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71261 Zip Code (Mer Rouge, LA) Detailed Profile




City: Mer Rouge, LA (0.92%)
County: Morehouse Parish, LA
Estimated zip code population in 2019: 1,160
Zip code population in 2010: 1,684
Zip code population in 2000: 1,609

Houses and condos: 867
Renter-occupied apartments: 157
% of renters here:

31%
State:

34%
March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 71261: 80.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 126.6 sq. mi.
Water area: 1.2 sq. mi.
Population density: 9 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 71261
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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2019:
This zip code:

0.3% ($318)
Louisiana:

0.5% ($919)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $724 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $208 (0.2%)

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Males: 518  (44.7%)
Females: 642  (55.3%)

For population 25 years and over in 71261:

  • High school or higher: 83.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.5%
  • Unemployed: 7.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 71261:

  • Never married: 29.8%
  • Now married: 52.2%
  • Separated: 4.6%
  • Widowed: 6.7%
  • Divorced: 6.8%

Zip code 71261 compared to state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value 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.
  • Races in zip code 71261 (2019)
    • 94356.0%White
    • 70141.6%Black
    • 241.4%Hispanic or Latino
    • 60.4%Two or more races
    • 40.2%American Indian
    • 30.2%Asian
    • 30.2%Some other race
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Estimated median house/condo value in 2019: $92,109
71261:

$92,109
Louisiana:

$172,100



According to our research of Louisiana and other state lists, there were 8 registered sex offenders living in 71261 zip code as of September 30, 2022.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in zip code 71261 is 157 to 1.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

60.2 years
Louisiana median age:

37.7 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.1 people
Louisiana:

2.6 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 71261, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $52,209 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$52,209
State:

$56,730

Salary/wage: $33,364 (reported on 80.9% of returns)
Here:

$33,364
State:

$45,545
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 73.5% for AGIs below $25k, 79.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 68.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 71.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 109.6% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,531 (reported on 23.5% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,531
Louisiana:

$1,804
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.7% for AGIs below $25k, 0.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.3% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.3% for AGIs over 200k)

Ordinary dividends: $9,217 (reported on 8.8% of returns)
Here:

$9,217
State:

$7,610

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$9,467 (reported on 8.8% of returns)
Here:

+$9,467
State:

+$17,096

Profit/loss from business: +$8,930 (reported on 14.7% of returns)
Here:

+$8,930
State:

+$12,088

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $11,580 (reported on 7.4% of returns)
71261:

$11,580
Louisiana:

$16,085

Total itemized deductions: $27,373 (17% of AGI, reported on 16.2% of returns)
Here:

$27,373
State:

$23,585

Here:

17.1% of AGI
State:

18.1% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 11.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 20.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 11.7% for AGIs $100k-200k, 8.2% for AGIs over 200k)

Charity contributions: $7,750 (reported on 11.8% of returns)
Here:

$7,750
State:

$5,533

Taxes paid: $5,500 (reported on 16.2% of returns)
71261:

$5,500
State:

$6,282
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.5% for AGIs $100k-200k, 2.3% for AGIs over 200k)

Earned income credit: $2,871 (reported on 35.3% of returns)
Here:

$2,871
State:

$2,633
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 12.0% for AGIs below $25k, 1.5% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 67.6%
Here:

68%
State:

57%
(% for various income ranges: 64.9% for AGIs below $25k, 60.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 66.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 100.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 75.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 100.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 71261, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $32,144 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$32,144
State:

$39,411

Salary/wage: $27,202 (reported on 86.4% of returns)
Here:

$27,202
State:

$34,434
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 120.3% for AGIs below $10k, 87.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 80.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 82.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 87.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 44.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,505 (reported on 28.3% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,505
Louisiana:

$1,606
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.1% for AGIs below $10k, 0.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $5,518 (reported on 10.9% of returns)
Here:

$5,518
State:

$3,235
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.0% for AGIs below $10k, 0.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 5.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$5,175 (reported on 7.5% of returns)
Here:

+$5,175
State:

+$8,531
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.7% for AGIs below $10k, -0.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$5,129 (reported on 13.3% of returns)
Here:

+$5,129
State:

+$9,128
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.7% for AGIs below $10k, 2.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, -0.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 4.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Total itemized deductions: $16,783 (20% of AGI, reported on 15.7% of returns)
Here:

$16,783
State:

$18,222

Here:

19.8% of AGI
State:

20.3% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 9.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 9.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 11.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 8.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $5,097 (6% of AGI, reported on 12.2% of returns)
Here:

$5,097
State:

$4,190

Here:

5.7% of AGI
State:

4.4% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 4.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $5,993 (reported on 58.7% of returns)
71261:

$5,993
State:

$6,529
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.4% for AGIs below $10k, 2.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 9.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 12.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 20.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $2,321 (reported on 41.7% of returns)
Here:

$2,321
State:

$2,103

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 73.6%
Here:

74%
State:

61%
(% for various income ranges: 76.6% for AGIs below $10k, 73.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 70.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 73.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 65.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 78.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2019:
This zip code:

$28,174
Louisiana:

$51,073
Mer Rouge, LA (71261) map Nearest zip codes: 71223, 71264, 71266, 71250, 71220, 71229.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

35.1%
Louisiana:

46.3%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

2.5%
Louisiana:

42.3%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 95
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 414


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 5 (4 now married, 0 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 150 (68 now married, 82 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 71261 with a mortgage: 115 (6 home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 246

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $847
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $264

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2019:
This zip code:

28.1%
Whole state:

19.0%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2019:
This zip code:

4.2%
Whole state:

10.3%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.5
State:

6.1
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

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

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

    Churches in zip code 71261 include: Robertson Chapel (A), Cherry Hill Church Number 1 (B), Horseshoe Church (C), Eudora Church (D), Cherry Hill Church Number 2 (E), Jerusalem Church (F), Newhope Church (G), Oak Grove Church (H), Pentecostal Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemeteries: Dunmore Cemetery (1), Heart Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Reservoirs and swamps: Horseshoe Lake (A), Handy Brake (B), Little Brake (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Streams, rivers, and creeks: Delemar Bayou (A), Cypress Bayou (B), Coffee Bayou (C), East Fork Creek (D), The Swale (E), White Oak Bayou (F), Little Bayou Galion (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 512014 or later
  • 82010 to 2013
  • 1072000 to 2009
  • 1151990 to 1999
  • 1291980 to 1989
  • 1901970 to 1979
  • 1201960 to 1969
  • 1211950 to 1959
  • 121940 to 1949
  • 231939 or earlier

Zip code 71261 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Mer Rouge, LA (71261)
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Mer Rouge, LA (71261)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 191 bedroom
  • 852 bedrooms
  • 1853 bedrooms
  • 534 bedrooms
  • 155+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Mer Rouge, LA (71261)
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Mer Rouge, LA (71261)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 121 bedroom
  • 1002 bedrooms
  • 343 bedrooms
  • 104 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Mer Rouge, LA (71261) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Mer Rouge, LA (71261) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 5no vehicle
  • 1331 vehicle
  • 1672 vehicles
  • 383 vehicles
  • 104 vehicles
  • 25+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Mer Rouge, LA (71261) in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Mer Rouge, LA (71261) in renter-occupied apartments
  • 28no vehicle
  • 1041 vehicle
  • 192 vehicles
  • 63 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

  • Zip code 71261 household income distribution in 2019

  • Zip code 71261 household income distribution in 2019
  • 132Less than $10,000
  • 12$10,000 to $14,999
  • 25$15,000 to $19,999
  • 39$20,000 to $24,999
  • 48$25,000 to $29,999
  • 16$30,000 to $34,999
  • 27$35,000 to $39,999
  • 41$40,000 to $44,999
  • 14$45,000 to $49,999
  • 59$50,000 to $59,999
  • 29$60,000 to $74,999
  • 14$75,000 to $99,999
  • 12$100,000 to $124,999
  • 2$125,000 to $149,999
  • 14$150,000 to $199,999
  • 7$200,000 or more
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 71261

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 71261
  • 28Less than $10,000
  • 10$20,000 to $24,999
  • 8$25,000 to $29,999
  • 8$30,000 to $34,999
  • 43$50,000 to $59,999
  • 24$60,000 to $69,999
  • 25$70,000 to $79,999
  • 25$80,000 to $89,999
  • 7$90,000 to $99,999
  • 58$100,000 to $124,999
  • 26$125,000 to $149,999
  • 5$150,000 to $174,999
  • 6$175,000 to $199,999
  • 2$200,000 to $249,999
  • 4$250,000 to $299,999
  • 31$300,000 to $399,999
  • 2$400,000 to $499,999
  • 2$750,000 to $999,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 71261

  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 71261
  • 12Less than $100
  • 6$150 to $199
  • 16$200 to $249
  • 13$250 to $299
  • 5$300 to $349
  • 11$350 to $399
  • 9$450 to $499
  • 2$550 to $599
  • 4$600 to $649
  • 65No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2019: $508.


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2019: $101,437.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2019 for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $114,774
  • Black or African American householders: $82,704
  • Two or more races householders: $108,505
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $542,525

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $92,109
71261:

$92,109
Louisiana:

$172,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $62,563 - $130,664

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $125,801
Here:

$125,801
State:

$234,504

Mobile homes: $89,685
Here:

$89,685
State:

$69,208
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 71261

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 505
  • 3 or 4: 101
  • 5 to 9: 6
  • 20 to 49: 9
  • Mobile homes: 236

Unemployment: 7.5%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 71261

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 71261
  • 82.5%289Drove a car alone
  • 13.1%46Carpooled
  • 0.6%2Bicycle
  • 2.0%7Other means
  • 0.6%2Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 71261

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 71261
  • 11Less than 5 minutes
  • 605 to 9 minutes
  • 1310 to 14 minutes
  • 3715 to 19 minutes
  • 5220 to 24 minutes
  • 525 to 29 minutes
  • 9730 to 34 minutes
  • 3545 to 59 minutes
  • 1960 to 89 minutes
  • 1490 or more minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 80.0%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,160
  • Male householders: 204 (42 living alone), Female householders: 310 (122 living alone)
  • 253 spouses (253 opposite-sex spouses), 4 unmarried partners, (4 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 163 children (163 natural, 0 adopted, 0 stepchildren), 35 grandchildren, 51 brothers or sisters, 4 parents, 0 foster children, 25 other relatives, 23 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 88 (-1 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 286 2-persons, 32 3-persons, 18 4-persons, 5 5-persons, 2 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 164 1-person, 6 2-persons

46 married couples with children.
65 single-parent households (6 men, 59 women).

99.3% of residents of 71261 zip code speak English at home.
1.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% not well).

Foreign born population: 15 (1.4%)
(100.0% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

1.4%
Whole state:

4.2%
Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents
  • 93%Honduras
Most common first ancestries reported in 71261
  • 26%English
  • 10%American
  • 7%Irish
  • 3%European
  • 2%Scottish
  • 2%Scotch-Irish
  • 1%German
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 02010 or later
  • 02000 to 2009
  • 141990 to 1999
  • 0Before 1990

Zip code 71261 topographic map

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

  • MOORE FERTILIZER AND CHEMICAL INCORPORATED (700 9TH STREET in MER ROUGE, LA)
    (Integrated Compliance Information System) - ICIS-06-1989-0582, FORMAL ENFORCEMENT ACTION
    COMPLIANCE ACTIVITY (Tracking inspections of insecticide, fungicide, and rodenticide, and toxic substances)
  • FARM SUPPLY CNTR INC (513 14TH ST in MER ROUGE, LA)
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Organizations: ED JUSTILE PRES (CONTACT/OWNER)
  • PETROLEUM AUTO/SPILL (WOODWD CONOC/DAVENPT in MER ROUGE, LA)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    Business SIC classification: REFUSE SYSTEMS
    Alternative names: LINDY FOSTER

Zip code 71261 marital status for males
Zip code 71261 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 4.7%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 6.3%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 66.0%Electricity
  • 16.3%Utility gas
  • 11.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.6%Wood
  • 1.8%Other fuel

Population in 1990: 2,177.

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

  • This state: 971
  • Midwest: 19
  • South: 126
  • West: 24

65% of the 71261 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 57% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Louisiana.

98% of the 71261 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 50% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 14% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 45% moved from different state.

Year householders moved into unit in Mer Rouge, LA (71261)

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 10
Here:

15.4%
Louisiana:

16.9%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 2
Here:

41.0%
Louisiana:

16.2%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 2
Here:

9.7%
Louisiana:

15.8%
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Class of Workers in 2019
Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months
  • Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)
  • 59,291Transportation occupations
  • 44,707Management occupations
  • 31,794Sales and related occupations
  • 28,816Education, training, and library occupations
  • 17,278Construction and extraction occupations
  • 16,989Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

Companies with federal contracts located in this zip code:

  • BACON EQUIPMENT CO (HWY 2 E in MER ROUGE, LA; small business)
    23 employees, $0 revenue.
    $10,000 with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for Miscellaneous Special Industry Machinery. Taking place in FL. Signed on 2002-09-15. Completion date: 2002-09-15.

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Nursing Care Facilities (100-249 employees: 1 establishment)
  • Wholesale Trade: Farm Supplies Merchant Wholesalers (20-49: 1, 10-19: 1, 5-9: 1, 1-4: 1)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Offices of Physicians (except Mental Health Specialists) (10-19: 1, 5-9: 1, 1-4: 2)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Home Health Care Services (10-19: 1)
  • Wholesale Trade: Farm and Garden Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers (10-19: 1)
  • Finance and Insurance: Commercial Banking (10-19: 1)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

People in group quarters in 2010:

  • 75 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 7 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 6 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Fatal accident statistics in 2013:

  • Fatal accident count: 2
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 3
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 2
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 5
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0

Fatal accident statistics in 2012:

  • Fatal accident count: 2
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 3
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 3
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 5
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Most common first names in zip code 71261 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 zip code 71261 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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