In 2019, Lake Charles, LA had a population of 77.3k people with a median age of 36.2 and a median household income of $42,942. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Lake Charles, LA grew from 76,267 to 77,283, a 1.33% increase and its median household income grew from $41,538 to $42,942, a 3.38% increase.
The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lake Charles, LA are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (47.5%), White (Non-Hispanic) (44.4%), White (Hispanic) (2.48%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.27%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.86%). 0% of the households in Lake Charles, LA speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 97.8% of the residents in Lake Charles, LA are U.S. citizens.
The largest universities in Lake Charles, LA are SOWELA Technical Community College (2,322 degrees awarded in 2019), McNeese State University (1,385 degrees), and Unitech Training Academy-Lake Charles (106 degrees).
In 2019, the median property value in Lake Charles, LA was $155,700, and the homeownership rate was 52.4%. Most people in Lake Charles, LA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 16.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Lake Charles, LA was 2 cars per household.