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, Meraux isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Meraux are a mix 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 very car-oriented town. 91.79% of residents commute to work in a private automobile rather than by other means, such as public transit, bicycling, or walking. This is because Meraux is a small town , and most people who live here have to drive out of town for work, and the town population is not large nor dense enough to support an extensive public transportation system. Meraux has a lot of rural roads, and houses can be far apart. Many residents drive out of town for regular shopping trips as well.
In Meraux, a lot of people use the bus to get to work every day though Meraux is a relatively small town. Those that ride the bus are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.
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.