Zip Code 71261 Map and Profile

Official Zip Code NameMer Rouge
Zip Code StateLouisiana
Zip Code TypeNon-Unique
Primary County: Morehouse
Secondary County: West Carroll
Area Code318
Current Population:1684
Racial Majority:African American 33.47%
Public School Racial Majority:Black 83%
Unemployment Rate:8.4%
Median Household Income$24779
Average Adjusted Gross Income$62260
School Test Performance:Below Average
Average Commute Time17.8 Minutes
Time Zone:Central Daylight Time
Elevation Range79 - 102 ft.
Area133 Sqm.
Coordinates(Y,X)32.78539700, -91.68557700

Zip Code 71261 Description

Zip Code 71261 is located in the state of Louisiana in the Monroe metro area. Zip code 71261 is primarily located in Morehouse County. Portions of 71261 are also located in West Carroll County. The official US Postal Service name for 71261 is MER ROUGE, Louisiana. Portions of zip code 71261 are contained within or border the city limits of Mer Rouge, LA, . The area code for zip code 71261 is 318. 71261 can be classified socioeconically as a Lower Middle Class class zipcode in comparison to other zipcodes in Louisiana.

The current unemployment level in 71261 is 8.4% which is lower than the current county unemployment level of 10.4% and is higher than the current state unemployment at 6.3% and higher than the current national unemployment rate at 5.2%.

According the 2010 US Census, the population of 71261 increased to 1684 from 1609 over the past 10 years. The majority ethnicity residing in 71261 is African American while the majority ethnicity attending 71261 public schools is Black. 94.9% of students in 71261 public schools receive or are eligible to participate in free or reduced lunch programs.

20142010Change(+/-)
 White 915 64.08% 943 -3%
 Black Or African American 478 33.47% 701 -32%
 Hispanic 27 1.89% 24 +13%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 5 0.35% 4 +25%
 Asian 0 0% 3 -100%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0% 0 +0%
 Other Race 3 0% 3 -100%
 Two Or More Races 6 0.21% 6 -50%

Zip Code 71261 Race/Ethnicity

 White 15%
 Black Or African American 83%
 Hispanic 1.5%
 Asian 0%
 Hawaii/Pacific Islander 0%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0%
 Two or More Races 0.4%

Zip Code 71261 Public School Race/Ethnicity Profile

20102000
Total Population16841609
Male Population48.00%
Female Population52.00%
Total Households699
Test Score PerformanceBelow Average
Percentage of Students Eligible For
Free or Reduced Lunch
94.9%
Percentage of Public Schools with
Title 1 Status
100.0%
Median Household Income$24779
Income Under $50K Per Year74.10%
Income $50K to $100K Per Year20.60%
Income Above $100K Per Year5.30%
71261 US Congressional District
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
Louisiana District 5Ralph AbrahamRepublican
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Average Real Estate Asking Price$97273
Average Real Estate Sale Price$146321
Current Unemployment Level 8.4%
Previous Month Unemployment Level9.5%
Unemployment Level 1 Year Ago9.7%
2012 Hardiness ZoneZone 8b: 15F to 20F
1990 Hardiness ZoneZone 8a: 10F to 15F
Köppen Climate ClassificationCfa - Humid Subtropical Climate
Ecoregion 73h - Arkansas/Ouachita River Holocene Meander Belts
Average First Frost DatesNovember 11 - 20
Average Last Frost DatesMarch 11 - 20

Zip Code 71261 Annual Climate Data

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecAnnual
Avg Min Temp (°F)34374552616972706453433653
Avg Max Temp (°F)55606876839093938778665776
Avg Precip (In.)5.7155.975.45.454.453.882.793.24.055.025.5156.42
Core Based Statistical
Area (CBSA)
Bastrop, LA
CBSA Type71261
CBSA Population28799
Time ZoneCentral Daylight Time
IANA Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Follows DSTYes
GMT Difference-6 Hours