The unemployment rate in Lake Charles is 8.7% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). 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
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WEATHER & CLIMATE
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In the last Presidential election, Calcasieu parish remained overwhelmingly Republican, 66.6% to 31.4%. More Voting Stats
Lake Charles's population is 78,433 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 5.6%. Learn More...
Average Commute time is 16.7 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...
The median home cost in Lake Charles is Real Estate: $181,800
. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 6.2%.
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