Families 0.04% 0.15%
Median Household Income   0.71%
Per Capita Income   1.4%

Merrydale, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Merrydale to the other 474 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 64 87th
Population Density # 40 92nd
Diversity Index # 449 5th
Median Household Income # 350 26th
Per Capita Income # 455 4th

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