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
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WEATHER & CLIMATE
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In the last Presidential election, the Lake Charles metro area remained overwhelmingly Republican, 67.4% to 30.7%. More Voting Stats
Lake Charles Metro Area's population is 205,559 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 4.7%. Learn More...
Average Commute time is 20.9 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...
The median home cost in Lake Charles Metro Area is Real Estate: $123,988
. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 5.7%.
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