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Acadia Parish is made up of 655 square miles or 419,400 acres of land with a population of approximately 62,000 residents. Rice, soybeans and crawfish are major commodities of the prominent agriculture community. The Atakapa Indians were the early inhabitants of Acadia Parish followed by the exiled Acadians from Canada who were enticed by the Spanish government with land, cattle and agricultural equipment. Acadia Parish communities are compact and easily navigable with well-designed roadway systems, a testament to the foresight of early community developers who recognized the assets of the region.

Perfectly located along the I-10 corridor with major US highways, railways, waterways, a port and airports, Acadia Parish offers the transportation resources needed for productive commerce. With a commercial airport just 24 miles away travel is easy for business and leisure. Cost of living and sites for business are affordable. Acadia Parish’s cultural diversity and quaint charm make it a great place to live, work and retire!

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Acadia Parish Executive Summary 2014

The population in this area is estimated to change from 61,773 to 62,029, resulting in a growth of 0.4% between 2010 and the current year. Over the next five years, the population is projected to grow by 1.4%.

The population in the United States is estimated to change from 308,745,538 to 317,199,353, resulting in a growth of 2.7% between 2010 and the current year. Over the next five years, the population is projected to grow by 3.5%.

The current year median age for this area is 35.9, while the average age is 37.3. Five years from now, the median age is projected to be 36.1.

The current year median age for the United States is 37.7, while the average age is 38.5. Five years from now, the median age is projected to be 38.6.

Of this area’s current year estimated population:

78.4% are White Alone, 18.9% are Black or African Am. Alone, 0.3% are Am. Indian and Alaska Nat. Alone, 0.3% are Asian Alone, 0.0% are Nat. Hawaiian and Other Pacific Isl. Alone, 0.7% are Some Other Race, and 1.4% are Two or More Races.

Of the United States’s current year estimated population:

71.3% are White Alone, 12.7% are Black or African Am. Alone, 1.0% are Am. Indian and Alaska Nat. Alone, 5.0% are Asian Alone, 0.2% are Nat. Hawaiian and Other Pacific Isl. Alone, 6.6% are Some Other Race, and 3.2% are Two or More Races.

This area’s current estimated Hispanic or Latino population is 2.3%, while the United States current estimated Hispanic or Latino population is 17.6%.

The number of households in this area is estimated to change from 22,841 to 23,109, resulting in an increase of 1.2% between 2010 and the current year. Over the next five years, the number of households is projected to increase by 2.0%.

The number of households in the United States is estimated to change from 116,716,292 to 120,163,305, resulting in an increase of 3.0% between 2010 and the current year. Over the next five years, the number of households is projected to increase by 3.7%.

The average household income is estimated to be $53,064 for the current year, while the average household income for the United States is estimated to be $71,320 for the same time frame.

The average household income in this area is projected to change over the next five years, from $53,064 to $47,004.

The average household income in the United States is projected to change over the next five years, from $71,320 to $75,940.

For this area, 90.6% of the labor force is estimated to be employed for the current year.

The employment status of the population age 16 and over is as follows:

0.0% are in the Armed Forces, 52.9% are employed civilians, 5.5% are unemployed civilians, and 41.6% are not in the labor force.

For the United States, 89.7% of the labor force is estimated to be employed for the current year.

The employment status of the population age 16 and over is as follows:

0.4% are in the Armed Forces, 57.3% are employed civilians, 6.6% are unemployed civilians, and 35.7% are not in the labor force.

The occupational classifications for this area are as follows:

30.0% hold blue collar occupations, 51.5% hold white collar occupations, and 18.5% are occupied as service & farm workers.

The occupational classifications for the United States are as follows:

20.4% hold blue collar occupations, 60.7% hold white collar occupations, and 18.9% are occupied as service & farm workers.

For the civilian employed population age 16 and over in this area, it is estimated that they are employed in the following occupational categories:

2.3% are in Architecture and Engineering, 0.7% are in Arts, Entertainment and Sports, 1.3% are in Business and Financial Operations, 0.5% are in Computers and Mathematics, 5.1% are in Education, Training and Libraries, 4.9% are in Healthcare Practioners and Technicians, 2.9% are in Healthcare Support, 0.6% are in Life, Physical and Social Sciences, 8.6% are in Management, 14.6% are in Office and Administrative Support.

0.9% are in Community and Social Services, 4.3% are in Food Preparation and Serving, 0.3% are in Legal Services, 2.6% are in Protective Services, 11.7% are in Sales and Related Services, 4.1% are in Personal Care Services.

4.2% are in Building and Grounds Maintenance, 10.5% are in Construction and Extraction, 0.5% are in Farming, Fishing and Forestry, 4.5% are in Maintenance and Repair, 7.9% are in Production, 7.1% are in Transportation and Moving.

For the civilian employed population age 16 and over in the United States, it is estimated that they are employed in
the following occupational categories:

1.8% are in Architecture and Engineering, 1.9% are in Arts, Entertainment and Sports, 4.7% are in Business and Financial Operations, 2.5% are in Computers and Mathematics, 6.1% are in Education, Training and Libraries, 5.5% are in Healthcare Practioners and Technicians, 2.5% are in Healthcare Support, 0.9% are in Life, Physical and Social Sciences, 9.6% are in Management, 13.7% are in Office and Administrative Support.

1.7% are in Community and Social Services, 5.7% are in Food Preparation and Serving, 1.2% are in Legal Services, 2.3% are in Protective Services, 11.0% are in Sales and Related Services, 3.6% are in Personal Care Services.

4.0% are in Building and Grounds Maintenance, 5.1% are in Construction and Extraction, 0.7% are in Farming, Fishing and Forestry, 3.3% are in Maintenance and Repair, 5.9% are in Production, 6.1% are in Transportation and Moving.

Currently, it is estimated that 2.1% of the population age 25 and over in this area had earned a Master’s Degree, 0.3% had earned a Professional School Degree, 0.1% had earned a Doctorate Degree and 8.3% had earned a Bachelor’s Degree.

In comparison, for the United States, it is estimated that for the population over age 25, 7.4% had earned a Master’sDegree, 1.9% had earned a Professional School Degree, 1.2% had earned a Doctorate Degree and 17.8% had earned a Bachelor’s Degree.

Most of the dwellings in this area (70.9%) are estimated to be Owner-Occupied for the current year. For the entire country the majority of the housing units are Owner-Occupied (65.0%).

The majority of dwellings in this area (73.9%) are estimated to be structures of 1 Unit Detached for the current year. The majority of dwellings in the United States (61.6%) are estimated to be structures of 1 Unit Detached for the same year.

The majority of housing units in this area (19.3%) are estimated to have been Housing Unit Built 1970 to 1979 for the current year.

The majority of housing units in the United States (15.9%) are estimated to have been Housing Unit Built 1970 to 1979 for the current year.

UnEmp

Rate Laborforce Employed Unemployed
August, 2014 26,242 24,666 1,576 6.0%

Source: The Neilson Company 2014

Industry Total Units Average # of Employees Percentage of Employees Total Wages
Retail 201 2,299 17.6% $12,744,433
Mining 40 317 2.4% $4,819,413
Healthcare & Social Assistance 125 2,487 19.0% $16,892,248
Manufacturing 56 1,387 10.6% $13,528,519
Accommodation & Food Service 68 1,136 8.7% $3,855,785
Other* 791 5,453 41.7% $56,618,035
Total 1281 13,079 100.0% $108,458,433

Source: Labor Market Statistics 1st Qtr 2014

Employer Number of Employees
Acadia Parish School Board 1400+
Albemarle Corp 450-499
American Legion Hospital 300-350
WalMart Super Center 300-350
Capitol Manufacturing 200-250
Arc of Acadiana 200-250
Stallion Construction 150-200
Acadiana Region Supports & Svc 150-200
Francis Drilling Fluids 150-200
Southwind Healthcare & Rehab 150-200
Acadia St Landry Guest Hm 100-149
Financial Corp of Louisiana 100-149
Sheriff’s Department 100-149
JohnPAC 100-149
Lowe’s Home Improvement 100-149
Baker Hughs 100-149
Monster Heavy Hauler 100-149
Encore Healthcare & Rehab 100-150
Winn Dixie 100-149
Camelot Place 100-149
Wright Enrichment 50-99
John N John III Inc 50-99
Richard’s Cajun Foods Corp 50-99
National Guard 50-99
Acadia St. Landry Hospital 50-99

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HIGHWAYS

Interstate 10

US Highway 90, 190

LA Highway 13, 35, 91, 92, 95, 97, 98

RAIL FREIGHT

Acadiana Railway

BNSF Railway

Union Pacific Railroad

NAVIGABLE WATERWAYS/PORTS

Mermentau River Harbor & Terminal District

Shallow draft port (barge depth) located one mile north of U.S. Hwy 90 and one mile east of the Village of Mermentau on the Mermentau River (barge depth)

AIRPORTS

LeGros Memorial Airport (local) – General Aviation, open to the public

Coordinates: N30°9.71′ / W92°29.04′
584 Nighthawk Road
Morse, LA 70559
Phone 337-788-8800

Eunice Airport (local) – General Aviation, open to the public

Coordinates: N30°27.98′ / W92°25.43′
252 Eunice Airport Road
Eunice, LA 70535
Phone 337-457-6585

Lafayette Regional Airport – Commercial, General Aviation, open to the public 24 miles outside of parish

Coordinates: N30°12.30′ / W91°59.27′
200 Terminal Drive
Lafayette, LA 70508
Phone 337-266-4400

Cleco Alternative Energy

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UL Lafayette Energy Development Complex hosts the CLECO Alternative Energy Plant in Crowley to be a hub for creating electricity power from renewable resources and research the technical and economic aspects of this alternative approach to energy.

2008 W. Hutchinson Avenue
Crowley, LA 70526

LSU Ag Rice Research Station

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The Rice Research Station, located in Acadia Parish about two miles outside of Crowley, oversees nearly 1000 acres conducting research and developing improved varieties to benefit the rice industry and continue to put this main staple on tables around the world.

1373 Caffey Road
Rayne, LA 70578
Phone: (337) 788-7531
Fax: (337) 788-7553

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