70615 Zip Code Detailed Profile




Estimated zip code population in 2013: 12,721
Zip code population in 2010: 14,335
Zip code population in 2000: 13,814

Houses and condos: 5,329
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,523
% of renters here:

35%
State:

34%
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in zip code 70615: 86.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 49.1 sq. mi.
Water area: 2.2 sq. mi.
Population density: 259 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 70615
Zip code 70615 (Lake Charles, Louisiana) real estate house value trends

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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2013:
This zip code:

0.2% ($199)
Louisiana:

0.5% ($714)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $342 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $199 (0.3%)

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Males: 6,799  (53.4%)
Females: 5,922  (46.6%)

For population 25 years and over in 70615:

For population 15 years and over in 70615:

Zip code 70615 compared to state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
  • Races in zip code 70615

  • Zip code 70615 races chart
    • 5,988White population
    • 7,668Black population
    • 53American Indian population
    • 46Asian population
    • 3Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population
    • 71Some other race population
    • 265Two or more races population
    • 241Hispanic or Latino population

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Urban population: 9,087
Rural population: 3,633

Estimated median house/condo value in 2013: $82,900
70615:

$82,900
Louisiana:

$140,300
Median resident age:
This zip code:

35.3 years
Louisiana median age:

36.0 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.5 people
Louisiana:

2.6 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 70615, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $35,844 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$35,844
State:

$56,730

Salary/wage: $32,572 (reported on 89.0% of returns)
Here:

$32,572
State:

$45,545
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 84.6% for AGIs below $25k, 85.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 84.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 83.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 79.3% for AGIs $100k-200k, 42.4% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $627 (reported on 14.3% of returns)
This zip code:

$627
Louisiana:

$1,804
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.3% for AGIs below $25k, 0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.3% for AGIs $100k-200k, 0.4% for AGIs over 200k)

Ordinary dividends: $1,552 (reported on 5.6% of returns)
Here:

$1,552
State:

$7,610
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.3% for AGIs below $25k, 0.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.3% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$5,086 (reported on 4.2% of returns)
Here:

+$5,086
State:

+$17,096
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.2% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$4,997 (reported on 14.3% of returns)
Here:

+$4,997
State:

+$12,088
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.5% for AGIs below $25k, 1.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.1% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $15,678 (reported on 4.4% of returns)
70615:

$15,678
Louisiana:

$16,085
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.9% for AGIs below $25k, 1.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.4% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Total itemized deductions: $18,578 (25% of AGI, reported on 14.7% of returns)
Here:

$18,578
State:

$23,585

Here:

24.6% of AGI
State:

18.1% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.2% for AGIs below $25k, 6.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 9.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 9.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 9.1% for AGIs $100k-200k, 10.5% for AGIs over 200k)

Charity contributions: $5,086 (reported on 11.0% of returns)
Here:

$5,086
State:

$5,533
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.5% for AGIs below $25k, 1.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.1% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.3% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxes paid: $3,303 (reported on 14.3% of returns)
70615:

$3,303
State:

$6,282
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.3% for AGIs below $25k, 0.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.3% for AGIs $100k-200k, 3.7% for AGIs over 200k)

Earned income credit: $2,711 (reported on 37.1% of returns)
Here:

$2,711
State:

$2,633
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 12.3% for AGIs below $25k, 1.7% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 63.3%
Here:

63%
State:

57%
(% for various income ranges: 63.4% for AGIs below $25k, 62.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 64.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 62.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 66.7% for AGIs $100k-200k, 75.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 70615, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $27,439 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$27,439
State:

$39,411

Salary/wage: $26,035 (reported on 91.1% of returns)
Here:

$26,035
State:

$34,434
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 89.8% for AGIs below $10k, 85.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 88.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 89.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 87.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 70.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $794 (reported on 20.3% of returns)
This zip code:

$794
Louisiana:

$1,606
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.5% for AGIs below $10k, 0.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $895 (reported on 6.6% of returns)
Here:

$895
State:

$3,235
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.6% for AGIs below $10k, 0.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$1,148 (reported on 4.9% of returns)
Here:

+$1,148
State:

+$8,531
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -0.5% for AGIs below $10k, 0.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, -0.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$2,960 (reported on 10.8% of returns)
Here:

+$2,960
State:

+$9,128
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.1% for AGIs below $10k, 3.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, -0.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, -0.3% for AGIs over 100k)

IRA payment deduction: $2,156 (reported on 1.4% of returns)
70615:

$2,156
Louisiana:

$3,055

Total itemized deductions: $15,604 (25% of AGI, reported on 11.6% of returns)
Here:

$15,604
State:

$18,222

Here:

25.3% of AGI
State:

20.3% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 7.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 11.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 10.9% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $4,498 (7% of AGI, reported on 10.0% of returns)
Here:

$4,498
State:

$4,190

Here:

7.1% of AGI
State:

4.4% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $3,260 (reported on 57.9% of returns)
70615:

$3,260
State:

$6,529
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.9% for AGIs below $10k, 2.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 5.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 16.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $2,073 (reported on 39.6% of returns)
Here:

$2,073
State:

$2,103

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 67.8%
Here:

68%
State:

61%
(% for various income ranges: 62.9% for AGIs below $10k, 73.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 65.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 65.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 66.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 73.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2013:
This zip code:

$32,711
Louisiana:

$44,164
Lake Charles, LA (70615) map Nearest zip codes: 70601, 70647, 70611, 70669, 70605, 70650.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

51.4%
Louisiana:

50.7%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

2.7%
Louisiana:

5.6%
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 989
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 3,366


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 303 (54 now married, 249 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 2,268 (849 now married, 1,419 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 70615 with a mortgage: 1,146 (46 second mortgage, 76 home equity loan, 9 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,686

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $880
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: S268

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2013:
This zip code:

23.3%
Whole state:

19.8%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2013:
This zip code:

13.8%
Whole state:

10.8%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.8
State:

6.1
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.4
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  • Notable locations in zip code 70615: Southwest Louisiana Boys Village (A), Pine Shadows Golf Course (B), Mallard Cove Golf Course (C), Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office (D), Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office - Youth (E), Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office - Prison (F), Louisiana State Police Troop D (G), Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office (H), Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office - Training (I), Cajun Country Volunteer Fire Department (J), Lebleu Settlement Volunteer Fire Department (K), Martin De Porres Nursing Home (L), Saint Martin DePorres Residential Care Center (M), Lake Charles Fire Department Station 2 (N). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Churches in zip code 70615 include: New Faith Baptist Church (A), Mount Moriah Baptist Church (B), Memorial Baptist Church (C), Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses (D), First Pentecostal Church (E), Greater Faith Ministries (F), East Ridge Baptist Church (G), Church of the New Beginnings (H), Calcasieu Bethany Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemeteries: Combre Memorial Park (1), LeBleu Cemetery (2), Sacred Heart Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Streams, rivers, and creeks: Coon Gully (A), Bayou Arceneaux (B), East Fork English Bayou (C), West Fork English Bayou (D), Kinner Gully (E), Kayouche Coulee (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Year house built

  • 492010 or later
  • 1,2652000 to 2009
  • 7401990 to 1999
  • 5711980 to 1989
  • 8481970 to 1979
  • 4421960 to 1969
  • 1,0001950 to 1959
  • 2991940 to 1949
  • 1151939 or earlier

Zip code 70615 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Lake Charles, LA (70615)

  • 45no bedroom
  • 251 bedroom
  • 4872 bedrooms
  • 1,8873 bedrooms
  • 3644 bedrooms
  • 245+ bedrooms

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lake Charles, LA (70615)

  • 0no bedroom
  • 2271 bedroom
  • 4102 bedrooms
  • 6743 bedrooms
  • 2034 bedrooms
  • 95+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Lake Charles, LA (70615) in owner-occupied houses/condos

  • 135no vehicle
  • 8871 vehicle
  • 1,2272 vehicles
  • 3923 vehicles
  • 1634 vehicles
  • 285+ vehicles

Cars and other vehicles available in Lake Charles, LA (70615) in renter-occupied apartments

  • 265no vehicle
  • 8561 vehicle
  • 2882 vehicles
  • 1113 vehicles
  • 34 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

Median gross rent in 2013: $724.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2013 for:


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $82,900
70615:

$82,900
Louisiana:

$140,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $51,600 - $142,800

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $153,317
Here:

$153,317
State:

$185,899

Townhouses or other attached units: $104,548
Here:

$104,548
State:

$188,890

In 2-unit structures: $36,736
Here:

$36,736
State:

$226,200

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $202,953
Here:

$202,953
State:

$171,492

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $87,960
Here:

$87,960
State:

$204,130

Mobile homes: $41,919
Here:

$41,919
State:

$51,719

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:


Unemployment: 11.4%

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 94.1%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 10,915

Size of family households: 1,236 2-persons, 890 3-persons, 519 4-persons, 276 5-persons, 55 6-persons, 14 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 1,317 1-person, 48 2-persons

915 married couples with children.
1,158 single-parent households (170 men, 988 women).

92.4% of residents of 70615 zip code speak English at home.
2.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (68% very well, 23% well, 9% not well).
5.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (91% very well, 7% well, 2% not well).

Foreign born population: 138 (1.1%)
(24.6% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

1.1%
Whole state:

3.9%

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents

  • 44%Cuba
  • 25%Mexico
  • 12%Liberia
  • 10%Peru
  • 5%El Salvador
  • 3%Honduras

Most common first ancestries reported in 70615 (%)

  • 56%Other groups
  • 12%French (except Basque)
  • 4%French Canadian
  • 3%American
  • 3%German
  • 3%Irish
  • 2%Cajun

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 72010 or later
  • 222000 to 2009
  • 121990 to 1999
  • 195Before 1990

Zip code 70615 topographic map

Public primary/middle schools in zip code 70615 not listed on the city page:

  • LEBLEU SETTLEMENT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 328; Location: 6509 HIGHWAY 3059, LAKE CHARLES, LA; Grades: PK - 05)
  • JOHN F. KENNEDY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 266; Location: 2001 RUSSELL STREET, LAKE CHARLES, LA; Grades: PK - 05)
There are 10 Medical Specialists in Zip Code 70615.

Major facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

Fire-safe hotels and motels in zip code 70615:

All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in zip code 70615

Zip code 70615 marital status for males
Zip code 70615 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 5.1%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 3.9%

Most commonly used house heating fuel

  • 64%Electricity
  • 34%Utility gas
  • 2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas

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


59% of the 70615 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 63% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Louisiana.

82% of the 70615 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 70% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 17% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 13% moved from different state.

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 54
Here:

5.5%
Louisiana:

16.4%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 64
Here:

9.8%
Louisiana:

17.2%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 55
Here:

13.0%
Louisiana:

17.1%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Class of Workers (%)

Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)

  • 72,820Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations
  • 60,521Production occupations
  • 47,734Management occupations
  • 45,206Education, training, and library occupations
  • 42,639Community and social service occupations
  • 41,113Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations

Companies with federal contracts located in this zip code (LAKE CHARLES, LA):

Top industries in this zip code by the number of employees in 2005:


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)

People in group quarters in 2010:

  • 764 people in state prisons
  • 522 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 214 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 164 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 54 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 41 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 36 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 25 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 14 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 578 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 418 people in halfway houses
  • 259 people in nursing homes
  • 120 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 42 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 24 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 24 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 20 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Fatal accident statistics in 2011:

  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1

Fatal accident statistics in 2010:

  • Fatal accident count: 3
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 5
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 4
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 13
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full and 10 partial 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 ORIGINATED31$111,77545$73,284122$88,05644$33,9042$145,48562$49,40921$48,619
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED4$122,4836$121,58315$112,1364$49,9050$01$35,5204$69,758
APPLICATIONS DENIED12$128,20044$83,934102$93,76564$27,4180$021$49,77534$75,980
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$61,4872$74,69525$106,4321$93,4500$00$01$10,660
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$121,9501$60,8409$77,0482$101,0800$00$01$40,380
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full and 8 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED4$117,4156$148,410
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$122,650
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in zip code 70615 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James2665.8 years
Joseph2571.4 years
John1870.2 years
Mary1572.9 years
George1574.1 years
Robert1468.4 years
William1169.8 years
Dorothy1174.6 years
Charles1071.7 years
Richard965.1 years
Most common last names in zip code 70615 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Guillory2367.9 years
Johnson1559.4 years
Williams1563.3 years
Brown1267.5 years
Richard1170.3 years
Smith1074.5 years
Fontenot1059.8 years
Miller1067.4 years
Lebleu1074.1 years
Broussard866.9 years
Businesses in zip code 70615
NameCountNameCount
Best Western1Office Depot1
Chuck E. Cheese's1Penske1
Home Depot1PetSmart1
IHOP1Red Roof Inn1
Knights Inn1Sleep Inn1
McDonald's2U-Haul3
Nissan1Volkswagen1

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