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Carencro, Louisiana - Basic Facts

Carencro is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the City of Carencro.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Lafayette Parish at latitude 30.3171 and longitude -92.049. Lafayette Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 39 feet.

The formal boundaries for the City of Carencro (see map) encompass a land area of 7.62 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Carencro: La Chapelle, Saint Pierre.

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Carencro, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Carencro to the other 473 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 74 85th
Population Density1 # 139 71st
Diversity Index2 # 50 90th
Median Household Income # 293 38th
Per Capita Income # 254 47th

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Carencro, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 8,084
Population in Households 7,872
Population in Familes 6,355
Population in Group Qrtrs 212
Population Density1 1,063
Diversity Index2 58


Total Households 3,243
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 2,152
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,529 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,012 (57.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,230 (34.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 286 ( 8.1%)
Median Home Value $123,184
Average Home Value $145,316


Median Household Income $35,910
Average Household Income $51,073
Per Capita Income $20,014
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.7% 1.73%
Households 1.97% 1.87%
Families 3.13% 1.67%
Median Household Income   3.53%
Per Capita Income   2.06%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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