Lake Charles, LA

76,861 Population
42.1 square miles 1,823.8 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
1.6%
was 1.6%
Ranked 6th Highest in LA
Population Density
1,823.8
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
54.3%
was 53.4%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
2.2%
was 4.2%
Ranked 8th Highest in LA
Percent Under 18
23.9%
was 23.9%
Ranked 4th Highest in LA
Percent 65 and Over
15.3%
was 14.3%
Ranked 2nd Highest in LA

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
3.5
was 5.5
Ranked 2nd Lowest in LA
Percent Living in Poverty
27.5%
was 26.7%
Ranked 6th Lowest in LA
Median Household Income
$37,465
was $38,256
Ranked 8th Highest in LA
Gini Income Distribution
 
51.6
50.8
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
4
was 14.9
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
739.8
was 740.2
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
4,045.6
was 4,783.9
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
34,405
was 34,459
Ranked 6th Highest in LA
Median Rent
$736
was $758
Ranked 8th Highest in LA
Total Building Permits
633
was 234
 
Occupied Housing Units
30,546
was 30,987
 
Homeownership Rate
53.3%
was 48.2%
Ranked 4th Highest in LA
Single Family Building Permits
207
was 209
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
816.9
was 817.7
Ranked 7th Highest in LA
Rental Vacancy Rate
21.3%
was 17.8%
Ranked 7th Highest in LA
Multifamily Building Permits
426
was 25
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.4
was 2.4
Ranked 7th Highest in LA
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
18.9
was 6.8
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
8.6
was 3.2
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
98.2%
was 98.0%
Ranked 1st Highest in LA
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
82.7%
Ranked 6th Highest in LA
Percent with Insurance Over 65
100%
was 100%
Ranked 1st Highest in LA

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
86.0%
was 85.6%
Ranked 5th Highest in LA
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
25.7%
was 25.3%
Ranked 5th Highest in LA

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