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Overview

Introduction to Crowley, Louisiana

Crowley, Louisiana, in Acadia county, is 21 miles W of Lafayette, Louisiana (center to center) and 138 miles W of Orleans, Louisiana. The city is conveniently located inside the Lafayette metropolitan area.

Crowley History

C.C. Duson and W.W. Duson were the founders of Crowley. The city was incorporated in the year 1887. The land was platted and developed by W.W. Duson who was an official of Southwest Louisiana Land Company. The city’s first National Bank was opened by Maime Duson. In the 20th century several oil discoveries were made in Acadia Parish. This led to companies looking for business come to Crowley. The city was named after Pat Crowley, who was an Irish railroad man and helped to establish the railroad depot in this area.

Crowley and nearby Attractions

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

Things To Do In Crowley

Hoffpauir Park, Levy Park, Martin Luther King Park, and Bicentennial Park are among the parks where tourists can enjoy various recreational activities. Golf lovers can visit the Bayou Bend Country Club. One may also join the natives to celebrate local festivals like Mardi Gras which is celebrated in February and Rice Festival in October.

Crowley Transportation

Chennault International Airport is the nearest international airport.

Crowley Higher Education

Louisiana Technical College - Acadian Campus is the local college. University of Louisiana at Lafayette and Mcneese State University are among the other nearby educational institutions.

People

Total Population 13,193
Male Share of the Population 47.6%
Female Share of the Population 52.4%
Senior Citizens 14.3%
Employed Population 16+ 4,344
Age of the Population 36

Families

% of people married 35.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 11.8%
Median Earnings25+ $22,203
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $16,211
Median Earnings With High School Degree $20,211

Wealth

Median Family Income $35,593
% Above Poverty Level 65.1%
% Below Poverty Level 34.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 2.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 31.6%
Median Gross Rent $536
Median House Value $83,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 45.1%
US/American 0%
English 3.9%
Irish 2.3%

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

Crowley Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 21 miles W of Lafayette, Louisiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 138 miles W of New Orleans, Louisiana
County Acadia
Metro Area Lafayette
Standard Zip Codes 70526
P.O. Box Zip Codes 70527
Phone Area Codes 337
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 30.213
Longitude -92.374

Crowley 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 CROWLEY 2 NE
Distance 2.5 miles
Jan Temp 40 to 60 F
Apr Temp 57 to 78 F
Jul Temp 73 to 92 F
Oct Temp 57 to 81 F
Annual Precip 60.1 inches
Station EUNICE
Distance 19 miles
Jan Temp 40 to 60 F
Apr Temp 57 to 79 F
Jul Temp 74 to 94 F
Oct Temp 57 to 82 F
Annual Precip 59.9 inches
Station LAFAYETTE REG AP
Distance 23.4 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
Duson 1,950 $30,521
Estherwood 1,025 $48,529
Iota 1,707 $48,750
Mermentau 696 $48,000
Morse 890 $50,625
Rayne 7,988 $42,065

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

Crowley Public Libraries

Library
Acadia Parish Library
1125 NORTH PARKERSON AVENUE
Crowley, Louisiana
(337) 788-1880
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Crowley Hospitals

AMERICAN LEGION HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
1305 CROWLEY RAYNE HIGHWAY
(337) 783-3222
Emergency Service: Yes

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Crowley High Schools

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CROWLEY HIGH SCHOOL
263 HENSGENS ROAD
337-783-5313
Serves 668 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.5

ACADIA PARISH ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL
2122 NORTH PARKERSON AVENUE
337-783-7188
A Non-traditional School
Serves 26 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 2.7

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