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Lake Charles, Louisiana Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $132,300 (it was $70,800 in 2000)
Lake Charles:

$132,300
Louisiana:

$140,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $80,700 - $197,200

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $152,079
Here:

$152,079
State:

$185,899

Townhouses or other attached units: $90,107
Here:

$90,107
State:

$188,890

In 2-unit structures: $39,071
Here:

$39,071
State:

$226,200

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $195,564
Here:

$195,564
State:

$171,492

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $43,118
Here:

$43,118
State:

$204,130

Mobile homes: $46,346
Here:

$46,346
State:

$51,719
Median year house/condo built: 1964

Median year apartment built: 1979

Household type by relationship:

Households: 68,210

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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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

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

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

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
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

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

Year house built

Median 2013 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 2013 in Lake Charles, LA

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2013 in Lake Charles, LA
  • 271Less than $10,000
  • 746$10,000 to $14,999
  • 140$15,000 to $19,999
  • 43$25,000 to $29,999
  • 72$30,000 to $34,999
  • 185$35,000 to $39,999
  • 146$40,000 to $49,999
  • 793$50,000 to $59,999
  • 838$60,000 to $69,999
  • 595$70,000 to $79,999
  • 683$80,000 to $89,999
  • 950$90,000 to $99,999
  • 1,815$100,000 to $124,999
  • 1,640$125,000 to $149,999
  • 1,679$150,000 to $174,999
  • 1,171$175,000 to $199,999
  • 1,246$200,000 to $249,999
  • 781$250,000 to $299,999
  • 1,232$300,000 to $399,999
  • 91$400,000 to $499,999
  • 209$500,000 to $749,999
  • 141$750,000 to $999,999
  • 48$1,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2013 in Lake Charles, LA

  • Rent paid by renters in 2013 in Lake Charles, LA
  • 386Less than $100
  • 250$100 to $149
  • 262$150 to $199
  • 230$200 to $249
  • 164$250 to $299
  • 1,073$300 to $349
  • 596$350 to $399
  • 718$400 to $449
  • 544$450 to $499
  • 1,836$500 to $549
  • 631$550 to $599
  • 954$600 to $649
  • 637$650 to $699
  • 1,064$700 to $749
  • 781$750 to $799
  • 1,761$800 to $899
  • 293$900 to $999
  • 646$1,000 to $1,249
  • 44$1,250 to $1,499
  • 69$1,500 to $1,999
  • 227$2,000 or more
  • 1,430No 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
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:

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:

Median worth of mobile homes: $28,267

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

House/condo owner moved in on average 12 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)