Lake Charles, Louisiana 

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Population

75,194

+5.6% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

3.8%

Median Income

$35,830

Median Home Price

$153,600

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

Local Listings in Lake Charles
 $5,250,000 
218 Shell Beach Dr
Bed 4 | Bath 7 | 8435 SqFt
 $599,500 
1001 Terry Ln
Bed 5 | Bath 4 | 4007 SqFt
 $1,500,000 
2836 Bordelon Rd
Bed 5 | Bath 6 | 4537 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 9.0% 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 17 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Lake Charles is $153,600. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 20.9%. 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 8.9% in the last 12 months. Browse Lake Charles Real Estate

The median home price in Lake Charles is $153,600. Browse Homes in this Range.


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Reviews for Lake Charles   30 Reviews
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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too dangerous and uncivil - 6/16/2019
this city is a very dangerous place to work and live. i've lived here for most of my life and it is definitely not the city it used to be when I left it in 1991. i've... Read More
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Never met such bizarrely arrogant two-faced people - 5/15/2019
Lake Charles - I've never met such bizarrely arrogant, rude, sycophantic (but) two-faced people in my life before, as I have when I lived in this city of SWLA. Not... Read More


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70605 70601 70607 70615

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NEW LISTINGS IN LAKE CHARLES
$5,250,000
218 Shell Beach Dr
Bed 4 | Bath 7

$599,500
1001 Terry Ln
Bed 5 | Bath 4

$1,500,000
2836 Bordelon Rd
Bed 5 | Bath 6

$519,900
3850 Highway 397
Bed 5 | Bath 0

$224,000
2945 Hardee Rd
Bed 4 | Bath 3

$820,000
413 Wesley St
Bed 4 | Bath 0

$1,275,000
2610 E Levingwood Rd
Bed 5 | Bath 6

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