Eunice

Eunice, LA is the “prairie” Cajun capital of Louisiana. The week here starts on Saturday mornings, with hot boudin sausage, coffee and the open Cajun jam session at Savoy’s Music Center. This 40-year-old tradition, where old hands play alongside up-and-comers, was started by a local accordion-maker and is still going strong. On Saturday evenings, the historic Liberty Theater broadcasts a live Cajun radio show and attendees can spend the night twirling on the dance floor. It makes sense that Eunice would also house the Cajun Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Here, greats like “Doc” Guidry and “Happy Fats” LeBlanc are commemorated, and the story of Cajun music is told. For the rest of the story, visit the Prairie Cajun Cultural Center, which is one of the few places you’ll find National Park Service rangers alongside Cajun chefs dishing up jambalaya. On any given weekend you can always find a beehive of activity at the Eunice Sports Complex as the host events for young women from throughout South Louisiana.

Eunice is home to the 6 time College World Series Champion College, LSU-E. Strategically located at the crossroads of the divided state Hwy 190 and Hwy 13 and adjacent to the artery UP Rail Line, Eunice sits in the heart of a robust agricultural area and houses one of the largest crawfish production operations with Riceland Crawfish. The Eunice area has always been a magnet for many large oil field services support companies and associated light manufacturing operations. Tanners Services, Sunland Construction, and Waveland Services are just of few of their key employers.

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Eunice

Population

Total Population

9,948

Population
Growth Rate

-0.48%

Median Age

37

Diversity Index

52.800

Housing & Income

Households

4,006

Total Housing Units

4,605


Owner Occupied

2,169

Renter Occupied

1,837

Vacant

599

Median Home Value

$105,445


Average Home Value

$122,026

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

-0.37%


Per Capita Income

1.72%

Income Projection

Median Household

$30,028 $32,894


Average Household

$43,923 $47,700


Per Capita

$17,632 $19,205

Workforce

Total Businesses

575

Total Employed

4,242

Workers 16+

3,932

Retail Trade Businesses

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Businesses

113

Employed

875

Educational Services - Businesses

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Businesses

22

Employed

668

HealthCare/Social Assist

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Businesses

50

Employed

463

Accommodation/Food Service

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Businesses

40

Employed

432

Food Service/Drinking Estab

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Businesses

35

Employed

409

Other Service excl Pub Admin

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Businesses

87

Employed

293

Some
High School

894

Graduated
High School

2,236

Associates
Degree

404

Bachelor's
Degree

447

Graduate
Degree

255

Average Commute Time

22 min.



Resident Commuters

2,435

Non-Resident Commuters

1,454

Drive Alone

3,558

Carpooled

192

Public

0

Work At Home

48


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