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Overview

Introduction to Carencro, Louisiana

Carencro, Louisiana, in Lafayette county, is 6 miles N of Lafayette, Louisiana (center to center) and 120 miles W of New Orleans, Louisiana. The city is in the Lafayette area. There are 6,120 residents in Carencro.

Carencro History

Carencro area was settled by white men until the arrival of the Acadians. Some of them were allotted lands along Bayou Carencro. Jean and Marin Mouton were among the first settlers on Bayou Carencro. At that time vacheries were being established. The first post office was set up in 1872. The first telegraph reached in 1884 and the first telephone was set up in 1894.

Carencro and nearby Attractions

  • Longfellow - Evangeline State Historic Site
  • Oliver House
  • Shadows - on - the - Teche
  • Abbeville Cultural & Historical Alliance
  • Vermilion Parish

Things To Do In Carencro

Saint Peters Catholic Church in one of the local churches, where visitors may go. One can also enjoy the recreational facilities offered by Pelican Park, and Lake Fausse Pointe State Park. Golf lovers can spend some time in the Farm Golf Club. Apart from these, the city organizes a number of recreational events throughout the year.

Carencro Transportation

Lafayette Regional Airport provides facilities for air transportation.

Carencro Higher Education

One can opt for University of Louisiana At Lafayette, Southern University And A & M College, and Mcneese State University.

People

Total Population 8,269
Male Share of the Population 48.1%
Female Share of the Population 51.9%
Senior Citizens 13.1%
Employed Population 16+ 3,824
Age of the Population 36

Families

% of people married 39.8%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 15.4%
Median Earnings25+ $31,931
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,407
Median Earnings With High School Degree $29,295

Wealth

Median Family Income $53,789
% Above Poverty Level 87.1%
% Below Poverty Level 12.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 2.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1%
% Using Public Transportation 0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 33.8%
Median Gross Rent $676
Median House Value $133,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 45%
US/American 0%
English 0.5%
Irish 2.7%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Carencro Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 6 miles N of Lafayette, Louisiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 120 miles W of New Orleans, Louisiana
County Lafayette
Metro Area Lafayette
Standard Zip Codes 70520
Phone Area Codes 337
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 30.316
Longitude -92.048

Carencro Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station LAFAYETTE
Distance 7 miles
Jan Temp 42 to 61 F
Apr Temp 58 to 78 F
Jul Temp 73 to 91 F
Oct Temp 58 to 80 F
Annual Precip 60.5 inches
Station GRAND COTEAU
Distance 8.1 miles
Jan Temp 41 to 62 F
Apr Temp 56 to 79 F
Jul Temp 72 to 93 F
Oct Temp 57 to 82 F
Annual Precip 63.2 inches
Station LAFAYETTE REG AP
Distance 9 miles
Jan Temp 42 to 62 F
Apr Temp 58 to 78 F
Jul Temp 74 to 91 F
Oct Temp 58 to 81 F
Annual Precip 62.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Cankton 641 $51,875
Grand Coteau 889 $33,875
Lafayette 124,982 $64,805
Rayne 7,988 $42,065
Scott 8,865 $66,607
Sunset 2,919 $56,786

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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