Merrydale, Louisiana Population 2024

8,557

Merrydale is a city located in East Baton Rouge Parish Louisiana. Merrydale has a 2024 population of 8,557. Merrydale is currently declining at a rate of annually and its population has decreased by -10.14% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 9,523 in 2020.

The average household income in Merrydale is $66,574 with a poverty rate of 30.31%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Merrydale is 39.1 years, 37.5 years for males, and 40.3 years for females.

Merrydale Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Merrydale was:

  • Black or African American: 99.15%
  • White: 0.33%
  • Two or more races: 0.28%
  • Other race: 0.25%
  • Native American:
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
4.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
2,016.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-10.14% (-966)
The current population of Merrydale, Louisiana is 8,557 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 9,523.

Merrydale, Louisiana Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Black or African American8,48499.15%
White280.33%
Two or more races240.28%
Other race210.25%
Native American
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

Black or African American

White

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Merrydale Population by Race

Merrydale Population Pyramid 2024

Merrydale Median Age

39.1

Total

37.5

Male

40.3

Female

Merrydale Adults

There are 6,105 adults, (1,256 of whom are seniors) in Merrydale.

Merrydale Age Dependency

76.5

Age Dependency Ratio

25.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

50.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Merrydale Sex Ratio

Female4,80356.13%
Male3,75443.87%

Merrydale Population by Age

Merrydale Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,9472.976.423.6
Female1,3053.6789.610.4
Married8123.087624
Non Family6591.1758.941.1
Male1712.9545.654.4
showing: 5 rows

3.26

Average Family Size

2.9

Average Household Size

76.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Merrydale Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Merrydale Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Merrydale Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 25%.

Merrydale Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$34,758

Average Earnings

$41,897

Average Male

$34,138

Average Female

Merrydale Earnings by Educational Attainment

Merrydale Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Merrydale Language

99.12% of Merrydale residents speak only English, while 0.88% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.88% of the population.

Merrydale Language

Merrydale Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black8,4842,57730.37%
Hispanic1037875.73%
Multiple24937.5%
White28828.57%
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30.31%

Overall Poverty Rate

23.55%

Male Poverty Rate

35.6%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Merrydale

The race most likely to be in poverty in Merrydale is Hispanic, with 75.73% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Merrydale is White, with 28.57% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.93%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.53%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 51.47%.

Merrydale Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade69.56%
Some College24.28%
Bachelors or Greater18.28%
High School18.02%
showing: 4 rows

Merrydale Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed64.9%
Male Unemployed22.01%
Female Employed15.71%
Male Employed1.98%
showing: 4 rows

Merrydale Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Merrydale Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Merrydale Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

29.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

33.4%

Male Marriage Rate

25.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Merrydale Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Merrydale Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Merrydale Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Merrydale Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

499

Number of Veterans

495

Male Veterans

4

Female Veterans

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Merrydale Veterans by War

count

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Merrydale Veterans by Age

count

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Merrydale Veterans by Race

Merrydale Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

44.69%

Veteran Poverty Rate

13.03%

Veteran Disability Rate

Merrydale Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

57.3%

Labor Force Participation

47.8%

Employment Rate

16.6%

Unemployment Rate

Merrydale Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Merrydale Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Merrydale Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

95.13%

Born in Merrydale

99.79%

Native Born

0.21%

Foreign Born

0.21%

Non Citizen

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.79% of Merrydale residents were born in the United States, with 95.13% having been born in Louisiana. 0.21% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Merrydale Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20248,557
20238,557
20228,557-332-3.73%
20218,889-634-6.66%
20209,5236206.96%
20198,903951.08%
20188,808-193-2.14%
20179,0011171.32%
20168,884-124-1.38%
20159,008-593-6.18%
20149,601-173-1.77%
20139,774430.44%
20129,731-347-3.44%
201110,0783063.13%
20109,772
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Merrydale Population by Year