Carencro, LA Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Carencro, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The City of Carencro had a population of 8,231 as of July 1, 2015. Carencro ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Louisiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Carencro is located at latitude 30.3115 and longitude -92.0385 in Lafayette Parish. The formal boundaries for the City of Carencro (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.62 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lafayette Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 39 feet.

The City of Carencro has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Carencro population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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

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Carencro, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 8,231
Population in Households 8,020
Population in Familes 6,453
Population in Group Qrtrs 211
Population Density1 1,082
Diversity Index2 59
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 3,311
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 2,197
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 3,593 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,043 (56.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,267 (35.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 282 ( 7.8%)
Median Home Value $129,245
Average Home Value $152,055
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $39,232
Average Household Income $52,511
Per Capita Income $20,617
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.72% 1.71%
Households 1.99% 1.83%
Families 2.93% 1.58%
Median Household Income   3.38%
Per Capita Income   2.46%
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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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, 2015 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 # 71 85th
Population Density1 # 135 72nd
Diversity Index2 # 51 89th
Median Household Income # 243 49th
Per Capita Income # 230 52nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Louisiana Census Data Comparison Tool.