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Lake Charles Summary
Lake Charles is located in Louisiana
Latitude: 30.202182
Longitude: -93.199190
Population: 118,168
Area: 320.94 sq. miles
Land: 313.34 sq. miles
Water: 7.59 sq. miles
Population Density: 377.12 people per sq. mile
Elevation: 21.0 feet above sea level
Time Zone: Central (GMT -6)
Daylight Savings: Yes
Area Codes: 337
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Lake Charles Zip Codes

Lake Charles Demographics

Lake Charles Gender Distribution

Gender Distribution
GenderNumberPercentLouisiana Avg.National Avg.
Male57,18248.39 %48.40 %49.04 %
Female60,98651.61 %51.60 %50.96 %
Males / Female0.94-0.940.96
Total Population118,168100.00 %--
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Lake Charles Age Distribution

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Age Distribution
Age GroupNumberPercentLouisiana Avg.National Avg.
Under 5 years8,4877.18 %7.10 %6.83 %
5 to 9 years8,9427.57 %7.54 %7.31 %
10 to 14 years8,9087.54 %7.79 %7.30 %
15 to 19 years9,7968.29 %8.19 %7.20 %
20 to 24 years8,7417.40 %7.29 %6.75 %
25 to 34 years15,48313.10 %13.45 %14.17 %
35 to 44 years18,46615.63 %15.48 %16.01 %
45 to 54 years15,61913.22 %13.12 %13.37 %
55 to 59 years5,2104.41 %4.67 %4.79 %
60 to 64 years4,4493.76 %3.81 %3.84 %
65 to 74 years7,8876.67 %6.33 %6.53 %
75 to 84 years4,6863.97 %3.92 %4.38 %
85 years and over1,4941.26 %1.31 %1.50 %
Age StatisticsNumberPercentLouisiana Avg.National Avg.
Median age (years)33.8-35.037.7
18 years and over86,03072.80 %72.71 %74.27 %
Male
40,79934.53 %34.45 %35.85 %
Female
45,23138.28 %38.25 %38.42 %
21 years and over80,10967.79 %67.78 %69.92 %
62 years and over16,65514.09 %13.77 %14.65 %
65 years and over14,06711.90 %11.57 %12.42 %
Male
5,7704.88 %4.66 %5.12 %
Female
8,2977.02 %6.91 %7.30 %
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Lake Charles Racial Profile

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Racial Profile Chart
RaceNumberPercentLouisiana Avg.National Avg.
One race116,90098.93 %98.92 %97.55 %
White
76,78664.98 %63.91 %75.21 %
Black or African American
38,15632.29 %32.49 %12.26 %
American Indian and Alaska Native
3400.29 %0.57 %0.87 %
Asian
1,0230.87 %1.23 %3.59 %
Asian Indian
2770.23 %0.19 %0.59 %
Chinese
1350.11 %0.17 %0.85 %
Filipino
1240.10 %0.10 %0.65 %
Japanese
230.02 %0.03 %0.28 %
Korean
620.05 %0.06 %0.38 %
Vietnamese
2480.21 %0.55 %0.39 %
Other Asian
1540.13 %0.13 %0.45 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
360.03 %0.03 %0.14 %
Native Hawaiian
170.01 %0.01 %0.05 %
Guamanian or Chamorro
140.01 %0.01 %0.02 %
Samoan
00.00 %0.01 %0.03 %
Other Pacific Islander
50.00 %0.01 %0.04 %
Some other race
5590.47 %0.70 %5.48 %
Hispanic StatisticsNumberPercentLouisiana Avg.National Avg.
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)1,6391.39 %2.41 %13.70 %
Mexican
6490.55 %0.72 %7.24 %
Puerto Rican
2300.19 %0.17 %2.46 %
Cuban
970.08 %0.19 %0.44 %
Other Hispanic or Latino
6630.56 %1.33 %3.55 %
Not Hispanic or Latino116,52998.61 %97.59 %86.30 %
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Lake Charles Social Profile

Lake Charles School Enrollment

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School Enrollment Chart
School EnrollmentNumberPercentLouisiana Avg.National Avg.
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school33,618100.00 %--
Nursery school, preschool
2,5587.61 %7.05 %6.47 %
Kindergarten
1,7795.29 %5.45 %5.43 %
Elementary school (grades 1-8)
14,95144.47 %44.95 %43.92 %
High school (grades 9-12)
7,33521.82 %22.25 %21.38 %
College or graduate school
6,99520.81 %20.31 %22.81 %
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Lake Charles Education Level

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Education Level Chart
Education LevelNumberPercentLouisiana Avg.National Avg.
Population 25 years and over73,268100.00 %--
Less than 9th grade
6,3048.60 %9.28 %7.55 %
9th to 12th grade, no diploma
10,17513.89 %15.90 %12.05 %
High school graduate (includes equivalency)
23,64332.27 %32.39 %28.63 %
High school or higher
56,78977.51 %74.82 %80.40 %
Some college, no degree
16,07821.94 %20.23 %21.05 %
Associate degree
3,1084.24 %3.45 %6.32 %
Bachelor's degree
9,39112.82 %12.25 %15.54 %
Bachelor's degree or higher
13,96019.05 %18.74 %24.40 %
Graduate or professional degree
4,5696.24 %6.49 %8.86 %
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Lake Charles Ancestry Distribution

Ancestry Distribution
AncestryNumberPercentLouisiana Avg.National Avg.
Total ancestries reported111,473100.00 %--
Arab4450.40 %0.33 %0.42 %
Czech1310.12 %0.13 %0.59 %
Danish1880.17 %0.10 %0.50 %
Dutch8390.75 %0.61 %1.58 %
English6,9136.20 %5.63 %8.53 %
French (except Basque)16,02914.38 %13.19 %2.90 %
French Canadian9,4098.44 %4.35 %0.85 %
German7,7056.91 %7.63 %14.93 %
Greek1800.16 %0.14 %0.40 %
Hungarian770.07 %0.11 %0.49 %
Irish7,6116.83 %7.63 %10.65 %
Italian3,0282.72 %4.73 %5.47 %
Lithuanian600.05 %0.04 %0.23 %
Norwegian2640.24 %0.28 %1.56 %
Polish4710.42 %0.46 %3.12 %
Portuguese240.02 %0.06 %0.41 %
Russian1050.09 %0.17 %0.92 %
Scotch-Irish1,7421.56 %1.28 %1.50 %
Scottish1,3151.18 %0.92 %1.70 %
Slovak360.03 %0.03 %0.28 %
Subsaharan African6590.59 %0.77 %0.62 %
Swedish2980.27 %0.28 %1.39 %
Swiss110.01 %0.08 %0.32 %
Ukrainian00.00 %0.04 %0.31 %
United States or American11,62310.43 %10.86 %7.18 %
Welsh3280.29 %0.24 %0.61 %
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups)1610.14 %0.14 %0.65 %
Other ancestries41,82137.52 %39.77 %31.89 %
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Lake Charles Economy

Lake Charles Employment

GroupNumberPercentLouisiana Avg.National Avg.
Population 16 years and over89,913100.00 %--
Males 16 years and over
42,62647.41 %47.49 %48.32 %
Females 16 years and over
47,28752.59 %52.51 %51.68 %
In labor force
55,85962.13 %59.40 %63.63 %
Males in labor force
30,03153.76 %52.94 %53.52 %
Females in labor force
25,82846.24 %47.06 %46.48 %
Civilian labor force
55,80762.07 %58.86 %63.10 %
Employed
51,58657.37 %54.55 %59.39 %
Unemployed
4,2214.69 %4.31 %3.71 %
Unemployment level
-7.56 %7.25 %5.84 %
Armed Forces
520.06 %0.53 %0.53 %
Not in labor force
34,05437.87 %40.60 %36.37 %
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Employment Type Chart
Employment TypeNumberPercentLouisiana Avg.National Avg.
Private wage and salary workers41,08779.65 %76.21 %78.40 %
Government workers7,71914.96 %17.43 %14.66 %
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business2,6615.16 %6.06 %6.64 %
Unpaid family workers1190.23 %0.30 %0.31 %
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Lake Charles Occupations

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Occupation Chart
OccupationNumberPercentLouisiana Avg.National Avg.
Management, professional, and related occupations14,74128.58 %29.90 %33.60 %
Service occupations9,97619.34 %16.70 %14.87 %
Sales and office occupations13,56126.29 %26.76 %26.70 %
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations840.16 %0.81 %0.74 %
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations6,32512.26 %11.70 %9.47 %
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations6,89913.37 %14.12 %14.63 %
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Lake Charles Employment by Industry

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Industry Chart
IndustryNumberPercentLouisiana Avg.National Avg.
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining9661.87 %4.22 %1.87 %
Construction3,8977.55 %7.88 %6.80 %
Manufacturing6,91213.40 %10.12 %14.09 %
Wholesale trade1,5693.04 %3.52 %3.60 %
Retail trade6,04411.72 %11.90 %11.73 %
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities2,4044.66 %5.33 %5.19 %
Information1,2312.39 %1.97 %3.08 %
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing2,3584.57 %5.69 %6.87 %
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services3,6997.17 %7.59 %9.28 %
Educational, health and social services11,01421.35 %21.72 %19.92 %
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services6,25112.12 %9.11 %7.86 %
Other services (except public administration)2,9095.64 %5.20 %4.88 %
Public administration2,3324.52 %5.76 %4.83 %
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Lake Charles Income

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Household Income Chart
Household IncomeNumberPercentLouisiana Avg.National Avg.
Households44,540100.00 %1,655,384106,788,273
Less than $10,000
6,07313.63 %15.57 %9.86 %
$10,000 to $14,999
3,9058.77 %8.57 %6.40 %
$15,000 to $24,999
6,56914.75 %14.99 %12.89 %
$25,000 to $34,999
5,96113.38 %13.48 %12.79 %
$35,000 to $49,999
6,83215.34 %15.73 %16.44 %
$50,000 to $74,999
7,46516.76 %16.57 %19.30 %
$75,000 to $99,999
3,9388.84 %7.65 %10.14 %
$100,000 to $149,999
2,4785.56 %4.84 %7.65 %
$150,000 to $199,999
5551.25 %1.18 %2.18 %
$200,000 or more
7641.72 %1.42 %2.35 %
Median household income (dollars)$36,696.20-$30,459.91$39,349.33
Average household size2.63-2.642.58
Average income per member of household$13,974.18-$11,530.85$15,252.86
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Lake Charles Commute

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Commute Chart
TypeNumberPercentLouisiana Avg.National Avg.
Workers 16 years and over50,680100.00 %100.00 %100.00 %
Car, truck, or van - drove alone
42,19983.27 %78.11 %75.65 %
Car, truck, or van - carpooled
5,81311.47 %13.63 %12.23 %
Public transportation (including taxicab)
2470.49 %2.36 %4.73 %
Walked
8631.70 %2.20 %2.94 %
Other means
6901.36 %1.55 %1.20 %
Worked at home
8681.71 %2.15 %3.25 %
Mean travel time to work (minutes)20.56 minutes-29.5 minutes26.3 minutes
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Lake Charles Housing

Lake Charles Occupancy

Housing OccupancyNumberPercentLouisiana Avg.National Avg.
Total housing units49,464100.00 %1,843,746117,282,697
Occupied housing units
44,44989.86 %89.73 %91.00 %
Owner-occupied housing units
30,10960.87 %60.95 %60.30 %
Renter-occupied housing units
14,34028.99 %28.78 %30.70 %
Vacant housing units
5,01510.14 %10.27 %9.00 %
For seasonal or occasional use
5231.06 %2.07 %3.06 %
Homeowner vacancy rate1.76 %-1.72 %2.21 %
Rental vacancy rate15.22 %-9.00 %7.86 %
Average household size of owner-occupied unit2.69-2.672.62
Average household size of renter-occupied unit2.45-2.542.45
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Structures

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Structures Chart
Structure TypeNumberPercentLouisiana Avg.National Avg.
Total housing units49,457100.00 %--
1-unit, detached
32,83766.40 %64.11 %60.37 %
1-unit, attached
1,0022.03 %3.84 %5.68 %
2 units
1,8743.79 %4.04 %4.29 %
3 or 4 units
1,6883.41 %4.53 %4.72 %
5 to 9 units
1,3112.65 %3.09 %4.66 %
10 to 19 units
1,2382.50 %2.16 %3.99 %
20 or more units
2,2064.46 %4.94 %8.59 %
Mobile home
7,20814.57 %13.02 %7.49 %
Boat, RV, van, etc.
930.19 %0.26 %0.22 %
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Lake Charles Rooms

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Rooms Chart
Rooms per residence unitNumberPercentLouisiana Avg.National Avg.
Total housing units49,457100.00 %--
1 room
5621.14 %1.26 %2.21 %
2 rooms
1,6693.37 %4.08 %4.88 %
3 rooms
4,5869.27 %9.53 %10.06 %
4 rooms
8,89817.99 %17.97 %15.95 %
5 rooms
12,46125.20 %25.38 %20.92 %
6 rooms
9,59519.40 %19.58 %18.39 %
7 rooms
6,11812.37 %11.20 %11.98 %
8 rooms
3,0006.07 %6.08 %7.99 %
9 or more rooms
2,5685.19 %4.93 %7.63 %
Median (rooms)5.3-5.15.5
Occupants per roomNumberPercentLouisiana Avg.National Avg.
Occupied housing units44,435100.00 %--
1.00 or less
42,38995.40 %85.03 %85.63 %
1.01 to 1.50
1,3903.13 %3.10 %2.83 %
1.51 or more
6561.48 %1.58 %2.54 %
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Lake Charles Household Heating

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Household Heating Pie Chart
Household heating fuel typeNumberPercentLouisiana Avg.National Avg.
Utility gas20,99642.45 %42.08 %46.07 %
Bottled, tank, or LP gas1,3192.67 %4.41 %5.96 %
Electricity21,69343.86 %41.99 %27.62 %
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.660.13 %0.13 %8.06 %
Coal or coke00.00 %0.00 %0.12 %
Wood2000.40 %0.68 %1.51 %
Solar energy00.00 %0.02 %0.05 %
Other fuel230.05 %0.10 %0.35 %
No fuel used1380.28 %0.30 %1.25 %
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Lake Charles Property Value

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Property Pie Chart
Property TypeNumberPercentLouisiana Avg.National Avg.
Specified owner-occupied units23,864100.00 %--
Less than $50,000
4,70019.69 %19.55 %10.14 %
$50,000 to $99,999
10,22642.85 %42.70 %30.62 %
$100,000 to $149,999
5,20821.82 %20.12 %23.60 %
$150,000 to $199,999
1,8787.87 %9.10 %14.50 %
$200,000 to $299,999
1,1524.83 %5.51 %11.81 %
$300,000 to $499,999
4952.07 %2.17 %6.42 %
$500,000 to $999,999
1770.74 %0.69 %2.34 %
$1,000,000 or more
280.12 %0.15 %0.56 %
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Lake Charles Mortgage Status

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Mortgage Payment Pie Chart
Mortgage paymentsNumberPercentLouisiana Avg.National Avg.
With a mortgage13,85158.04 %59.75 %69.56 %
Less than $300
1720.72 %1.05 %0.50 %
$300 to $499
1,6837.05 %6.94 %3.97 %
$500 to $699
3,31013.87 %13.55 %8.97 %
$700 to $999
4,47818.76 %18.94 %17.28 %
$1,000 to $1,499
2,98312.50 %13.15 %20.91 %
$1,500 to $1,999
7483.13 %3.68 %9.93 %
$2,000 or more
4772.00 %2.46 %7.99 %
Not mortgaged10,01341.96 %40.25 %30.44 %
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Mortgage Payment as Percentage of Income Pie Chart
Mortgage payment as a percentage of incomeNumberPercentLouisiana Avg.National Avg.
Less than 15 percent12,26651.40 %45.67 %36.58 %
15 to 19 percent4,17017.47 %16.03 %17.40 %
20 to 24 percent2,3529.86 %10.98 %13.85 %
25 to 29 percent1,2865.39 %6.96 %9.40 %
30 to 34 percent8093.39 %4.45 %6.01 %
35 percent or more2,62811.01 %14.23 %15.91 %
Not computed3531.48 %1.68 %0.85 %
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Lake Charles Rent Status

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Rent Payment Pie Chart
Rent payment amountNumberPercentLouisiana Avg.National Avg.
Specified renter-occupied units14,305100.00 %100.00 %100.00 %
Less than $200
1,2298.59 %8.13 %5.40 %
$200 to $299
1,3809.65 %9.20 %5.26 %
$300 to $499
4,61432.25 %34.43 %22.00 %
$500 to $749
4,73133.07 %28.67 %33.46 %
$750 to $999
8555.98 %6.99 %17.03 %
$1,000 to $1,499
2351.64 %2.24 %8.60 %
$1,500 or more
1070.75 %0.70 %2.89 %
No cash rent
1,1548.07 %9.65 %5.35 %
Median (dollars)2,48117.34 %36.65 %44.00 %
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Rent Payment as Percentage of Income Pie Chart
Rent payment as a percentage of incomeNumberPercentLouisiana Avg.National Avg.
Less than 15 percent2,85019.92 %18.63 %18.07 %
15 to 19 percent1,92313.44 %12.51 %14.26 %
20 to 24 percent1,62511.36 %10.83 %12.73 %
25 to 29 percent1,3009.09 %8.57 %10.37 %
30 to 34 percent9096.35 %6.19 %7.32 %
35 percent or more4,11528.77 %29.85 %29.47 %
Not computed1,58311.07 %13.43 %7.77 %

Lake Charles Vehicle Usage

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Vehicle Usage Pie Chart
Vehicles per householdNumberPercentLouisiana Avg.National Avg.
None3,8707.82 %10.63 %9.57 %
117,25934.90 %33.23 %31.22 %
217,67635.74 %34.09 %34.76 %
3 or more5,63011.38 %11.76 %15.45 %
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