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Population in 2010: 9,772. Population change since 2000: -6.3%
Males: 4,692  (48.0%)
Females: 5,080  (52.0%)

Median resident age:  31.9 years
Louisiana median age:  39.5 years

Zip codes: 70812.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $43,517 (it was $28,544 in 2000)
Merrydale:

$43,517
LA:

$42,944
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,965

Merrydale CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $104,007 (it was $62,900 in 2000)
Merrydale:

$104,007
LA:

$139,500
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $97,923; Detached houses: $95,231; Townhouses or other attached units: $828,541; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $120,087; Mobile homes: $48,963

Median gross rent in 2012: $760.

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  • Black alone - 9,142 (93.6%)
  • White alone - 382 (3.9%)
  • Hispanic - 142 (1.5%)
  • Two or more races - 62 (0.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 18 (0.2%)
  • Asian alone - 12 (0.1%)
  • Other race alone - 14 (0.1%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Merrydale: 91.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (3.7%), English (1.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 4.26 square miles.

Population density: 2,292 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Merrydale:

  • High school or higher: 82.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.4%
  • Unemployed: 13.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Merrydale CDP:

  • Never married: 44.2%
  • Now married: 34.0%
  • Separated: 2.7%
  • Widowed: 5.1%
  • Divorced: 14.0%

137 residents are foreign born

This place:  1.4%
Louisiana:  3.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $276 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $199 (0.2%)

Merrydale satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Baton Rouge, LA (3.5 miles , pop. 227,818).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (260.3 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Brownfields, LA (1.8 miles ), Baton Rouge, LA (1.9 miles ), Monticello, LA (2.0 miles ), Baker, LA (2.5 miles ), Port Allen, LA (2.6 miles ), Westminster, LA (2.6 miles ), Belmont, LA (2.7 miles ), Inniswold, LA (2.8 miles ).

Latitude: 30.50 N, Longitude: 91.12 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -4,366 (-44.9%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 113 (2.6%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 225

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.0%
Louisiana:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (32%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (11%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)

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Average climate in Merrydale, Louisiana

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Tornado activity:

Merrydale-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Louisiana state average. It is 152% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/26/1973, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 2.2 miles away from the Merrydale place center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 9/16/1971, a category F3 tornado 4.2 miles away from the place center injured 3 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Merrydale-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Louisiana state average. It is 98% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/20/2005 at 00:52:20, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 29.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in East Baton Rouge Parish (20) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 10, Storms: 6, Floods: 5, Tropical Storms: 3, Tornado: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Merrydale topographic map

Hospitals/medical centers near Merrydale:

  • BETHESDA REHABILITATION HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 1 miles away; BATON ROUGE, LA)
  • COMMUNITY REHABILITATION HOSPITAL BATON ROUGE (Hospital, provides emergency services, about 1 miles away; BATON ROUGE, LA)
  • OCEANS BEHAVIORAL HOSPITAL OF BATON ROUGE (Hospital, about 1 miles away; BATON ROUGE, LA)

Amtrak station near Merrydale:

  • 6 miles: BATON ROUGE (1253 FLORIDA ST.) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Merrydale:

  • Baton Rouge Community College (about 4 miles; Baton Rouge, LA; Full-time enrollment: 4,414)
  • Southern University and A & M College (about 5 miles; Baton Rouge, LA; FT enrollment: 6,256)
  • Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College (about 8 miles; Baton Rouge, LA; FT enrollment: 25,838)
  • Southeastern Louisiana University (about 39 miles; Hammond, LA; FT enrollment: 11,652)
  • Nicholls State University (about 53 miles; Thibodaux, LA; FT enrollment: 5,308)
  • University of Louisiana at Lafayette (about 58 miles; Lafayette, LA; FT enrollment: 13,419)
  • University of Phoenix-Louisiana Campus (about 68 miles; Metairie, LA; FT enrollment: 2,249)

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Notable locations in Merrydale: Bethesda Rehabilitation Hospital (A), East Baton Rouge Fire District 6 Station 51 (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Greenway Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Merrydale include: Lanier Baptist Church (A), Glen Oaks Baptist Church (B), Greater Emmanuel Missionary Church (C), Faith Seventh Day Adventist Church (D), Beacon Light Baptist Church (E), All Faiths Christian Center (F), Oakcrest Baptist Church (G), Elm Park Church (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Merrydale: Lanier Drive Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 
East Baton Rouge Parish has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 31.2. This is about average.
City:

31.2
U.S.:

32.0
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 24.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

24.4
U.S.:

28.3
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.221. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.221
U.S.:

0.334
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.93. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 4.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

1.93
U.S.:

2.43
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 10.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

10.3
U.S.:

9.4
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.49. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.49
U.S.:

9.59


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 17.8%
(4.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 18.9% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 7.3% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This place:  3.0 people
Louisiana:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  78.1%
Whole state:  67.1%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  6.1%
Whole state:  6.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Merrydale, LA


79 people in nursing homes in 2000
2 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

Merrydale compared to Louisiana state average:

Merrydale, Louisiana environmental map by EPA

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  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Merrydale travel time to work - commute


Merrydale mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (74%)
  • Utility gas (25%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Merrydale CDP (based on East Baton Rouge Parish data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 52.68%
Here52.7%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist Church Charismatic Churches IndependentEpiscopal Church
Adherents44.1%25.9%10.8%4.6%2.5%
Congregations11.5%26.1%11.9%0.5%4.1%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)American Baptist Churches in the USAChurches of ChristLDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents1.9%1.0%0.9%0.8%7.4%
Congregations4.1%1.4%5.5%2.8%32.1%
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: 111
This county:

2.58 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 8
East Baton Rouge Parish:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 69
East Baton Rouge Parish:

1.60 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

1.29 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 165
This county:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

4.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 273
East Baton Rouge Parish:

6.35 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

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

9.4%
Louisiana:

10.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.7%
Louisiana:

29.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
East Baton Rouge Parish:

13.8%
State:

13.7%

9.98% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,760 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.98%
Louisiana average:

8.89%

0.17% of residents moved from foreign countries ($150 average AGI)
East Baton Rouge Parish:

0.17%
Louisiana average:

0.11%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Orleans Parish, LA  3.19% ($28,149 average AGI)
from Jefferson Parish, LA  0.80% ($36,273)
from Livingston Parish, LA  0.52% ($35,650)


7.12% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($42,968 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.12%
Louisiana average:

13.45%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($293 average AGI)
East Baton Rouge Parish:

0.05%
Louisiana average:

0.07%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Livingston Parish, LA  0.97% ($41,314 average AGI)
to Ascension Parish, LA  0.68% ($54,540)
to Harris County, TX  0.32% ($47,224)

Strongest AM radio stations in Merrydale:

  • WSKR (1210 AM; 10 kW; DENHAM SPRINGS, LA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPFC (1550 AM; 5 kW; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: VICTORY & POWER MINISTRIES,INC.)
  • WXOK (1460 AM; 5 kW; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WIBR (1300 AM; 5 kW; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WYNK (1380 AM; daytime; 5 kW; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KBRH (1260 AM; 5 kW; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH SCHOOL BOARD)
  • WJBO (1150 AM; 5 kW; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNDC (910 AM; 1 kW; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: CHURCH POINT MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WGLH (960 AM; 1 kW; LA FOLLETTE, TN; Owner: LAFOLLETTE BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WWL (870 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: ENTERCOM NEW ORLEANS LICENSE, LLC)
  • WLNO (1060 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: COMMUNICOM CO. OF LOUISIANA, L.P.)
  • WOMN (1110 AM; daytime; 30 kW; FRANKLINTON, LA; Owner: PITTMAN BROADCASTING SERVICES, LLC.)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)

Strongest FM radio stations in Merrydale:

  • WDGL (98.1 FM; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: GUARANTY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF BATON ROUGE, LLC)
  • WBRH (90.3 FM; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH SCHOOL BOARD)
  • WYPY (100.7 FM; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: GUARANTY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF BATON ROUGE, LLC)
  • WRKF (89.3 FM; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: PUBLIC RADIO INC.)
  • WFMF (102.5 FM; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WYNK-FM (101.5 FM; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KRVE (96.1 FM; BRUSLY, LA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KQXL-FM (106.5 FM; NEW ROADS, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBBE (103.3 FM; HAMMOND, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJNH (107.3 FM; BAKER, LA; Owner: GUARANTY BROADCASTING CO. OF BATON ROUGE, LLC)
  • WJFM (88.5 FM; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC.)
  • KOOJ (93.7 FM; NEW IBERIA, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KSTE-FM (104.1 FM; HOUMA, LA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCKW-FM (92.3 FM; LAPLACE, LA; Owner: 222 CORPORATION)
  • WNXX (104.5 FM; JACKSON, LA; Owner: GUARANTY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF BATON ROUGE, LLC)
  • KLSU (91.1 FM; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WQCK (92.7 FM; CLINTON, LA; Owner: BETHANY WORLD PRAYER CENTER, INC.)
  • K237CH (95.3 FM; PORT ALLEN, ETC., LA; Owner: J AND J BROADCASTING)
  • KNXX (104.9 FM; DONALDSONVILLE, LA; Owner: GUARANTY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF BATON ROUGE, LLC)
  • KPAE (91.5 FM; ERWINVILLE, LA; Owner: PORT ALLEN EDUC B/C FOUNDATION)

TV broadcast stations around Merrydale:

  • WAFB (Channel 9; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: WAFB, L.L.C)
  • KBTR-CA (Channel 65; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: GREAT OAKS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K07WE (Channel 7; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: LOUISIANA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KZUP-CA (Channel 19; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: KNIGHT BROADCASTING OF BATON ROUGE LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WBRL-CA (Channel 21; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: COMCORP OF BATON ROUGE LICENSE CORP.)
  • WBRZ-TV (Channel 2; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: LOUISIANA TELEVISION BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • K13VE (Channel 13; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: DAVID M. LOFLIN)
  • KPBN-LP (Channel 11; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: PELICAN BROADCASTING NETWORK, L.L.C.)
  • WVLA (Channel 33; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: KNIGHT BROADCASTING OF BATON ROUGE LIC. CORP.)
  • WLPB-TV (Channel 27; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: LOUISIANA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION AUTHORITY)
  • WGMB (Channel 44; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: COMCORP OF BATON ROUGE LICENSE CORP.)
  • K58GB (Channel 58; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WLFT-CA (Channel 52; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: BETHANY WORLD PRAYER CENTER, INC.)
  • WBXH-CA (Channel 46; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • WTNO-LP (Channel 36; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 1 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED21$99,60011$63,13747$103,26114$26,10415$91,7210$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$65,4170$011$115,0276$29,4070$01$26,020
APPLICATIONS DENIED9$105,0226$62,46289$91,88934$48,96111$50,3080$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN7$96,7015$97,50032$93,5013$35,3332$82,0001$19,510
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$146,0701$101,0009$93,8722$77,5000$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0035.04 , 0035.05

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 1 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$89,4400$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$69,5204$83,250
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$101,0000$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0035.04 , 0035.05

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