Lake Charles, LA has a population of 75,044 people with a median age of 34.1 and a median household income of $37,465. Between 2015 and 2016 the population of Lake Charles, LA grew from 74,190 to 75,044, a 1.15% increase and its median household income grew from $36,751 to $37,465, a 1.94% increase.
The population of Lake Charles, LA is 48.4% Black, 42.8% White, and 3.76% Hispanic. 8.38% of the people in Lake Charles, LA speak a non-English language, and 98% are U.S. citizens.
The largest universities in Lake Charles, LA are SOWELA Technical Community College, with 2,170 graduates, McNeese State University, with 1,484 graduates, and Unitech Training Academy-Lake Charles, with 122 graduates.
The median property value in Lake Charles, LA is $135,000, and the homeownership rate is 51.7%. Most people in Lake Charles, LA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 17.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Lake Charles, LA is 2 cars per household.
Lake Charles, LA is a census place located in Calcasieu Parish, LA. It borders Moss Bluff, LA; Prien, LA; and Westlake, LA.