Lake Charles Metro Area, Louisiana 

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Population

205,559

+4.7% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

6.8%

Median Income

$44,644

Median Home Price

$123,988

United States / Louisiana / Lake Charles Metro Area / Counties / Cities / Zip Codes
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Best Places to Live in Lake Charles Metro Area, Louisiana

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


QUICK FACTS

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Country: United States
State: Louisiana
County:
Metro Area: Lake Charles Metro Area
Political Ideology: Very conservative
City: Lake Charles, Sulphur, 14 total
Zip Codes: 70605, 70601, 70607, 70663, 70611, 70615, 70665, 70669, 70647, 70633, 18 total
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 9 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Lake Charles Metro Area is 6.8% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Lake Charles Metro Area jobs have increased by 3.3%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Lake Charles Metro Area's cost of living is 17.4% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Lake Charles Metro Area's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
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VOTING
In the last Presidential election, the Lake Charles metro area remained overwhelmingly Republican, 67.4% to 30.7%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Lake Charles Metro Area's population is 205,559 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 4.7%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 20.9 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Lake Charles Metro Area is Real Estate: $123,988. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 5.7%.

SCHOOLS
Lake Charles Metro Area public schools spend $11,470 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 12.8 students per teacher in Lake Charles Metro Area. 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 5.7% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Lake Charles is $123,988.

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MAPS OF LAKE CHARLES METRO AREA, LOUISIANA
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ZIP CODES IN LAKE CHARLES METRO AREA, LOUISIANA
70605, 70601, 70607, 70663, 70611, 70615, 70665, 70669, 70647, 70633, 18 total

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