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Overview

Introduction to Eunice, Louisiana

Eunice, Louisiana, in St Landry county, is 30 miles NW of Lafayette, Louisiana (center to center) and 144 miles W of New Orleans, Louisiana. The city is considered part of the Lafayette metropolitan area.

Eunice History

C.C. Duson had founded the city of Eunice. He named the city after his second wife. Duson had earlier founded Crowley in Louisiana. He added an area of 160 acres of land to the place. Duson also linked the Southern Pacific Railroad with this area. It was chartered on September 12, 1894, as a village. Eunice was reincorporatedon June 4, 1895. A chemical freight train met with an accident in 2000, and it led to various chemical related hazards in the city.

Eunice and nearby Attractions

  • Longfellow - Evangeline State Historic Site
  • Shadows - on - the - Teche
  • Oliver House
  • Abbeville Cultural & Historical Alliance
  • Lafayette Natural History Museum & Planetarium

Things To Do In Eunice

Tourist may visit the local churches like Second Baptist Church, Golden Star Baptist Church, and First United Methodist Church. Visitors interested in activities like camping, hiking, biking, swimming, fishing may visit Chicot State Park. Each year, the City of Eunice celebrate Cajun French Music Festival in the month of may and the Mardi Gras Celebration is held on the month of February.

Eunice Transportation

Flights can be availed from Chennault International Airport.

Eunice Higher Education

One of the local institutions for higher education is Louisiana State University - Eunice. You can also opt for University of Louisiana at Lafayette and Mcneese State University.

Demographics

People

Total Population10,199
Male Share of the Population47%
Female Share of the Population53%
Senior Citizens14.3%
Employed Population 16+3,869
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married37.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher11.3%
Median Earnings25+$24,674
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$19,919
Median Earnings With High School Degree$22,626

Wealth

Median Family Income$36,250
% Above Poverty Level71.2%
% Below Poverty Level28.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home1.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.5%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone32.1%
Median Gross Rent$609
Median House Value$94,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)39.3%
French Except Basque20.3%
Canadian10.7%
German6.9%
English3.6%
Irish2.8%
Italian2.6%
Scottish0.4%
African0.4%
Polish0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Swiss0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Latvian0.1%
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Eunice Almanac

CategoryValue
County St. Landry Parish
Standard Zip Codes70535
Phone Area Codes337
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude30.49
Approximate Longitude-92.41

Eunice Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationEUNICE
Distance1.2 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
StationCROWLEY 2 NE
Distance17.2 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
StationGRAND COTEAU
Distance23.3 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Basile1,833$27,708
Chataignier279$41,875
Church Point4,525$32,969
Iota1,737$51,938
Mamou3,203$27,154
Ville Platte7,338$22,887

Eunice Hospitals

Eunice Extended Care Hospital
(Proprietary)
3879 Highway 190
(337) 546-0024
Acadian Medical Center (a Campus Of Mercy Regional Medical Center)
(Proprietary)
3501 Highway 190
(337) 580-7500

Eunice Public Schools

Central Middle School
602 S. Martin Luther King Driv
ZIP: 70535
(337) 457-5895
Middle
Total Enrollment 383
East Elementary School
550 Brother J. Rd.
ZIP: 70535
(337) 457-2215
Primary
Total Enrollment 283
Eunice Career & Technical Education Center
421 South 10th Street
ZIP: 70535
(337) 457-8686
High
Eunice Elementary School
451 South 9th Street
ZIP: 70535
(337) 457-2380
Primary
Total Enrollment 277
Eunice High School
301 South Bobcat Drive
ZIP: 70535
(337) 457-3011
High
Total Enrollment 679
Eunice Junior High School
751 West Oak Street
ZIP: 70535
(337) 457-7386
Middle
Total Enrollment 396
Glendale Elementary School
900 West Dean Street
ZIP: 70535
(337) 457-4121
Primary
Total Enrollment 329
Highland Elementary School
1341 Duck Avenue
ZIP: 70535
(337) 457-5161
Primary
Total Enrollment 238

Eunice Private Schools

St Edmund Catholic School
351 W Magnolia Ave
ZIP: 70535
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 530
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