Lake Charles, Louisiana 

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Economy in Lake Charles, Louisiana

Lake Charles has an unemployment rate of 4.4%. The US average is 3.7%.

Lake Charles has seen the job market increase by 3.3% over the last year. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 54.2%, which is higher than the US average of 33.5%.

Tax Rates for Lake Charles
- The Sales Tax Rate for Lake Charles is 10.2%. The US average is 7.3%.
- The Income Tax Rate for Lake Charles is 6.0%. The US average is 4.6%.
- Tax Rates can have a big impact when Comparing Cost of Living.

Income and Salaries for Lake Charles
- The average income of a Lake Charles resident is $23,475 a year. The US average is $28,555 a year.
- The Median household income of a Lake Charles resident is $35,830 a year. The US average is $53,482 a year.

INCOME BY POPULATION PERCENT

  ECONOMYLake Charles, LouisianaUnited States
  4.4%3.7%
  3.3%1.6%
  54.2%33.5%
  10.2%6.2%
  6.0%4.6%
  $26,099$31,177
  $40,910$57,652
  $50,396$70,850
  POPULATION BY OCCUPATION
  0.3%1.3%
  1.0%0.6%
  6.5%6.2%
  8.0%10.4%
  1.4%2.7%
  13.9%11.6%
  3.1%4.1%
  0.6%0.9%
  1.2%2.1%
  2.6%4.7%
  1.4%1.9%
  4.1%6.7%
  0.0%0.1%
  3.2%4.3%
  7.9%9.3%
  18.5%13.8%
  7.5%2.2%
  10.5%7.4%
  3.8%4.9%
  4.5%4.8%
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    Reviews for Lake Charles    31 Reviews
    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

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    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

    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


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    ZIP CODES IN LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA
    70605 70601 70607 70615

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