About Carencro, Louisiana

Coordinates: 30°18?51?N 92°02?37?W? / ?30.31417°N 92.04361°W? / 30.31417; -92.04361Carencro [p] (historically French: St.-Pierre ) is a city in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana. It is a suburb of the nearby city of Lafayette. The population was 6,120 at the 2000 census. Its name comes from the Louisiana Creole word for buzzard: the spot was one where large flocks of buzzards roosted in the bald cypress trees. The name means "carrion crow."Carencro is part of the Lafayette Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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