is a town located in Beauregard Parish, Louisiana
. As of the 2000
census, the town had a total population of 1,126.
Geography\nMerryville is located at 30°45'14" North, 93°32'13" West (30.753916, -93.536991)1
According to the United States Census Bureau
, the town has a total area of 21.2 km²
). 21.1 km² (8.2 mi²) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.
Demographics\nAs of the census
, there are 1,126 people, 418 households, and 300 families residing in the town. The population density
is 53.3/km² (138.0/mi²). There are 482 housing units at an average density of 22.8/km² (59.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 82.06% White, 15.19% African American
, 1.24% Native American
, 0.09% Asian
, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.27% from other races, and 1.15% from two or more races. 3.46% of the population are Hispanic
of any race.
There are 418 households out of which 34.9% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.2% are married couples living together, 17.7% have a female householder with no husband present, and 28.2% are non-families. 27.0% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.8% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.55 and the average family size is 3.10.
In the town the population is spread out with 28.0% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 24.3% from 25 to 44, 21.8% from 45 to 64, and 16.4% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 81.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 78.2 males.
The median income for a household in the town is $22,500, and the median income for a family is $30,962. Males have a median income of $30,250 versus $18,672 for females. The per capita income for the town is $14,055. 28.3% of the population and 24.8% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 34.8% are under the age of 18 and 29.0% are 65 or older.