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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.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Eunice demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Saint Landry Parish economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Lafayette area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 70535 ZIP code.
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.
11% of Eunice residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Eunice, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $250. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $572.
Libraries in Eunice include Eunice Municipal Library ... View libraries
Saint Landry Parish supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Eunice political report.
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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