Mer Rouge, Louisiana

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Mer Rouge, Louisiana

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High Points

Mer Rouge strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Louisiana):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Mer Rouge Affordability of Rents
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Mer Rouge Affordability of Property Taxes
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Mer Rouge Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of Mer Rouge, Louisiana

Comparing Mer Rouge to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Louisiana (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 10 10
Female Share of the Population 10 9
Age of the Population 10 10
Racial Diversity 9 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 1
Well-Paid Single Men 1 5
Male Share of the Population 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 3 1
Portion of People Married 2 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 7 8
People in Middle Class or Better 1 4
Median Family Income 1 4
People Above Poverty 1 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Short Commute Times 7 8
Walking and Biking to Work 1 2
Public Transportation Use 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 3
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 10
People Living Alone 7 8
Housing Recently Built 6 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 6

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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

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
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
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
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
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Mer Rouge Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 721 100%
Male 323 44.8%
Female 398 55.2%
Under 18 144 20%
18+ 577 80%
65+ 205 28.4%
Median Age 44.7
Average Family Size 2.86
White 454 63%
African-American 263 36.5%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.3%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 2 0.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 8 1.1%

Estimated Mer Rouge Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 686
Growth -35
Growth % -4.9%

Mer Rouge Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 53.5%
Irish 12.2%
English 9%
US/American 8.5%
French (except Basque) 5.4%
Scotch-Irish 4.1%
German 2.8%
Scottish 1.7%
Swedish 0.8%
European 0.8%
Italian 0.6%
Czechoslovakian 0.3%
French Canadian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Mer Rouge 721 $27,273
Bastrop 12,988 $26,250
Bonita 335 $25,227
Collinston 327 $31,042
Oak Ridge 142 $70,417
Rayville 4,234 $16,480
Sterlington 1,276 $38,269
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Mer Rouge High Schools (2004)

A Title I School.
Serves 286 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.4

Mer Rouge Colleges

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