Mer Rouge, LA

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Mer Rouge Profile


Overview

Mer Rouge is a tiny village located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 549 people and just one neighborhood, Mer Rouge is the 252nd largest community in Louisiana.

Occupations and Workforce

When you are in Mer Rouge, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 36.02% of Mer Rouge’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Mer Rouge is a village of service providers, professionals, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Mer Rouge who work in management occupations (13.66%), healthcare (10.56%), and healthcare suport services (9.94%).

Another important characteristic of Mer Rouge is that a lot of people work in agricultural jobs, especially compared to most other communities in America, and there are quite a number of farms in town.

Setting & Lifestyle

Mer Rouge is a small village, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

Mer Rouge Demographics

In terms of college education, Mer Rouge is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 18.75% of adults 25 and older in Mer Rouge have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Mer Rouge in 2018 was $17,445, which is lower middle income relative to Louisiana, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $69,780 for a family of four. Mer Rouge also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 36.56% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Mer Rouge is an extremely ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Mer Rouge home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Mer Rouge residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Mer Rouge include English, Irish, European, German, and French.

The most common language spoken in Mer Rouge is English. Other important languages spoken here include African languages and Arabic.


Neighborhood Real Estate Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   National Agriculture Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Geological Service, American Community Survey.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2021. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

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Housing Market Details

 

AGE OF Mer Rouge, LA HOMES

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated May 2021.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

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Migration & Mobility

 

Race & Ethnic Diversity

 

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More diverse than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Ancestries & Languages Spoken

 

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Neighborhood Crime Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more about Scout's Crime Data

Neighborhood Crime Data

 

total Crime Index

(100 is safest)


Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Neighborhood Violent Crime

violent Crime Index

(100 is safest)


Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

Violent Crime Index By Type

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Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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National Median: 4
    Mer Rouge
    Louisiana

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

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Neighborhood Property Crime

property Crime Index

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

Property Crime Index By Type
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Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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Mer Rouge Property CRIMES

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National Median: 28.3
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Neighborhood Public School Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Due to Covid-19, standardized testing did not take place during the 2019-2020 academic school year. Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2018
  • Educational Environment: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.
  • All data updated June 2021

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more about Scout's School Data

School Rating Information

 

School Quality

(100 is best)

Better than of U.S. schools.

Neighborhood School Quality Rating

Rates the quality of all K-12 public schools that serve this neighborhood. Info

Schools That Serve This Neighborhood

 
School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to LA* Quality Rating Compared to Nation*
Bastrop High School
402 Highland Avenue
Bastrop, LA 71220
07-12
Morehouse Junior High School
1001 West Madison Avenue
Bastrop, LA 71220
PK-06
Delta Jr. High School
7661 Mer Rouge/Collinston Road
Mer Rouge, LA 71261
PK-06
* 10 is highest

Neighborhood Educational Environment

Adults In Neighborhood With College Degree Or Higher
Children In The Neighborhood Living In Poverty

This neighborhood is served by 1 district:

MOREHOUSE PARISH


Students Enrolled in This District


Schools in District


Students Per Classroom

District Quality Compared to Louisiana

(10 is best)

Better than of LA school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

Better than of US school districts.

Schools In This District

School District Enrollment By Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
White (non-hispanic)
Black
Hispanic
Asian Or Pacific Islander
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska
Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 55.6% 56.7%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 55.6% 54.5%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 0.0% 2.2%

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