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Lake Charles, LA (Louisiana) Houses and Residents

Lake Charles,LA index of house prices

Total population: 74,889 (Urban population: 71,125, Rural population: 394 (all nonfarm))

Houses: 34,405 (30,546 occupied: 16,287 owner occupied, 14,259 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

47%
State:

36%

Housing density: 857 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2016: $414,576.

Median contract rent in 2016: $376 (lower quartile is $246, upper quartile is $496)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2016: $548


Median gross rent in Lake Charles, LA in 2016: $462

Housing units in Lake Charles with a mortgage: 8,413 (402 second mortgage, 521 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 7,874

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $75,938

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $37,027

Median monthly housing costs: $719


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Lake Charles, Louisiana Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $146,100 (it was $70,800 in 2000)
Lake Charles:

$146,100
Louisiana:

$158,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $86,400 - $218,400

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $188,278
Here:

$188,278
State:

$210,583

Townhouses or other attached units: $140,723
Here:

$140,723
State:

$219,575

In 2-unit structures: $159,766
Here:

$159,766
State:

$308,068

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $197,924
Here:

$197,924
State:

$247,758

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $89,429
Here:

$89,429
State:

$255,460

Mobile homes: $47,760
Here:

$47,760
State:

$73,199
Median year house/condo built: 1970

Median year apartment built: 1983

Household type by relationship:

Households: 76,861
  • In family households: 58,894 (6,969 male householders, 11,151 female householders)
    10,023 spouses, 24,943 children (24,140 natural, 191 adopted, 612 stepchildren), 2,339 grandchildren, 682 brothers or sisters, 956 parents, 774 other relatives, 1,057 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 15,264 (5,682 male householders (5,384 living alone)), 6,744 female householders (5,412 living alone)), 2,838 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 2,703

Size of family households: 7,545 2-persons, 4,959 3-persons, 3,677 4-persons, 1,094 5-persons, 353 6-persons, 492 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 10,796 1-person, 1,140 2-persons, 443 3-persons, 47 4-persons.

7,643 married couples with children.
8,512 single-parent households (1,228 men, 7,284 women).

91.9% of residents of Lake Charles speak English at home.
3.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (59% speak English very well, 29% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
3.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (78% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 2% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
1.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (55% speak English very well, 35% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (44% speak English very well, 56% speak English well).

Foreign born population: 1,696 (2.2%)
(34.4% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

6.4
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

4.3
State:

4.5

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Lake Charles, Louisiana:

  • 0no bedroom
  • 361 bedroom
  • 2,7302 bedrooms
  • 9,1023 bedrooms
  • 3,9544 bedrooms
  • 4655+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Lake Charles population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lake Charles, Louisiana:

  • 30no bedroom
  • 3,0851 bedroom
  • 6,0862 bedrooms
  • 3,8703 bedrooms
  • 1,1584 bedrooms
  • 305+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Lake Charles population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Lake Charles in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • 415no vehicle
  • 5,8091 vehicle
  • 7,2432 vehicles
  • 2,2183 vehicles
  • 3214 vehicles
  • 2815+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Lake Charles population

Cars and other vehicles available in Lake Charles in renter-occupied apartments

  • 2,915no vehicle
  • 8,2231 vehicle
  • 2,6302 vehicles
  • 3903 vehicles
  • 1014 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Lake Charles population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Lake Charles, Louisiana:

  • 01 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 1043 rooms
  • 1,4624 rooms
  • 3,4355 rooms
  • 3,4976 rooms
  • 2,8527 rooms
  • 2,2208 rooms
  • 2,7179+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Lake Charles population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lake Charles, Louisiana:

  • 301 room
  • 5022 rooms
  • 2,9703 rooms
  • 4,4654 rooms
  • 3,9595 rooms
  • 1,5146 rooms
  • 5117 rooms
  • 08 rooms
  • 3089+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Lake Charles population

Year house built

Median 2016 house/condo value by year built ($)

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit ($)

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

  • Lake Charles, LA household income distribution

  • Lake Charles, LA household income distribution
  • 4,356Less than $10,000
  • 2,148$10,000 to $14,999
  • 2,704$15,000 to $19,999
  • 2,002$20,000 to $24,999
  • 1,600$25,000 to $29,999
  • 1,164$30,000 to $34,999
  • 1,560$35,000 to $39,999
  • 980$40,000 to $44,999
  • 1,663$45,000 to $49,999
  • 1,715$50,000 to $59,999
  • 2,456$60,000 to $74,999
  • 3,552$75,000 to $99,999
  • 1,079$100,000 to $124,999
  • 875$125,000 to $149,999
  • 1,397$150,000 to $199,999
  • 1,295$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Lake Charles, LA

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Lake Charles, LA
  • 146Less than $10,000
  • 560$10,000 to $14,999
  • 42$15,000 to $19,999
  • 144$20,000 to $24,999
  • 30$35,000 to $39,999
  • 64$40,000 to $49,999
  • 1,081$50,000 to $59,999
  • 732$60,000 to $69,999
  • 568$70,000 to $79,999
  • 1,095$80,000 to $89,999
  • 528$90,000 to $99,999
  • 1,895$100,000 to $124,999
  • 1,489$125,000 to $149,999
  • 2,135$150,000 to $174,999
  • 1,111$175,000 to $199,999
  • 1,618$200,000 to $249,999
  • 909$250,000 to $299,999
  • 1,065$300,000 to $399,999
  • 181$400,000 to $499,999
  • 657$500,000 to $749,999
  • 111$750,000 to $999,999
  • 40$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 42$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • 44$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Lake Charles, LA

  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Lake Charles, LA
  • 525Less than $100
  • 867$100 to $149
  • 896$150 to $199
  • 459$200 to $249
  • 530$250 to $299
  • 133$300 to $349
  • 374$400 to $449
  • 300$450 to $499
  • 1,816$500 to $549
  • 622$550 to $599
  • 791$600 to $649
  • 559$650 to $699
  • 1,398$700 to $749
  • 206$750 to $799
  • 1,635$800 to $899
  • 432$900 to $999
  • 847$1,000 to $1,249
  • 101$1,250 to $1,499
  • 836$1,500 to $1,999
  • 164$2,000 to $2,499
  • 768No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 8672010 or later
  • 7172000 to 2009
  • 3691990 to 1999
  • 2761980 to 1989
  • 1621970 to 1979
  • 259Before 1970
Note: State values scaled to Lake Charles population
Lake Charles commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 814
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 5,219
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 8,596
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 9,486
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 3,507
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 936
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 1,934
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 30
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 0
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 747
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 385
  • 90 or more minutes: 711
Lake Charles, LA Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 95.8%
Number of people working at home: 744 (2.2% of all workers)

Lake Charles mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 43,774 (86%)
  • Carpooled: 4,663 (9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 201 (0%)
  • Taxi: 439 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 254 (0%)
  • Walked: 747 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 744 (1%)

First ancestries reported:

 French (except Basque): 3,150
 American: 2,596
 French Canadian: 2,059
 German: 1,165
 Irish: 1,115
 English: 1,003
 Italian: 732
 African: 584
 Cajun: 478
 European: 384
 Scotch-Irish: 197
 Scottish: 126
 Polish: 111
 British: 98
 Greek: 92
 Palestinian: 85
 Norwegian: 74
 Lebanese: 70
 Romanian: 69
 Northern European: 65
 Czech: 59
 Danish: 58
 Portuguese: 45
 Finnish: 43
 Canadian: 34
 Swedish: 22
 Turkish: 22
 German Russian: 20
 Nigerian: 20
 Jamaican: 19
 Scandinavian: 17
 Austrian: 14
 Czechoslovakian: 12
 Welsh: 10
 South African: 10
 Arab: 9
 Dutch: 8
 Armenian: 8
 Croatian: 7
 Ethiopian: 5
 Haitian: 4

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

  • 14%Mexico
  • 11%Vietnam
  • 9%Nepal
  • 9%Honduras
  • 6%India
  • 5%Romania
  • 5%El Salvador

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

  • This state: 61,624
  • Other state: 12,799
  • Northeast: 830
  • Midwest: 1,799
  • South: 8,687
  • West: 1,483

78% of Lake Charles residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 41% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 53% lived in Louisiana.

Lake Charles:

77.8%
State average:

86.4%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 184
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 264
  • 5th and 6th grade: 401
  • 7th and 8th grade: 811
  • 9th grade: 428
  • 10th grade: 795
  • 11th grade: 683
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 526
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 7,155
  • Less than 1 year of college: 832
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 4,863
  • Associate degree: 1,312
  • Bachelor's degree: 2,526
  • Master's degree: 1,206
  • Professional school degree: 880
  • Doctorate degree: 412

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 291
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 372
  • 5th and 6th grade: 222
  • 7th and 8th grade: 224
  • 9th grade: 39
  • 10th grade: 755
  • 11th grade: 791
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 219
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 8,407
  • Less than 1 year of college: 1,605
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 4,143
  • Associate degree: 1,926
  • Bachelor's degree: 4,951
  • Master's degree: 2,662
  • Professional school degree: 35
  • Doctorate degree: 227

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

  • Unemployment by race in 2016
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 4.6%Males
  • 2.1%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 11.9%Males
  • 12.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 27.5%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 5.2%Males
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 6.3%Males
  • 13.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 11.5%Males
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 14.6%Males
  • 15.6%Females
Lake Charles marital status for males
Lake Charles marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 23,356
  • One, attached: 370
  • Two: 2,819
  • 3 or 4: 1,042
  • 5 to 9: 3,647
  • 10 to 19: 1,413
  • 20 to 49: 167
  • 50 or more: 758
  • Mobile homes: 833

Median worth of mobile homes: $14,900

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2016: 2.3%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2016: 2.2%

House/condo owner moved in on average 14 years ago

Renter moved in on average 1 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Lake Charles:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Lake Charles
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (58.6%)
  • Electricity (40.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.4%)
  • No fuel used (0.4%)
  • Electricity (72.3%)
  • Utility gas (26.5%)
  • No fuel used (0.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.3%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 532
Here:

6.1%
Louisiana:

17.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 779
Here:

17.8%
Louisiana:

17.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 341
Here:

7.4%
Louisiana:

17.3%

School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students (%)

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)