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Lake Charles, LA Metro Area


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2022 population: 207,320   ( 7,713 from 2010)
Land area: 2348.7 square miles
Population density: 88.3 persons per square mile

2022 Census data
White:140,443 67.74% 0.2%
Black:49,55023.90% 4.1%
Indian:1,0200.49% 17.4%
Asian:3,1811.53% 49.1%
2+ races:3,9491.90% 22.9%
Hispanic:9,1774.43% 80.0%
Total non-White:66,87732.26% 12.5%

2020-2022 ComponentsNumberRate
Births:6,136 13.8
Deaths:6,02313.5
Net Migration: -15,141-34.0
Net Immigration: 5231.2
Change in White population:275 0.1
Change in Non-White pop.:7,438 3.7




Race Breakdown with Components of Population Change

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Year:
Total population:
White:
Black:
Indian:
Asian:
2+ races:
Hispanic:
Total non-White:

2010
199,607
140,16870.22%
47,60923.85%
8690.44%
2,1341.07%
3,2131.61%
5,0992.55%
59,43929.78%

2000
193,568
142,96073.86%
44,15722.81%
5690.29%
1,2530.65%
1,7380.90%
2,6781.38%
50,60826.14%

1990
177,394
135,41976.34%
38,75421.85%
4330.24%
5810.33%
n/a
2,2071.24%
41,97523.66%

1980
176,559
136,31177.20%
36,39120.61%
3730.21%
4270.24%
n/a
2,8741.63%
40,24822.80%

1970
153,609
119,56177.83%
32,28021.01%
1230.08%
780.05%
n/a
1,4780.96%
34,048 22.17%

Decade:
Components:
Births:
Deaths:
Net Migration:
Net Immigration:
Change in White population:
Change in Non-White pop.:

2000's
NumberRate
26,276 13.6
16,9238.7
-8,558-4.4
8880.5
-2,792 -1.4
8,831 4.6
1990's
NumberRate
28,946 16.3
16,1529.1
-1,378-0.8
9980.6
7,541 4.3
8,633 4.9
1980's
NumberRate
33,187 18.8
14,360 8.1
-16,549 -9.4
n/a
-892 -0.5
1,727 1.0
1970's
NumberRate
n/a
n/a
3,304 2.2
n/a
16,750 10.9
6,200 4.0

Age, Family & Household Data for Lake Charles, LA Metro Area

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Year:
 
Median Age:
Under 18:
Voting Age Population:
Over 65:
Households:
Persons Per HH:
Families (%HH):
Married Couples (%Fams):
Single Mothers (%Fams):
Non-Family (%HH):

2022
NumberPercent
36.9
53,689 25.9%
153,631 74.1%
33,193 16.0%
79,019
2.70
52,051 65.9%
37,722 72.5%
5,627 10.8%
26,968 34.1%

2010
NumberPercent
36.0
50,668 25.4%
148,939 74.6%
25,207 12.6%
76,571
2.56
52,433 68.5%
36,405 69.4%
6,720 12.8%
24,138 31.5%

2000
NumberPercent
34.7
53,086 27.4%
140,482 72.6%
22,901 11.8%
72,349
2.61
51,952 71.8%
38,955 75.0%
6,176 11.9%
20,397 28.2%

1990
NumberPercent
31.4
52,409 29.5%
124,985 70.5%
18,979 10.7%
63,388
2.76
47,803 75.4%
37,766 79.0%
5,039 10.5%
15,585 24.6%

1980
NumberPercent
27.7
55,893 31.7%
120,666 68.3%
15,333 8.7%
59,446
2.93
46,701 78.6%
39,785 85.2%
3,361 7.2%
12,745 21.4%

2022 Housing Data for Lake Charles, LA Metro Area

Housing Data
 Number%
Housing Units96,987 
Median Value$196,192 
Occupied79,01981.5%
Vacant17,96818.5%
Owned56,34571.3%
Rented22,67428.7%
Median Rentn/a 
Single-Family Units65,70167.7%
    Detached64,44266.4%
    Attached1,2591.3%
Buldings with 5+ Units9,2439.5%
Mobile Homes16,08216.6%

2022 Income & Employment Data for Lake Charles, LA Metro Area

Household Income
RangeNumber%
Less than $10,0004,8266.1%
$10,000 to $14,9993,2284.1%
$15,000 to $19,9993,2704.1%
$20,000 to $24,9993,8774.9%
$25,000 to $29,9993,5574.5%
$30,000 to $34,9993,3964.3%
$35,000 to $39,9993,8114.8%
$40,000 to $44,9992,7283.5%
$45,000 to $49,9993,1894.0%
$50,000 to $59,9995,6157.1%
$60,000 to $74,9997,2399.2%
$75,000 to $99,9999,45212.0%
$100,000 to $124,9997,6239.6%
$125,000 to $149,9995,2016.6%
$150,000 to $199,9996,0837.7%
$200,000 or more5,9247.5%
Median Household Income64,520 
Per Capita Income33,496 
Cost of Living Index   (100 = average)
Compared to U.S.84 
Welfare Households
 Number%
SSI5,1106.5%
Public Assistance1,5902.0%
Public Asst. or Food Stamps11,65814.8%
Labor Force, Ages 25-64
 Number%
Employed84,99566.0%
Unemployed5,0213.9%
In Armed Forces370.0%
Total Labor Force90,05369.9%
Not in Labor Force38,78030.1%
Real Unemployment Rate 34.0%
Class of Worker
 MaleFemale% Male
Private Sector37,05330,74554.7%
Non-Profit1,9873,60835.5%
Self-Employed5,5932,61168.2%
Local Government3,2415,03539.2%
State Government1,5372,02643.1%
Federal Government67236464.9%
Total Private + Self42,64633,35656.1%
Total Non-Profit + Govt.7,43711,03340.3%
Total50,08344,38953.0%
Pct. Govt.13.6%  
Occupation
 Number%
Management, Business, Science, Arts10,68311.3%
Sales and Office Occupations19,14620.2%
Professional, Technical21,03022.2%
Service Occupations18,65219.7%
Farming, Forestry, Fishing3360.4%
All others25,06026.5%
White Collar 53.8%
Industry
 Number%
Health care and social assistance12,805495.5%
Construction11,290436.9%
Retail trade10,827419.0%
Manufacturing9,513368.2%
Educational services9,043350.0%
Accommodation and food services6,071234.9%
Other services4,850187.7%
Public administration4,255164.7%
Administrative, support, waste mgmt.4,007155.1%
Professional, scientific, technical3,913151.4%
Arts, entertainment, recreation3,908151.2%
Transportation and warehousing3,708143.5%
Finance and insurance3,093119.7%
Wholesale trade1,64863.8%
Mining, quarrying, oil/gas extraction1,63963.4%
Real estate and rental and leasing1,22747.5%
Utilities1,12043.3%
Information1,10542.8%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting54921.2%

2022 Ancestry, Citizenship & Language Data for Lake Charles, LA Metro Area

Hispanic Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Mexican4,4432.05%
Puerto Rican5100.24%
Cuban2870.13%
Dominican00.00%
Total Central American1,1150.52%
Costa Rican50.00%
Guatemalan1640.08%
Honduran7820.36%
Nicaraguan240.01%
Panamanian710.03%
Salvadoran690.03%
Other Central American00.00%
Total South American7180.33%
Argentinean00.00%
Bolivian170.01%
Chilean520.02%
Colombian2910.13%
Ecuadorian00.00%
Paraguayan00.00%
Peruvian980.05%
Uruguayan110.01%
Venezuelan1880.09%
Other South American610.03%
Other Hispanic1,9680.91%
Asian Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Indian1,1370.53%
Vietnamese3700.17%
Cambodian2390.11%
Chinese1380.06%
Filipino680.03%
Japanese670.03%
Thai650.03%
Laotian510.02%
Korean480.02%
Language Spoken at Home
LanguageNumber%
English189,15594.0%
Spanish5,7962.9%
French, Haitian, Cajun3,0291.5%
Other Indo-European1,5030.7%
Other Asian8510.4%
Vietnamese4200.2%
Other1420.1%
Chinese1230.1%
Arabic1140.1%
Ancestry
CountryNumber%
French22,88810.6%
American15,4467.1%
Irish13,9056.4%
French Canadian13,2426.1%
English13,1436.1%
German12,8525.9%
Italian4,6772.2%
Cajun4,4362.1%
European2,2521.0%
Scottish2,2001.0%
Scotch-Irish1,9090.9%
British1,0310.5%
Dutch7930.4%
Swedish7760.4%
African7110.3%
Citizenship & Nativity
 Number%
U.S. citizen212,43398.2%
Not a citizen3,7841.8%
Native209,59196.9%
Foreign-born6,6263.1%

2022 Educational Attainment Data for Lake Charles, LA Metro Area

Educational Attainment, Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years9-12 YearsH.S. Grad or GEDSome CollegeBach. DegreeGrad Degree
4,516 3.1%11,675 8.1%49,234 34.2%44,899 31.2%22,031 15.3%11,490 8.0%
  Average years of education: 13.1
Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years 4,516 3.1%
9-12 Years 11,675 8.1%
H.S. Grad or GED 49,234 34.2%
Some College 44,899 31.2%
Bach. Degree 22,031 15.3%
Grad Degree 11,490 8.0%
Average years of education: 13.1

Source for the above data: U.S. Census Bureau / American Community Survey (5 year-estimates)


Historical Labor Force Data for Lake Charles, LA Metro Area

Labor Force Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
YearLabor
Force
EmployedUnemployedUnemp.
Rate
State
Avg.
1990 164,652 155,300 9,352 5.7%
1991 171,938 159,552 12,386 7.2%
1992 172,700 159,400 13,300 7.7%
1993 166,848 155,282 11,566 6.9%
1994 173,490 161,514 11,976 6.9%
1995 177,042 166,580 10,462 5.9%
1996 182,494 172,344 10,150 5.6%
1997 184,838 174,230 10,608 5.7%
1998 185,068 175,806 9,262 5.0%
1999 186,600 177,318 9,282 5.0%
2000 181,334 172,394 8,940 4.9%
2001 180,630 170,624 10,006 5.5%
2002 178,422 168,376 10,046 5.6%
2003 180,964 169,640 11,324 6.3%
2004 180,388 170,668 9,720 5.4%
2005 192,026 177,560 14,466 7.5%
2006 188,556 181,852 6,704 3.6%
2007 190,572 183,134 7,438 3.9%
2008 194,228 186,006 8,222 4.2%
2009 190,554 178,610 11,944 6.3%
2010 182,250 168,576 13,674 7.5%
2011 181,156 168,070 13,086 7.2%
2012 183,098 171,150 11,948 6.5%
2013 185,416 174,002 11,414 6.2%
2014 195,136 183,894 11,242 5.8%
2015 204,924 194,014 10,910 5.3%
2016 213,646 203,452 10,194 4.8%
2017 225,252 216,358 8,894 3.9%
2018 228,784 220,144 8,640 3.8%
2019 222,948 214,188 8,760 3.9%
2020 203,260 185,108 18,152 8.9%
2021 197,744 186,620 11,124 5.6%
2022 192,662 185,960 6,702 3.5%
Link: Information about the TRUE unemployment rate from shadowstats.com