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Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana (LA)

County population in 2016: 200,601 (79% urban, 21% rural); it was 183,577 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 28,924
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 22,609
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 49,085
Renter-occupied apartments: 22,463 (it was 19,528 in 2000)
% of renters here:

28%
State:

33%

Land area: 1071 sq. mi.

Water area: 23.2 sq. mi.

Population density: 187 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Calcasieu Parish: 86.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (15.9%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (14.5%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (14.5%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (12.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 66%
  • Government: 8%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 26%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (68.1%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (24.8%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (3.1%)
  • Two or more races (2.2%)
  • Asian alone (1.3%)
Median resident age:  36.2 years
Louisiana median age:  36.5 years
Males: 98,097  (48.9%)
Females: 102,504  (51.1%)
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Calcasieu Parish,LA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Calcasieu Parish:

2.0 people
Louisiana:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $45,962 ($35,372 in 1999)

This county:

$45,962
Louisiana:

$45,146

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $650 (lower quartile is $449, upper quartile is $845)
This county:

$650
State:

$656


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $146,800 (it was $70,300 in 2000)
Calcasieu:

$146,800
Louisiana:

$158,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $76,900 - $230,900

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $187,440
Here:

$187,440
State:

$210,583

Townhouses or other attached units: $183,550
Here:

$183,550
State:

$219,575

In 2-unit structures: $195,182
Here:

$195,182
State:

$308,068

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $288,552
Here:

$288,552
State:

$247,758

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $180,914
Here:

$180,914
State:

$255,460

Mobile homes: $60,988
Here:

$60,988
State:

$73,199

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $73,028
Here:

$73,028
State:

$164,562
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,178
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $266

Institutionalized population: 2,581

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 4
  • Rapes: 67
  • Robberies: 63
  • Assaults: 203
  • Burglaries: 910
  • Thefts: 2264
  • Auto thefts: 234

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 5
  • Rapes: 53
  • Robberies: 63
  • Assaults: 125
  • Burglaries: 860
  • Thefts: 2371
  • Auto thefts: 194
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Health of residents in Calcasieu Parish based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.3. This is worse than average.
64.7% of residents exercised in the past month. This is less than average.
45.6% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
49.5% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is less than average.
63.9% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is less than average.
Average weight of males is 201 pounds. This is more than average.
Average weight of females is 163 pounds. This is about average.
46.4% of residents keep firearms around their homes. This is more than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 595 buildings, average cost: $144,000
  • 2008: 760 buildings, average cost: $142,600
  • 2009: 677 buildings, average cost: $152,000
  • 2010: 800 buildings, average cost: $139,300
  • 2011: 603 buildings, average cost: $167,300
  • 2012: 523 buildings, average cost: $177,400
  • 2013: 671 buildings, average cost: $182,700
  • 2014: 580 buildings, average cost: $197,800

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $825 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $340 (0.3%)

Calcasieu Parish household income distribution in 2009 Calcasieu Parish home values distribution Calcasieu Parish contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 21.4%
Calcasieu Parish:

21.4%
Louisiana:

20.2%
(14.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 39.9% for Black residents, 14.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 19.1% for American Indian residents, 22.1% for other race residents, 25.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 36.2 years old
(Males: 34.9 years old, Females: 37.1 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 39.0 years old, Black residents: 32.9 years old, American Indian residents: 29.4 years old, Asian residents: 40.2 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26.2 years old, Other race residents: 25.4 years old)

Area name: Lake Charles, LA MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Calcasieu Parish is $456 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $555 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $685 a month.

Cities in this county include: Lake Charles, Sulphur, Moss Bluff, Prien, Westlake, Carlyss, DeQuincy, Vinton, Iowa, Hayes.

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

2012 air pollution in Calcasieu Parish:

Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.01 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.028 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 8.0 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.004 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Significanly above U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Calcasieu Parish: Hathaway Fire Department (A), Lake Arthur Fire Department (B), Bayou Chene Volunteer Fire Department (C), Woodlawn Volunteer Fire Department (D), Jefferson Davis Parish Fire District 7 (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Calcasieu Parish include: Lambert Chapel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church (A), Immanuel Worship Center (B), Bethel Baptist Church (C), Woodlawn Baptist Church (D), Topsy United Pentecostal Church (E), Topsy Baptist Church (F), Saint Lawrence Catholic Church (G), Saint Ann Church (H), Saint Gertrude Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Andress Cove Cemetery (1), Nevils Cemetery (2), Bertrand Cemetery (3), Broussard Cemetery (4), Pine Hill Cemetery (5), China Cemetery (6), Chretien Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Swamps: Buller Marsh (A), Thompson Marsh (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Barnes Creek (A), Dry Slough (B), Cow Bayou (C), Hickory Gully (D), Gum Gully (E), Gum Bayou (F), West Bayou Grand Marais (G), Middle Bayou Grand Marais (H), Bayou Nezpique (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Allen Parish , Jefferson Davis Parish , St. Bernard Parish , Washington Parish , Fayette County, Texas , Liberty County, Texas , Williamson County, Texas .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.4%
Louisiana:

6.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 9,274
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 85.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 20.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 4,149 (39.6% naturalized citizens)

Calcasieu Parish:

2.1%
Whole state:

4.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 1,601
  • 2000 to 2009: 1,308
  • 1990 to 1999: 766
  • 1980 to 1989: 526
  • 1970 to 1979: 392
  • Before 1970: 511
Note: State values scaled to Calcasieu Parish population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.4 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 93.6%

Calcasieu Parish marital status for males Calcasieu Parish marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 58,254
  • One, attached: 1,083
  • Two: 4,452
  • 3 or 4: 2,925
  • 5 to 9: 3,894
  • 10 to 19: 1,797
  • 20 to 49: 354
  • 50 or more: 925
  • Mobile homes: 13,874
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 319

Housing units in Calcasieu Parish with a mortgage: 23,077 (715 second mortgage, 1,198 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 26,844

Here:

46.9% with mortgage
State:

52.4% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Calcasieu Parish

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic64,05020
Evangelical Protestant51,570155
Mainline Protestant9,56326
Black Protestant8,82326
Other1,52711
Orthodox331
None57,202-
Calcasieu Parish Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 39
Calcasieu Parish:

2.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
Here:

0.27 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 33
This county:

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.
Louisiana:

4.49 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 78
This county:

4.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.92 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Calcasieu Parish:

10.7%
Louisiana:

10.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Calcasieu Parish:

31.7%
State:

29.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.0%
State:

13.7%

Agriculture in Calcasieu Parish:

Average size of farms: 349 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $18,120
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $247.89
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 3.42%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 49.52%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $22,928
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 10.58%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 55.44%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $37,110
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 91.61%
Average age of principal farm operators: 53 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 12.27
Soybeans for beans: 624 harvested acres
Vegetables: 27 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 101 acres

Tornado activity:

Calcasieu Parish historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Louisiana state average. It is 2643408.6 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 2 fatalities and 72 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 10/29/1974, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado killed 2 people and injured 52 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Calcasieu Parish-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 250.0 miles away from Calcasieu Parish 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 490.6 miles away from the county 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 242.7 miles away from the county 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 363.2 miles away from the county center
On 6/30/1994 at 01:08:24, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 247.7 miles away from Calcasieu Parish center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 346.9 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Louisiana Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: March 08, 2016 to April 08, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4263: March 13, 2016, FEMA Id: 4263, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Louisiana Hurricane Ike, Incident Period: September 11, 2008 to November 07, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1792: September 13, 2008, FEMA Id: 1792, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Louisiana Hurricane Ike, Incident Period: September 07, 2008 to November 07, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3295: September 11, 2008, FEMA Id: 3295, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Louisiana Hurricane Gustav, Incident Period: September 01, 2008 to September 11, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1786: September 02, 2008, FEMA Id: 1786, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Louisiana Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: October 16, 2006 to November 08, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1668: November 02, 2006, FEMA Id: 1668, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Louisiana Hurricane Rita, Incident Period: September 23, 2005 to November 01, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1607: September 24, 2005, FEMA Id: 1607, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Louisiana Hurricane Rita, Incident Period: September 20, 2005 to November 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3260: September 21, 2005, FEMA Id: 3260, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Louisiana Hurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to November 01, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1603: August 29, 2005, FEMA Id: 1603, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Louisiana Loss of the Space Shuttle <span class="italic">Columbia</span>, Incident Period: February 01, 2003, Emergency Declared EM-3172: February 01, 2003, FEMA Id: 3172, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Louisiana Hurricane Lili, Incident Period: October 01, 2002 to October 16, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1437: October 03, 2002, FEMA Id: 1437, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 9 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Calcasieu Parish (19) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 9, Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Fire: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (18%)
  • Vietnam (12%)
  • India (6%)
  • Honduras (6%)
  • Nepal (5%)
  • Germany (5%)
  • Philippines (5%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Calcasieu Parish (%):

  • French Canadian (10%)
  • French (except Basque) (10%)
  • American (9%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • German (3%)
  • English (3%)
  • Cajun (3%)

Calcasieu Parish mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 79,659 (86.0%)
  • Carpooled: 8,277 (8.9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 279 (0.3%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 1,068 (1.2%)
  • Bicycle: 362 (0.4%)
  • Walked: 1,073 (1.2%)
  • Worked at home: 1,902 (2.1%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana in 2000:

  • 1,215 people in nursing homes
  • 1,033 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 608 people in halfway houses
  • 597 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 288 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 228 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 136 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 126 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 50 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 48 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 42 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 38 people in military hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 35 people in religious group quarters
  • 28 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 26 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 24 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 24 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 15 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 10 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 10 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 8 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 4 people in crews of maritime vessels
  • 2 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms

People in group quarters in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana in 2010:

  • 1,020 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 764 people in state prisons
  • 697 people in college/university student housing
  • 522 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 214 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 206 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 126 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 119 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 55 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 36 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
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $52,096.

4.40% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,986 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.40%
Louisiana average:

6.57%


0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($182 average AGI)
Calcasieu Parish:

0.03%
Louisiana average:

0.05%

2.06% relocated from other counties in Louisiana ($16,215 average AGI)
2.31% relocated from other states ($20,589 average AGI)
Calcasieu Parish:

2.31%
Louisiana average:

2.51%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Beauregard Parish, LA  0.32% ($35,745 average AGI)
from Jefferson Davis Parish, LA  0.29% ($33,337)
from Harris County, TX  0.24% ($51,789)
from Cameron Parish, LA  0.15% ($46,385)
from Lafayette Parish, LA  0.15% ($33,293)
from Allen Parish, LA  0.14% ($31,516)
from East Baton Rouge Parish, LA  0.14% ($31,945)


4.60% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,880 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.60%
Louisiana average:

6.57%


0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($203 average AGI)
Calcasieu Parish:

0.03%
Louisiana average:

0.06%

2.03% relocated to other counties in Louisiana ($15,093 average AGI)
2.53% relocated to other states ($20,584 average AGI)
Calcasieu Parish:

2.53%
Louisiana average:

2.51%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Harris County, TX  0.36% ($39,764 average AGI)
to Beauregard Parish, LA  0.30% ($37,995)
to Jefferson Davis Parish, LA  0.25% ($33,627)
to East Baton Rouge Parish, LA  0.16% ($30,972)
to Lafayette Parish, LA  0.16% ($36,505)
to Allen Parish, LA  0.13% ($28,057)
to Orange County, TX  0.13% ($39,483)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.0
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 14.3

Births per 1000 population in Calcasieu Parish

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.8

Deaths per 1000 population in Calcasieu Parish

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 9.4

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Calcasieu Parish

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 18.8%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.9%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Calcasieu Parish
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Calcasieu Parish


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 27,863 (22,429 aged, 5,434 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 6,134 (12%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (3,674)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,983)
  • Hypertensive heart disease without (congestive) heart failure (1,796)
  • Unspecified dementia (813)
  • Other disorders of lung (732)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (719)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (614)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (614)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (606)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (561)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 3.24
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 17,849
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 468
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 60,563

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,527
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,016
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 4

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 48
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 84

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 5

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 78.6. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 40.5
  • Other - 38.1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 130.8. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 91.1
  • Suffocation - 24.1
  • Other - 15.6

Household type by relationship:

Households: 200,601
  • In family households: 163,727 (23,760 male householders, 25,840 female householders)
    33,264 spouses, 63,186 children (59,370 natural, 1,342 adopted, 2,474 stepchildren), 6,295 grandchildren, 3,051 brothers or sisters, 1,812 parents, 2,447 other relatives, 4,072 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 33,392 (12,851 male householders (11,310 living alone)), 14,578 female householders (12,268 living alone)), 5,963 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 3,482

Size of family households: 20,077 2-persons, 12,746 3-persons, 9,460 4-persons, 5,188 5-persons, 843 6-persons, 1,286 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 23,578 1-person, 3,110 2-persons, 666 3-persons, 47 4-persons, 28 5-persons.

25,976 married couples with children.
17,013 single-parent households (3,036 men, 13,977 women).

93.1% of residents of Calcasieu speak English at home.
2.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (68% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
3.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (82% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 2% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (44% speak English very well, 41% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (44% speak English very well, 56% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $1,103,392,000 ($5,966 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $204,677,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $415,769,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $255,432,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $8,332,000
Federal grants: $164,329,000
Federal procurement contracts: $214,150,000 ($177,591,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $45,380,000 ($8,356,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $4,140,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $38,246,000
Federal Government insurance: $888,403,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 14,594
Here:

79 per 1000 residents
State:

78 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 8,963
Here:

48 per 1000 residents
State:

49 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +466
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+4 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -4,068
Here -22 per 1000 residents
State -20 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Calcasieu Parish

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 24.91 millions of gallons per day (98% from ground, 2% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.0
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.5

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 1,528
  • 2010 to 2013: 6,386
  • 2000 to 2009: 15,413
  • 1990 to 1999: 13,620
  • 1980 to 1989: 10,814
  • 1970 to 1979: 13,696
  • 1960 to 1969: 8,627
  • 1950 to 1959: 11,653
  • 1940 to 1949: 3,329
  • 1939 or earlier: 2,811
Note: State values scaled to Calcasieu population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Calcasieu Parish population
  • 1 room: 112
  • 2 rooms: 28
  • 3 rooms: 1,089
  • 4 rooms: 4,635
  • 5 rooms: 12,191
  • 6 rooms: 12,896
  • 7 rooms: 7,330
  • 8 rooms: 4,988
  • 9+ rooms: 6,652
  • 1 room: 134
  • 2 rooms: 763
  • 3 rooms: 4,581
  • 4 rooms: 7,113
  • 5 rooms: 8,749
  • 6 rooms: 3,304
  • 7 rooms: 1,828
  • 8 rooms: 328
  • 9+ rooms: 308
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Calcasieu Parish population
  • no bedroom: 112
  • 1 bedroom: 530
  • 2 bedrooms: 7,610
  • 3 bedrooms: 31,275
  • 4 bedrooms: 9,267
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1,127
  • no bedroom: 134
  • 1 bedroom: 4,373
  • 2 bedrooms: 9,366
  • 3 bedrooms: 10,703
  • 4 bedrooms: 2,427
  • 5+ bedrooms: 105
Cars and other vehicles available in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Calcasieu Parish population
  • no vehicle: 1,544
  • 1 vehicle: 14,685
  • 2 vehicles: 21,476
  • 3 vehicles: 7,811
  • 4 vehicles: 3,064
  • 5+ vehicles: 1,341
  • no vehicle: 4,146
  • 1 vehicle: 14,518
  • 2 vehicles: 6,889
  • 3 vehicles: 942
  • 4 vehicles: 456
  • 5+ vehicles: 157

83% of Calcasieu Parish residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 42% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Louisiana.

Calcasieu Parish:

83.1%
State average:

86.4%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 159,070
  • Other state: 35,821
  • Northeast: 2,622
  • Midwest: 4,713
  • South: 23,232
  • West: 5,254

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Calcasieu Parish
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (60.6%)
  • Utility gas (36.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.2%)
  • Wood (0.4%)
  • No fuel used (0.3%)
  • Other fuel (0.2%)
  • Electricity (74.4%)
  • Utility gas (24.3%)
  • No fuel used (0.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.5%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2,604
Here:

11.9%
Louisiana:

17.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1,525
Here:

13.9%
Louisiana:

17.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 470
Here:

4.6%
Louisiana:

17.3%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Calcasieu Parish government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $11,191,000
    Parks and Recreation: $4,782,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,694,000
    Water Utilities: $1,332,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,222,000
    Air Transportation: $1,096,000
    Local Fire Protection: $377,000
    Correctional Institutions: $235,000
    Police Protection: $216,000
    Hospitals: $198,000
    Libraries: $91,000
    Central Staff Services: $79,000
    Financial Administration: $43,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $22,000
    Sewerage: $14,000
    General - Other: $13,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $39,540,000
    Police Protection: $24,873,000
    Regular Highways: $15,417,000
    Correctional Institutions: $15,373,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $10,117,000
    Parks and Recreation: $8,487,000
    Financial Administration: $7,994,000
    General - Other: $7,849,000
    Central Staff Services: $6,730,000
    Libraries: $6,032,000
    Health - Other: $5,864,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $4,696,000
    Water Utilities: $4,234,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,572,000
    Local Fire Protection: $3,463,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,751,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $1,984,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,660,000
    Air Transportation: $1,544,000
    Transit Utilities: $687,000
    Corrections - Other: $155,000
    Sewerage: $123,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $36,259,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Natural Resources - Other: $69,000
    Parks and Recreation: $17,000
    Police Protection: $9,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Police Protection: $60,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $1,598,000
    Correctional Institutions: $922,000
    General - Other: $900,000
    Air Transportation: $766,000
    Water Utilities: $496,000
    Financial Administration: $457,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $454,000
    Hospitals: $300,000
    Local Fire Protection: $298,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $169,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $154,000
    Health - Other: $40,000
    Central Staff Services: $9,000
    Parks and Recreation: $8,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $80,715,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $617,000

Calcasieu Parish government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $38,224,000
    All Other: $11,851,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,771,000
    Air Transportation: $922,000
    Sewerage: $128,000
    Regular Highways: $108,000
    Housing and Community Development: $72,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $3,008,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,726,000
    Air Transportation: $1,103,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $2,907,000
    Health and Hospitals: $467,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $42,003,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $3,825,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $2,457,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $504,000
    Rents: $458,000
    Sale of Property: $208,000
    Special Assessments: $22,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $6,096,000
    Transit Utilities: $14,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $18,730,000
    Public Welfare: $8,792,000
    Highways: $7,304,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,468,000
    Health and Hospitals: $920,000
    Transit Utilities: $328,000
    Water Utilities: $132,000
    Sewerage: $33,000
  • Tax - Property: $61,671,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $35,254,000
    Amusements Sales: $7,798,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $2,409,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $1,518,000
    Other License: $701,000

Calcasieu Parish government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $435,524,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $429,482,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $54,026,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $48,301,000
    Issue, Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $21,440,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,273,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $15,398,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,548,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $400,000
    Beginning: $300,000

Calcasieu Parish government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,082,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $239,907,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $438,988,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 5,010
  • Number of aged recipients: 439
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 4,571
  • Number of recipients under 18: 945
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 3,131
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 934
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,636
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 2,184
Calcasieu Parish Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Calcasieu Parish Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 41 full 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 ORIGINATED725$135,174912$121,8602,282$135,209469$39,82135$512,343465$80,099385$41,883
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED45$105,089105$109,448239$141,15533$47,2731$206,00021$148,33388$63,261
APPLICATIONS DENIED192$127,068343$98,735956$135,913324$25,7782$210,00063$82,270254$49,335
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN45$123,33386$126,163323$140,70626$98,9622$240,00014$74,21449$61,245
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS37$145,62228$158,786181$138,69626$42,0770$02$113,00018$64,167
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 35 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED113$171,70895$184,4633$138,333
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED27$174,33342$200,2621$118,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED16$219,00011$209,3640$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN7$197,0005$192,4000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$123,0002$143,0000$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Calcasieu Parish, LA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary96277.1 years
John93872.1 years
James79269.1 years
Joseph77370.9 years
William58472.9 years
Robert55669.9 years
Charles43469.5 years
George40673.0 years
Willie30274.4 years
Frank26873.3 years
Most common last names in Calcasieu Parish, LA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Fontenot60672.3 years
Guillory46269.8 years
Smith44873.8 years
Johnson40473.1 years
Hebert40276.7 years
Miller39572.9 years
Broussard35474.9 years
Williams35373.2 years
Jones31071.2 years
Richard28673.0 years
Businesses in Calcasieu Parish, LA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T7Lane Furniture3
Academy Sports + Outdoors1Little Caesars Pizza1
Advance Auto Parts5Long John Silver's1
Aeropostale1Lowe's2
Albertsons1Marshalls1
American Eagle Outfitters1MasterBrand Cabinets4
Arby's1McDonald's11
Ashley Furniture1Men's Wearhouse1
AutoZone4Microtel2
Avenue1Motel 61
Bath & Body Works2Motherhood Maternity1
Baymont Inn2New Balance2
Bed Bath & Beyond1Nike9
Best Western2Nissan1
Blockbuster5Office Depot2
Budget Car Rental2Old Navy1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Olive Garden1
Burger King11Outback1
CVS4Outback Steakhouse1
Catherines1Pac Sun1
Chevrolet2Papa John's Pizza2
Chick-Fil-A1Payless2
Chuck E. Cheese's1Penske2
Church's Chicken3PetSmart1
Circle K8Pier 1 Imports1
Comfort Inn1Pizza Hut5
Comfort Suites2Popeyes9
Cracker Barrel1Quality1
Cricket Wireless8Quiznos1
Crossland Economy Studios1RadioShack3
Curves2Red Roof Inn1
Dairy Queen1Rite Aid3
Days Inn2Rue212
DressBarn1Ryan's Grill1
Dressbarn1SAS Shoes1
Econo Lodge1SONIC Drive-In11
FedEx20Sam's Club1
Finish Line1Sears3
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Shoe Carnival1
Foot Locker1Sleep Inn1
Ford1Spencer Gifts1
GNC4Sprint Nextel3
GameStop4Starbucks2
Gap1Studio 61
H&R Block10Subway2
Hardee's1Super 82
Hobby Lobby1T-Mobile7
Holiday Inn5Taco Bell6
Hollister Co.1Talbots1
Home Depot1Target1
Honda1The Room Place1
Hot Topic1Toyota1
Howard Johnson2Toys"R"Us1
IHOP1True Value1
JCPenney1U-Haul10
Jack In The Box1UPS18
Jones New York1Vans1
Journeys1Verizon Wireless1
Justice1Victoria's Secret1
KFC1Volkswagen1
Kincaid1Waffle House3
Kmart1Walgreens9
Knights Inn1Walmart4
Kohl's1Wendy's7
Kroger4Wet Seal1
La Quinta4Wingate2
La-Z-Boy1YMCA1
Lane Bryant1

Calcasieu Parish on our top lists:

  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the worst general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011"