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

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2022-04-08
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Lake Charles, Louisiana Info Snack

Population
77,832
Unemployment
6.1%
Poverty
21.4%
Median Home
$155,700
Median Income
$44,785
Median Rent
$830

Lake Charles SnackAbility

5
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
5/10
Housing
7
Affordability
6
Diversity
9
Safety
4
Amenities
9
Education
7
Commute
9

Lake Charles, LA Crime Report

2,920
Total Crimes
3,692.6
Total Crimes / 100k People
57.40%
Above National Average
Statistic Count
Raw
Lake Charles
/ 100k People
Louisiana
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 2,920 3,692.6 3,523.8 2,346.0
Violent Crime 409 517.2 639.4 387.8
Murder 7 8.9 15.8 6.5
Robbery 49 62.0 80.7 73.9
Aggravated Assault 322 407.2 497.0 279.7
Property Crime 2,511 3,175.4 2,884.4 1,958.2
Burglary 849 1,073.6 510.1 314.2
Larceny 1,424 1,800.8 2,107.3 1,398.0
Car Theft 238 301.0 266.9 246.0

Lake Charles, LA Cost Of Living

86
Lake Charles's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average
Living Expense Lake Charles Louisiana National Average
Overall 86 91 100
Services 90 98 100
Groceries 98 97 100
Health 89 97 100
Housing 75 83 100
Transportation 92 93 100
Utilities 76 86 100

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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
2020 77,832 2.1%
2019 76,267 1.4%
2018 75,194 0.2%
2017 75,044 1.2%
2016 74,190 0.9%
2015 73,503 0.9%
2014 72,826 0.9%
2013 72,204 0.8%
2012 71,630 0.6%
2011 71,224 -

Race / Ethnicity in Lake Charles

White
43.9% (34,196)
African American
47.8% (37,227)
American Indian
0.2% (135)
Asian
2.3% (1,806)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.1% (111)
Two Or More
2.2% (1,699)
Hispanic
3.4% (2,658)
Race Lake Charles LA USA
White 43.9% 58.3% 60.1%
African American 47.8% 31.9% 12.2%
American Indian 0.2% 0.5% 0.6%
Asian 2.3% 1.7% 5.6%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.1% 0.3% 0.3%
Two Or More 2.2% 2.0% 2.8%
Hispanic 3.4% 5.2% 18.2%

Gender in Lake Charles

Female
52.0% (40,441)
Male
48.0% (37,391)
Gender Lake Charles LA USA
Female 52.0% 51.2% 50.8%
Male 48.0% 48.8% 49.2%

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

< 9th Grade
3.0% (2,334)
9-12th Grade
8.0% (6,226)
High School / GED
30.0% (23,349)
Some College
23.0% (17,901)
Associate's Degree
9.0% (7,004)
Bachelor's Degree
17.0% (13,231)
Master's Degree
7.0% (5,448)
Professional Degree
2.0% (1,556)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (778)
Education Lake Charles LA USA
< 9th Grade 3.0% 5.0% 5.0%
9-12th Grade 8.0% 9.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 30.0% 33.0% 27.0%
Some College 23.0% 21.0% 20.0%
Associate's Degree 9.0% 7.0% 9.0%
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
9.3% (726,272)
$10,000 to $14,999
5.6% (435,810)
$15,000 to $24,999
16.5% (1,281,559)
$25,000 to $34,999
10.5% (816,585)
$35,000 to $49,999
12.5% (972,988)
$50,000 to $74,999
15.7% (1,222,056)
$75,000 to $99,999
10.6% (822,465)
$100,000 to $149,999
10.1% (787,421)
$150,000 to $199,999
4.1% (320,801)
$200,000 or more
5.1% (397,238)
Income Lake Charles LA USA
Less than $10,000 9.3% 8.9% 5.8%
$10,000 to $14,999 5.6% 5.5% 4.1%
$15,000 to $24,999 16.5% 12.2% 8.5%
$25,000 to $34,999 10.5% 10.2% 8.6%
$35,000 to $49,999 12.5% 12.5% 12.0%
$50,000 to $74,999 15.7% 16.3% 17.2%
$75,000 to $99,999 10.6% 11.4% 12.8%
$100,000 to $149,999 10.1% 13.0% 15.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 4.1% 5.3% 7.1%
$200,000 or more 5.1% 4.7% 8.3%

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