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The population of Carencro is approximately 6,776 (1999), 7526 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 2,145 (1990), 2985 (2010).

The amount of land area in Carencro is 14.296 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Carencro to Washington DC is 1057 miles. The distance to the Louisiana state capital is 55 miles. (as the crow flies)
Carencro is positioned 30.31 degrees north of the equator and 92.03 degrees west of the prime meridian.

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Carencro location: in south-central Louisiana near Lafayette.

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Carencro history:

The first inhabitants of the area were the Attakapas and the Opelousas, Native American Tribes. It wasn't until the middle of the 18th century that others came into the region. Those who did come were mainly from Nova Scotia, the Canary Islands, France, the British Isles, Germany and Africa. The first known settlers was Louis Pierre Arceneaux from Nova Scotia. He arrived in 1765. At this time the area was known as St. Pierre. Between 1765 and 1803 most settlers were from the Nova Scotia area. Later on, in the early 1800's, families came from France, Germany and other areas. There began to be an increase in the slave trade with most slaves coming from west African villages. Even though slavery was not legal in this district, many, including pirate, Jean Lafitte, brought in the captured slaves and sold them with the government looking the other direction.

By the end of the 1800's, the area was a leading business center for the surrounding area. The population was nearly 300 and many businesses had settled in Carencro. By 1900, the population was up to 445. (history information highlights from "The History of Carencro," St. Pierre Genealogical Society Archives)
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