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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,420
Male Share of the Population48.9%
Female Share of the Population51.1%
Senior Citizens12.5%
Employed Population 16+3,925
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married38%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher15.4%
Median Earnings25+$29,989
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$19,792
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,097

Wealth

Median Family Income$49,282
% Above Poverty Level85.4%
% Below Poverty Level14.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time28 minutes
% Working from Home2.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.1%
% Using Public Transportation0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone33.6%
Median Gross Rent$660
Median House Value$147,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)45.8%
French Except Basque24.7%
Canadian5.6%
German5%
Irish2.3%
Italian1.4%
English1.3%
African0.7%
Lebanese0.6%
Arab0.6%
Welsh0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Swedish0.1%
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Carencro Almanac

CategoryValue
County Lafayette Parish
Standard Zip Codes70520
Phone Area Codes337
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude30.33
Approximate Longitude-92.03

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)

StationLAFAYETTE
Distance7 miles
Jan Temp42 to 61 F
Apr Temp58 to 78 F
Jul Temp73 to 91 F
Oct Temp58 to 80 F
Annual Precip60.5 inches
StationGRAND COTEAU
Distance8.1 miles
Jan Temp41 to 62 F
Apr Temp56 to 79 F
Jul Temp72 to 93 F
Oct Temp57 to 82 F
Annual Precip63.2 inches
StationLAFAYETTE REG AP
Distance9 miles
Jan Temp42 to 62 F
Apr Temp58 to 78 F
Jul Temp74 to 91 F
Oct Temp58 to 81 F
Annual Precip62.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Cankton778$55,789
Grand Coteau1,002$33,977
Lafayette125,808$65,999
Rayne8,051$39,196
Scott8,687$68,165
Sunset2,931$51,150

Carencro Public Schools

Carencro Middle School
4301 North University
ZIP: 70520
(337) 521-7880
Middle
Total Enrollment 632
Carencro Heights Elementary School
601 Tee Ma Road
ZIP: 70520
(337) 521-7640
Primary
Total Enrollment 521

Carencro Private Schools

Pope John Paul Ii Academy
3470 Ne Evangeline Thruway
ZIP: 70520
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 131
Carencro Catholic School
200 W Saint Peter St
ZIP: 70520
Elementary
Total Enrollment 379
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