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Mer Rouge, Louisiana

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The location of Mer Rouge

Welcome to Mer Rouge ...

The village of Mer Rouge is located in Morehouse Parish.

The location of Mer Rouge has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Mer Rouge has a population of 558 people<2> (see below for details).

Mer Rouge is 90 feet [27 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Mer Rouge lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Mer Rouge: (318)

The ZIP code for Mer Rouge: 71261<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Mer Rouge had a population of 628 people. This makes Mer Rouge the parish's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Mer Rouge represents 0.01% of the total population of Louisiana (which has 4,533,372 people), making it the state's 214th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 628 people, the population of Mer Rouge decreased 12.9% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 721 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Mer Rouge had an population of 558 people. This is a decrease of 11.15% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 22.61% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Mer Rouge.

Communities near Mer Rouge ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Bastrop   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the West (W) of Mer Rouge

Sterlington   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West (W) of Mer Rouge

Located in Ouachita Parish

Collinston   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Mer Rouge

Bonita   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Mer Rouge

Oak Ridge   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) of Mer Rouge

Jones   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Mer Rouge

Fairbanks   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Mer Rouge

Located in Ouachita Parish

Ouachita City   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West (W) of Mer Rouge

Located in Union Parish

Swartz   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Mer Rouge

Located in Ouachita Parish

Meridian   [Map]

Lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Mer Rouge

Located in Ashley County (AR)

To learn more about neighboring communities and parishes, please visit the Nearby Page for Mer Rouge.

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Mer Rouge. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Mer Rouge. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Mer Rouge.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Mer Rouge:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Mer Rouge ...

Looking for more information about Mer Rouge? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Mer Rouge, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Mer Rouge.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Mer Rouge. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Mer Rouge.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Mer Rouge - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a village (such as Mer Rouge). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Mer Rouge or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Mer Rouge) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Mer Rouge. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Mer Rouge

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mer Rouge. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7771, Longitude: -91.7957     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Mer Rouge have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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