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Carencro, Louisiana

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Welcome to Carencro ...

The city of Carencro is located in Lafayette Parish.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Carencro has a population of 8,973 people<1> (see below for details).

Carencro was established in 1765.

The community of Carencro is 40 feet [12 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Carencro lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Carencro is located in the (337) area code.

The ZIP code for Carencro: 70520<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Carencro had a population of 7,526 people. This makes Carencro the parish's 5th most populous community.

The population of Carencro represents 0.17% of the total population of Louisiana (which has 4,533,372 people), making it the state's 47th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 7,526 people, the population of Carencro increased 22.97% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 6,120 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Carencro had an population of 8,973 people. This is an increase of 19.23% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 46.62% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Carencro.

Communities near Carencro ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Carencro and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<4>.

Community   2017
Breaux Bridge   [Map]   8,323   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Broussard   [Map]   12,042   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Church Point   [Map]   4,454   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Lafayette   [Map]   126,848   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Opelousas   [Map]   16,323   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Port Barre   [Map]   2,126   N   17 miles [27.4 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and parishes, please visit the Nearby Page for Carencro.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Carencro. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Carencro. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Carencro.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Carencro:

Websites for Carencro ...

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TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Carencro ...

Looking for more information about Carencro? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Carencro, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Carencro.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' is a very useful tool for people who might be planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Carencro. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
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PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
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AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
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Auto RentalChiropractors 
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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Carencro.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Carencro - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Carencro). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Carencro or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting from Carencro. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Carencro) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Carencro. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Carencro

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Carencro. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.3101, Longitude: -92.0378     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Carencro have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Carencro.


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