Lake Charles SnackAbility

4
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
5/10
Housing
7
Affordability
5
Diversity
9
Safety
3
Amenities
9
Education
7
Commute
9

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Lake Charles, Louisiana Info Snack

Lake Charles (French: Lac Charles) is the fifth-largest incorporated city in the U.S. state of Louisiana, located on Lake Charles, Prien Lake, and the Calcasieu River. Founded in 1861 in Calcasieu Parish, it is a major industrial, cultural, and educational center in the southwest region of the state.
Population
75,044
Unemployment
8.3%
Poverty
23.7%
Median Home
$135,000
Median Income
$37,465
Median Rent
$755

Rankings for Lake Charles in Louisiana

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Map Of Lake Charles, LA

Population over time in Lake Charles

Year Population % Change
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 -

Crime in Lake Charles Per 100k

Crime Lake Charles LA USA
Violent Crime 821.7 557.0 382.9
Murder 11.6 12.4 5.3
Robbery 188.0 114.4 98.0
Aggravated Assault 564.1 390.3 248.9
Property Crime 4538.5 3366.8 2362.0
Burglary 2364.5 731.5 430.4
Larceny 1840.4 2401.3 1694.0
Car Theft 333.6 234.0 237.4

Race / Ethnicity in Lake Charles

White
42.8% (32,086)
African American
48.4% (36,340)
American Indian
0.4% (309)
Asian
2.0% (1,505)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.4% (272)
Two Or More
2.3% (1,709)
Hispanic
3.8% (2,823)
Race Lake Charles LA USA
White 42.8% 59.3% 60.6%
African American 48.4% 31.9% 10.4%
American Indian 0.4% 0.5% 0.7%
Asian 2.0% 1.7% 4.3%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.1%
Other 0.4% 0.2% 3.9%
Two Or More 2.3% 1.6% 2.5%
Hispanic 3.8% 4.8% 17.3%

Household Income For Lake Charles, Louisiana

Less than $10,000
11.2% (8,404)
$10,000 to $14,999
7.7% (5,778)
$15,000 to $24,999
15.8% (11,856)
$25,000 to $34,999
11.9% (8,930)
$35,000 to $49,999
14.1% (10,581)
$50,000 to $74,999
16.1% (12,082)
$75,000 to $99,999
8.5% (6,378)
$100,000 to $149,999
7.8% (5,853)
$150,000 to $199,999
3.2% (2,401)
$200,000 or more
3.7% (2,776)
Income Lake Charles LA USA
Less than $10,000 11.2% 10.1% 7.0%
$10,000 to $14,999 7.7% 6.7% 5.1%
$15,000 to $24,999 15.8% 12.6% 10.2%
$25,000 to $34,999 11.9% 10.7% 9.9%
$35,000 to $49,999 14.1% 13.3% 13.2%
$50,000 to $74,999 16.1% 16.3% 17.8%
$75,000 to $99,999 8.5% 10.8% 12.2%
$100,000 to $149,999 7.8% 11.6% 13.5%
$150,000 to $199,999 3.2% 4.1% 5.4%
$200,000 or more 3.7% 3.7% 5.7%

Gender in Lake Charles

Female
52.1% (39,131)
Male
47.9% (35,912)
Gender Lake Charles LA USA
Female 52.1% 51.1% 50.8%
Male 47.9% 48.9% 49.2%

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

< 9th Grade
5.6% (4,205)
9-12th Grade
10.4% (7,836)
High School / GED
28.7% (21,569)
Some College
24.5% (18,383)
Associate's Degree
6.5% (4,852)
Bachelor's Degree
15.4% (11,555)
Master's Degree
6.0% (4,493)
Professional Degree
2.1% (1,543)
Doctorate Degree
0.8% (604)
Education Lake Charles LA USA
< 9th Grade 5.6% 5.6% 5.6%
9-12th Grade 10.4% 10.6% 7.4%
High School / GED 28.7% 33.9% 27.5%
Some College 24.5% 21.3% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 6.5% 5.7% 8.2%
Bachelor's Degree 15.4% 15.1% 18.8%
Master's Degree 6.0% 5.3% 8.2%
Professional Degree 2.1% 1.6% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 0.8% 1.0% 1.3%

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