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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    C+
Carencro is a town in Louisiana with a population of 8,620. Carencro is in Lafayette Parish. Living in Carencro offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Carencro and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Carencro are above average.
About Carencro...
Population
8,620

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$153,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$656
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    36%
  • Own
    64%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    163.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    10.9
    6.1
  • Rape
    10.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    54.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    403.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,387.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    65.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    20%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    22%
    13%

Working in Carencro

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$38,807
National
$55,322

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Carencro, Louisiana is a developing city with many growing activities. Recently, we have opened a Walmart, Super 1, and multiple small businesses. The city offers an incredible private elementary Catholic school, Carencro Catholic, as well as a public elementary school, Carencro Elementary. The city includes a high school with multiple extra curricular activities and elective classes to broaden your horizons.
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Carencro is a very small town. Therefore, most people know one another. This is one of the reasons that I enjoy living in this area. There is not very much that is taking place, usually. It is very quiet and calm. However, if you wanted to get involved in fun and nightlife, we are only about fifteen minutes away from all of the events. Personally, I enjoy a very quiet, conservative lifestyle. Although there are a few flaws, I mostly enjoy the city that I live in.
Carencro is a great, small place for your kids and family. Carencro has been upgrading with new stores and more restaurants, as well as more job opportunities for young adults. I've been living in Carencro since I was a kid and have loved the memories I've made there. Although it seems small, Carencro is full of opportunities to experience a great life.