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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    B-
Carencro is a suburb of Lafayette with a population of 8,775. 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.
About Carencro...
Population
8,775

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$153,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$713
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    42%
  • Own
    58%
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Carencro Rankings

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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
    330.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    32
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    458.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,843
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    18%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    19%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    37%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    21%
    13%

Working in Carencro

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$36,531
National
$55,322

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Carencro Reviews

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I can't express my experience in past tense since I still live in Carencro, and have been since the age of 8. Last year I gained my license, but noticed that there are no bike lanes nor enough bus stops to save gas. I enjoy the community and Madigras events. The library is small but lovely to visit. The roads aren't extremely rough unless the back roads are taken. The ditches aren't filled with trash and the cattle you occasionally see compliments the view. There aren't enough nighttime activities nor youthful hotspots, but the park isn't a bad replacement. The town is the right type of quiet and there are enough rural /suburban neighborhoods to even things out. Gloria switch, a road to helps transport you anywhere can bring you to all types of food joints. . It's starting to grow and I can appreciate when I see volunteers and men in orange jackets picking up trash in the ditches. I believe in Carencro and will give it time to prosper!
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Carencro is a small town close to Lafayette and it’s very peaceful. It has many different restaurants and areas to hang out with your friends, like the CC’s, or by Great American Cookie. The neighborhoods are mostly clean and the people are friendly.
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.