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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 lies within 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 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 (with 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 ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Carencro and not the distance if driven.<4>.

Community   2017
Breaux Bridge   [Map]   8,323   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Broussard   [Map]   12,042   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Church Point   [Map]   4,454   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Lafayette   [Map]   126,848   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Opelousas   [Map]   16,323   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Rayne   [Map]   8,153   SW   14 miles [22.5 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 for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Carencro. If available, we provide a satellite 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 can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Carencro, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Carencro.

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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. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Carencro) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, 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 we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.3183, Longitude: -92.0495     [Map].

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