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"Prairie Cajun Capital of Louisiana"

Eunice is in Saint Landry Parish, in the Opelousas-Eunice metro area. (The community straddles Saint Landry and Acadia parishes; ePodunk links to the parish with the greater share of population.)

The community was named for Eunice Pharr Duson, wife of landowner C.C. Duson

The latitude of Eunice is 30.494N. The longitude is -92.417W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 49 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 11,586.


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Median household income
Local
$21,372
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Eunice demographic reports
Known for the radio program, "Rendez-Vous des Cajuns," broadcast from the Liberty Theater
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 57. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 5 per 1,000 people.
Eunice received national attention for May 2000 train wreck
Local foods: crawfish etouffee
Local festivals include:
  • Mardi Gras Celebration - Feb. 17-20, 2007
  • Cajun French Music Festival - May 26, 2007
Dates often change. Check Eunice web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, Eunice Museum, Cajun Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Colleges and universities: Louisiana State University-Eunice

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5% of Eunice residents report German ancestry, and 4% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Eunice ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Eunice was $11,937, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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11% of Eunice residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Eunice, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $250.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $572.


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Saint Landry Parish supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Eunice political report.

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The average commute time for Eunice workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 4 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Eunice between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 3.5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Eunice include Best Western Eunice, Days Inn Eunice.

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