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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: 31,311 (27,887 occupied: 14,937 owner occupied, 16,050 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

52%
State:

35%

Housing density: 780 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2015: $158,903.

Median contract rent in 2015: $376 (lower quartile is $246, upper quartile is $496)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2015: $540


Median gross rent in Lake Charles, LA in 2015: $462

Housing units in Lake Charles with a mortgage: 8,322 (956 second mortgage, 435 home equity loan, 6 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 6,840

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $60,026

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $46,595

Median monthly housing costs: $714


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Lake Charles, Louisiana Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $152,900 (it was $70,800 in 2000)
Lake Charles:

$152,900
Louisiana:

$155,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $86,500 - $220,900

Mean price in 2015:

Detached houses: $165,573
Here:

$165,573
State:

$205,765

Townhouses or other attached units: $136,668
Here:

$136,668
State:

$201,436

In 2-unit structures: $99,107
Here:

$99,107
State:

$491,450

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $154,783
Here:

$154,783
State:

$265,999

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $115,508
Here:

$115,508
State:

$199,779

Mobile homes: $36,779
Here:

$36,779
State:

$59,334
Median year house/condo built: 1968

Median year apartment built: 1978

Household type by relationship:

Households: 68,210
  • In family households: 56,460 (11,890 male householders, 6,238 female householders)
    11,828 spouses, 20,823 children (19,163 natural, 525 adopted, 1,135 stepchildren), 2,424 grandchildren, 739 brothers or sisters, 414 parents, 986 other relatives, 1,118 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 11,750 (4,451 male householders (3,543 living alone)), 5,386 female householders (4,789 living alone)), 1,913 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 3,309 (1,896 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 7,640 2-persons, 4,486 3-persons, 3,429 4-persons, 1,598 5-persons, 582 6-persons, 393 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 8,332 1-person, 1,235 2-persons, 177 3-persons, 82 4-persons, 11 5-persons.

8,923 married couples with children.
6,707 single-parent households (847 men, 5,860 women).

90.2% of residents of Lake Charles speak English at home.
1.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (68% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
7.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (78% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).
0.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (41% speak English very well, 34% speak English well, 21% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (79% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).

Foreign born population: 1,505 (2.1%)
(37.9% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

6.0
State:

5.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

4.1
State:

4.1

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 19no bedroom
  • 5051 bedroom
  • 3,1662 bedrooms
  • 9,4013 bedrooms
  • 2,6134 bedrooms
  • 4085+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Lake Charles population

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

  • 481no bedroom
  • 3,4991 bedroom
  • 4,6872 bedrooms
  • 2,8563 bedrooms
  • 2344 bedrooms
  • 185+ 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:

  • 716no vehicle
  • 5,8891 vehicle
  • 7,0412 vehicles
  • 1,8493 vehicles
  • 5294 vehicles
  • 885+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Lake Charles population

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

  • 2,523no vehicle
  • 6,1481 vehicle
  • 2,5632 vehicles
  • 4953 vehicles
  • 324 vehicles
  • 145+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Lake Charles population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 191 room
  • 1602 rooms
  • 3143 rooms
  • 1,2574 rooms
  • 3,8875 rooms
  • 4,4356 rooms
  • 3,0397 rooms
  • 1,5068 rooms
  • 1,4959+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Lake Charles population

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

  • 4601 room
  • 1,0052 rooms
  • 2,3113 rooms
  • 3,3814 rooms
  • 2,7375 rooms
  • 1,2326 rooms
  • 4377 rooms
  • 1238 rooms
  • 899+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Lake Charles population

Year house built

Median 2015 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 ($)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

  • Lake Charles, LA household income distribution

  • Lake Charles, LA household income distribution
  • 4,620Less than $10,000
  • 2,831$10,000 to $14,999
  • 2,327$15,000 to $19,999
  • 2,085$20,000 to $24,999
  • 1,745$25,000 to $29,999
  • 1,988$30,000 to $34,999
  • 1,693$35,000 to $39,999
  • 1,323$40,000 to $44,999
  • 978$45,000 to $49,999
  • 2,177$50,000 to $59,999
  • 1,956$60,000 to $74,999
  • 2,047$75,000 to $99,999
  • 968$100,000 to $124,999
  • 429$125,000 to $149,999
  • 300$150,000 to $199,999
  • 498$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2015 in Lake Charles, LA

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2015 in Lake Charles, LA
  • 97Less than $10,000
  • 363$15,000 to $19,999
  • 139$20,000 to $24,999
  • 135$25,000 to $29,999
  • 55$30,000 to $34,999
  • 52$35,000 to $39,999
  • 408$40,000 to $49,999
  • 453$50,000 to $59,999
  • 797$60,000 to $69,999
  • 702$70,000 to $79,999
  • 815$80,000 to $89,999
  • 511$90,000 to $99,999
  • 1,441$100,000 to $124,999
  • 1,315$125,000 to $149,999
  • 1,608$150,000 to $174,999
  • 1,882$175,000 to $199,999
  • 1,026$200,000 to $249,999
  • 427$250,000 to $299,999
  • 1,536$300,000 to $399,999
  • 377$400,000 to $499,999
  • 538$500,000 to $749,999
  • 111$750,000 to $999,999
  • 149$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2015 in Lake Charles, LA

  • Rent paid by renters in 2015 in Lake Charles, LA
  • 328Less than $100
  • 394$100 to $149
  • 252$150 to $199
  • 855$200 to $249
  • 163$250 to $299
  • 211$300 to $349
  • 597$350 to $399
  • 525$400 to $449
  • 1,446$450 to $499
  • 666$500 to $549
  • 1,900$550 to $599
  • 1,139$600 to $649
  • 1,222$650 to $699
  • 1,252$700 to $749
  • 278$750 to $799
  • 995$800 to $899
  • 1,059$900 to $999
  • 940$1,000 to $1,249
  • 274$1,250 to $1,499
  • 451$1,500 to $1,999
  • 135$2,000 to $2,499
  • 968No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 4331995 to March 2000
  • 3751990 to 1994
  • 1271985 to 1989
  • 1491980 to 1984
  • 801975 to 1979
  • 821970 to 1974
  • 761965 to 1969
  • 183Before 1965
Note: State values scaled to Lake Charles population
Lake Charles commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 1,308
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 5,262
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 7,467
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 7,631
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 3,789
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 673
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 1,453
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 98
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 125
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 393
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 373
  • 90 or more minutes: 528
Lake Charles, LA Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 96.5%
Number of people working at home: 565 (1.9% of all workers)

Lake Charles mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 23,842 (80%)
  • Carpooled: 3,872 (13%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 172 (1%)
  • Ferryboat: 3 (0%)
  • Taxi: 34 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 77 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 166 (1%)
  • Walked: 683 (2%)
  • Other means: 251 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 565 (2%)

First ancestries reported:

 Other groups: 30,883
 French (except Basque): 6,194
 United States or American: 4,700
 English: 2,969
 French Canadian: 2,630
 German: 2,499
 Irish: 2,410
 Italian: 1,262
 Scotch-Irish: 874
 Acadian/Cajun: 816
 Subsaharan African:: 554
 African: 535
 Scottish: 501
 Arab:: 279
 Dutch: 247
 Polish: 225
 European: 142
 Arab/Arabic: 127
 West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups):: 123
 Swedish: 114
 Norwegian: 105
 Lebanese: 98
 Danish: 97
 British: 91
 Welsh: 76
 Haitian: 67
 Greek: 57
 Scandinavian: 53
 Hungarian: 46
 Turkish: 40
 Belgian: 34
 Palestinian: 34
 Russian: 31
 Maltese: 29
 Canadian: 27
 Bermudan: 25
 Lithuanian: 24
 Czech: 20
 Jamaican: 16
 Brazilian: 14
 Finnish: 13
 Celtic: 13
 Nigerian: 13
 Syrian: 12
 Iranian: 11
 Czechoslovakian: 11
 Other West Indian: 10
 Romanian: 9
 Egyptian: 8
 Pennsylvania German: 8
 Eastern European: 8
 Croatian: 7
 Yugoslavian: 7
 Northern European: 6
 Swiss: 6
 Kenyan: 6
 German Russian: 5
 Belizean: 5
 Portuguese: 4

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

  • 10%Mexico
  • 10%India
  • 9%Vietnam
  • 5%Jordan
  • 5%United Kingdom
  • 5%Canada
  • 4%Peru

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

  • This state: 56,275
  • Northeast: 1,072
  • Midwest: 2,119
  • South: 8,462
  • West: 1,624

54% of Lake Charles residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 69% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 48% lived in Louisiana.

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 462
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 258
  • 5th and 6th grade: 625
  • 7th and 8th grade: 637
  • 9th grade: 612
  • 10th grade: 682
  • 11th grade: 742
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 905
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 5,648
  • Less than 1 year of college: 1,135
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 3,502
  • Associate degree: 692
  • Bachelor's degree: 2,615
  • Master's degree: 1,006
  • Professional school degree: 617
  • Doctorate degree: 252

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 545
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 309
  • 5th and 6th grade: 573
  • 7th and 8th grade: 1,026
  • 9th grade: 580
  • 10th grade: 940
  • 11th grade: 1,130
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 996
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 7,556
  • Less than 1 year of college: 1,619
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 3,576
  • Associate degree: 993
  • Bachelor's degree: 3,061
  • Master's degree: 1,251
  • Professional school degree: 159
  • Doctorate degree: 75

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers

  • Unemployment by race in 2000
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 8.1%Males
  • 5.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 14.1%Males
  • 10.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 29.6%Males
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 18.0%Males
  • 12.1%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 9.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 3.6%Females
Lake Charles marital status for males
Lake Charles marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 22,035
  • One, attached: 778
  • Two: 1,672
  • 3 or 4: 1,479
  • 5 to 9: 1,261
  • 10 to 19: 1,222
  • 20 to 49: 547
  • 50 or more: 1,592
  • Mobile homes: 673
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 52

Median worth of mobile homes: $37,500

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

House/condo owner moved in on average 14 years ago

Renter moved in on average 2 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Lake Charles:

Houses and condos Apartments

Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos:

  • 69.4%Utility gas
  • 29.6%Electricity
  • 0.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas

Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments:

  • 49.5%Electricity
  • 48.6%Utility gas
  • 0.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,426
Here:

17.0%
Louisiana:

17.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 536
Here:

12.3%
Louisiana:

15.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 424
Here:

9.7%
Louisiana:

16.8%

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)