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Lake Charles, LA: What you need to know

In the southwest part of Louisiana is Lake Charles, a significant regional hub for healthcare and industry. The city is also strong in sectors such as petrochemical refining and tourism, and students have academic options like McNeese State University and Sowela Technical Community College. Several waterways flow through the community, and the city has a robust arts and theater scene. Also in Lake Charles are good nightspots and independent restaurants.

 

Lake Charles, LA City Profile

Quick Facts

Population 74,190
Median Age 34
Median Household Income $36,751
Median Home Price $131,600
Walkscore 35

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Lake Charles, LA Demographics

Median Population in Lake Charles, LA

Median Age 34.1%
Age 18 Over 76.5%
Age 21 Over 71.3%
Age 62 Over 17.7%
Age 65 Over 14.2%

Race in Lake Charles, LA

  Ethnicity White 46.1%
  Ethnicity Black 48.2%
  Ethnicity Asian 2.3%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 3.5%
  Ethnicity Indian 0.3%
  Ethnicity Other 0.6%

Population By Gender in Lake Charles, LA

  Male 47.8%
  Female 52.2%

Language in Lake Charles, LA

  English Only 91.1%
  English Other 8.9%

Economics in Lake Charles, LA

  Median Household Income $36,751
  Median Home Price $131,600
  Homes Owned 47.8%
  Homes Rent 52.2%
  Median Property Rent $753

 
COMMUTE TIME: 17 MINUTES
in Lake Charles, LA

Commute Types in Lake Charles, LA

  Walked 2.8%
  Worked at Home 1.3%
  Public Transportation 0.7%
  Other Means 1.6%
  Drove Alone 83%
  Carpooled 10.5%

35/100
WALK SCORE
for Lake Charles, LA

 
Total Employed Armed Forces: 114
In Lake Charles, LA

 
8.8% CIVILIAN VETERANS
in Lake Charles, LA