Lake Charles, LA

Census Place

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Population
76,267
1.43% 1-year growth
US Senator
Bill Cassidy
Republican Party
US Senator
John Kennedy
Republican Party
Median Property Value
$149,700
2.6% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
N/A

About

N/A N/A% of the people in Lake Charles, LA speak a non-English language, and N/A% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Lake Charles, LA are SOWELA Technical Community College (2,584 degrees awarded in 2017), McNeese State University (1,477 degrees), and Unitech Training Academy-Lake Charles (113 degrees).

The median property value in Lake Charles, LA is $149,700, and the homeownership rate is N/A%. Most people in Lake Charles, LA commute by N/A, and the average commute time is 16 minutes. The average car ownership in Lake Charles, LA is N/A per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Louisiana, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Impact on Employment

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Louisiana (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Louisiana across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Louisiana went to Donald J. Trump with 64.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (31.4%), followed by Other (3.94%). The most partisan county was LaSalle Parish, LA with 88.8% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy are the senators currently representing the state of Louisiana. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Lake Charles, LA is currently represented by 6 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Louisiana
64.7% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Louisiana
  1. 88.8% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 88.2% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 84.6% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Louisiana was LaSalle Parish, LA with 88.8% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Louisiana colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Louisiana

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Bill Cassidy
Senator from Louisiana2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015
John Kennedy
Senator from Louisiana3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017

Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy are the senators currently representing Louisiana.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Louisiana over time, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Louisiana

Louisiana is currently represented by 6 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Lake Charles, LA have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Lake Charles, LA is home to a population of 76.3k people, from which N/A% are citizens. As of N/A, N/A% of Lake Charles, LA residents were born outside of the country (N/A people).

In N/A, there were N/A times more N/A residents (N/A people) in Lake Charles, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were N/A N/A and N/A N/A residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

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Hispanic Population
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In N/A, there were N/A times more N/A residents (N/A people) in Lake Charles, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were N/A N/A and N/A N/A residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

N/A% of the people in Lake Charles, LA are hispanic (N/A people).

The following chart shows the N/A races represented in Lake Charles, LA as a share of the total population.

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Age by Nativity

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Global Diversity

The PUMS dataset is not available at the Place level, so we are showing data for Louisiana.
Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    31,305 ± 4,329 people
  2. Honduras
    26,985 ± 4,021 people
  3. Vietnam
    19,764 ± 3,444 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Louisiana was Mexico, the natal country of 31,305 Louisiana residents, followed by Honduras with 26,985 and Vietnam with 19,764.

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Citizenship

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
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Economy

Median household income in Lake Charles, LA is N/A. In 2018, the place with the highest Median Household Income in Lake Charles, LA was N/A with a value of N/A, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

Males in Louisiana have an average income that is 1.55 times higher than the average income of females, which is $40,269. The income inequality in Louisiana (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Lake Charles, LA employs N/A people. The largest industries in Lake Charles, LA are N/A, and the highest paying industries are N/A.

Wages

Median Household Income

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$62,488
Average Male Salary in Louisiana
± $1,557
$40,269
Average Female Salary in Louisiana
± $1,025

In 2017, full-time male employees in Louisiana made 1.55 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Louisiana by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Louisiana
  1. Asian
    $54,337 ± $8,658
  2. White
    $51,901 ± $1,178
  3. American Indian
    $39,423 ± $9,186

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Louisiana workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.05 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Louisiana.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Louisiana by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Lake Charles, LA is from Louisiana.
0.466
2017 Wage GINI in Louisiana
0.465
2016 Wage GINI in Louisiana

In 2017, the income inequality in Louisiana was 0.466 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.313% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Louisiana was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Louisiana in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Louisiana across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (N/A)
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In 2018, the place with the highest Median Household Income (N/A) in Lake Charles, LA was N/A with a value of N/A, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

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Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

N/A% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lake Charles, LA (N/A out of N/A people) live below the poverty line, a number that is approximately the same as the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are N/A N/A, followed by N/A N/A and then N/A N/A.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lake Charles, LA is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Lake Charles, LA, by number of employees, are N/A.

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Highest Paid

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Industries

Employment by Industries

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The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lake Charles, LA, are N/A. This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lake Charles, LA, though some of these residents may live in Lake Charles, LA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

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Highest Paying

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Louisiana to other states, or from other states to Louisiana.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $81.6B
  2. $69.1B
  3. $38B

In 2015, the top outbound Louisiana product (by dollars) was Gasoline with $81.6B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($69.1B) and Basic chemicals ($38B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Louisiana products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$365B
2015 Value in Louisiana
$476B
Projected 2045 Value in Louisiana
30.3% growth

In 2015, total outbound Louisiana trade was $365B. This is expected to increase 30.3% to $476B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Louisiana trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Louisiana to other states, or from other states to Louisiana.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $38.9B
  2. $36B
  3. $14.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Louisiana domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $38.9B, followed by Mississippi with $36B and Florida and $14.4B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Louisiana shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Education

In 2017, universities in Lake Charles, LA awarded 4,299 degrees. The student population of Lake Charles, LA is skewed towards women, with 4,774 male students and 6,487 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Lake Charles, LA are White (3,119 and 74.3%), followed by Black or African American (732 and 17.4%), Unknown (93 and 2.21%), and Two or More Races (87 and 2.07%).

The largest universities in Lake Charles, LA by number of degrees awarded are SOWELA Technical Community College (2,584 and 60.1%), McNeese State University (1,477 and 34.4%), and Unitech Training Academy-Lake Charles (113 and 2.63%).

The most popular majors in Lake Charles, LA are Other Industrial Production Technology (780 and 18.1%), Instrumentation Technology (441 and 10.3%), and General Studies (245 and 5.7%).

The median tuition costs in Lake Charles, LA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $5,148 and $13,186 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 345 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 241 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 127 degree-majorss awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Lake Charles, LA was Other Industrial Production Technology with 345 degree-majorss awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Lake Charles, LA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 2,584 degrees awarded
  2. 1,477 degrees awarded
  3. 113 degrees awarded
$5,148
Median In-State Public
$N/A
Median Private

In 2017, the Lake Charles, LA institution with the largest number of graduating students was SOWELA Technical Community College with 2,584 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

2,247
Degrees Awarded to Men
2,052
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 2,247 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Lake Charles, LA, which is 1.1 times more than the 2,052 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Lake Charles, LA by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,119 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    732 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    93 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Lake Charles, LA were to White students. These 3,119 degrees mean that there were 4.26 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 732 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

Housing

Property Value

$149,700
2018 Median
± $6,263
$145,900
2017 Median
± $6,759

The following charts display, first, the property values in Lake Charles, LA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lake Charles, LA the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
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Median Household Income
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Number of Households
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The following chart displays the households in Lake Charles, LA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the N/A range.

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Property Taxes

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Rent vs Own

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N/A Homeownership

This percentage of owner-occupation is approximately the same as the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Lake Charles, LA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

16 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lake Charles, LA have a shorter commute time (16 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, N/A% of the workforce in Lake Charles, LA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

In N/A, the most common method of travel for workers in Lake Charles, LA was N/A (N/A%), followed by those who N/A (N/A%) and those who N/A (N/A%).

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Transportation

Car Ownership

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Average Number

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Health

N/A% of the population of Lake Charles, LA has health coverage, with N/A% on employee plans, N/A% on Medicaid, N/A% on Medicare, N/A% on non-group plans, and N/A% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Louisiana was $7,815 in 2014. This is a 4.38% increase from the previous year ($7,487).

Primary care physicians in Calcasieu Parish, LA see 1440 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.9% decrease from the previous year (1483 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1857 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 510 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Tensas Parish has the highest prevalence of diabetes (17.2%). Additionally, Assumption Parish has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (42%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,440 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Calcasieu Parish, LA

Primary care physicians in Calcasieu Parish, LA see an average of 1,440 patients per year. This represents a 2.9% decrease from the previous year (1,483 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Calcasieu Parish, LA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
State with the Highest Prevalence
  1. 8.26% of the population affected
  2. 8.13% of the population affected
  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
Most prevalent states
  1. 19.2% of adults
  2. 17.9% of adults
  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$7,815
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Louisiana
$4,420
Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care
$6,281
Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care
$11,811
Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Louisiana (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.38%, from $7,487 to $7,815.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

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Uninsured
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Employer Coverage
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Medicaid
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Medicare
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Non-Group
N/A%
Military or VA

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Lake Charles, LA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 17.2% prevalence
  2. 17% prevalence
  3. 15.6% prevalence

Tensas Parish has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Louisiana, at 17.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Louisiana by county over multiple years.

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