70812 Zip Code Detailed Profile




Estimated zip code population in 2013: 11,358
Zip code population in 2010: 11,206
Zip code population in 2000: 12,012

Houses and condos: 4,053
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,164
% of renters here:

31%
State:

34%
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in zip code 70812: 90.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 4.4 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population density: 2,610 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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

0.3% ($314)
Louisiana:

0.5% ($714)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $345 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $199 (0.2%)

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Males: 5,350  (47.1%)
Females: 6,008  (52.9%)

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Zip code 70812 compared to state average:

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  • Races in zip code 70812

  • Zip code 70812 races chart
    • 440White population
    • 10,238Black population
    • 20American Indian population
    • 17Asian population
    • 0Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population
    • 15Some other race population
    • 74Two or more races population
    • 402Hispanic or Latino population

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Estimated median house/condo value in 2013: $98,900
70812:

$98,900
Louisiana:

$140,300



According to our research of Louisiana and other state lists there were 36 registered sex offenders living in 70812 zip code as of August 01, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in zip code 70812 to the number of sex offenders is 311 to 1.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

34.4 years
Louisiana median age:

36.0 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

3.0 people
Louisiana:

2.6 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 70812, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $27,690 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$27,690
State:

$56,730

Salary/wage: $25,665 (reported on 88.5% of returns)
Here:

$25,665
State:

$45,545
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 84.7% for AGIs below $25k, 88.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 81.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 75.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 62.0% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $491 (reported on 8.5% of returns)
This zip code:

$491
Louisiana:

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

Ordinary dividends: $2,020 (reported on 2.9% of returns)
Here:

$2,020
State:

$7,610
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.2% for AGIs below $25k, 0.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.7% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$1,200 (reported on 1.0% of returns)
Here:

+$1,200
State:

+$17,096

Profit/loss from business: +$2,292 (reported on 20.4% of returns)
Here:

+$2,292
State:

+$12,088
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 7.7% for AGIs below $25k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $17,707 (reported on 2.9% of returns)
70812:

$17,707
Louisiana:

$16,085
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.4% for AGIs below $25k, 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.0% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Total itemized deductions: $17,805 (33% of AGI, reported on 17.9% of returns)
Here:

$17,805
State:

$23,585

Here:

33.3% of AGI
State:

18.1% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.5% for AGIs below $25k, 13.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 15.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 17.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 13.0% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Charity contributions: $5,483 (reported on 16.0% of returns)
Here:

$5,483
State:

$5,533
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.8% for AGIs below $25k, 3.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 4.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 6.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 4.8% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxes paid: $2,186 (reported on 17.3% of returns)
70812:

$2,186
State:

$6,282
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.3% for AGIs below $25k, 1.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.5% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Earned income credit: $3,052 (reported on 49.0% of returns)
Here:

$3,052
State:

$2,633
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 15.8% for AGIs below $25k, 2.0% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 70812, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $24,600 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$24,600
State:

$39,411

Salary/wage: $23,332 (reported on 92.0% of returns)
Here:

$23,332
State:

$34,434
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 88.9% for AGIs below $10k, 89.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 90.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 84.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 84.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 73.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $421 (reported on 14.4% of returns)
This zip code:

$421
Louisiana:

$1,606
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.3% for AGIs below $10k, 0.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $858 (reported on 4.0% of returns)
Here:

$858
State:

$3,235
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.2% for AGIs below $10k, 0.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$629 (reported on 2.1% of returns)
Here:

+$629
State:

+$8,531
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, -0.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.4% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$4,160 (reported on 11.6% of returns)
Here:

+$4,160
State:

+$9,128
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 8.4% for AGIs below $10k, 3.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, -0.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.9% for AGIs over 100k)

IRA payment deduction: $1,548 (reported on 0.7% of returns)
70812:

$1,548
Louisiana:

$3,055

Total itemized deductions: $15,055 (30% of AGI, reported on 17.1% of returns)
Here:

$15,055
State:

$18,222

Here:

30.3% of AGI
State:

20.3% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.1% for AGIs below $10k, 3.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 13.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 15.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 14.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 13.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $4,882 (10% of AGI, reported on 16.1% of returns)
Here:

$4,882
State:

$4,190

Here:

9.7% of AGI
State:

4.4% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.4% for AGIs below $10k, 0.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 3.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 4.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 5.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 5.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $2,728 (reported on 51.6% of returns)
70812:

$2,728
State:

$6,529
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.9% for AGIs below $10k, 2.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 4.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 15.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $2,378 (reported on 51.5% of returns)
Here:

$2,378
State:

$2,103

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 62.1%
Here:

62%
State:

61%
(% for various income ranges: 60.6% for AGIs below $10k, 67.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 57.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 53.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 57.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 58.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2013:
This zip code:

$43,948
Louisiana:

$44,164
Merrydale, LA (70812) map Nearest zip codes: 70811, 70814, 70805, 70806, 70815, 70818.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

61.0%
Louisiana:

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

3.0%
Louisiana:

5.6%
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 702
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 3,079


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 97 (58 now married, 39 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 2,885 (726 now married, 2,159 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 70812 with a mortgage: 1,909 (113 second mortgage, 62 home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 708

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $944
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: S317

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

20.3%
Whole state:

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

10.9%
Whole state:

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

5.7
State:

6.1
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.1
State:

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

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  • Notable locations in zip code 70812: Bethesda Rehabilitation Hospital (A), East Baton Rouge Fire District 6 Station 51 (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Churches in zip code 70812 include: Lanier Baptist Church (A), Glen Oaks Baptist Church (B), First Unity Missionary Baptist Church (C), Greater Emmanuel Missionary Church (D), Faith Seventh Day Adventist Church (E), Beacon Light Baptist Church (F), All Faiths Christian Center (G), Elm Park Church (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Park in zip code 70812: Lanier Drive Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

    Tourist attraction (not listed on the city page) : East Baton Rouge Parish School System - Schools- Glen Oaks Park Magnet Elementary School- Lib (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 5656 Lanier Drive).

Year house built

  • 142010 or later
  • 2322000 to 2009
  • 761990 to 1999
  • 5191980 to 1989
  • 1,3881970 to 1979
  • 1,2501960 to 1969
  • 3371950 to 1959
  • 1451940 to 1949
  • 921939 or earlier

Zip code 70812 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Merrydale, LA (70812)

  • 0no bedroom
  • 01 bedroom
  • 612 bedrooms
  • 2,2113 bedrooms
  • 3214 bedrooms
  • 245+ bedrooms

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Merrydale, LA (70812)

  • 0no bedroom
  • 1521 bedroom
  • 1812 bedrooms
  • 6833 bedrooms
  • 1484 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Merrydale, LA (70812) in owner-occupied houses/condos

  • 101no vehicle
  • 7861 vehicle
  • 1,1472 vehicles
  • 4213 vehicles
  • 1334 vehicles
  • 295+ vehicles

Cars and other vehicles available in Merrydale, LA (70812) in renter-occupied apartments

  • 240no vehicle
  • 4701 vehicle
  • 3802 vehicles
  • 533 vehicles
  • 214 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

Median gross rent in 2013: $783.


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2013: $121,500.

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


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $98,900
70812:

$98,900
Louisiana:

$140,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $83,200 - $126,900

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $215,518
Here:

$215,518
State:

$185,899

Townhouses or other attached units: $318,826
Here:

$318,826
State:

$188,890

In 2-unit structures: $209,191
Here:

$209,191
State:

$226,200

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $99,711
Here:

$99,711
State:

$171,492

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $141,353
Here:

$141,353
State:

$204,130

Mobile homes: $38,039
Here:

$38,039
State:

$51,719

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $6,326
Here:

$6,326
State:

$18,047

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:


Unemployment: 12.9%

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 92.9%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 11,307

Size of family households: 962 2-persons, 942 3-persons, 506 4-persons, 192 5-persons, 119 6-persons, 28 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 830 1-person, 103 2-persons, 74 3-persons, 25 4-persons

994 married couples with children.
1,406 single-parent households (129 men, 1,277 women).

94.9% of residents of 70812 zip code speak English at home.
3.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (12% very well, 4% well, 70% not well, 14% not at all).
1.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (57% very well, 43% well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% not well).

Foreign born population: 413 (3.6%)
(12.1% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

3.6%
Whole state:

3.9%

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents

  • 52%Mexico
  • 36%El Salvador
  • 7%Pakistan
  • 4%Nigeria
  • 1%Trinidad and Tobago

Most common first ancestries reported in 70812 (%)

  • 85%Other groups
  • 1%American
  • 1%Scottish
  • 1%German
  • 1%African
  • 1%English
  • 0%Nigerian

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 632010 or later
  • 3132000 to 2009
  • 571990 to 1999
  • 80Before 1990

Zip code 70812 topographic map

Public primary/middle schools in zip code 70812 not listed on the city page:

  • GLEN OAKS PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 494; Location: 5656 LANIER DRIVE, BATON ROUGE, LA; Grades: PK - 05)
  • FOREST HEIGHTS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 425; Location: 7447 SUMRALL DRIVE, BATON ROUGE, LA; Grades: PK - 05)
  • MERRYDALE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 416; Location: 6700 RIO STREET, BATON ROUGE, LA; Grades: PK - 05)
  • LANIER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 392; Location: 4705 LANIER DRIVE, BATON ROUGE, LA; Grades: PK - 05)

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:


Zip code 70812 marital status for males
Zip code 70812 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2.4%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 4.5%

Most commonly used house heating fuel

  • 72%Electricity
  • 27%Utility gas
  • 1%No fuel used

Population in 1990: 11,842. Population change in the 1990s: +170 (+1.4%).

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


66% of the 70812 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 76% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Louisiana.

92% of the 70812 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 49% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 22% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 29% moved from different state.

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 212
Here:

15.3%
Louisiana:

16.4%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 113
Here:

12.5%
Louisiana:

17.2%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 25
Here:

6.3%
Louisiana:

17.1%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Class of Workers (%)

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

  • 71,296Health technologists and technicians
  • 62,391Management occupations
  • 53,860Production occupations
  • 50,167Community and social service occupations
  • 47,917Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors
  • 42,708Business and financial operations 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:

  • 17 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 79 people in nursing homes
  • 40 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 40 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 2 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Fatal accident statistics in 2011:

  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full and 4 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 ORIGINATED49$98,44425$61,237108$100,14034$24,44235$85,9650$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED5$77,6180$025$107,21412$32,6750$02$25,380
APPLICATIONS DENIED22$103,57713$65,112195$90,72773$47,98524$51,9020$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN15$97,29710$96,68068$94,0046$37,3674$85,4432$19,035
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS4$153,7152$101,00023$89,5064$83,3030$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0034.00 , 0035.04, 0035.05

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full and 4 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$87,2500$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED4$87,4888$83,250
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$101,0000$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0034.00 , 0035.04, 0035.05

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in zip code 70812 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary4577.3 years
James4466.9 years
Joseph3668.4 years
Willie3571.2 years
John2868.1 years
William2270.4 years
Robert2167.7 years
Charles1865.7 years
Edward1770.1 years
Henry1571.2 years
Most common last names in zip code 70812 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams4267.8 years
Smith3362.2 years
Johnson3066.6 years
Scott2273.2 years
Jones2062.1 years
Brown1971.0 years
Jackson1860.2 years
Thomas1770.9 years
Green1474.3 years
Carter1467.6 years

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