Lake Charles, Louisiana 

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Population

75,194

+5.6% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

4.4%

Median Income

$35,830

Median Home Price

$149,700

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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.

Lake Charles, LA Housing Market
Lowest Priced HomesHOMES UNDER $250,000
Most Expensive ListingsHOMES $250,001 to $500,000
Largest HomesHOMES $500,001 to $750,000
Median Priced HomesHOMES $750,001 to $1,000,000
Pros
Cost of living
Recent job growth
Entertainment
Cons
Hurricane dislocation
Low educational attainment
Hot, humid summers

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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Real Estate: See Homes
Country: United States
State: Louisiana
County: Calcasieu County
Metro Area: Lake Charles Metro Area
Political Ideology: Leaning conservative
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 4.4% (U.S. avg. is 3.7%). 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
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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 Real Estate: $149,700. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 6.2%.

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.
The median home price in Lake Charles is $149,700.

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Reviews for Lake Charles   32 Reviews
clannish (feels like a cult) - 11/24/2020
Beware reader, the city of Lake Charles is an absolute sh*thole. If you are traveling through I-10 you might want to skip this place. This place is the very worst of the... Read More

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Don't bother with it - 7/25/2020
Don't waste your time here. Lake Charles is absolutely one of the worst cities in the United States in my opinion. I grew up here in the 1990s. It took me some time... Read More

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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ZIP CODES IN LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA
70605 70601 70607 70615

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