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Meraux, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Meraux Census Designated Place had a population of 6,956 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Meraux: Melonie.

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

POPULATION

Total Population 6,956
Population in Households 6,956
Population in Familes 5,902
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,675
Diversity Index3 51
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $56,516
Average Household Income $67,047
Per Capita Income $22,569

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,770 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,945 (70.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 397 (14.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 428 (15.5%)
Median Home Value $159,177
Average Home Value $177,558
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 2,342
Average Household Size 2.97
Family Households 1,776
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 2.19% 0.68%
Households 1.97% 0.61%
Families 1.78% 0.49%
Median Household Income   0.89%
Per Capita Income   1.72%

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, 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 # 91 81st
Population Density # 75 84th
Diversity Index # 188 60th
Median Household Income # 55 89th
Per Capita Income # 206 57th

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