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ZIP Code 71261

Primary City:Mer Rouge, LA (View All Cities)
County: Morehouse Parish
Timezone: Central (2:13am)
Area code: 318 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:32.8, -91.7
ZIP (~11 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 71261

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 71261. In addition to the primary city for a ZIP code, USPS also publishes a list of other acceptable cities that can be used with ZIP code 71261. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 71261, you should not use any of the cities listed as unacceptable. Choose from the primary or acceptable cities when mailing your package or letter.

Primary city:
Mer Rouge, LA

Stats and Demographics for the 71261 ZIP Code

ZIP code 71261 is located in north Louisiana and covers a slightly higher than average land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has a slightly less than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 71261 are primarily white. The number of middle aged adults is extremely large while the number of seniors is extremely large. There are also a large number of single parents and a small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 71261 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 1,684
Population Density 13 people per sq mi
Housing Units 901
Median Home Value $58,100
Land Area 126.56 sq mi
Water Area 1.18 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 699
Median Household Income $24,444

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 49Male Median Age: 48Female Median Age: 49

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male576051423934282936618059576145262419
Female474441373458373839737980714447353438
Total1041049279739265677513415913912810592615857

Gender

 Male 808 48%
 Female 876 52%
Gender

Race

 White 946 56.2%
 Black Or African American 702 41.7%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 4 0.2%
 Asian 5 0.3%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 19 1.1%
 Two Or More Races 8 0.5%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner523391201221086117
Renter214835482310127
Total2671741681451187324

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 303 43%
 Single Guardian 160 23%
 Singles 214 31%
 Singles With Roommate 22 3%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 517 74%
 Households with Kids 182 26%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male111310131011718141187121385127107
Female10167514411698714937871055
Total2129171824151824231915212116151319171512

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 71261 has a slightly higher than average percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more nursing homes nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 71261 were primarily built in the 1990s or the 1970s. Looking at 71261 real estate data, the median home value of $58,100 is low compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 71261 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 71261 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $300-$499/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 71261 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 1,602 95.1%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 75 4.5%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 7 0.4%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 191 21%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 304 34%
 Renter Occupied Households 204 23%
 Households Vacant 202 22%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 9 4.5%
 Rented & Unoccupied 1 0.5%
 For Sale Only 6 3.0%
 Sold & Unoccupied 4 2.0%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 114 56.4%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0.0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 68 33.7%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 7 3%
 1 Bedroom 40 16%
 2 Bedroom 122 50%
 3+ Bedroom 74 30%
Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

Cost of Monthly Rent Including Utilities

Cost of a Studio Apartment

Cost of a 1 Bedroom

Cost of a 2 Bedroom

Cost of a 3+ Bedroom

Employment, Income, Earnings, and Work

The median household income of $24,444 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 71261 may not be as nice as other parts of town.

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. More commuters in 71261 get to experience these short commute times than most other ZIP codes. It is very uncommon, compared to the rest of the US, for employees to have to travel more than 45 minutes to their place of employment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 366 29%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 271 21%
 No Earnings 627 50%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Sources of Household Income

Percent of Households Receiving Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Investment Income

Percent of Households Receiving Investment Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Retirement Income

Percent of Households Receiving Retirement Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 366 29%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 271 21%
 No Earnings 627 50%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 463 89.2%
 Public transportation 4 0.8%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 0 0.0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 40 7.7%
 Worked at Home 12 2.3%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The percentage of people that did not graduate high school is among the highest in the nation. Slightly more than the average number of people in the area graduated college.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 101 21%
 High School Graduate 296 61%
 Associate's degree 10 2%
 Bachelor's degree 22 4%
 Master's degree 14 3%
 Professional school degree 10 2%
 Doctorate degree 36 7%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 153 67.7%
 Enrolled in Private School 56 24.8%
 Not Enrolled in School 17 7.5%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 71261

ZIP Code 71261 is in the Morehouse Parish School District. There are 1 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 71261.

Delta Junior High School
7661 Mer Rouge/collinston Rd
Mer Rouge, LA 71261
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Morehouse Parish School District

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