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People

Total Population 602
Male Share of the Population 37.9%
Female Share of the Population 62.1%
Senior Citizens 18.8%
Employed Population 16+ 211
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 33%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 18.6%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $49,063
% Above Poverty Level 80.7%
% Below Poverty Level 19.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 1.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.9%
% Using Public Transportation 2.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 35.4%
Median Gross Rent $560
Median House Value $95,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 51%
US/American 0%
English 17.3%
Irish 8.3%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Mer Rouge Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 26 miles NE of Monroe, Louisiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 192 miles SW of Memphis, Tennessee
County Morehouse
Standard Zip Codes 71261
Phone Area Codes 318
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.775
Longitude -91.792

Mer Rouge Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station BASTROP
Distance 6.3 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 55 F
Apr Temp 52 to 76 F
Jul Temp 72 to 93 F
Oct Temp 53 to 78 F
Annual Precip 57.1 inches
Station MONROE RGNL AP
Distance 22.7 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 56 F
Apr Temp 54 to 78 F
Jul Temp 73 to 94 F
Oct Temp 53 to 80 F
Annual Precip 53.3 inches
Station LAKE PROVIDENCE
Distance 36.4 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 52 F
Apr Temp 53 to 74 F
Jul Temp 72 to 92 F
Oct Temp 54 to 77 F
Annual Precip 59.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bastrop 10,949 $23,918
Bonita 178 $14,688
Collinston 216 $32,188
Oak Ridge 118 $97,500
Rayville 3,724 $29,050
Sterlington 1,873 $46,176

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Mer Rouge High Schools

DELTA HIGH SCHOOL
7661 MER ROUGE-COLLINSTON ROAD
318-647-3443
A Title I School.
Serves 286 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.4

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