In 2017, Lake Charles, LA had a population of 206k people with a median age of 36.3 and a median household income of $48,481. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Lake Charles, LA grew from 203,972 to 205,559, a 0.778% increase and its median household income grew from $47,039 to $48,481, a 3.07% increase.
The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lake Charles, LA are White (Non-Hispanic) (69%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (23.8%), White (Hispanic) (2.22%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (2.17%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.32%). N/A% 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 $136,700, and the homeownership rate is 68.3%. Most people in Lake Charles, LA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Lake Charles, LA is 2 cars per household.