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Statistics & Facts

The Louisiana state capital is Baton Rouge.
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.


in south-central Louisiana near Lafayette.
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History & History Related Items

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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Carencro City Government

City of Carencro, Louisiana

Carencro City Hall
210 E. St. Peter Street
Phone: 337-896-8481
Fax: 337-896-0890

Carencro has a Mayor/Board of Aldermen form of government. The board is made up of five persons.

Carencro Chamber

Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce
804 E. St. Mary
P.O. Box 51307
Lafayette, LA 70505
Phone: 337-233-2705
Fax: 337-234-8671

Carencro Organizations

Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce
804 E. St. Mary
P.O. Box 51307
Lafayette, LA 70505
Phone: 337-233-2705
Fax: 337-234-8671

Carencro Schools

Lafayette Parish School System
113 Chaplin Drive
Lafayette, Louisiana 70508
P. O. Drawer 2158
Lafayette, Louisiana 70502-2158
Phone: (337) 236-6800

Carenco High School
721 West Butcher Crest Road
Carencro, Louisiana 70507
Phone: 337-896-6192 Carencro


The population of Carencro was:
1990 - 5,518
1995 - 5,864
1999 - 6,776

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