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Population in 2012: 621 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -13.9%
 

Males: 257  (41.4%)
Females: 364  (58.6%)

Median resident age:  48.8 years
Louisiana median age:  39.5 years

Zip codes: 71261.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $34,446 (it was $23,472 in 2000)
Mer Rouge:

$34,446
LA:

$42,944
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,562

Mer Rouge village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $104,752 (it was $43,000 in 2000)
Mer Rouge:

$104,752
LA:

$139,500
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $140,195; Detached houses: $147,176; Mobile homes: $37,396

Median gross rent in 2012: $411.

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Mer Rouge races chart
  • White alone - 407 (64.8%)
  • Black alone - 218 (34.7%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (0.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.2%)

Races in Mer Rouge detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Mer Rouge: 80.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: English (29.5%), United States (16.5%), Irish (10.6%), Subsaharan African (6.5%), French (2.9%), German (2.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 10/28/1898

Elevation: 94 feet

Land area: 1.25 square miles.

Population density: 497 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Mer Rouge:

  • High school or higher: 83.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Mer Rouge village:

  • Never married: 22.7%
  • Now married: 54.6%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 11.3%
  • Divorced: 9.5%



According to our research of Louisiana and other state lists there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Mer Rouge, Louisiana as of October 30, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Mer Rouge to the number of sex offenders is 124 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $440 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $199 (0.2%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Monroe, LA (25.4 miles , pop. 53,107).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Shreveport, LA (117.1 miles , pop. 200,145).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (290.3 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Bastrop, LA (2.7 miles ), Collinston, LA (2.7 miles ), Oak Ridge, LA (3.3 miles) , Bonita, LA (3.5 miles ), Sterlington, LA (4.1 miles ), Swartz, LA (4.3 miles ), Start, LA (4.5 miles ), Rayville, LA (4.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 0 buildings
  • 1998: 0 buildings
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $300,000
  • 2000: 0 buildings
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $95,000
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $197,500
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $300,000
  • 2006: 3 buildings, average cost: $202,300
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $202,300
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $35,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $230,000

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Latitude: 32.78 N, Longitude: 91.79 W

Area code: 318

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

12.4%
Louisiana:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -99 (-12.1%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (30%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (20%)
  • Wholesale trade (13%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Finance and insurance (27%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (16%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8%)
  • Top executives (7%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Physicians and surgeons (5%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (12%)
  • Cashiers (9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)

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Tornado activity:

Mer Rouge-area historical tornado activity is above Louisiana state average. It is 196% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/1/1983, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 6.9 miles away from the Mer Rouge village center killed 2 people and injured 20 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 2/21/1971, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 33.2 miles away from the village center killed 47 people and injured 510 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Mer Rouge-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Louisiana state average. It is 96% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/11/1996 at 18:17:49, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.1 MD, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 76.9 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1994 at 23:34:02, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 53.5 miles away from Mer Rouge center
On 3/3/2001 at 10:46:13, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 57.8 miles away from the city center
On 5/16/2007 at 13:22:21, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 58.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Morehouse Parish (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Hurricanes: 4, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1, Tornado: 1, Freeze: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers in Mer Rouge:

  • QUALITY HOME HEALTH, INC. (Home Health Center, 313 DAVENPORT AVENUE)
  • EAST MOREHOUSE GROUP HOME (Hospital, 505 N 22 ND STREET)
  • OAK WOODS HOME FOR THE ELDERLY (Nursing Home, 1400 DAVENPORT AVENUE)

Political contributions by individuals in Mer Rouge, LA

Airports located in Mer Rouge:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Mer Rouge:

  • University of Louisiana Monroe (about 24 miles; Monroe, LA; Full-time enrollment: 6,712)
  • Louisiana Tech University (about 53 miles; Ruston, LA; FT enrollment: 7,480)
  • Grambling State University (about 57 miles; Grambling, LA; FT enrollment: 4,504)
  • University of Arkansas at Monticello (about 57 miles; Monticello, AR; FT enrollment: 2,521)
  • Alcorn State University (about 74 miles; Alcorn State, MS; FT enrollment: 2,641)
  • Mississippi Delta Community College (about 88 miles; Moorhead, MS; FT enrollment: 2,697)
  • Hinds Community College (about 88 miles; Raymond, MS; FT enrollment: 7,513)

Public elementary/middle school in Mer Rouge:

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Notable location: Mer Rouge Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Morehouse Parish has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 29.2. This is about average.
City:

29.2
U.S.:

32.0
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 0.894. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 23.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.894
U.S.:

2.433
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 24.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

24.8
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.57. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

8.57
U.S.:

9.59

Drinking water stations with addresses in Mer Rouge and their reported violations in the past:

BAYOU BONNE IDEE W. SYS. (Population served: 2100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-28-1998), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-28-1998), St Public Notif received (AUG-12-1998)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 35.3%
(8.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 85.1% for Black residents)

Average household size:
This village:  2.4 people
Louisiana:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  66.8%
Whole state:  67.1%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  4.7%
Whole state:  6.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.9% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Mer Rouge, LA

75 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
7 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
113 people in nursing homes in 2000
6 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

Mer Rouge compared to Louisiana state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.


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Banks with branches in Mer Rouge (2011 data):

  • The Mer Rouge State Bank: at 102 Davenport Avenue, branch established on 1903/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $41.7 mil, Deposits: $36.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 1 total offices

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Mer Rouge travel time to work - commute


Mer Rouge mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (56%)
  • Utility gas (44%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Mer Rouge village (based on Morehouse Parish data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 50.17%
Here50.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of GodChurches of ChristCatholic Church
Adherents68.8%8.3%6.5%3.6%2.3%
Congregations39.4%15.5%8.5%4.2%1.4%
NameEpiscopal ChurchAmerican Baptist AssociationChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Church of God (Anderson, Indiana)Other
Adherents2.2%1.7%1.5%1.4%3.7%
Congregations4.2%7.0%4.2%5.6%9.9%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
This county:

2.09 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
This county:

1.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.29 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 17
Morehouse Parish:

5.91 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

4.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Morehouse Parish:

1.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.92 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

12.5%
State:

10.9%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

32.7%
Louisiana:

29.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Morehouse Parish:

5.5%
Louisiana:

13.7%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 1$1,904$22,8484$900
Police Protection - Officers 3$8,517$34,0680$0
Streets and Highways 2$2,361$14,1660$0
Sewerage 1$1,417$17,0040$0
Water Supply 1$3,052$36,6240$0
Totals for Government 8$17,251$25,8774$900


5.05% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($27,589 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.05%
Louisiana average:

8.89%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Ouachita Parish, LA  1.62% ($25,854 average AGI)
from Ashley County, AR  0.26% ($37,280)
from Union Parish, LA  0.20% ($21,211)


5.97% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,886 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.97%
Louisiana average:

13.45%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Ouachita Parish, LA  2.11% ($32,894 average AGI)
to Ashley County, AR  0.25% ($29,480)
to Dallas County, TX  0.24% ($13,208)

Strongest AM radio stations in Mer Rouge:

  • KNOE (540 AM; 5 kW; MONROE, LA; Owner: NOE CORP., LLC)
  • KRJO (1680 AM; 10 kW; MONROE, LA; Owner: NEW SOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KMLB (1440 AM; 5 kW; MONROE, LA)
  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KMBS (1310 AM; 5 kW; WEST MONROE, LA; Owner: RED BEAR BROADCASTING)
  • WJNT (1180 AM; 50 kW; PEARL, MS; Owner: BUCHANAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KWKH (1130 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KAAY (1090 AM; 50 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Mer Rouge:

  • KJLO-FM (104.1 FM; MONROE, LA; Owner: NEW SOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KEDM (90.3 FM; MONROE, LA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA AT MONROE)
  • KJMG (97.3 FM; BASTROP, LA; Owner: HOLLADAY BROADCASTING OF LOUISIANA,)
  • KTRY-FM (94.3 FM; BASTROP, LA; Owner: JAMIE PATRICK BROADCASTING, LTD.)
  • KXRR (106.1 FM; MONROE, LA; Owner: MONROE RADIO MEMBERS, L.L.C.)
  • KXUL (91.1 FM; MONROE, LA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA AT MONROE)
  • KNOE-FM (101.9 FM; MONROE, LA; Owner: NOE CORP., LLC)
  • KRVV (100.1 FM; BASTROP, LA; Owner: HOLLADAY BROADCASTING OF LOUISIANA, INC)
  • KAXV (91.9 FM; BASTROP, LA; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KLIP (105.3 FM; MONROE, LA; Owner: NEW SOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KWCL-FM (96.7 FM; OAK GROVE, LA; Owner: KWCL-FM BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Mer Rouge:

  • KARD (Channel 14; WEST MONROE, LA; Owner: QUORUM OF LOUISIANA LICENSE, LLC)
  • KTVE (Channel 10; EL DORADO, AR; Owner: PIEDMONT TELEVISION OF MONROE/EL DORADO LICENSE LLC)
  • KNOE-TV (Channel 8; MONROE, LA; Owner: NOE CORP., LLC)
  • KAQY (Channel 11; COLUMBIA, LA; Owner: MONROE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KLTM-TV (Channel 13; MONROE, LA; Owner: LOUISIANA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION AUTHORITY)
  • K59GI (Channel 59; MONROE, LA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KMCT-TV (Channel 39; WEST MONROE, LA; Owner: LOUISIANA CHRISTIAN B/CASTING, INC.)
  • KWMS-LP (Channel 17; WEST MONROE, LA; Owner: SONRISE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KMNO-LP (Channel 22; MONROE, LA; Owner: GREAT OAKS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K26EV (Channel 26; RAYVILLE, LA; Owner: DON RAYBURN, JR.)
  • K24EO (Channel 24; RAYVILLE, LA; Owner: DON RAYBURN, JR.)

Mer Rouge fatal accident list:

Aug 22, 2009 08:23 PM, Boutz Lane, Lat: 32.77961944, Lon: -91.78673889, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Feb 22, 2007 09:54 AM, Us-165, Lat: 32.780489, Lon: -91.806100, Vehicles: 2, Fatalities: 1
Oct 26, 2005 01:10 PM, Sr-2, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Mer Rouge)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Morning Glory Rd (Lat: 32.774306 Lon: -91.848194), Type: Mast, Structure height: 12 m, Call Sign: WPRF869, Licensee ID: L01030404
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.203 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/18/2005, Expiration Date: 09/05/2015, Certifier: Dawson Blakard
    Registrant: Mer Rouge Water, Mer Rouge, LA 71261, Phone: (318) 647-3622

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KE9SN
    Grant Date: 09/29/1998, Expiration Date: 09/29/2008, Cancellation Date: 09/30/2010
    Registrant: Elgee C Vallery Jr, 6333 Kovac Ln, Mer Rouge, LA 71261


FAA Registered Aircraft:

13 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Mer Rouge)


Most common first names in Mer Rouge, LA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary3582.1 years
James2477.5 years
William2271.7 years
John1777.1 years
Robert1472.8 years
George1375.4 years
Willie1375.9 years
Jessie970.8 years
Mattie982.9 years
Lillie982.8 years
Most common last names in Mer Rouge, LA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams2879.1 years
Smith2677.9 years
Jones2372.9 years
Johnson1982.9 years
Robinson1676.3 years
Evans1471.6 years
Moore1476.1 years
Jackson1373.8 years
White1375.3 years
Alford1375.4 years
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