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Population (year 2000): 71,757. Estimated population in July 2005: 70,555 (-1.7% change)
Males: 34,177 (47.6%), Females: 37,580 (52.4%)

Zip codes:

Median resident age: 35.3 years
Median household income: $30,774 (year 2000)
Median house value: $72,100 (year 2000)

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Races in Lake Charles:

  • White Non-Hispanic (49.5%)
  • Black (46.8%)
  • Hispanic (1.4%)
  • Two or more races (1.1%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)

Ancestries: French (11.2%), United States (6.5%), English (5.6%), Irish (5.6%), German (5.4%), French Canadian (5.2%).

New! Charles, Louisiana forum

Elevation: 20 feet

Land area: 40.2 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in Lake Charles

  • High school or higher: 75.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.5%
  • Unemployed: 9.1%
  • Mean travel time to work: 16.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lake Charles city

  • Never married: 30.0%
  • Now married: 47.0%
  • Separated: 3.4%
  • Widowed: 8.3%
  • Divorced: 11.3%

2.1% Foreign born (0.9% Asia, 0.7% Latin America, 0.4% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +214 (+0.3%).




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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Rouge, LA Baton (143.1 miles pop. 227,818).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: TX Houston, (152.6 miles pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: LA (4.2 miles Westlake, LA (5.0 miles Prien, Bluff, LA (6.6 miles Moss LA (10.5 miles Sulphur, LA (11.5 miles Carlyss, LA (13.4 miles Iowa, LA Hackberry, (20.4 miles LA (22.5 miles Fenton,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 88 buildings, average cost: $107,700
  • 1997: 121 buildings, average cost: $148,900
  • 1998: 131 buildings, average cost: $142,900
  • 1999: 118 buildings, average cost: $153,800
  • 2000: 130 buildings, average cost: $165,800
  • 2001: 150 buildings, average cost: $152,600
  • 2002: 129 buildings, average cost: $144,800
  • 2003: 201 buildings, average cost: $137,800
  • 2004: 202 buildings, average cost: $142,800
  • 2005: 245 buildings, average cost: $153,700

Latitude: 30.21 N, Longitude: 93.21 W

Area code: 337


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (23.0%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (14.5%), Retail trade (12.1%), Manufacturing (11.4%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +14,866 (+20.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 21,040 (70.9%)


 

Crime in Lake Charles by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 3 11 4 6 6 7
    per 100,000 4.2 15.3 5.6 8.4 8.4 9.8
Rapes 32 47 38 42 43 55
    per 100,000 44.6 65.5 53.0 58.5 59.9 76.6
Robberies 136 173 157 198 139 130
    per 100,000 189.5 241.1 218.8 275.9 193.7 181.2
Assaults 401 398 401 449 336 360
    per 100,000 558.8 554.6 558.8 625.7 468.2 501.7
Burglaries 1,095 1,443 1,721 1,889 1,678 1,635
    per 100,000 1526.0 2011.0 2398.4 2632.5 2338.4 2278.5
Thefts 3,055 2,158 1,900 1,982 2,288 2,195
    per 100,000 4257.4 3007.4 2647.8 2762.1 3188.5 3058.9
Auto thefts 397 248 365 315 197 185
    per 100,000 553.3 345.6 508.7 439.0 274.5 257.8
512.0 513.5 518.7 569.6 497.3 497.6


Average climate in Lake Charles, Louisiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Lake Charles-area historical tornado activity is near Louisiana state average. It is 89% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/12/1971, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 0.7 miles away from the Lake Charles city center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/17/1973, a category 3 tornado 3.6 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Brandon Winey - 2005 NFL player (New York Giants, born: Jan 27, 1978), Eddie Kennison - 2005 NFL player (Kansas City Chiefs, born: Jan 20, 1973), Lenny Williams - 2005 NFL player (Dallas Cowboys, born: Dec 16, 1981), Lucinda Williams - musician, Andre Dubus - (died 1999), writer, Dr. Michael DeBakey - (born 1908), heart surgeon, Dwight Boatner - College basketball player (Colorado State Rams), Jack Joseph - College basketball player (Southern Jaguars), Josh Goodwin - College basketball player (Lamar Cardinals), Troy Aaron - College basketball player (McNeese State Cowboys).


Main business address for: CALCASIEU REAL ESTATE & OIL CO INC (CRUDE PETROLEUM & NATURAL GAS), US UNWIRED INC (RADIO TELEPHONE COMMUNICATIONS).


Hospitals/medical centers in Lake Charles:
  • CHRISTUS ST PATRICK HOSPITAL (524 SOUTH RYAN STREET)
  • DUBUIS HOSPITAL OF LAKE CHARLES (524 SOUTH RYAN STREET)
  • EXTENDED CARE OF SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA (2837 ERNEST BLDG B)
  • LAKE CHARLES MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (1701 OAK PARK BLVD)
  • W O MOSS REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (1000 WALTERS STREET)
  • WOMEN AND CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL (4200 NELSON ROAD)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Lake Charles:
  • CHENNAULT INTL (about 6 miles; LAKE CHARLES, LA; ID: CWF)
  • LAKE CHARLES REGIONAL (about 7 miles; LAKE CHARLES, LA; ID: LCH)
  • POLK AAF (about 57 miles; FORT POLK, LA; ID: POE)
Other public-use airports nearest to Lake Charles:
  • SOUTHLAND FIELD (about 13 miles; SULPHUR, LA; ID: L75)
  • DE QUINCY INDUSTRIAL AIRPARK (about 24 miles; DE QUINCY, LA; ID: 5R8)
  • WELSH (about 28 miles; WELSH, LA; ID: 6R1)

Amtrak station:
LAKE CHARLES (433 RAILROAD AVE.). Services: fully wheelchair accessible, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Housing and Community Development(Local) 2 $5,810 $34,860 1 $1,118
Water Supply 62 $171,069 $33,110 6 $5,185
Transit 15 $29,590 $23,672 0 $0
Sewerage 53 $120,129 $27,199 2 $2,489
Solid Waste Management 55 $102,955 $22,462 0 $0
Streets and Highways 60 $110,569 $22,113 0 $0
Fire - Other 9 $25,262 $33,682 0 $0
Firefighters 135 $383,928 $34,126 0 $0
Police - Other 4 $7,525 $22,575 13 $14,451
Other and Unallocable 75 $180,742 $28,918 9 $8,320
Financial Administration 17 $44,267 $31,247 1 $480
Other Government Administration 22 $64,662 $35,270 10 $9,520
Judicial and Legal 37 $81,070 $26,292 3 $4,295
Police Protection - Officers 155 $482,834 $37,380 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 68 $140,518 $24,797 65 $35,891
Totals for Government 769 $1,950,930 $30,443 110 $81,750


Colleges/Universities in Lake Charles:
  • MCNEESE STATE UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 6,460; Location: 4100 RYAN ST; Public; Website: www.mcneese.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • LOUISIANA TECHNICAL COLLEGE-SOWELA CAMPUS (FT enrollment: 1,054; Location: 3820 J BENNETT JOHNSTON AVE; Public; Website: www.sowela.tec.la.us)
  • DELTA SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY (FT enrollment: 308; Location: 517 BROAD ST; Private, for-profit; Website: www.deltatech-lc.com)
  • DEMMONS SCHOOL OF BEAUTY (FT enrollment: 96; Location: 1222 RYAN ST; Private, for-profit)
  • STAGE ONE-THE HAIR SCHOOL (FT enrollment: 54; Location: 209 W COLLEGE ST; Private, for-profit)
  • FUTURE BARBER COLLEGE (Location: 3941 RYAN ST STE G; Private, for-profit)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Lake Charles:
  • LAMAR UNIVERSITY-BEAUMONT (about 65 miles; BEAUMONT, TX; Full-time enrollment: 8,888)
  • UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA AT LAFAYETTE (about 81 miles; LAFAYETTE, LA; FT enrollment: 13,673)
  • NORTHWESTERN STATE UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA (about 106 miles; NATCHITOCHES, LA; FT enrollment: 7,710)
  • LEE COLLEGE (about 125 miles; BAYTOWN, TX; FT enrollment: 3,099)
  • ANGELINA COLLEGE (about 133 miles; LUFKIN, TX; FT enrollment: 2,773)
  • SAN JACINTO COLLEGE-NORTH CAMPUS (about 139 miles; HOUSTON, TX; FT enrollment: 2,819)
  • UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON-CLEAR LAKE (about 139 miles; HOUSTON, TX; FT enrollment: 4,735)
Public high schools in Lake Charles:
  • ALFRED M. BARBE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,782; Location: 2200 WEST MCNEESE STREET; Grades: 08 - 12)
  • SAM HOUSTON HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,094; Location: 880 S H JONES PARKWAY; Grades: 08 - 12)
  • LAGRANGE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,002; Location: 3420 LOUISIANA AVENUE; Grades: 08 - 12)
  • WASHINGTON/MARION MAGNET HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 694; Location: 2802 PINEVIEW STREET; Grades: 08 - 12)
  • LAKE CHARLES/BOSTON HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 461; Location: 1509 ENTERPRISE BOULEVARD; Grades: 08 - 12)
Private high schools in Lake Charles:
  • HAMILTON CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 494; Location: 1415 8TH ST; Grades: KG - 12)
  • LAKEWOOD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 79; Location: 2520 WEST SALE RD; Grades: KG - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Lake Charles:
  • S. J. WELSH MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,342; Location: 1500 WEST MCNEESE STREET; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • MOSS BLUFF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 932; Location: 215 SCHOOL STREET; Grades: PK - 05)
  • MOSS BLUFF MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 819; Location: 1104 RECREATION BOULEVARD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • F. K. WHITE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 714; Location: 1000 EAST MCNEESE STREET; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • GILLIS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 678; Location: 916 TOPSY ROAD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • ST. JOHN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 662; Location: 5282 WEAVER ROAD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • A. A. NELSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 656; Location: 1001 COUNTRY CLUB ROAD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • PRIEN LAKE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 595; Location: 3741 NELSON ROAD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • GRAND LAKE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 586; Location: 1039 HIGHWAY 384 GRAND LAKE; Grades: PK - 12)
  • OAK PARK MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 517; Location: 2200 OAK PARK BOULEVARD; Grades: 06 - 08)
Private primary/middle schools in Lake Charles:
  • OUR LADY QUEEN OF HEAVEN SCH (Students: 775; Location: 3908 CREOLE STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST MARGARET SCHOOL (Students: 427; Location: 2510 ENTERPRISE BLVD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST LOUIS CATHOLIC HS (Students: 404; Location: 1620 BANK ST; Grades: 9 - 11)
  • BISHOP NOLAND EPISCOPAL DAY SC (Students: 369; Location: 715 KIRKMAN ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CATHEDRA (Students: 331; Location: 1536 RYAN; Grades: PK - 8)
  • GLAD TIDINGS PRE-SCHOOL (Students: 318; Location: 3400 TEXAS STREET; Grades: PK - KG)
  • HOLY FAMILY CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 217; Location: 785 SAM H JONES PARKWAY; Grades: PK - 7)
  • SACRED HEART BLESSED KATHARINE (Students: 141; Location: 1100 MILL ST; Grades: KG - 8)
  • FAITH CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 67; Location: 6737 CORBINA RD; Grades: PK - 11)
Library in Lake Charles:
  • CALCASIEU PARISH PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $4,952,906; Location: 301 WEST CLAUDE STREET; 342,893 books; 18,210 audio materials; 20,402 video materials; 895 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Lake Charles: Shell Beach Pier (A), Mallard Cove Golf Course (B), Port of Lake Charles (C), Lake Charles Country Club (D), Lake Charles Yacht Club (E), Lake Charles Civic Center (F), Lake Charles City Hall (G), Martin Luther King Receation Center (H), Carnegie Memorial Branch Library (I), Catholic Service Center (J), Epps Branch Library (K), Calcasieu Parish Courthouse (L).

Shopping Centers: Oak Park Square Shopping Center (1), Oak Park Shopping Center (2), Lake Plaza Shopping Center (3), Gulfway Shopping Center (4), Northgate Shopping Center (5), Southgate Shopping Center (6), The Ryan Shopping Center (7).

Churches in Lake Charles include: Sunrise Missionary Baptist Church (A), Starlight Baptist Church (B), Star of Bethlehem Baptist Church (C), Merrick Chapel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church (D), South City Church of Christ (E), Mill Street Church of Christ (F), Hillcrest Baptist Church (G), Heritage Baptist Church (H).

Cemeteries: Burleson Cemetery (1), Goos Cemetery (2), Sacred Heart Cemetery (3), Combre Memorial Park (4), Prien Memorial Park Cemetery (5), Emanuel Cemetery (6), Orange Grove Cemetery (7).

Lake: Charles, Lake (A).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: English Bayou (A), Contraband, Bayou (B).

Parks in Lake Charles include: Huber Park (1), Interstate 210 Park (2), Killen Stadium (3), Lake Charles Historic District (4), Lock Playground (5), Perkins Ferry Park (6), Prien Lake Park (7), Cowboy Stadium (8), Goosport Park (9).

Beach: North Beach (A).

Post office: (A).  


Lake Charles compared to Louisiana state average:
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Lake Charles:
  • KAOK (1400 AM; 1 kW; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: PITTMAN BROADCAST SERVICES,LLC.)
  • KLCL (1470 AM; 5 kW; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KXZZ (1580 AM; 1 kW; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KTRH (740 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KLVI (560 AM; 5 kW; BEAUMONT, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KEZM (1310 AM; 1 kW; SULPHUR, LA)
  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KGOL (1180 AM; 50 kW; HUMBLE, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KDEI (1250 AM; 5 kW; PORT ARTHUR, TX; Owner: RADIO MARIA, INC.)
  • KWKH (1130 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WWL (870 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: ENTERCOM NEW ORLEANS LICENSE, LLC)
  • KQHN (1510 AM; daytime; 5 kW; NEDERLAND, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KILE (1560 AM; 50 kW; BELLAIRE, TX; Owner: THE RAFTT CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lake Charles:
  • KYKZ (96.1 FM; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KBIU (103.7 FM; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KKGB (101.3 FM; SULPHUR, LA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KBXG (99.5 FM; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KHLA (92.9 FM; JENNINGS, LA; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W252AQ (98.3 FM; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KRWP (97.5 FM; BEAUMONT, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KVEE (107.5 FM; LAKE ARTHUR, LA; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K215AO (90.9 FM; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: LAMAR UNIVERSITY)
  • KZWA (104.9 FM; MOSS BLUFF, LA; Owner: B & C BROADCASTING, LTD.)
  • KOJO (91.7 FM; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: RADIO MARIA, INC.)
  • KIOC (106.1 FM; ORANGE, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKMY (104.5 FM; ORANGE, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KQLK (97.9 FM; DE RIDDER, LA; Owner: PITTMAN BROADCASTING SERVICES, LLC)
  • KYLC (90.3 FM; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)

TV broadcast stations around Lake Charles:
  • KFAM-LP (Channel 58; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: RICE CAPITAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K51EC (Channel 51; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • KPLC (Channel 7; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • KLTL-TV (Channel 18; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: LOUISIANA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION AUTHORITY)
  • KVHP (Channel 29; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: NATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KLFY-TV (Channel 10; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: KLFY, L.P.)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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