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Mer Rouge is in Morehouse Parish, in the Bastrop metro area.
The community name derives from French for red sea
The latitude of Mer Rouge is 32.775N. The longitude is -91.792W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 95 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 695.
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3% of Mer Rouge residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Mer Rouge ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Mer Rouge was $12,759, compared with $21,587 nationally.
15% of Mer Rouge residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Mer Rouge, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $99. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $594.
Libraries in Mer Rouge include Mer Rouge Branch ... View libraries
Morehouse Parish supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Mer Rouge political report.
The average commute time for Mer Rouge workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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