Merrydale is located close to the center of Louisiana. Merrydale has 4.24 square miles of land area and has no water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Merrydale population is 9,601, which has shrunk 7.92% since 2000. The population growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 2.96% and is much lower than the national average rate of 11.61%. Merrydale median household income is $45,755 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 60.30% since 2000. The income growth rate is much higher than the state average rate of 38.15% and is much higher than the national average rate of 27.36%. Merrydale median house value is $106,800 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 70.06% since 2000. The house value growth rate is higher than the state average rate of 65.18% and is higher than the national average rate of 46.91%. As a reference, the national Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate for the same period is 26.63%. On average, the public school district that covers Merrydale is worse than the state average in quality.