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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



Historical Presidential Election Results for Lake Charles, LA Metro Area



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YearTurnout WinnerRunner-Up OtherTotal Votes Diff
(US)
PUSV
2020 56% Donald Trump* (R) 58,737 67.7% Joe Biden (D) 26,306 30.3% 1,659 [+] 1.9% 86,702 21 0.05%
2016 55% Donald Trump (R) 57,447 65.7% Hillary Clinton (D) 26,619 30.4% 3,411 [+] 3.9% 87,477 20 0.06%
2012 56% Mitt Romney (R) 55,110 64.5% Barack Obama* (D) 28,767 33.7% 1,593 [+] 1.9% 85,470 17 0.07%
2008 58% John McCain (R) 53,538 62.3% Barack Obama (D) 30,857 35.9% 1,529 [+] 1.8% 85,924 17 0.07%
2004 59% George W. Bush* (R) 49,265 58.4% John Kerry (D) 34,231 40.6% 842 [+] 1.0% 84,338 8 0.07%
2000 55% George W. Bush (R) 40,679 52.3% Albert Gore, Jr. (D) 35,354 45.4% 1,786 [+] 2.3% 77,819 4 0.07%
1996 58% Bill Clinton* (D) 40,341 51.8% Robert Dole (R) 27,859 35.8% 9,609 [+] 12.3% 77,809 -5 0.08%
1992 58% Bill Clinton (D) 35,555 47.9% George Bush* (R) 26,176 35.3% 12,469 [+] 16.8% 74,200 -2 0.07%
1988 55% Michael Dukakis (D) 36,189 53.1% George Bush (R) 31,424 46.1% 557 [+] 0.8% 68,170 -7 0.07%
1984 60% Ronald Reagan* (R) 37,831 51.7% Walter Mondale (D) 34,822 47.6% 463 0.6% 73,116 -7 0.08%
1980 57% Jimmy Carter* (D) 37,667 54.9% Ronald Reagan (R) 29,049 42.3% 1,941 [+] 2.8% 68,657 -8 0.08%
1976 53% Jimmy Carter (D) 36,412 65.1% Gerald Ford* (R) 18,304 32.7% 1,217 [+] 2.2% 55,933 -15 0.07%
1972 46% Richard Nixon* (R) 26,169 57.9% George McGovern (D) 16,069 35.5% 2,971 [+] 6.6% 45,209 -3 0.06%
1968 56% George Wallace (AIP) 21,905 46.7% Hubert Humphrey (D) 15,126 32.2% 9,925 [+] 21.1% 46,956 -22 0.06%
1964 51% Lyndon Johnson* (D) 24,861 58.1% Barry Goldwater (R) 17,917 41.9% 0 0.0% 42,778 3 0.06%
1960 48% John Kennedy (D) 26,177 65.5% Richard Nixon (R) 10,565 26.4% 3,225 8.1% 39,967 -23 0.06%
1956 37% Dwight Eisenhower* (R) 14,307 50.9% Adlai Stevenson (D) 13,049 46.4% 737 2.6% 28,093 -6 0.05%
1952 46% Adlai Stevenson (D) 16,819 58.8% Dwight Eisenhower (R) 11,786 41.2% 0 0.0% 28,605 -14 0.05%
1948 26% Harry Truman* (D) 7,816 57.6% Strom Thurmond (StsRts) 3,693 27.2% 2,052 [+] 15.1% 13,561 -30 0.03%
1944 25% Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 8,886 82.0% Thomas Dewey (R) 1,953 18.0% 0 0.0% 10,839 -28 0.02%
1940 26% Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 8,168 84.6% Wendell Willkie (R) 1,473 15.3% 11 0.1% 9,652 -30 0.02%
1936 27% Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 7,326 87.3% Alf Landon (R) 1,053 12.5% 13 [+] 0.2% 8,392 -24 0.02%
1932 28% Franklin Roosevelt (D) 7,043 90.8% Herbert Hoover* (R) 688 8.9% 22 [+] 0.3% 7,753 -31 0.02%
1928 26% Al Smith (D) 3,922 65.8% Herbert Hoover (R) 2,038 34.2% 3 [+] 0.1% 5,963 -24 0.02%
1924 19% John Davis (D) 2,847 70.7% Calvin Coolidge (R) 1,149 28.5% 33 [+] 0.8% 4,029 -25 0.01%
1920 17% James Cox (D) 2,626 83.8% Warren Harding (R) 494 15.8% 13 [+] 0.4% 3,133 -45 0.01%
1916 9% Woodrow Wilson* (D) 1,961 91.3% Charles Evans Hughes (R) 175 8.2% 11 [+] 0.5% 2,147 -38 0.01%
1912 12% Woodrow Wilson (D) 2,323 67.4% Eugene Debs (Soc) 569 16.5% 555 [+] 16.1% 3,447 -18 0.02%
1908 13% William J. Bryan (D) 2,635 74.8% William Taft (R) 698 19.8% 192 [+] 5.4% 3,525 -32 0.02%
1904 8% Alton Parker (D) 1,280 71.8% Theodore Roosevelt (R) 416 23.3% 86 [+] 4.8% 1,782 -33 0.01%
1900 15% William J. Bryan (D) 1,744 71.0% William McKinley* (R) 711 29.0% 0 0.0% 2,455 -23 0.02%
* incumbent         PSV: percent of state vote



2020 President, Lake Charles, LA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Joe Biden (D) 26,306 30.3%
Donald Trump* (R) 58,737 67.7%
Jo Jorgensen (Lbt) 1,106 1.3%
Other 553 0.6%
TOTAL 86,702
Turnout: 56% Diff (US): 21


2016 President, Lake Charles, LA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Hillary Clinton (D) 26,619 30.4%
Donald Trump (R) 57,447 65.7%
Gary Johnson (Lbt) 1,843 2.1%
Jill Stein (Grn) 567 0.6%
Evan McMullin (I) 474 0.5%
Other 527 0.6%
TOTAL 87,477
Turnout: 55% Diff (US): 20


2012 President, Lake Charles, LA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Barack Obama* (D) 28,767 33.7%
Mitt Romney (R) 55,110 64.5%
Gary Johnson (Lbt) 844 1.0%
Other 749 0.9%
TOTAL 85,470
Turnout: 56% Diff (US): 17


2008 President, Lake Charles, LA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Barack Obama (D) 30,857 35.9%
John McCain (R) 53,538 62.3%
Ralph Nader (I) 547 0.6%
Other 982 1.1%
TOTAL 85,924
Turnout: 58% Diff (US): 17


2004 President, Lake Charles, LA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
George W. Bush* (R) 49,265 58.4%
John Kerry (D) 34,231 40.6%
Ralph Nader (I) 390 0.5%
Other 452 0.5%
TOTAL 84,338
Turnout: 59% Diff (US): 8


2000 President, Lake Charles, LA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
George W. Bush (R) 40,679 52.3%
Albert Gore, Jr. (D) 35,354 45.4%
Ralph Nader (Grn) 941 1.2%
Pat Buchanan (Ref) 572 0.7%
Other 273 0.4%
TOTAL 77,819
Turnout: 55% Diff (US): 4


1996 President, Lake Charles, LA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Bill Clinton* (D) 40,341 51.8%
Robert Dole (R) 27,859 35.8%
Ross Perot (Ref) 8,875 11.4%
Ralph Nader (Grn) 261 0.3%
Harry Browne (Lbt) 243 0.3%
Other 230 0.3%
TOTAL 77,809
Turnout: 58% Diff (US): -5


1992 President, Lake Charles, LA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Bill Clinton (D) 35,555 47.9%
George Bush* (R) 26,176 35.3%
Ross Perot (I) 11,975 16.1%
Other 494 0.7%
TOTAL 74,200
Turnout: 58% Diff (US): -2


1988 President, Lake Charles, LA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
George Bush (R) 31,424 46.1%
Michael Dukakis (D) 36,189 53.1%
Ron Paul (Lbt) 119 0.2%
Other 438 0.6%
TOTAL 68,170
Turnout: 55% Diff (US): -7


1984 President, Lake Charles, LA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Ronald Reagan* (R) 37,831 51.7%
Walter Mondale (D) 34,822 47.6%
Other 463 0.6%
TOTAL 73,116
Turnout: 60% Diff (US): -7


1980 President, Lake Charles, LA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Ronald Reagan (R) 29,049 42.3%
Jimmy Carter* (D) 37,667 54.9%
John Anderson (I) 1,341 2.0%
Edward Clark (Lbt) 422 0.6%
Other 178 0.3%
TOTAL 68,657
Turnout: 57% Diff (US): -8


1976 President, Lake Charles, LA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Jimmy Carter (D) 36,412 65.1%
Gerald Ford* (R) 18,304 32.7%
Eugene McCarthy (I) 277 0.5%
Other 940 1.7%
TOTAL 55,933
Turnout: 53% Diff (US): -15


1972 President, Lake Charles, LA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Richard Nixon* (R) 26,169 57.9%
George McGovern (D) 16,069 35.5%
John Schmitz (Amer) 2,489 5.5%
Other 482 1.1%
TOTAL 45,209
Turnout: 46% Diff (US): -3


1964 President, Lake Charles, LA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Lyndon Johnson* (D) 24,861 58.1%
Barry Goldwater (R) 17,917 41.9%
TOTAL 42,778
Turnout: 51% Diff (US): 3


1960 President, Lake Charles, LA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
John Kennedy (D) 26,177 65.5%
Richard Nixon (R) 10,565 26.4%
Other 3,225 8.1%
TOTAL 39,967
Turnout: 48% Diff (US): -23


1956 President, Lake Charles, LA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Dwight Eisenhower* (R) 14,307 50.9%
Adlai Stevenson (D) 13,049 46.4%
Other 737 2.6%
TOTAL 28,093
Turnout: 37% Diff (US): -6


1948 President, Lake Charles, LA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Harry Truman* (D) 7,816 57.6%
Thomas Dewey (R) 2,027 14.9%
Strom Thurmond (StsRts) 3,693 27.2%
Henry Wallace (Prog) 25 0.2%
TOTAL 13,561
Turnout: 26% Diff (US): -30


1944 President, Lake Charles, LA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 8,886 82.0%
Thomas Dewey (R) 1,953 18.0%
TOTAL 10,839
Turnout: 25% Diff (US): -28


1940 President, Lake Charles, LA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 8,168 84.6%
Wendell Willkie (R) 1,473 15.3%
Other 11 0.1%
TOTAL 9,652
Turnout: 26% Diff (US): -30


1936 President, Lake Charles, LA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 7,326 87.3%
Alf Landon (R) 1,053 12.5%
Other 13 0.2%
TOTAL 8,392
Turnout: 27% Diff (US): -24


1932 President, Lake Charles, LA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Franklin Roosevelt (D) 7,043 90.8%
Herbert Hoover* (R) 688 8.9%
Other 22 0.3%
TOTAL 7,753
Turnout: 28% Diff (US): -31


1928 President, Lake Charles, LA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Herbert Hoover (R) 2,038 34.2%
Al Smith (D) 3,922 65.8%
Other 3 0.1%
TOTAL 5,963
Turnout: 26% Diff (US): -24


1924 President, Lake Charles, LA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Calvin Coolidge (R) 1,149 28.5%
John Davis (D) 2,847 70.7%
Robert LaFollette (Prog) 33 0.8%
TOTAL 4,029
Turnout: 19% Diff (US): -25


1920 President, Lake Charles, LA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Warren Harding (R) 494 15.8%
James Cox (D) 2,626 83.8%
Other 13 0.4%
TOTAL 3,133
Turnout: 17% Diff (US): -45


1916 President, Lake Charles, LA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Woodrow Wilson* (D) 1,961 91.3%
Charles Evans Hughes (R) 175 8.2%
Other 11 0.5%
TOTAL 2,147
Turnout: 9% Diff (US): -38


1912 President, Lake Charles, LA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Woodrow Wilson (D) 2,323 67.4%
Theodore Roosevelt (Prog) 371 10.8%
William Taft* (R) 184 5.3%
Eugene Debs (Soc) 569 16.5%
TOTAL 3,447
Turnout: 12% Diff (US): -18


1908 President, Lake Charles, LA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
William Taft (R) 698 19.8%
William J. Bryan (D) 2,635 74.8%
Other 192 5.4%
TOTAL 3,525
Turnout: 13% Diff (US): -32


1904 President, Lake Charles, LA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Theodore Roosevelt (R) 416 23.3%
Alton Parker (D) 1,280 71.8%
Other 86 4.8%
TOTAL 1,782
Turnout: 8% Diff (US): -33


1900 President, Lake Charles, LA Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
William McKinley* (R) 711 29.0%
William J. Bryan (D) 1,744 71.0%
TOTAL 2,455
Turnout: 15% Diff (US): -23
* incumbent