In 2020, Lake Charles, LA had a population of 77.8k people with a median age of 35.5 and a median household income of $44,785. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Lake Charles, LA grew from 77,283 to 77,832, a 0.71% increase and its median household income grew from $42,942 to $44,785, a 4.29% increase.
The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lake Charles, LA are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (47.8%), White (Non-Hispanic) (43.9%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.32%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.18%), and White (Hispanic) (2.05%).
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.
97.8% 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 $155,700, and the homeownership rate was 54.6%.
Most people in Lake Charles, LA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 17.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Lake Charles, LA was 2 cars per household.