Lake Charles, Louisiana 

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LOUISIANA TOTAL CASES REPORTED

124,461

US TOTAL CASES REPORTED

4,725,486

updated daily at 9 AM PST
source Kaiser Family Foundation

Population

75,194

+5.6% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

3.8%

Median Income

$35,830

Median Home Price

$149,700

Best Places to Live in Lake Charles, Louisiana

Small industrial city - Southwest Louisiana, 30 miles west of Texas border. April, October and November are the most pleasant months in Lake Charles, while August and July are the least comfortable months.

Pros
-Cost of living
-Recent job growth
-Entertainment
Cons
-Hurricane dislocation
-Low educational attainment
-Hot, humid summers

 $1,150 
909 Green Rd
Bed 3 | Bath 2 | 1400 SqFt
 $145,000 
2120 20th St
Bed 2 | Bath 2 | 1762 SqFt
 $235,000 
236 Pecanwood Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 2 | 1645 SqFt

What Bert Has To Say About Lake Charles Metro Area

Lake Charles is a deepwater port and center for the lumber and petrochemical industries, and suffered considerable damage in the 2005 Hurricane Rita. Prior to the storm, the city had a mostly industrial small-town feel with some historic areas, including the Victorian-era Charpentier District and a nice boardwalk area. Some casinos had arrived on the waterfront, including the large L’Auberge du Lac resort and casino.


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QUICK FACTS

City: Lake Charles
Zip Codes: 70605 70601 70607 70615
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 9 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Lake Charles is 3.8% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Positive. Lake Charles jobs have increased by 3.3%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Lake Charles's cost of living is 16.6% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Lake Charles's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
April, October and November are the most pleasant months in Lake Charles, while August and July are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
Calcasieu parish voted Republican in the last five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Lake Charles's population is 75,194 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 5.6%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 16.7 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Lake Charles is $149,700. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 6.2%. Check out the homes in the area

SCHOOLS
Lake Charles public schools spend $10,638 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 13.8 students per teacher in Lake Charles. More Education


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Housing Market in Lake Charles

It's a good time to buy in Lake Charles. Home Appreciation is up 6.2% in the last 12 months. Browse Lake Charles Real Estate

The median home price in Lake Charles is $149,700. Browse Homes in this Range.


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Reviews for Lake Charles   30 Reviews
Not Recommended - 12/18/2019
To be fair, I will start with the positive aspects of this city: 1. Friendly & Helpful - The long term/lifelong residents are very friendly, helpful and welcoming. In... Read More

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Very sordid and corrupt city - 9/2/2019
I had no idea that the people in Lake Charles were so bad. We agree- There is something really sick and malevolent about this city that I can definitely agree with all... Read More

A city of scumbags, lowlives and thieves - 8/6/2019
This city really sucks. I don't like Lake Charlesians, they are all scumbags. Don't buy into the hype that revolves around it. It is a very boring and corrupt city, and... Read More
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ZIP CODES IN LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA
70605 70601 70607 70615

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NEW LISTINGS IN LAKE CHARLES
$1,150
909 Green Rd
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$145,000
2120 20th St
Bed 2 | Bath 2

$235,000
236 Pecanwood Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$110,500
3524 Crescent St
Bed 2 | Bath 2

$269,900
4139 Canal St
Bed 3 | Bath 3

$30,000
2223 Lilly St
Bed 3 | Bath 1

$50,000
314 S Prater St
Bed 2 | Bath 1

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