Mermentau, Louisiana

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Mermentau, Louisiana

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Mermentau Affordability of Property Taxes
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Mermentau Affordability of Rents
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Mermentau Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of Mermentau, Louisiana

Comparing Mermentau 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
Racial Diversity 9 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 4
Male Share of the Population 6 7
Female Share of the Population 5 4
Age of the Population 3 6
Senior Citizens 3 3
Well-Paid Single Men 2 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 8 6
Portion of People Married 4 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 2 5
People in Middle Class or Better 2 5
People Above Poverty 1 5
College Educated Adults 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 4 3
Working at Home 3 5
Public Transportation Use 3 2
Short Commute Times 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 5
Affordability of Rents 10 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 10
Housing Recently Built 6 3
People Living Alone 4 3
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 3

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Mermentau Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 33 miles W of Lafayette, Louisiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 151 miles W of New Orleans, Louisiana
County Acadia
Metro Area Lafayette
P.O. Box Zip Codes 70556
Phone Area Codes 337
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 30.189
Longitude -92.582

Mermentau Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 5.1 miles
Jan Temp 41 to 59 F
Apr Temp 56 to 77 F
Jul Temp 73 to 91 F
Oct Temp 58 to 80 F
Annual Precip 60.6 inches
Station CROWLEY 2 NE
Distance 13.6 miles
Jan Temp 40 to 60 F
Apr Temp 57 to 78 F
Jul Temp 73 to 92 F
Oct Temp 57 to 81 F
Annual Precip 60.1 inches
Distance 18.5 miles
Jan Temp 40 to 58 F
Apr Temp 59 to 75 F
Jul Temp 75 to 91 F
Oct Temp 59 to 80 F
Annual Precip 57.7 inches
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Mermentau Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 721 100%
Male 348 48.3%
Female 373 51.7%
Under 18 208 28.8%
18+ 513 71.2%
65+ 85 11.8%
Median Age 34.8
Average Family Size 3.02
White 620 86%
African-American 90 12.5%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.4%
Other 3 0.4%
Mixed Race 5 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 15 2.1%

Estimated Mermentau Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 702
Growth -19
Growth % -2.6%

Mermentau 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) 25.7%
US/American 19.4%
French (except Basque) 16.9%
French Canadian 14.4%
Acadian/Cajun 13.6%
German 4%
Canadian 2.2%
British 1.5%
Scottish 0.8%
Italian 0.7%
Irish 0.3%
Russian 0.3%
English 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Mermentau 721 $31,250
Estherwood 807 $33,125
Gueydan 1,598 $32,039
Iota 1,376 $31,328
Jennings 10,986 $30,783
Lake Arthur 3,007 $32,800
Morse 759 $28,750
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