For population 25 years and over in Mer Rouge:
For population 15 years and over in Mer Rouge village:
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $440 (0.4%)
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:
Latitude: 32.78 N, Longitude: 91.79 W
Area code: 318
Population change in the 1990s: -99 (-12.1%).
Work and jobs in Mer Rouge: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Mer Rouge, Louisiana
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
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).
Hospitals/medical centers in Mer Rouge:
Airports located in Mer Rouge:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Mer Rouge:
See full list of schools located in Mer Rouge
Public elementary/middle school in Mer Rouge:
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.
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 24.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.5 miles away from the city center.
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.
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:
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:
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
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:
Banks with branches in Mer Rouge (2011 data):
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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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%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 6
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 17
Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
5.05% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($27,589 average adjusted gross income)
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:
5.97% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,886 average adjusted gross income)
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:
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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
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:1
FAA Registered Aircraft:13 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Mer Rouge)
Total of 2 patent applications in 2008-2014.