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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,687
Male Share of the Population47.9%
Female Share of the Population52.1%
Senior Citizens14.1%
Employed Population 16+4,624
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married49.4%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher23.2%
Median Earnings25+$40,795
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$32,361
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,488

Wealth

Median Family Income$68,165
% Above Poverty Level94%
% Below Poverty Level6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time29 minutes
% Working from Home2.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.3%
% Using Public Transportation2%

Housing

People Living Alone27.5%
Median Gross Rent$816
Median House Value$151,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)35.4%
French Except Basque18.5%
German7.3%
Canadian7.3%
Irish5.5%
Italian3.6%
English3.6%
African1.5%
Arab1.1%
Dutch0.5%
Lebanese0.4%
Scottish0.4%
Greek0.4%
Austrian0.3%
Trinidad Tobago0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Belgian0.1%
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Scott Almanac

CategoryValue
County Lafayette Parish
Standard Zip Codes70583
Phone Area Codes337
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude30.23
Approximate Longitude-92.09

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)

StationLAFAYETTE
Distance2.1 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
StationLAFAYETTE REG AP
Distance7.1 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
StationNEW IBERIA
Distance25.5 miles
Jan Temp41 to 61 F
Apr Temp58 to 78 F
Jul Temp73 to 91 F
Oct Temp59 to 80 F
Annual Precip60.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Broussard10,221$83,839
Cankton778$55,789
Carencro8,420$49,282
Duson1,980$35,455
Lafayette125,808$65,999
Maurice1,461$92,642

Scott Public Schools

J. Wallace James Elementary School
1500 W. Willow St.
ZIP: 70583
(337) 521-7700
Primary
Total Enrollment 882
L. Leo Judice Elementary School
5801 Cameron Street
ZIP: 70583
(337) 521-7710
Primary
Total Enrollment 374
Scott Middle School
116 Marie Street
ZIP: 70583
(337) 521-7930
Middle
Total Enrollment 617
Westside Elementary School
912 Delhomme Ave
ZIP: 70583
(337) 521-7820
Primary
Total Enrollment 393

Scott Private Schools

Sts Peter & Paul Catholic Elementary School
1301 Old Spanish Trail
ZIP: 70583
Elementary
Total Enrollment 176
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