Mer Rouge, LouisianaMer Rouge
is a village located in Morehouse Parish, Louisiana
. As of the 2000
census, the village had a total population of 721.
Geography\nMer Rouge is located at 32°46'32" North, 91°47'38" West (32.775661, -91.793951)1
According to the United States Census Bureau
, the village has a total area of 3.3 km²
). 3.2 km² (1.2 mi²) of it is land and the remaining 0.79% is water.
Demographics\nAs of the census
, there are 721 people, 264 households, and 172 families residing in the village. The population density
is 222.7/km² (576.8/mi²). There are 293 housing units at an average density of 90.5/km² (234.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the village is 62.97% White, 36.48% African American
, 0.28% Native American
, 0.00% Asian
, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.00% from other races, and 0.28% from two or more races. 1.11% of the population are Hispanic
of any race.
There are 264 households out of which 27.7% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.7% are married couples living together, 20.1% have a female householder with no husband present, and 34.5% are non-families. 30.7% of all households are made up of individuals and 15.2% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.28 and the average family size is 2.86.
In the village the population is spread out with 20.0% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 23.3% from 25 to 44, 20.9% from 45 to 64, and 28.4% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 45 years. For every 100 females there are 81.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 78.1 males.
The median income for a household in the village is $23,472, and the median income for a family is $27,273. Males have a median income of $26,833 versus $19,861 for females. The per capita income for the village is $12,759. 39.6% of the population and 29.7% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 51.7% are under the age of 18 and 10.9% are 65 or older.