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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

9,705

Population
Growth Rate

-0.67%

Median Age

37

Diversity Index

52.900

Housing & Income

Households

3,917

Total Housing Units

4,619


Owner Occupied

1,937

Renter Occupied

1,980

Vacant

702

Median Home Value

$109,197


Average Home Value

$128,573

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

-0.55%


Per Capita Income

0.88%

Income Projection

Median Household

$29,227 $29,454


Average Household

$49,230 $51,229


Per Capita

$19,774 $20,658

Workforce

Total Businesses

570

Total Employed

4,115

Workers 16+

3,779

2020 Retail Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

109

Employed

859

2020 Educational Services - Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

21

Employed

645

2020 HealthCare/Social Assist

cp-industries

Businesses

53

Employed

488

2020 Accommodation/Food Service

cp-industries

Businesses

39

Employed

441

2020 Food Service/Drinking Estab

cp-industries

Businesses

34

Employed

418

2020 Other Service excl Pub Admin

cp-industries

Businesses

86

Employed

287

Some
High School

835

Graduated
High School

2,154

Associates
Degree

380

Bachelor's
Degree

392

Graduate
Degree

255

Average Commute Time

22 min.



Resident Commuters

2,165

Non-Resident Commuters

1,600

Drive Alone

3,286

Carpooled

266

Public

0

Work At Home

53


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