Lake Charles SnackAbility

4
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
5/10
Housing
7
Affordability
5
Diversity
9
Safety
3
Amenities
9
Education
7
Commute
9.5

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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
76,267
Unemployment
6.8%
Poverty
23.3%
Median Home
$149,700
Median Income
$41,538
Median Rent
$803

Rankings for Lake Charles in Louisiana

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Map Of Lake Charles, LA

Population over time in Lake Charles

Year Population % Change
2017 76,267 1.4%
2016 75,194 0.2%
2015 75,044 1.2%
2014 74,190 0.9%
2013 73,503 0.9%
2012 72,826 0.9%
2011 72,204 0.8%
2010 71,630 0.6%
2009 71,224 -
Crime/100k Lake Charles LA USA
Violent Crime 738.6 537.5 368.9
Murder 7.7 11.4 5.0
Robbery 172.1 98.0 86.2
Aggravated Assault 488.1 383.4 246.8
Property Crime 4851.5 3276.0 2199.5
Burglary 2369.9 668.1 376.0
Larceny 2104.0 2360.4 1594.6
Car Theft 377.6 247.6 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Lake Charles

White
42.9% (32,713)
African American
48.3% (36,805)
American Indian
0.5% (379)
Asian
1.9% (1,439)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.2% (164)
Two Or More
2.5% (1,912)
Hispanic
3.7% (2,855)
Race Lake Charles LA USA
White 42.9% 58.8% 61.1%
African American 48.3% 32.0% 12.3%
American Indian 0.5% 0.5% 0.7%
Asian 1.9% 1.7% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.2% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 2.5% 1.7% 2.4%
Hispanic 3.7% 5.0% 17.8%

Household Income For Lake Charles, Louisiana

Less than $10,000
10.2% (778,823)
$10,000 to $14,999
6.8% (517,944)
$15,000 to $24,999
16.3% (1,239,827)
$25,000 to $34,999
10.2% (778,823)
$35,000 to $49,999
14.3% (1,089,732)
$50,000 to $74,999
15.9% (1,214,096)
$75,000 to $99,999
9.6% (732,603)
$100,000 to $149,999
8.4% (644,214)
$150,000 to $199,999
4.3% (325,204)
$200,000 or more
4.0% (305,430)
Income Lake Charles LA USA
Less than $10,000 10.2% 962.4% 633.5%
$10,000 to $14,999 6.8% 624.0% 460.0%
$15,000 to $24,999 16.3% 1219.6% 931.0%
$25,000 to $34,999 10.2% 1066.4% 928.5%
$35,000 to $49,999 14.3% 1291.8% 1263.2%
$50,000 to $74,999 15.9% 1620.1% 1746.4%
$75,000 to $99,999 9.6% 1086.1% 1247.6%
$100,000 to $149,999 8.4% 1228.6% 1464.4%
$150,000 to $199,999 4.3% 472.0% 627.5%
$200,000 or more 4.0% 429.0% 697.9%

Gender in Lake Charles

Female
51.9% (39,606)
Male
48.1% (36,661)
Gender Lake Charles LA USA
Female 51.9% 51.1% 50.8%
Male 48.1% 48.9% 49.2%

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

< 9th Grade
6.0% (4,576)
9-12th Grade
9.0% (6,864)
High School / GED
28.0% (21,354)
Some College
24.0% (18,304)
Associate's Degree
6.0% (4,576)
Bachelor's Degree
17.0% (12,965)
Master's Degree
7.0% (5,338)
Professional Degree
2.0% (1,525)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (762)
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 28.0% 34.0% 27.0%
Some College 24.0% 21.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 6.0% 6.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 17.0% 16.0% 19.0%
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%

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