In 2018, Lake Charles, LA had a population of 207k people with a median age of 36.2 and a median household income of $49,566. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Lake Charles, LA grew from 205,559 to 207,050, a 0.725% increase and its median household income grew from $48,481 to $49,566, a 2.24% increase.
The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lake Charles, LA are White (Non-Hispanic) (68.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (24.1%), White (Hispanic) (2.44%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.04%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.33%). NaNk% of the people in Lake Charles, LA speak a non-English language, and 98.4% 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 $147,800, and the homeownership rate is 67.8%. Most people in Lake Charles, LA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Lake Charles, LA is 2 cars per household.