Meraux, LA
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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%).

The rate of college-level education in Meraux is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 12.78% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an 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.