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
  • Parish: Morehouse Parish
  • Centroid: Latitude 32.766, Longitude -91.751
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 91
  • PO Box Addresses: 304
  • Residential Addresses: 603
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 603

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Database updated: February 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Mer Rouge, LA 71261 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,799
Daytime Population: Workers 360
Daytime Population: Residents 1,258
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,618
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.90
Population in Households 1,780
Population in Familes 1,455
Population in Group Qrtrs 19
Population Density2 16
Diversity Index3 54


Median Household Income $28,762
Average Household Income $48,289
Per Capita Income $20,450


Total Housing Units 960 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 505 (52.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 249 (25.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 206 (21.5%)
Median Home Value $100,248
Average Home Value $154,950


Total Households 754
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 505
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 0.95% 0.06%
Households 1.07% 0.11%
Families 0.79% -0.04%
Median Household Income   1.87%
Per Capita Income   2.1%

Mer Rouge, LA 71261 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 71261 to the other 499 ZIP Codes 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 # 352 30th
Population Density # 412 18th
Diversity Index # 125 75th
Median Household Income # 453 9th
Per Capita Income # 359 28th

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