In 2020, Lake Charles, LA had a population of 210k people with a median age of 36.4 and a median household income of $52,986. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Lake Charles, LA grew from 208,549 to 209,821, a 0.61% increase and its median household income grew from $51,196 to $52,986, a 3.5% increase.
The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lake Charles, LA are White (Non-Hispanic) (67.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (24.3%), White (Hispanic) (2.48%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.33%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.45%).
None of the households in Lake Charles, LA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.
98.3% of the residents in Lake Charles, LA are U.S. citizens.
The largest universities in Lake Charles, LA are SOWELA Technical Community College (2,068 degrees awarded in 2020), McNeese State University (1,422 degrees), and Unitech Training Academy-Lake Charles (69 degrees).
In 2020, the median property value in Lake Charles, LA was $159,600, and the homeownership rate was 69.2%. Most people in Lake Charles, LA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Lake Charles, LA was 2 cars per household.