Lake Charles, LA
Community & Region
-- Demographic Economic Characteristics & Patterns
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Lake Charles LA General Demographic-Economic-Geographic Characteristics -- scroll section
|Population, 2013 estimate ||74,024||4,625,470|
|Population, 2010 (April 1) estimates base ||72,006||4,533,372|
|Population, percent change, April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013 ||2.8%||2.0%|
|Population, 2010 ||71,993||4,533,372|
|Persons under 5 years, percent, 2010 ||7.0%||6.9%|
|Persons under 18 years, percent, 2010 ||23.5%||24.7%|
|Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2010 ||13.9%||12.3%|
|Female persons, percent, 2010 ||51.7%||51.0% |
|White alone, percent, 2010 (a) ||47.0%||62.6%|
|Black or African American alone, percent, 2010 (a) ||47.7%||32.0%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, 2010 (a) ||0.4%||0.7%|
|Asian alone, percent, 2010 (a) ||1.7%||1.5%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent, 2010 (a) ||Z||0.0%|
|Two or More Races, percent, 2010 ||2.1%||1.6%|
|Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2010 (b) ||2.9%||4.2%|
|White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2010 ||45.6%||60.3% |
|Living in same house 1 year & over, percent, 2009-2013 ||78.3%||85.8%|
|Foreign born persons, percent, 2009-2013 ||3.4%||3.9%|
|Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2009-2013 ||8.7%||8.7%|
|High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-2013 ||83.8%||82.6%|
|Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-2013 ||22.9%||21.8%|
|Veterans, 2009-2013 ||5,364||304,271|
|Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2009-2013 ||17.3||24.9|
|Housing units, 2010 ||32,469||1,964,981|
|Homeownership rate, 2009-2013 ||56.2%||67.0%|
|Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2009-2013 ||25.5%||18.3%|
|Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2009-2013 ||$122,700||$138,900|
|Households, 2009-2013 ||29,165||1,707,852|
|Persons per household, 2009-2013 ||2.38||2.60|
|Per capita money income in past 12 months (2013 dollars), 2009-2013 ||$23,447||$24,442|
|Median household income, 2009-2013 ||$35,981||$44,874|
|Persons below poverty level, percent, 2009-2013 ||21.6%||19.1%|
|Business Attributes||Lake Charles||Louisiana|
|Total number of firms, 2007 ||6,313||375,808|
|Black-owned firms, percent, 2007 ||20.8%||15.9%|
|American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms, percent, 2007 ||S||0.7%|
|Asian-owned firms, percent, 2007 ||3.0%||2.8%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms, percent, 2007 ||F||0.0%|
|Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2007 ||S||2.9%|
|Women-owned firms, percent, 2007 ||27.0%||27.4% |
|Manufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1000) ||D||205,054,723|
|Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1000) ||411,070||51,415,553|
|Retail sales, 2007 ($1000) ||1,507,469||56,543,203|
|Retail sales per capita, 2007 ||$21,496||$12,921|
|Accommodation and food services sales, 2007 ($1000) ||563,784||9,729,869|
|Geographic Attributes||Lake Charles||Louisiana|
|Land area in square miles, 2010 ||42.06||43,203.90|
|Persons per square mile, 2010 ||1,711.8||104.9|
|FIPS Code ||41155||22|
|Counties ||Calcasieu Parish|
|(a) Includes persons reporting only one race.|
|(b) Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in applicable race categories.|
|FN: Footnote on this item for this area in place of data|
|NA: Not available|
|D: Suppressed to avoid disclosure of confidential information|
|X: Not applicable|
|S: Suppressed; does not meet publication standards|
|Z: Value greater than zero but less than half unit of measure shown|
|F: Fewer than 100 firms|
|Source: ProximityOne; Census Bureau; BLS|
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