Meraux is a somewhat small town located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 7,195 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Meraux is the 82nd largest community in Louisiana.
Meraux real estate is some of the most expensive in Louisiana, although Meraux house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Meraux is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Meraux is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Meraux who work in office and administrative support (11.56%), management occupations (8.16%), and sales jobs (6.69%).
Meraux is a small town, and as is often the case with smaller towns, the population isn't large or dense enough to support much in the way of a public transportation system. In fact, there are many rural roads around Meraux, which makes walking or biking to and from work a bit difficult. This makes for a very car-oriented town: 91.79% of residents commute to work by private automobile, and people often drive out of town for work, shopping, and other activities.
Even though Meraux is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
The percentage of people in Meraux with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 12.78% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Meraux in 2010 was $24,541, which is upper middle income relative to Louisiana, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $98,164 for a family of four. However, Meraux contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Meraux is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Meraux home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Meraux residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Meraux include Italian, German, Irish, and English.
The most common language spoken in Meraux is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.