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Total population: 71,475 (Urban population: 71,081, Rural population: 394 (all nonfarm))

Lake Charles,LA index of house prices


Houses: 31,311 (27,887 occupied: 16,112 owner occupied, 11,775 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

42%
State:

42%

Housing density: 780 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2009 in this state: $145,928.


Median contract rent in 2009: $484 (lower quartile is $311, upper quartile is $632)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2009: $593


Median gross rent in Lake Charles, LA in 2009: $649


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: $62,145


Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $35,572


Median monthly housing costs: $626





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Lake Charles, Louisiana Age and Sex of Residents


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $111,400 (it was $70,800 in 2000)
Lake Charles:

$111,400
Louisiana:

$135,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $77,400 - $180,100

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $141,387
Here:

$141,387
State:

$177,067

Townhouses or other attached units: $184,848
Here:

$184,848
State:

$204,229

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $65,054
Here:

$65,054
State:

$186,546

Mobile homes: $31,734
Here:

$31,734
State:

$34,481

Median year house/condo built: 1964

Median year apartment built: 1973

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

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Rooms in houses/apartments in Lake Charles, Louisiana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 19
  • 2 rooms: 160
  • 3 rooms: 314
  • 4 rooms: 1,257
  • 5 rooms: 3,887
  • 6 rooms: 4,435
  • 7 rooms: 3,039
  • 8 rooms: 1,506
  • 9 or more rooms: 1,495
  • 1 room: 460
  • 2 rooms: 1,005
  • 3 rooms: 2,311
  • 4 rooms: 3,381
  • 5 rooms: 2,737
  • 6 rooms: 1,232
  • 7 rooms: 437
  • 8 rooms: 123
  • 9 or more rooms: 89
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Lake Charles, Louisiana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 19
  • 1 bedroom: 505
  • 2 bedrooms: 3,166
  • 3 bedrooms: 9,401
  • 4 bedrooms: 2,613
  • 5+ bedrooms: 408
  • no bedroom: 481
  • 1 bedroom: 3,499
  • 2 bedrooms: 4,687
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,856
  • 4 bedrooms: 234
  • 5+ bedrooms: 18
Cars and other vehicles available in Lake Charles, Louisiana in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 716
  • 1 vehicle: 5,889
  • 2 vehicles: 7,041
  • 3 vehicles: 1,849
  • 4 vehicles: 529
  • 5+ vehicles: 88
  • no vehicle: 2,523
  • 1 vehicle: 6,148
  • 2 vehicles: 2,563
  • 3 vehicles: 495
  • 4 vehicles: 32
  • 5+ vehicles: 14

Median 2009 house/condo value by year built


Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 1,172
  • 2000 to 2004: 2,289
  • 1990 to 1999: 2,733
  • 1980 to 1989: 3,164
  • 1970 to 1979: 6,242
  • 1960 to 1969: 5,440
  • 1950 to 1959: 7,133
  • 1940 to 1949: 3,578
  • 1939 or earlier: 2,669

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


Lake Charles, LA house values

Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses in 2009 in Lake Charles, LA:

  • Less than $10,000: 137
  • $10,000 to $14,999: 69
  • $15,000 to $19,999: 121
  • $20,000 to $24,999: 116
  • $25,000 to $29,999: 81
  • $30,000 to $34,999: 205
  • $35,000 to $39,999: 260
  • $40,000 to $49,999: 625
  • $50,000 to $59,999: 950
  • $60,000 to $69,999: 1153
  • $70,000 to $79,999: 1166
  • $80,000 to $89,999: 1232
  • $90,000 to $99,999: 1220
  • $100,000 to $124,999: 2684
  • $125,000 to $149,999: 2241
  • $150,000 to $174,999: 1227
  • $175,000 to $199,999: 944
  • $200,000 to $249,999: 1076
  • $250,000 to $299,999: 536
  • $300,000 to $399,999: 557
  • $400,000 to $499,999: 292
  • $500,000 to $749,999: 311
  • $750,000 to $999,999: 77
  • $1,000,000 or more: 89
 


Lake Charles rent paid by renters for apartments graph

Rent paid by renters in 2009 in Lake Charles:

  • Less than $100: 61 people
  • $100 to $149: 167
  • $150 to $199: 231
  • $200 to $249: 439
  • $250 to $299: 445
  • $300 to $349: 484
  • $350 to $399: 408
  • $400 to $449: 524
  • $450 to $499: 732
  • $500 to $549: 611
  • $550 to $599: 821
  • $600 to $649: 670
  • $650 to $699: 642
  • $700 to $749: 866
  • $750 to $799: 733
  • $800 to $899: 1,253
  • $900 to $999: 689
  • $1,000 to $1,249: 866
  • $1,250 to $1,499: 394
  • $1,500 to $1,999: 102
  • $2,000 or more: 22
  • No cash rent: 1,096
 

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit


Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 433
  • 1990 to 1994: 375
  • 1985 to 1989: 127
  • 1980 to 1984: 149
  • 1975 to 1979: 80
  • 1970 to 1974: 82
  • 1970 to 1974: 76
  • 1965 to 1969: 183


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 commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 1308
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 5262
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 7467
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 7631
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 3789
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 673
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 1453
  • 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 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%)
 


Lake Charles, LA household income

Household income:

  • Less than $10,000: 4620
  • $10,000 to $14,999: 2831
  • $15,000 to $19,999: 2327
  • $20,000 to $24,999: 2085
  • $25,000 to $29,999: 1745
  • $30,000 to $34,999: 1988
  • $35,000 to $39,999: 1693
  • $40,000 to $44,999: 1323
  • $45,000 to $49,999: 978
  • $50,000 to $59,999: 2177
  • $60,000 to $74,999: 1956
  • $75,000 to $99,999: 2047
  • $100,000 to $124,999: 968
  • $125,000 to $149,999: 429
  • $150,000 to $199,999: 300
  • $200,000 or more: 498
 

First ancestries reported:

 Other groups: 30883
 French (except Basque): 6194
 United States or American: 4700
 English: 2969
 French Canadian: 2630
 German: 2499
 Irish: 2410
 Italian: 1262
 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 (%):



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


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

  • This state: 56275
  • Northeast: 1072
  • Midwest: 2119
  • South: 8462
  • West: 1624

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 rate for White non-Hispanic males: 8.1%
Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic females: 5.6%


Unemployment rate for Black males: 14.1%
Unemployment rate for Black females: 10.2%


Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native males: 29.6%
Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native females: 0.0%


Unemployment rate for Asian males: 18.0%
Unemployment rate for Asian females: 12.1%


Unemployment rate for other race males: 0.0%
Unemployment rate for other race females: 9.6%


Unemployment rate for two or more race males: 0.0%
Unemployment rate for two or more race females: 3.6%


Median household income in 2009 for:

  • White non-Hispanic householders: $50,152
  • Black householders: $25,956
  • American Indian and Alaska Native householders: $58,753
  • Asian householders: $51,362
  • Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander householders: $40,581
  • Some other race householders: $27,183
  • Two or more races householders: $35,685
  • Hispanic or Latino race householders: $28,665
Lake Charles household income for White non-Hispanic householders
Lake Charles household income for Black householders
Lake Charles household income for American Indian and Alaska Native householders
Lake Charles household income for Asian householders
Lake Charles household income for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander householders
Lake Charles household income for Some other race householders
Lake Charles household income for Two or more races householders
Lake Charles household income for Hispanic or Latino race householders

Lake Charles marital status for males
Lake Charles marital status for females

Median 2009 house value for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $134,529
  • Black or African American householders: $85,280
  • American Indian or Alaska Native householders: $81,032
  • Asian householders: $183,621
  • Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander householders: $177,012
  • Two or more races householders: $100,385
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $127,763

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: $30,100


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 4 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 (69.4%)
  • Electricity (29.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.6%)
  • Electricity (49.5%)
  • Utility gas (48.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.9%)
  • No fuel used (0.6%)



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 (Noninst.)


 

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