Lake Charles, LA
Quality of Life, Demographics, And Statistics

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2021-08-09
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Lake Charles, Louisiana Info Snack

Population
77,283
Unemployment
6.2%
Poverty
22.8%
Median Home
$155,700
Median Income
$42,942
Median Rent
$816

Lake Charles SnackAbility

4
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
5/10
Housing
7
Affordability
5
Diversity
9
Safety
4
Amenities
9
Education
7
Commute
9

Lake Charles, LA Crime Report

3,320
Total Crimes
4,216.8
Total Crimes / 100k People
70.26%
Above National Average
Statistic Count
Raw
Lake Charles
/ 100k People
Louisiana
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 3,320 4,216.8 3,711.3 2,476.7
Violent Crime 413 524.6 549.3 366.7
Murder 11 14.0 11.7 5.0
Robbery 83 105.4 86.6 81.6
Aggravated Assault 267 339.1 402.1 250.2
Property Crime 2,907 3,692.2 3,162.0 2,109.9
Burglary 1,212 1,539.4 579.0 340.5
Larceny 1,467 1,863.3 2,352.4 1,549.5
Car Theft 228 289.6 230.5 219.9

Lake Charles, LA Cost Of Living

87
Lake Charles's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average
Living Expense Lake Charles Louisiana National Average
Overall 87 92 100
Services 95 96 100
Groceries 98 98 100
Health 91 98 100
Housing 75 81 100
Transportation 96 99 100
Utilities 77 88 100

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Rankings for Lake Charles in Louisiana

Map Of Lake Charles, LA

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Population over time in Lake Charles

Year Population % Change
2019 77,283 1.3%
2018 76,267 1.4%
2017 75,194 0.2%
2016 75,044 1.2%
2015 74,190 0.9%
2014 73,503 0.9%
2013 72,826 0.9%
2012 72,204 0.8%
2011 71,630 0.6%
2010 71,224 -

Race / Ethnicity in Lake Charles

White
44.4% (34,276)
African American
47.5% (36,747)
American Indian
0.5% (403)
Asian
1.9% (1,435)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.2% (181)
Two Or More
2.3% (1,752)
Hispanic
3.2% (2,489)
Race Lake Charles LA USA
White 44.4% 58.7% 60.7%
African American 47.5% 32.0% 12.3%
American Indian 0.5% 0.5% 0.7%
Asian 1.9% 1.7% 5.5%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.2% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 2.3% 1.8% 2.4%
Hispanic 3.2% 5.1% 18.0%

Gender in Lake Charles

Female
52.2% (40,357)
Male
47.8% (36,926)
Gender Lake Charles LA USA
Female 52.2% 51.1% 50.8%
Male 47.8% 48.9% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Lake Charles for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
6.0% (4,636)
9-12th Grade
9.0% (6,955)
High School / GED
29.0% (22,412)
Some College
23.0% (17,775)
Associate's Degree
6.0% (4,636)
Bachelor's Degree
17.0% (13,138)
Master's Degree
7.0% (5,409)
Professional Degree
2.0% (1,545)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (772)
Education Lake Charles LA USA
< 9th Grade 6.0% 4.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 9.0% 10.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 29.0% 34.0% 27.0%
Some College 23.0% 21.0% 20.0%
Associate's Degree 6.0% 6.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 17.0% 16.0% 20.0%
Master's Degree 7.0% 6.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 2.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%

Household Income For Lake Charles, Louisiana

Less than $10,000
10.0% (771,884)
$10,000 to $14,999
6.2% (476,550)
$15,000 to $24,999
16.3% (1,256,232)
$25,000 to $34,999
10.7% (824,572)
$35,000 to $49,999
13.2% (1,018,311)
$50,000 to $74,999
16.0% (1,239,457)
$75,000 to $99,999
9.0% (697,460)
$100,000 to $149,999
9.8% (759,599)
$150,000 to $199,999
4.0% (312,817)
$200,000 or more
4.8% (371,412)
Income Lake Charles LA USA
Less than $10,000 10.0% 9.6% 6.0%
$10,000 to $14,999 6.2% 5.9% 4.3%
$15,000 to $24,999 16.3% 12.0% 8.9%
$25,000 to $34,999 10.7% 10.4% 8.9%
$35,000 to $49,999 13.2% 12.5% 12.3%
$50,000 to $74,999 16.0% 16.1% 17.2%
$75,000 to $99,999 9.0% 11.2% 12.7%
$100,000 to $149,999 9.8% 12.6% 15.1%
$150,000 to $199,999 4.0% 5.0% 6.8%
$200,000 or more 4.8% 4.6% 7.7%

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