In 2017, Lake Charles, LA had a population of 75.2k people with a median age of 35 and a median household income of $40,910. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Lake Charles, LA grew from 75,044 to 75,194, a 0.2% increase and its median household income grew from $37,465 to $40,910, a 9.2% increase.
The population of Lake Charles, LA is 48.1% Black or African American Alone, 43.4% White Alone, and 3.51% Hispanic or Latino. 8.86% of the people in Lake Charles, LA speak a non-English language, and 98.2% are U.S. citizens.
The largest universities in Lake Charles, LA are SOWELA Technical Community College (2,804 degrees awarded in 2016), McNeese State University (1,539 degrees), and Unitech Training Academy-Lake Charles (137 degrees).
The median property value in Lake Charles, LA is $145,900, and the homeownership rate is 52.4%. Most people in Lake Charles, LA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 16.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Lake Charles, LA is 2 cars per household.