Meraux, LA

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Living in Meraux

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.

Meraux is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Meraux is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Meraux who work in office and administrative support (10.09%), sales jobs (9.73%), and healthcare (7.42%).

The citizens of Meraux are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 13.93% of adults in Meraux have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Meraux in 2010 was $26,678, 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 $106,712 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. Meraux also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.33% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Meraux include French, Italian, German, Irish, and English.

The most common language spoken in Meraux is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.