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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population13,155
Male Share of the Population46.3%
Female Share of the Population53.7%
Senior Citizens15%
Employed Population 16+4,539
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married34.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher11.5%
Median Earnings25+$25,225
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$16,099
Median Earnings With High School Degree$20,500

Wealth

Median Family Income$34,472
% Above Poverty Level66.4%
% Below Poverty Level33.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home2.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.1%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone33.8%
Median Gross Rent$573
Median House Value$88,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)43.4%
French Except Basque17.7%
German8.4%
Canadian4.5%
Irish2.9%
English2.9%
Italian1.3%
Arab0.8%
Lebanese0.6%
Macedonian0.6%
Hungarian0.5%
Polish0.4%
African0.3%
Swedish0.3%
Syrian0.2%
Swiss0.1%
Welsh0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Scottish0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Dutch0.1%
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Crowley Almanac

CategoryValue
County Acadia Parish
Standard Zip Codes70526
P.O. Box Zip Codes70527
Phone Area Codes337
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude30.21
Approximate Longitude-92.37

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)

StationCROWLEY 2 NE
Distance2.5 miles
Jan Temp40 to 60 F
Apr Temp57 to 78 F
Jul Temp73 to 92 F
Oct Temp57 to 81 F
Annual Precip60.1 inches
StationEUNICE
Distance19 miles
Jan Temp40 to 60 F
Apr Temp57 to 79 F
Jul Temp74 to 94 F
Oct Temp57 to 82 F
Annual Precip59.9 inches
StationLAFAYETTE REG AP
Distance23.4 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
Duson1,980$35,455
Estherwood956$52,031
Iota1,737$51,938
Mermentau694$43,676
Morse938$45,789
Rayne8,051$39,196

Crowley Public Libraries

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

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Crowley Hospitals

Compass Behavioral Center Of Crowley
(Proprietary)
1526 N Avenue I
(337) 788-3380
Crowley Rehab Hospital, Llc
713 North Avenue L
(337) 783-2859
Acadia General Hospital
(Non-profit)
1305 Crowley Rayne Highway
(337) 783-3222

Crowley Public Schools

Crowley High School
263 Hensgens Road
ZIP: 70526
(337) 783-5313
High
Total Enrollment 671
Crowley Kindergarten School
1119 North Parkerson Avenue
ZIP: 70526
(337) 783-4670
Primary
Total Enrollment 309
Crowley Middle School
401 West Northern Avenue
ZIP: 70526
(337) 783-5305
Middle
Total Enrollment 528
North Crowley Elementary School
820 West Fifteenth Street
ZIP: 70526
(337) 783-8755
Primary
Total Enrollment 396
Ross Elementary School
1809 West Hutchinson Avenue
ZIP: 70526
(337) 783-0927
Primary
Total Enrollment 323
South Crowley Elementary School
1102 South Parkerson Avenue
ZIP: 70526
(337) 783-1300
Primary
Total Enrollment 312

Crowley Private Schools

Northside Christian School
809 E Northern Ave
ZIP: 70526
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 299
Notre Dame High School
910 N Eastern Ave
ZIP: 70526
Secondary
Total Enrollment 423
Redemptorist Catholic School
606 S Avenue N
ZIP: 70526
Elementary
Total Enrollment 188
St Michael Elementary School
805 E Northern Ave
ZIP: 70526
Elementary
Total Enrollment 381
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