Lake Charles, Louisiana

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Population in 2012: 73,474 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: +2.4%
 
Males: 35,030  (47.7%)
Females: 38,444  (52.3%)
Median resident age:  35.1 years
Louisiana median age:  36.0 years

Zip codes: 70601, 70605, 70607, 70615, 70669.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $32,575 (it was $30,774 in 2000)
Lake Charles:

$32,575
LA:

$42,944
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,436 (it was $17,922 in 2000)

Lake Charles city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $127,300 (it was $70,800 in 2000)
Lake Charles:

$127,300
LA:

$139,500
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $148,271; Detached houses: $152,408; Townhouses or other attached units: $125,350; In 2-unit structures: $63,294; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $106,667; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $21,700; Mobile homes: $39,933

Median gross rent in 2012: $668.

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Lake Charles races chart
  • Black alone - 33,568 (46.5%)
  • White alone - 33,282 (46.1%)
  • Hispanic - 2,085 (2.9%)
  • Asian alone - 1,578 (2.2%)
  • Two or more races - 1,208 (1.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 294 (0.4%)
  • Other race alone - 169 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 20 (0.03%)

Races in Lake Charles detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Lake Charles: 87.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: French (10.9%), Irish (6.3%), English (5.5%), German (5.5%), United States (4.5%), French Canadian (3.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 03/07/1861

Elevation: 20 feet

Land area: 40.2 square miles.

Population density: 1,829 people per square mile   (low).

Lake Charles,LA real estate house value index trend

Lake Charles, Louisiana map

For population 25 years and over in Lake Charles:

  • High school or higher: 84.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.2%
  • Unemployed: 7.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lake Charles city:

  • Never married: 35.1%
  • Now married: 40.4%
  • Separated: 4.3%
  • Widowed: 6.3%
  • Divorced: 13.9%

2,574 residents are foreign born (0.9% Asia, 0.5% Europe).

This city:  3.5%
Louisiana:  3.7%



According to our research of Louisiana and other state lists there were 317 registered sex offenders living in Lake Charles, Louisiana as of January 30, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Lake Charles to the number of sex offenders is 232 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $541 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $250 (0.2%)

Lake Charles satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Baton Rouge, LA (124.6 miles , pop. 227,818).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (134.0 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Westlake, LA (2.0 miles ), Prien, LA (2.1 miles ), Moss Bluff, LA (2.6 miles ), Sulphur, LA (3.0 miles ), Carlyss, LA (3.2 miles ), Gillis, LA (3.3 miles ), Iowa, LA (3.4 miles ), Lacassine, LA (4.1 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 121 buildings, average cost: $148,900
  • 1998: 131 buildings, average cost: $142,900
  • 1999: 118 buildings, average cost: $153,800
  • 2000: 130 buildings, average cost: $165,800
  • 2001: 150 buildings, average cost: $152,600
  • 2002: 129 buildings, average cost: $144,800
  • 2003: 201 buildings, average cost: $137,800
  • 2004: 202 buildings, average cost: $142,800
  • 2005: 245 buildings, average cost: $153,700
  • 2006: 291 buildings, average cost: $158,400
  • 2007: 216 buildings, average cost: $164,300
  • 2008: 230 buildings, average cost: $147,300
  • 2009: 225 buildings, average cost: $156,900
  • 2010: 358 buildings, average cost: $121,100
  • 2011: 262 buildings, average cost: $156,000
  • 2012: 209 buildings, average cost: $150,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 30.21 N, Longitude: 93.21 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +16,113 (+21.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 22,286 (71.1%)

Area code: 337

Lake Charles household income distribution Lake Charles home values distribution

Crime rates in Lake Charles by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2009 2010
Murders 11466764107
per 100,000 14.95.68.38.59.98.56.014.19.7
Rapes 473842435544514627
per 100,000 63.753.058.460.677.462.076.364.837.6
Robberies 173157198139130153158199148
per 100,000 234.5219.0275.1195.9183.0215.7236.3280.4206.1
Assaults 398401449336360359495368306
per 100,000 539.5559.3623.8473.6506.7506.0740.2518.5426.2
Burglaries 1,4431,7211,8891,6781,6351,7201,8432,1581,826
per 100,000 1956.02400.32624.52365.32301.52424.52755.83040.52543.4
Thefts 2,1581,9001,9822,2882,1951,6781,3511,0811,088
per 100,000 2925.22649.92753.73225.23089.82365.32020.21523.11515.4
Auto thefts 248365315197185240363207133
per 100,000 336.2509.1437.6277.7260.4338.3542.8291.7185.2
Arson 202714311832N/A0
per 100,000 27.137.719.543.725.34.23.0N/A0.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 310.6) 518.4524.1575.6514.4521.8503.0584.8542.4432.2

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Lake Charles detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 180 (178 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.44
Louisiana average:

3.98
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.6%
Louisiana:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +214 (+0.3%).
Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (11%)
  • Chemicals (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (6%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Health care (4%)
  • Health care (17%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (7%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (5%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)

Work and jobs in Lake Charles: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Lake Charles, Louisiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Lake Charles-area historical tornado activity is near Louisiana state average. It is 51% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/12/1971, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 0.6 miles away from the Lake Charles city center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/17/1973, a category F3 tornado 3.4 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Lake Charles-area historical earthquake activity is below Louisiana state average. It is 92% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 245.2 miles away from the city center
On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi) earthquake occurred 485.5 miles away from Lake Charles center
On 12/9/2000 at 06:46:09, a magnitude 4.3 (4.2 MB, 4.3 MS, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 237.9 miles away from the city center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 358.7 miles away from the city center
On 6/30/1994 at 01:08:24, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 242.8 miles away from Lake Charles center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 347.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Calcasieu Parish (18) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 9, Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Fire: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Lake Charles topographic map

Birthplace of: Willie Mount - Politician, Sean Patrick Flanery - Film actor, Richard Ieyoub - Legal scholar, Matt Forté - Player of football, Kyle Hebert - Blogger, Ron Miller (politician) - Politician, Zachary Levi - Film actor, Allen Broussard - Judge, Janzen Jackson - Football defensive back, Joe Lutcher - Musician.

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Lake Charles: Douglas B. Fournet.

Main business address for: CALCASIEU REAL ESTATE & OIL CO INC (CRUDE PETROLEUM & NATURAL GAS), US UNWIRED INC (RADIO TELEPHONE COMMUNICATIONS).

Hospitals in Lake Charles:

  • CAMERON COMMUNITY HOME (151 DAVID LANE)
  • CHRISTUS ST PATRICK HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 524 DR MICHAEL DEBAKEY STREET)
  • EXTENDED CARE OF SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA (provides emergency services, 2837 ERNEST BLDG B)
  • HOSPICE CARE 2000 (1909 OAK PARK BLVD, STE B)
  • LAKE CHARLES MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 1701 OAK PARK BLVD)
  • OCEANS BEHAVIORAL HOSPITAL OF LAKE CHARLES (302 WEST MCNEESE STREET)
  • ROSTEET COMMUNITY HOME (2412 3RD STREET)
  • SOUTHERN CARE OF LAKE CHARLES (1717 E PRIEN LAKE RD SUITE 14)
  • TWENTY THIRD STREET COMMUNITY (1701 23RD STREET)
  • WILLOWICK GROUP HOME (2008 WILLOWICK STREET)

Airports, heliports and other landing facilities located in Lake Charles:

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Amtrak station:

LAKE CHARLES (433 RAILROAD AVE.) . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/Universities in Lake Charles:

  • McNeese State University (Full-time enrollment: 7,444; Location: 4205 Ryan St; Public; Website: www.mcneese.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • SOWELA Technical Community College (FT enrollment: 2,160; Location: 3820 J Bennett Johnston Ave; Public; Website: www.sowela.edu)
  • Delta School of Business and Technology (FT enrollment: 336; Location: 517 Broad St; Private, for-profit; Website: www.deltatech.edu)
  • Unitech Training Academy-Lake Charles (FT enrollment: 147; Location: 2827 4th Avenue; Private, for-profit; Website: www.unitechtrainingacademy.com)
  • Stage One-The Hair School (FT enrollment: 124; Location: 209 W College St; Private, for-profit; Website: www.stageoneinc.com)
  • Demmons School of Beauty (FT enrollment: 41; Location: 3430 Fifth Avenue; Private, for-profit; Website: demmonschool.com)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Lake Charles:

  • Lamar University (about 54 miles; Beaumont, TX; Full-time enrollment: 13,658)
  • Lamar Institute of Technology (about 54 miles; Beaumont, TX; FT enrollment: 2,023)
  • South Louisiana Community College (about 69 miles; Lafayette, LA; FT enrollment: 2,519)
  • Acadiana Technical College-Lafayette Campus (about 70 miles; Lafayette, LA; FT enrollment: 2,378)
  • University of Louisiana at Lafayette (about 72 miles; Lafayette, LA; FT enrollment: 14,493)
  • Northwestern State University of Louisiana (about 107 miles; Natchitoches, LA; FT enrollment: 7,700)
  • Lee College (about 112 miles; Baytown, TX; FT enrollment: 4,278)

Public high schools in Lake Charles:

Private high schools in Lake Charles:

  • ST LOUIS CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 589; Location: 1620 BANK ST; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • HAMILTON CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 441; Location: 1415 8TH ST; Grades: PK - 12)
  • LAKEWOOD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 102; Location: 2520 W SALE RD; Grades: PK - 12)
  • ETERNITY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 14; Location: 933 1/2 N SHATTUCK ST; Grades: 4 - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Lake Charles:

Private elementary/middle schools in Lake Charles:

  • OUR LADY QUEEN OF HEAVEN SCHOOL (Students: 694; Location: 3908 CREOLE ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CATHEDRAL SCHOOL (Students: 412; Location: 1536 RYAN ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • BISHOP NOLAND EPISCOPAL DAY SCHOOL (Students: 351; Location: 715 KIRKMAN ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST MARGARET CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 302; Location: 2510 ENTERPRISE BLVD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • GLAD TIDINGS PRESCHOOL (Students: 179; Location: 3400 TEXAS ST; Grades: PK - KG)
  • ST THEODORES HOLY FAMILY CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 134; Location: 785 SAM HOUSTON JONES PKWY; Grades: PK - 8)
  • SACRED HEART / SAINT KATHARINE DREXEL SCHOOL (Students: 113; Location: 1100 MILL ST; Grades: PK - 8)
See full list of schools located in Lake Charles

Library in Lake Charles:

  • CALCASIEU PARISH LIBRARY (Operating income: $7,397,744; Location: 301 WEST CLAUDE STREET; 351,077 books; 743 e-books; 24,373 audio materials; 35,921 video materials; 131 local licensed databases; 60 state licensed databases; 1,064 print serial subscriptions; 14 electronic serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

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Notable locations in Lake Charles: Lake Charles Country Club (A), Lake Charles Wastewater Treatment Plants B and C (B), Lake Charles City Wastewater Treatment Plant A (C), McNeese State University Ward Arena (D), McNeese State University Cowboy Stadium (E), Port of Lake Charles (F), Gray Plantation Golf Course (G), Contraband Bayou Golf Club at L'Auberge Du Lac (H), Prien Lake Plaza (I), Shell Beach Pier (J), Mallard Cove Golf Course (K), Lake Charles Yacht Club (L), McNeese State University Shearman Fine Arts Center (M), Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office North Lake Charles Law Enforcement Center (N), Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office (O), McNeese State University Bulber Auditorium (P), McNeese State University Bel Gardens Dormitory (Q), McNeese State University Sallier Gardens Dormitory (R), Calcasieu Parish Office (S), Lake Charles City Courthouse (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: The Ryan Shopping Center (1), Southgate Shopping Center (2), Prien Lake Mall Shopping Center (3), Park Plaza Shopping Center (4), Oak Park Square Shopping Center (5), Oak Park Shopping Center (6), Northgate Shopping Center (7), Magnolia Square Shopping Center (8), Lake Plaza Shopping Center (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Lake Charles include: CALCASIEU REAL ESTATE & OIL CO INC (A), US UNWIRED INC (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Lake Charles include: Riverside Baptist Church (A), New Emanuel Baptist Church (B), Mount Moriah Baptist Church (C), McNeese State University Baptist Student Center (D), Lord's Place (E), Lake Charles Revival Center (F), Lake Charles Bible Church (G), First Pentecostal Church (H), Greater Faith Ministries (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Prien Memorial Park Cemetery (1), Combre Memorial Park (2), Bilbo Cemetery (3), Orange Grove Cemetery (4), Burleson Cemetery (5), Sacred Heart Cemetery (6), Goos Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lake: Lake Charles (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Bayou Contraband (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Lake Charles include: Lock Playground (1), Killen Stadium (2), Goosport Park (3), Prien Lake Park (4), Interstate 210 Park (5), Perkins Ferry Park (6), Lake Charles Historic District (7), Huber Park (8), Cowboy Stadium (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beach: North Beach (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Imperial Calcasieu Museum (204 West Sallier Street) (1), Mardi GRAS Museum (809 Kirby Street Suite 229) (2), Childrens Museum of Lake Charles (327 Broad Street) (3), Bayou Amusement (Amusement & Theme Parks; Old Town Road) (4), C K Gaming Distributors (Amusement & Theme Parks; 5840 Gulf Highway) (5), Contraband Days Inc (Amusement & Theme Parks; 900 Lake Shore Drive) (6), Jackpot Novelty Inc (Amusement & Theme Parks; 3506 Ryan Street) (7), L P Gaming (Amusement & Theme Parks; 3506 Ryan Street) (8), AAA Cigarette Service (Amusement & Theme Parks; 3506 Ryan Street) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Crossland Economy Studios (104 Mallard Lane) (1), Best Suites (401 Lake Shore Drive) (2), Motel 5 (3407 Broad Street) (3), Super 8 Motel (1350 East Prien Lake Road) (4), Corporate Housing Inc (120 South Ryan Street) (5), Melrose Motel Inc (2429 Broad Street) (6), Comfort Inn (921 N Martin Luther King Hwy) (7), Deluxe Inn (3900 Highway 90 East) (8), Best Western Richmond Stes Htl (2600 Moeling Street) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Cameron Parish #38 Judicial Court (Highway 384) (1), Calcasieu Parish - Fourteenth Judicial District- District Court- Court Repor (1015 Pithon Street) (2), Calcasieu Parish - Fourteenth Judicial District- Clerk Of Court (1000 Ryan Street) (3), United States Government - Judicial Branch- Probation Office (611 Broad Street) (4), Federal Bureau of Investigation (1 Lake Shore Drive) (5), United States Government - Judicial Branch- District Judge Hunter Edwin (611 Broad Street) (6), United States Government - Judicial Branch- Bankruptcy Court (611 Broad Street) (7), United States Government - Judicial Branch- Court Reporter-Official- Frye Ma (611 Broad Street) (8), United States Government - Judicial Branch- District Judge Trimble James (611 Broad Street) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Calcasieu Parish has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 80.0. This is about average.

City:

80.0
U.S.:

74.2

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 5.16. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 0.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.16
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 4.22. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.22
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 26.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.7
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.02. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.02
U.S.:

9.14

Drinking water stations with addresses in Lake Charles and their reported violations in the past:

CITY OF LAKE CHARLES WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 80,000, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-07-2010), St Public Notif received (JUL-07-2010), St Public Notif requested (JUL-15-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-15-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-15-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-15-2009), St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-2009), St Public Notif received (JUN-30-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-20-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-20-2006), St Compliance achieved (JAN-17-2007), St Public Notif received (JAN-17-2007)
CALCASIEU PARISH WW DISTRICT NO 1 (Population served: 19,428, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-10-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-10-2010), St Compliance achieved (OCT-01-2010), St Public Notif received (OCT-01-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-10-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-10-2009), St Public Notif received (JUL-21-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-13-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-13-2012), St Public Notif received (MAY-09-2012), St Compliance achieved (2 times from SEP-19-2014 to SEP-22-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-13-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-13-2012), St Public Notif received (MAY-09-2012), St Compliance achieved (2 times from SEP-19-2014 to SEP-22-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2010 and SEP-2010, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-13-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-13-2012), St Public Notif received (MAY-09-2012), St Compliance achieved (2 times from SEP-19-2014 to SEP-22-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2010 and SEP-2010, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-13-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-13-2012), St Public Notif received (MAY-09-2012), St Compliance achieved (2 times from SEP-19-2014 to SEP-22-2014)
CALCASIEU PARISH WW DISTRICT 8 (Address: 6407 HWY 3059 , Population served: 6,150, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Failure To Address Deficiency - In SEP-01-2012, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (JUN-18-2013), St Compliance achieved (JUN-18-2013)
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
CALCASIEU PARISH WW DISTRICT NO 5 (Address: P.O. DRAWER 3287 , Population served: 3,900, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2013 and AUG-2013, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-29-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-29-2013), St Public Notif received (JAN-15-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2013 and AUG-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-29-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-29-2013), St Public Notif received (JAN-15-2014)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2005, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-01-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-01-2005), St Compliance achieved (MAR-21-2014)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
GULF STREAM MANOR WATER SYSTEM (Address: 8559 Gulf Highway , Population served: 750, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-18-2006), St Public Notif requested (SEP-18-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2013 and AUG-2013, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-26-2013), St Public Notif requested (NOV-26-2013), St Public Notif received (FEB-17-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2013 and AUG-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-26-2013), St Public Notif requested (NOV-26-2013), St Public Notif received (FEB-17-2014)
FAIRVIEW MOBILE ESTATES NORTH WS (Address: 5859 TOM HEBERT ROAD , Population served: 639, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
FAIRVIEW MOBILE ESTATES SOUTH WS (Address: 5859 TOM HEBERT ROAD , Population served: 516, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
TIGER TOUCHDOWN #4 (Address: 900 GERTSNER MEMORIAL DRIVE , Population served: 500, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Failure To Address Deficiency - In OCT-02-2012, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Lake Charles that have no violations reported:

  • JESSE DUB JAMES T P WATER SYSTEM (Address: 2141 COUNTRY CLUB RD, LOT 131-OFFICE , Population served: 400, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 21.7%
(14.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.3% for Black residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Louisiana:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  60.6%
Whole state:  67.1%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.5%
Whole state:  6.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Lake Charles in 2010:

  • 697 people in college/university student housing
  • 645 people in state prisons
  • 596 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 522 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 214 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 136 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 123 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 108 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 55 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 16 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 14 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 12 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 11 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals

People in group quarters in Lake Charles in 2000:

  • 1,033 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 820 people in nursing homes
  • 578 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 402 people in halfway houses
  • 273 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 202 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 99 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 42 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 28 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 26 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 24 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 16 people in military hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 15 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 12 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 10 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 9 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 7 people in religious group quarters

Lake Charles, Louisiana environmental map by EPA

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Lake Charles compared to Louisiana state average:

  • Median age below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
Arena or stadium:
  • Sudduth Coliseum. Capacity: 7,450.

Banks with most branches in Lake Charles (2011 data):

  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: 9 branches. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • Iberiabank: 8 branches. Info updated 2011/06/08: Bank assets: $11,676.7 mil, Deposits: $9,387.9 mil, headquarters in Lafayette, LA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 187 total offices, Holding Company: Iberiabank Corporation
  • Capital One, National Association: 7 branches. Info updated 2011/07/01: Bank assets: $133,477.8 mil, Deposits: $97,063.7 mil, headquarters in Mclean, VA, positive income, 984 total offices, Holding Company: Capital One Financial Corporation
  • First Federal Bank of Louisiana: First Federal Bank Of Louisiana, 324 East Mc Neese Street Branch, 2440 Highway 14 Branch, Lake Charles Branch, 4093 Nelson Road Branch. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $749.5 mil, Deposits: $588.2 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 15 total offices
  • Jeff Davis Bank & Trust Company: Highway 14 Office, Mcneese Branch, Kirby Street Branch, Lake Charles - Nelson Road Branch. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $547.5 mil, Deposits: $475.6 mil, headquarters in Jennings, LA, positive income, 14 total offices, Holding Company: Jeff Davis Bancshares, Inc.
  • Whitney Bank: Country Club Branch, Ryan Street Branch, Oak Park Branch. Info updated 2011/06/14: Bank assets: $14,882.3 mil, Deposits: $11,630.0 mil, headquarters in New Orleans, LA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 189 total offices, Holding Company: Hancock Holding Company
  • MidSouth Bank, National Association: Lakeshore Drive Branch at 831 Lake Shore Drive, branch established on 2007/12/03; Lake Charles Branch at 4251 Nelson Road, branch established on 1998/06/01. Info updated 2012/01/09: Bank assets: $1,396.1 mil, Deposits: $1,192.9 mil, headquarters in Lafayette, LA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 44 total offices, Holding Company: Midsouth Bancorp, Inc.
  • Business First Bank: Lake Charles Banking Center Branch at 728 Ryan Street, branch established on 2009/03/09. Info updated 2011/08/29: Bank assets: $654.3 mil, Deposits: $544.8 mil, headquarters in Baton Rouge, LA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Business First Bancshares, Inc.
  • City Savings Bank & Trust Company: Lake Charles Branch at 3881 Gerstner Memorial Drive, branch established on 2006/03/24. Info updated 2012/04/04: Bank assets: $217.3 mil, Deposits: $191.3 mil, headquarters in Deridder, LA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Louisiana Community Bancorp, Inc.
  • 4 other banks with 4 local branches

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Lake Charles, Louisiana:

  • Best Western Richmond Suites Of Lake Charles, 920 N Hwy 171 I-10, Lake Charles, LA 70601 , Phone: (337) 433-5213
  • Holiday Inn Lake Charles, 505 N Lakeshore Dr, Lake Charles, LA 70601 , Phone: (337) 433-7121, Fax: (337) 436-8459
  • Motel 6 #443, 335 HW 171, Lake Charles, LA 70601 , Phone: (337) 433-1773
  • Comfort Inn Of Lake Charles, 921 Martin Luther King Dr, Lake Charles, LA 70601 , Phone: (337) 491-1000
  • Super 8 Motel Of Lake Charles, 1350 E Prien LK Rd, Lake Charles, LA 70601 , Phone: (337) 477-1606
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, 402 North Martin Luther King Hwy, Lake Charles, LA 70601 , Phone: (337) 491-6600, Fax: (337) 436-1406
  • Americas Best Suites, 401 Lk Shore Dr, Lake Charles, LA 70601 , Phone: (337) 439-2444, Fax: (337) 439-5740
  • La Quinta Inn Lake Charles, 1320 MLK Highway/ Ln 171 North, Lake Charles, LA 70601 , Phone: (337) 436-5998, Fax: (337) 436-3493
  • 12 other hotels and motels
All 20 fire-safe hotels and motels in Lake Charles, Louisiana

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Lake Charles travel time to work - commute Lake Charles mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (50%)
  • Electricity (49%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Lake Charles city (based on Calcasieu Parish data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 65.22%
Here: 65.2%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of GodEpiscopal Church
Adherents50.0%31.0%7.2%3.0%1.5%
Congregations17.2%30.6%10.2%5.7%3.8%
NameChurches of ChristLDS (Mormon) ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)Other
Adherents1.4%0.7%0.6%0.6%4.2%
Congregations5.7%1.9%1.9%1.3%21.7%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 39
Calcasieu Parish:

2.11 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
This county:

0.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 33
Calcasieu Parish:

1.79 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

1.29 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 89
Calcasieu Parish:

4.82 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 78
Here:

4.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.92 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.7%
Louisiana:

10.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Calcasieu Parish:

31.7%
Louisiana:

29.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

11.0%
State:

13.7%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 18$47,361$31,5741$670
Other Government Administration 23$69,181$36,09411$13,294
Judicial and Legal 39$86,736$26,6883$5,998
Police Protection - Officers 163$516,580$38,0300$0
Police - Other 4$8,051$24,15315$20,180
Firefighters 142$410,761$34,7120$0
Fire - Other 9$27,028$36,0370$0
Streets and Highways 63$118,297$22,5330$0
Solid Waste Management 58$110,151$22,7900$0
Sewerage 56$128,525$27,5412$3,476
Parks and Recreation 71$150,339$25,40975$50,119
Housing and Community Development(Local) 2$6,216$37,2961$1,561
Water Supply 65$183,025$33,7897$7,240
Transit 16$31,658$23,7442$3,476
Other and Unallocable 79$193,374$29,37310$11,618
Totals for Government 808$2,087,283$30,999127$117,632

Lake Charles government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $11,040,000 ($150.26)
    Regular Highways: $5,104,000 ($69.47)
    Local Fire Protection: $4,098,000 ($55.77)
    Housing and Community Development: $2,402,000 ($32.69)
    Water Utilities: $1,053,000 ($14.33)
    Police Protection: $582,000 ($7.92)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $12,055,000 ($164.07)
    Housing and Community Development: $12,012,000 ($163.49)
    Local Fire Protection: $10,708,000 ($145.74)
    Regular Highways: $7,473,000 ($101.71)
    Parks and Recreation: $6,041,000 ($82.22)
    Water Utilities: $5,842,000 ($79.51)
    Sewerage: $4,969,000 ($67.63)
    General - Other: $3,555,000 ($48.38)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,052,000 ($41.54)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,947,000 ($26.50)
    Central Staff Services: $1,637,000 ($22.28)
    Financial Administration: $1,352,000 ($18.40)
    Transit Utilities: $1,296,000 ($17.64)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $954,000 ($12.98)
    General Public Buildings: $824,000 ($11.21)
    Health - Other: $529,000 ($7.20)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,075,000 ($14.63)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $827,000 ($11.26)
    Parks and Recreation: $368,000 ($5.01)
    Regular Highways: $273,000 ($3.72)
    Police Protection: $232,000 ($3.16)
    Sewerage: $205,000 ($2.79)
    General - Other: $96,000 ($1.31)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $57,000 ($0.78)
    Housing and Community Development: $12,000 ($0.16)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $23,962,000 ($326.13)

Lake Charles government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $5,505,000 ($74.92)
    All Other: $2,344,000 ($31.90)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,087,000 ($28.40)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,763,000 ($23.99)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $10,546,000 ($143.53)
    All Other: $1,899,000 ($25.85)
    Transit Utilities: $798,000 ($10.86)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $201,000 ($2.74)
    General Local Government Support: $14,000 ($0.19)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $6,197,000 ($84.34)
    Interest Earnings: $1,960,000 ($26.68)
    Fines and Forfeits: $373,000 ($5.08)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $6,898,000 ($93.88)
    Transit Utilities: $73,000 ($0.99)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $2,939,000 ($40.00)
    General Local Government Support: $961,000 ($13.08)
    Water Utilities: $17,000 ($0.23)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $38,272,000 ($520.89)
    Amusements Sales: $7,706,000 ($104.88)
    Property: $5,896,000 ($80.25)
    Public Utilities Sales: $5,099,000 ($69.40)
    Other License: $2,803,000 ($38.15)

Lake Charles government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $41,472,000 ($564.44)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $39,460,000 ($537.06)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,012,000 ($27.38)

Lake Charles government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $33,255,000 ($452.61)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $54,029,000 ($735.35)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,008,000 ($27.33)

5.84% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,269 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.84%
Louisiana average:

8.89%

0.14% of residents moved from foreign countries ($226 average AGI)
Calcasieu Parish:

0.14%
Louisiana average:

0.11%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Cameron Parish, LA  0.57% ($43,575 average AGI)
from Orleans Parish, LA  0.34% ($27,791)
from Beauregard Parish, LA  0.32% ($28,896)


6.58% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($35,917 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.58%
Louisiana average:

13.45%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($178 average AGI)
Calcasieu Parish:

0.04%
Louisiana average:

0.07%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Harris County, TX  0.71% ($36,094 average AGI)
to Beauregard Parish, LA  0.39% ($31,724)
to Jefferson Davis Parish, LA  0.29% ($33,112)

Strongest AM radio stations in Lake Charles:

  • KAOK (1400 AM; 1 kW; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: PITTMAN BROADCAST SERVICES,LLC.)
  • KLCL (1470 AM; 5 kW; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KXZZ (1580 AM; 1 kW; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KTRH (740 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KLVI (560 AM; 5 kW; BEAUMONT, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KEZM (1310 AM; 1 kW; SULPHUR, LA)
  • KGOL (1180 AM; 50 kW; HUMBLE, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KDEI (1250 AM; 5 kW; PORT ARTHUR, TX; Owner: RADIO MARIA, INC.)
  • WWL (870 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: ENTERCOM NEW ORLEANS LICENSE, LLC)
  • KQHN (1510 AM; daytime; 5 kW; NEDERLAND, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KWKH (1130 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KILE (1560 AM; 50 kW; BELLAIRE, TX; Owner: THE RAFTT CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lake Charles:

  • KYKZ (96.1 FM; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KBIU (103.7 FM; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KKGB (101.3 FM; SULPHUR, LA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KBXG (99.5 FM; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KHLA (92.9 FM; JENNINGS, LA; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W252AQ (98.3 FM; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KRWP (97.5 FM; BEAUMONT, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KVEE (107.5 FM; LAKE ARTHUR, LA; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K215AO (90.9 FM; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: LAMAR UNIVERSITY)
  • KOJO (91.7 FM; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: RADIO MARIA, INC.)
  • KZWA (104.9 FM; MOSS BLUFF, LA; Owner: B & C BROADCASTING, LTD.)
  • KIOC (106.1 FM; ORANGE, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKMY (104.5 FM; ORANGE, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KAJN-FM (102.9 FM; CROWLEY, LA; Owner: RICE CAPITAL BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KQXY-FM (94.1 FM; BEAUMONT, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KQLK (97.9 FM; DE RIDDER, LA; Owner: PITTMAN BROADCASTING SERVICES, LLC)
  • KYLC (90.3 FM; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)

TV broadcast stations around Lake Charles:

  • KFAM-LP (Channel 58; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: RICE CAPITAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K51EC (Channel 51; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • KPLC (Channel 7; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • KLTL-TV (Channel 18; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: LOUISIANA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION AUTHORITY)
  • KVHP (Channel 29; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: NATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KLFY-TV (Channel 10; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: KLFY, L.P.)
  • KITU (Channel 34; BEAUMONT, TX; Owner: COMMUNITY EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION INC)
  • KBTV-TV (Channel 4; PORT ARTHUR, TX; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF BEAUMONT/PORT ARTHUR, L.L.C.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Lake Charles fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 171
Total length: 3,070 meters (10,072ft)
Total costs: $117,912,000
Total average daily traffic: 3,526,837
Total average daily truck traffic: 519,068

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1920-1929: 4
  • 1930-1939: 5
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 18
  • 1960-1969: 64
  • 1970-1979: 58
  • 1980-1989: 13
  • 1990-1999: 7
  • 2000-2009: 2
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Lake Charles, LA
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Lake Charles)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 446 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Lake Charles, LA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 106 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 76 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 51 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 213 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Lake Charles)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 245 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Lake Charles)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 14 full and 5 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED188$123,240259$130,475580$126,214127$44,08014$681,372229$78,92910$34,067
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED15$102,80517$125,10162$114,90710$52,2131$206,00012$89,7843$74,070
APPLICATIONS DENIED59$113,56171$100,216295$114,575114$23,3341$200,00033$81,20229$54,236
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN17$112,93220$160,89289$127,7398$57,0651$365,0007$90,6433$44,930
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS6$133,1578$134,20648$135,26710$42,0160$00$00$0

Detailed mortgage data for all 19 tracts in Lake Charles, LA

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 10 full and 5 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED34$161,20220$173,7981$110,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED11$161,1846$213,4181$118,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED4$195,3082$98,2850$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$173,6600$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$123,0000$00$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 81
  • Hazardous Condition: 34
  • Service Call: 3
  • Good Intent Call: 29

Incident types - Lake Charles

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Lake Charles, LA
Most common first names in Lake Charles, LA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary64277.7 years
John62771.3 years
Joseph52870.5 years
James49670.0 years
William36773.2 years
Robert36670.3 years
Charles27169.7 years
George25672.7 years
Willie19674.1 years
Frank18773.2 years
Most common last names in Lake Charles, LA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Fontenot47772.9 years
Guillory37969.8 years
Hebert28477.3 years
Smith27973.5 years
Johnson27573.4 years
Williams25972.6 years
Miller25371.5 years
Jones22871.0 years
Broussard21975.6 years
Richard18372.7 years
Businesses in Lake Charles, LA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T3Lane Furniture3
Academy Sports + Outdoors1Little Caesars Pizza1
Advance Auto Parts4Long John Silver's1
Aeropostale1Lowe's1
Albertsons1Marshalls1
American Eagle Outfitters1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Arby's1McDonald's5
Ashley Furniture1Men's Wearhouse1
AutoZone3Microtel1
Avenue1Motel 61
Bath & Body Works2Motherhood Maternity1
Baymont Inn1New Balance2
Bed Bath & Beyond1Nike7
Best Western1Nissan1
Blockbuster3Office Depot2
Budget Car Rental2Old Navy1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Olive Garden1
Burger King5Outback1
CVS3Outback Steakhouse1
Catherines1Pac Sun1
Chevrolet1Papa John's Pizza1
Chick-Fil-A1Payless1
Chuck E. Cheese's1Penske1
Church's Chicken3PetSmart1
Circle K2Pier 1 Imports1
Comfort Inn1Pizza Hut3
Comfort Suites1Popeyes5
Cricket Wireless7Quiznos1
Curves1RadioShack2
Days Inn1Red Roof Inn1
Domino's Pizza1Rite Aid2
DressBarn1Rue211
Dressbarn1Ryan's Grill1
FedEx10SAS Shoes1
Finish Line1SONIC Drive-In6
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Sam's Club1
Foot Locker1Sears3
Ford1Shoe Carnival1
GNC3Sleep Inn1
GameStop2Spencer Gifts1
Gap1Sprint Nextel2
H&R Block7Starbucks2
Hobby Lobby1Super 81
Holiday Inn2T-Mobile5
Hollister Co.1Taco Bell4
Home Depot1Talbots1
Honda1Target1
Hot Topic1Toyota1
Howard Johnson1Toys"R"Us1
IHOP1U-Haul6
JCPenney1UPS15
Jones New York1Vans2
Journeys1Verizon Wireless1
Justice1Victoria's Secret1
KFC1Volkswagen1
Kincaid1Waffle House1
Kmart1Walgreens6
Knights Inn1Walmart3
Kohl's1Wendy's4
Kroger3Wet Seal1
La Quinta2Wingate1
La-Z-Boy1YMCA1
Lane Bryant1

Lake Charles on our top lists:

  • #23 on the list of "Top 100 cities with strongest arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services industries (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #52 (70669) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Acadian/Cajun first ancestries"
  • #53 (70605) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Bermudan first ancestries"
  • #56 (70601) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most casinos in 2005"
  • #80 (70605) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of French (except Basque) first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #99 (70601) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most museums in 2005"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Erich W. Wolf, Ii (15)
  • Murphy J. Cormier (4)
  • Troy L. Cormier (4)
  • Paulette Meaux Saunders (4)
  • Calvin Billings (3)
  • Duane J. Lewis (3)
  • Raymond C. Davis (3)
  • Erich Wolf, Ii (2)
  • Carl E. Kiser (2)
  • Erich Wolf (2)

Total of 78 patent applications in 2008-2015.

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