Merrydale, Louisiana Population 2022

8,903
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Merrydale is a city located in Louisiana. Merrydale has a 2020 population of 8,903. Merrydale is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has decreased by -8.89% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 9,772 in 2010.

The average household income in Merrydale is $57,962 with a poverty rate of 28.43%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $927 per month, and the median house value is $115,800. The median age in Merrydale is 34.2 years, 33.2 years for males, and 35.6 years for females.

Merrydale Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Merrydalewas:

  • Black or African American: 94.85%
  • Other race: 3.22%
  • White: 1.35%
  • Two or more races: 0.57%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Merrydale, Louisiana is 8,903 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 8,903.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 9,772.

Merrydale, Louisiana Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1291.35%
Black or African American9,03394.85%
Some Other Race3073.22%
Two or More Races540.57%
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Merrydale Population by Race

Merrydale Population Pyramid 2022

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Merrydale Median Age

31.8


Total

32.8


Male

31.3


Female

Merrydale Adults

There are 6,452 adults, (1,038 of whom are seniors) in Merrydale.

Merrydale Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

19.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

56.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Merrydale Sex Ratio

Female

5,537

58.14%

Male

3,986

41.86%

Merrydale Population by Age

Merrydale Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Merrydale Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married70.2%29.8%
Female68.6%31.4%
All63.2%36.8%
Non Family55.8%44.2%
Male18.5%81.5%

63.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Merrydale Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,7343.4863.2
Married8413.2970.2
Male1354.0818.5
Female1,0305.2268.6
Non Family7281.1455.8

4.11

Average Family Size

3.48

Average Household Size

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Merrydale Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade581.05%
9th to 12th Grade69512.57%
High School Graduate1,83233.15%
Some College1,45126.25%
Associates Degree4538.20%
Bachelors Degree66211.98%
Graduate Degree3766.80%
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Merrydale Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Merrydale Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
2+ Races252518
Black5,2114,4881,002
White959518
Hispanic196166
Other Race180150

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 72.00%.

Merrydale Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,607$36,938$26,458
Less Than 9th Grade$34,490$36,304$32,609
High School Graduate$23,120$47,333$19,696
Some College$27,083$26,364$29,100
Bachelors Degree$40,588$$32,405
Graduate Degree$52,825$$52,723

$30,607

Average Earnings

$36,938

Average Male

$26,458

Average Female

Merrydale Earnings by Educational Attainment

Merrydale Language by Age

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Merrydale Language

95.84% of Merrydale residents speak only English, while 4.16% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.16% of the population.

Merrydale Language

Merrydale Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black9,0332,65729.41%
Other50NaN%
Hispanic3235015.48%

28.43%

Overall Poverty Rate

30.21%

Male Poverty Rate

27.14%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Merrydale

The race most likely to be in poverty in Merrydale is Black, with 29.41% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Merrydale is Hispanic, with 15.48% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.56%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.31%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 48.39%.

Merrydale Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade50.73%
High School18.23%
Some College27.26%
Bachelors or Greater5.88%

Merrydale Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed6.43%
Male Unemployed26.03%
Female Employed10.00%
Female Unemployed65.00%

Merrydale Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Merrydale Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$37,728$58,561
Families$40,750$66,031
Married Families$65,404-
Non Families$22,227$35,659
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Income by Household Type

Merrydale Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

28.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

32.5%

Male Marriage Rate

25.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Merrydale Married by Age and Sex

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Merrydale Marriage

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

Merrydale Marital Status by Race

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Merrydale Marital Status

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562

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War268
First Gulf War356
Vietnam132
Korea
World War II13

Merrydale Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3418
35 to 54363
55 to 6410
65 to 7497
75+74

Merrydale Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1212.63%
Black5328.71%
2+ Races1872.00%

Merrydale Veterans by Race

Merrydale Veterans by Education

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44.48%

Veteran Poverty Rate

10.50%

Veteran Disability Rate

Merrydale Veterans by Education

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60.4%

Labor Force Participation

52%

Employment Rate

13.5%

Unemployment Rate

Merrydale Employment by Age

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Merrydale Employment by Race

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Merrydale Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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93.18%

Born in Merrydale

97.94%

Native Born

2.06%

Foreign Born

2.06%

Non Citizen

0.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.94% of Merrydale residents were born in the United States, with 93.18% having been born in Louisiana. 2.06% 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: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20109,7720.00%
201110,0783063.13%
20129,731-347-3.44%
20139,774430.44%
20149,601-173-1.77%
20159,008-593-6.18%
20168,884-124-1.38%
20179,0011171.32%
20188,808-193-2.14%
20198,903951.08%
20208,9030.00%
20218,9030.00%
20228,9030.00%

Merrydale Population by Year