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ZIP Code 70556

Post Office City:Mermentau, LA (View All Cities)
ZIP Type: PO Box (Reserve a PO Box)
County: Acadia Parish
Timezone: Central (2:46pm)
Area code: 337 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:30.19, -92.58
ZIP (~1 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 70556

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Primary/preferred city:
Mermentau, LA

Stats and Demographics for the 70556 ZIP Code

ZIP code 70556 is located in southwest Louisiana and covers a slightly less 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 70556 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of seniors is large. There are also an extremely large number of single parents and a small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 70556 ZIP code is extremely large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 331
Population Density 52 people per sq mi
Housing Units 159
Median Home Value $53,000
Land Area 6.38 sq mi
Water Area 0.31 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 129
Median Household Income $22,604

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 33Male Median Age: 30Female Median Age: 34

Under 5121325
85 Plus178


 Male 153 46%
 Female 178 54%


 White 277 83.7%
 Black Or African American 46 13.9%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 1 0.3%
 Asian 0 0.0%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 0 0.0%
 Two Or More Races 7 2.1%

Head of Household by Age

85 Plus448

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 48 37%
 Single Guardian 36 28%
 Singles 41 32%
 Singles With Roommate 4 3%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 77 60%
 Households with Kids 52 40%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 70556 has a slightly higher than average percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 70556 were primarily built in the 1990s or the 1950s. Looking at 70556 real estate data, the median home value of $53,000 is low compared to the rest of the country. It is also extremely low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 70556 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 70556 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. Studio apartments are also common and rent for $200-$299/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 70556 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

For more information, see Mermentau, LA home prices.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 331 100%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0%
 Other Institutional 0 0%
 College Student Housing 0 0%
 Military Quarters 0 0%
 Other Noninstitutional 0 0%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 28 18%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 43 27%
 Renter Occupied Households 58 36%
 Households Vacant 30 19%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 16 53%
 Rented & Unoccupied 0 0%
 For Sale Only 2 7%
 Sold & Unoccupied 0 0%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 9 30%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 3 10%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 28 29%
 1 Bedroom 19 20%
 2 Bedroom 14 15%
 3+ Bedroom 35 36%
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 $22,604 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 70556 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. Pedestrians and cyclists beware. The area has some of lowest percentages of commutes without a vehicle in the country. Compared to other ZIP codes in the country, 70556 has very few people that work at home. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. More commuters in 70556 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 94 45%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 38 18%
 No Earnings 75 36%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 94 45%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 38 18%
 No Earnings 75 36%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 128 100%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 0 0%
 Worked at Home 0 0%
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. Despite the lower high school graduation rates, the area has some of the highest percentages of people who attended college of any ZIP.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 50 30%
 High School Graduate 54 33%
 Associate's degree 2 1%
 Bachelor's degree 40 24%
 Master's degree 20 12%
 Professional school degree 0 0%
 Doctorate degree 0 0%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 62 82%
 Enrolled in Private School 10 13%
 Not Enrolled in School 4 5%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 70556

ZIP Code 70556 is in the Acadia Parish School District. There are 1 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 70556.

Mermentau Elementary School
405 Church Street
Mermentau, LA 70556
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Acadia Parish School District

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