Carencro, LA
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Carencro is a somewhat small city located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 8,575 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Carencro is the 66th largest community in Louisiana.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Carencro is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Carencro is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Carencro who work in office and administrative support (18.01%), sales jobs (9.90%), and management occupations (7.32%).

The citizens of Carencro are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 15.29% of adults in Carencro have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Carencro in 2010 was $23,910, which is upper middle income relative to Louisiana, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $95,640 for a family of four. However, Carencro contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Carencro is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Carencro home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Carencro residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Carencro include German, French Canadian, Acadian/Cajun, and Irish.

The most common language spoken in Carencro is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Spanish.