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Meraux, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Meraux Census Designated Place had a population of 6,988 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Meraux population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Meraux: Melonie.

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Meraux, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 6,988
Daytime Population: Workers 1,314
Daytime Population: Residents 3,963
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,277
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.76
Population in Households 6,988
Population in Familes 5,909
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,683
Diversity Index3 51


Median Household Income $56,444
Average Household Income $65,868
Per Capita Income $22,318


Total Housing Units 2,740 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,889 (68.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 479 (17.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 372 (13.6%)
Median Home Value $157,734
Average Home Value $178,560


Total Households 2,368
Average Household Size 2.95
Family Households 1,798
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 2.56% 1.56%
Households 2.4% 1.49%
Families 2.21% 1.37%
Median Household Income   1.64%
Per Capita Income   2.27%

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, 2017 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 # 92 81st
Population Density # 74 85th
Diversity Index # 177 63rd
Median Household Income # 67 86th
Per Capita Income # 220 54th

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