Located at the Parish of Lafayette, Carencro is a suburb of Lafayette. It is elevated from the ground by about 40 ft. and occupies a total area of about 16 sq. kms. Lumbering is one of the most important industries in the area. Apart from it, the other economic activities are centered around the agricultural sector, like cotton cultivation and others. The tourism sector also generates revenue and some part of the population is also involved with the local education and the healthcare sector.