|Elevation||82 ft (25 m)|
|Area||25.40 km2 (9.8 sq mi)|
|- land||25.35 km2 (10 sq mi)|
|- water||0.05 km2 (0 sq mi)|
|Density||43.5 / km2 (112.7 / sq mi)|
|- summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
Merryville is located in northwestern Beauregard Parish at . U.S. Route 190 passes through the community, leading north and east 19 miles (31 km) to DeRidder, the parish seat, and west 18 miles (29 km) to Newton, Texas. The Sabine River, which forms the border between Texas and Louisiana, is 4 miles (6 km) west of the center of Merryville.(30.753916, -93.536991)
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,126 people, 418 households, and 300 families residing in the town. The population density was 138.0 people per square mile (53.3/km²). There were 482 housing units at an average density of 59.1 per square mile (22.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 82.06% White, 15.19% African American, 1.24% Native American, 0.09% Asian, 0.27% from other races, and 1.15% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.46% of the population.
There were 418 households out of which 34.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.2% were married couples living together, 17.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.2% were non-families. 27.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.10.
In the town the population was spread out with 28.0% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 24.3% from 25 to 44, 21.8% from 45 to 64, and 16.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 81.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.2 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $22,500, and the median income for a family was $30,962. Males had a median income of $30,250 versus $18,672 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,055. About 24.8% of families and 28.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 34.8% of those under age 18 and 29.0% of those age 65 or over.
Notable natives and residents
- "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Merryville town, Louisiana". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved November 27, 2013.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.