The City of Eunice, La. - Statistics
Primary Data Source: Census 2000


    FORM OF GOVERNMENT-Aldermanic-Mayor
    POPULATION -
    10,389 (year 2010 census)
    PARISH - St. Landry

    YEAR ESTABLISHED -
    1894
    MARKET ACCESS
    HIGHWAYS -
    Interstate 49

    US HIGHWAYS -
    71, 167, & 190
    LA HIGHWAYS -
    10, 29, 31, 35, 93, 103, 105, 107, 360
    MEDIAN AGE -
    34.6
    AVERAGE FAMILY SIZE - 3.18

    TOTAL HOUSING UNITS - 4,675
    LAND AREA - 4.68 square miles
    POPULATION DENSITY - 2,459.6*
    HOUSING DENSITY - 1000.0
    *
    AVERAGE EMPLOYMENT by MAJOR INDUSTRY DIVISIONS

    (Parish-wide) (4th Quarter, 2000)
    Agriculture………………..….
    0.91%
    Mining……………………….
    1.47%
    Construction…………………
    6.24%
    Manufacturing……………….
    9.33%
    Transportation……………….
    5.21%
    Wholesale Trade…………….
    4.47%
    Retail Trade…………………
    21.84%
    Finance………………………
    4.37%
    Services……………………..
    40.55%
    Public Administration……….
    5.60%
    (Average employment figures are on employers subject to the Louisiana Employment Security Law)
    ALTITUDE -
    37 feet above sea level
    PARKS -
    9
    CLIMATE -
    Mean annual temperature, 68 degrees; average annual rainfall - 56 inches
    FINANCIAL DATA -
    7 Banks: Tri-Parish Bank, Guaranty Bank, Basile State Bank, St. Landry Bank, Hancock Bank, State Bank, Teche Federal Bank . 1 Savings & Loans: St. Landry Homestead
    TELEPHONES IN SERVICE - 9,000
    CHURCHES -
    27: representing 10 denominations
    INDUSTRY - Chief industries in and around Eunice; Petroleum, natural gas, crude oil, apparel manufacturing and Oil Drilling
    TRADE AREA -
    Retail area has radius of 25 miles, and population of 150,000
    NEWSPAPERS - 1: The Eunice News (bi-weekly)

    RADIO BROADCASTING STATIONS - 3: KEUN 1490 AM Talk Radio 1,000 watts, KEUN 105.5 FM 24 Hour Country, KBON 101.1 FM 'Louisiana Proud' variety 25,000 watts
    FREIGHT RAILS - 1: Union Pacific Lines

    MOTELS - 6: with a total of 210 rooms & 5 apartments
    CAMPGROUNDS - 4: with a total of 397 RV sites & 20 cabins
    AIRPORTS - 1: with a landing air strip 75' x 5,000' lighted

    RECREATIONAL FACILITIES - 120 acre park containing a lake, 9-hole golf course, picnic grounds and recreational facilities, 2 municipal swimming pools, (also 1 pool located at the Country Club), 10 hard surfaced tennis courts, (2 private courts), 11 baseball diamonds, 6 children's playgrounds, 1 walking nature trail, 2 covered pavilions, 1 basketball court and 3 picnic areas with covered tables. Summer programs include, swimming lessons, lifesaving classes, softball leagues and Little League. Outdoor recreation provides excellent hunting and fishing, salt water fishing in close proximity at the Gulf Of Mexico. Hunting includes deer, rabbit, squirrel, etc.
    HOSPITALS - 1: with a total of 86 beds, 1 nursing home with a total of 178 beds
    EDUCATION - 7: public schools, 1: parochial school. Number of children in schools, 4,590. Number of teachers in schools, 230. Value of public school property, $4,000,000. A branch of LSU at Eunice, La., 2500 students.
    CITY LIBRARY - Served by bi-city library (Eunice - Opelousas) 60,000 volumes
    CITY STATISTICS - Total street mileage 60, with 57 miles paved. Miles of sewer 50. Fire department has a chief and 13 paid men and 42 volunteers, with 3 stations and 7 pieces of motor equipment. Police department has a chief, an assistant chief, 33 commissioned officers, 4 communications officers, 3 records clerks and 14 patrol cars.

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