70653 Zip Code Detailed Profile




Estimated zip code population in 2013: 3,056
Zip code population in 2010: 3,111
Zip code population in 2000: 3,395

Houses and condos: 1,586
Renter-occupied apartments: 286
% of renters here:

21%
State:

34%
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in zip code 70653: 80.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 273.0 sq. mi.
Water area: 2.8 sq. mi.
Population density: 11 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2013:
This zip code:

0.3% ($199)
Louisiana:

0.5% ($714)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $276 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $199 (0.3%)

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Males: 1,580  (51.7%)
Females: 1,476  (48.3%)

For population 25 years and over in 70653:

For population 15 years and over in 70653:

Zip code 70653 compared to state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
  • Races in zip code 70653

  • Zip code 70653 races chart
    • 2,764White population
    • 192Black population
    • 35American Indian population
    • 8Asian population
    • 1Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population
    • 0Some other race population
    • 45Two or more races population
    • 66Hispanic or Latino population

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Estimated median house/condo value in 2013: $76,600
70653:

$76,600
Louisiana:

$140,300



According to our research of Louisiana and other state lists there were 12 registered sex offenders living in 70653 zip code as of August 28, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in zip code 70653 to the number of sex offenders is 262 to 1.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

41.0 years
Louisiana median age:

36.0 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.3 people
Louisiana:

2.6 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 70653, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $47,513 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$47,513
State:

$56,730

Salary/wage: $44,727 (reported on 86.1% of returns)
Here:

$44,727
State:

$45,545
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 74.4% for AGIs below $25k, 78.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 81.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 88.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 79.8% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $428 (reported on 27.8% of returns)
This zip code:

$428
Louisiana:

$1,804
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.5% for AGIs below $25k, 0.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.2% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Ordinary dividends: $1,344 (reported on 7.8% of returns)
Here:

$1,344
State:

$7,610
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.5% for AGIs $50k-75k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$250 (reported on 5.2% of returns)
Here:

+$250
State:

+$17,096

Profit/loss from business: +$5,392 (reported on 11.3% of returns)
Here:

+$5,392
State:

+$12,088
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 7.9% for AGIs below $25k, 1.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.6% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $10,338 (reported on 7.0% of returns)
70653:

$10,338
Louisiana:

$16,085

Total itemized deductions: $18,120 (22% of AGI, reported on 17.4% of returns)
Here:

$18,120
State:

$23,585

Here:

21.9% of AGI
State:

18.1% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 8.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 5.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 7.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 8.2% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Charity contributions: $6,642 (reported on 10.4% of returns)
Here:

$6,642
State:

$5,533
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.1% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxes paid: $3,383 (reported on 15.7% of returns)
70653:

$3,383
State:

$6,282
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.9% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Earned income credit: $2,367 (reported on 23.5% of returns)
Here:

$2,367
State:

$2,633
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 9.1% for AGIs below $25k, 1.2% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 70653, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $34,227 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$34,227
State:

$39,411

Salary/wage: $33,406 (reported on 89.7% of returns)
Here:

$33,406
State:

$34,434
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 92.1% for AGIs below $10k, 90.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 85.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 92.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 90.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 75.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $626 (reported on 33.4% of returns)
This zip code:

$626
Louisiana:

$1,606
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.2% for AGIs below $10k, 1.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $1,185 (reported on 8.3% of returns)
Here:

$1,185
State:

$3,235
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.1% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$568 (reported on 7.3% of returns)
Here:

+$568
State:

+$8,531
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -0.8% for AGIs below $10k, 0.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.6% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$2,364 (reported on 9.9% of returns)
Here:

+$2,364
State:

+$9,128
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.0% for AGIs below $10k, 2.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, -0.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, -0.7% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Total itemized deductions: $15,294 (24% of AGI, reported on 11.3% of returns)
Here:

$15,294
State:

$18,222

Here:

23.6% of AGI
State:

20.3% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 4.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 5.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 5.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 6.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $4,893 (7% of AGI, reported on 9.3% of returns)
Here:

$4,893
State:

$4,190

Here:

7.2% of AGI
State:

4.4% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $4,047 (reported on 69.1% of returns)
70653:

$4,047
State:

$6,529
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.4% for AGIs below $10k, 3.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 5.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 11.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 16.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,825 (reported on 26.7% of returns)
Here:

$1,825
State:

$2,103

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 62.2%
Here:

62%
State:

61%
(% for various income ranges: 61.9% for AGIs below $10k, 64.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 61.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 49.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 68.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 75.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2013:
This zip code:

$41,607
Louisiana:

$44,164
Merryville, LA (70653) map Nearest zip codes: 75928, 70660, 75966, 75933, 70633, 70652.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

49.9%
Louisiana:

50.7%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

2.6%
Louisiana:

5.6%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 204
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 1,131


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 45 (45 now married, 0 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 664 (419 now married, 245 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 70653 with a mortgage: 427 (12 second mortgage)
Houses without a mortgage: 622

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $947
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: S199

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2013:
This zip code:

19.8%
Whole state:

19.8%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2013:
This zip code:

13.9%
Whole state:

10.8%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.6
State:

6.1
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.4
  • Notable locations in this zip code not listed on our city pages

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  • Notable locations in zip code 70653: Merryville Wastewater Treatment Facility (A), Camp Anacoco (B), Merryville Historical Society and Museum (C), Beauregard Parish Library Merryville West Branch (D), Beauregard Parish Library Fields Southwest Branch (E), Fields Volunteer Fire Department District 1 (F), Merryville Nursing Center (G), Bivens Volunteer Fire Department District 1 (H), Junction Volunteer Fire Department District 1 (I), Merryville Volunteer Fire Department District 1 (J). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Churches in zip code 70653 include: Macedonia Primitive Baptist Church (A), Trout Creek Church (B), First Baptist Church (C), First Apostolic Church of Merryville (D), Church of Christ (E), Family Life Christian Church (F), Dunning's Chapel Christ Sanctified Holiness Church (G), Bethel Grove Pentecostal Church (H), Boxwood Church of Christ (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemeteries: Meadow Cemetery (1), Spikes Cemetery (2), Burks Cemetery (3), Merryville Cemetery (4), Hennigan Cemetery (5), Hyatt Cemetery (6), Franks Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Skinner Lake (A), Sand Lake (B), Ryan Lake (C), Palmer Lake (D), Drain Lake (E), Duck Lake (F), Candy Lake (G), Moon Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Streams, rivers, and creeks: Bayou Anacoco (A), Cypress Creek (B), Crazy Branch (C), Cool Slough (D), Caney Creek (E), Caney Branch (F), Hoosier Creek (G), Bugger Branch (H), Bridge Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Park in zip code 70653: Beauregard Old River Game and Fish Preserve (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Year house built

  • 342010 or later
  • 2002000 to 2009
  • 3521990 to 1999
  • 2491980 to 1989
  • 2601970 to 1979
  • 1971960 to 1969
  • 671950 to 1959
  • 1151940 to 1949
  • 1121939 or earlier

Zip code 70653 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Merryville, LA (70653)

  • 0no bedroom
  • 381 bedroom
  • 1732 bedrooms
  • 6613 bedrooms
  • 1654 bedrooms
  • 125+ bedrooms

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Merryville, LA (70653)

  • 0no bedroom
  • 491 bedroom
  • 1042 bedrooms
  • 663 bedrooms
  • 674 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Merryville, LA (70653) in owner-occupied houses/condos

  • 15no vehicle
  • 3331 vehicle
  • 4882 vehicles
  • 1483 vehicles
  • 444 vehicles
  • 215+ vehicles

Cars and other vehicles available in Merryville, LA (70653) in renter-occupied apartments

  • 48no vehicle
  • 1351 vehicle
  • 952 vehicles
  • 43 vehicles
  • 44 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

Median gross rent in 2013: $404.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2013 for:


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $76,600
70653:

$76,600
Louisiana:

$140,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $33,400 - $114,400

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:


Unemployment: 9.2%

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 60.7%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 3,008

Size of family households: 467 2-persons, 205 3-persons, 161 4-persons, 66 5-persons, 8 6-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 394 1-person, 34 2-persons

358 married couples with children.
312 single-parent households (91 men, 221 women).

98.1% of residents of 70653 zip code speak English at home.
0.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (67% very well, 33% not well).
1.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (76% very well, 24% well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% not well).

Foreign born population: 56 (1.8%)
(89.3% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

1.8%
Whole state:

3.9%

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents

  • 66%Mexico
  • 18%Thailand
  • 11%Dominican Republic
  • 5%Austria

Most common first ancestries reported in 70653 (%)

  • 27%Other groups
  • 14%American
  • 13%Irish
  • 8%English
  • 7%German
  • 3%French (except Basque)
  • 2%Dutch

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 02010 or later
  • 472000 to 2009
  • 01990 to 1999
  • 75Before 1990

Zip code 70653 topographic map

Public primary/middle schools in zip code 70653 not listed on the city page:

  • HYATT HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 172; Location: 6249 HIGHWAY 109, FIELDS, LA; Grades: PK - 12)
  • SOUTH BEAUREGARD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 638; Location: 12378 HIGHWAY 171, LONGVILLE, LA; Grades: PK - 05)

Major facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:


Zip code 70653 marital status for males
Zip code 70653 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 4.0%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 3.8%

Most commonly used house heating fuel

  • 67%Electricity
  • 20%Utility gas
  • 10%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3%Wood

Population in 1990: 3,273. Population change in the 1990s: +122 (+3.7%).

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:


64% of the 70653 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 68% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Louisiana.

91% of the 70653 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 43% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 25% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 27% moved from different state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 6% moved from abroad.

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 29
Here:

7.3%
Louisiana:

16.4%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 10
Here:

6.6%
Louisiana:

17.2%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 22
Here:

51.2%
Louisiana:

17.1%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Class of Workers (%)

Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)

  • 78,194Transportation occupations
  • 64,728Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations
  • 58,676Construction and extraction occupations
  • 58,558Management occupations
  • 55,446Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 47,632Personal care and service occupations

Top industries in this zip code by the number of employees in 2005:


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

People in group quarters in 2010:

  • 38 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 59 people in nursing homes

Fatal accident statistics in 2010:

  • Fatal accident count: 2
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 4
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 2
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 6
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Most common first names in zip code 70653 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James3275.1 years
William3176.8 years
John2472.8 years
Mary2177.7 years
Robert2171.0 years
Willie1679.3 years
Charles1465.6 years
George1374.4 years
Thomas1279.2 years
Ethel878.9 years
Most common last names in zip code 70653 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Franks2378.5 years
Smith2178.3 years
Nichols2179.9 years
Hennigan1976.9 years
Eaves1980.3 years
Spikes1882.0 years
Whiddon1877.1 years
Johnson1576.0 years
Thompson1473.7 years
Young1476.7 years

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