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Carencro, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The City of Carencro had a population of 8,319 as of July 1, 2017. 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 (GNIS ID: 2403993) 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.

The City of Carencro is located within Parish Governing Authority District A, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lafayette Parish.

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, 2017.

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

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Carencro, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 8,319
Daytime Population: Workers 2,892
Daytime Population: Residents 5,027
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 7,919
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.95
Population in Households 8,118
Population in Familes 6,496
Population in Group Qrtrs 201
Population Density2 1,092
Diversity Index3 59


Median Household Income $40,758
Average Household Income $57,495
Per Capita Income $22,888


Total Housing Units 3,609 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,002 (55.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,321 (36.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 286 ( 7.9%)
Median Home Value $135,706
Average Home Value $161,021


Total Households 3,323
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 2,170
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.39% 1.89%
Households 1.49% 1.92%
Families 1.94% 1.68%
Median Household Income   1.86%
Per Capita Income   2.71%

Carencro, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Carencro to the other 474 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 72 85th
Population Density # 136 72nd
Diversity Index # 54 89th
Median Household Income # 229 52nd
Per Capita Income # 197 59th

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