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Overview

Introduction to Scott, Louisiana

Scott, Louisiana, in Lafayette county, is 4 miles W of Lafayette, Louisiana (center to center) and 122 miles W of New Orleans, Louisiana. The people of the city are in the Lafayette metropolitan area.

Scott History

The city of Scott is a part of Lafayette Parish and is located in the Lafayette metro area. Alexander Delhomme was one of the first settlers of Scott. He owned lands in the northern part of the town. In the year 1907, the town was named after J. B. Scott. He was the Division Superintendent of Southern Pacific Railroad. Previously a village, Scott became a town in the year 1960. It became a city in the year 1990.

Scott and nearby Attractions

  • Abbeville Cultural & Historical Alliance
  • Lafayette Natural History Museum & Planetarium
  • Shadows - on - the - Teche
  • Lake Fausse Pointe State Park
  • Chicot State Park
  • Longfellow - Evangeline State Historic Site

Things To Do In Scott

Tourists can visit the Lafayette Natural History Museum and Planetarium that demonstrates the history of the city. In fact the planetarium will help you to get an idea about the astronomical advancement made by the city in the past. The Chicot State park is another tourist attraction offering facilities for camping, hiking, and fishing. The Longfellow - Evangeline State Historic Site also popular due to its historical significance.

Scott Transportation

Flights can be availed from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.

Scott Higher Education

Higher education can be pursued from Louisiana State University, Louisiana Technical College, and Nicholls State University.

People

Total Population 8,865
Male Share of the Population 46%
Female Share of the Population 54%
Senior Citizens 13.8%
Employed Population 16+ 4,740
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 48.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 18.4%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $66,607
% Above Poverty Level 93.3%
% Below Poverty Level 6.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 29 minutes
% Working from Home 3.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation 1%

Housing

People Living Alone 31.1%
Median Gross Rent $721
Median House Value $148,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 36.6%
US/American 0%
English 4.4%
Irish 6.3%

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

Scott Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles W of Lafayette, Louisiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 122 miles W of New Orleans, Louisiana
County Lafayette
Metro Area Lafayette
Standard Zip Codes 70583
Phone Area Codes 337
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 30.235
Longitude -92.094

Scott 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 2.1 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 LAFAYETTE REG AP
Distance 7.1 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
Station NEW IBERIA
Distance 25.5 miles
Jan Temp 41 to 61 F
Apr Temp 58 to 78 F
Jul Temp 73 to 91 F
Oct Temp 59 to 80 F
Annual Precip 60.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Broussard 9,637 $80,750
Cankton 641 $51,875
Carencro 8,269 $53,789
Duson 1,950 $30,521
Lafayette 124,982 $64,805
Maurice 1,498 $70,357

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

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