Lake Charles Metro Area, Louisiana 

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Population

210,313

+4.7% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

6.8%

Median Income

$44,644

Median Home Price

$176,800

Median Age

36.3

Comfort Index (Climate)

2.7 / 7.8

summer / winter

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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.
State: Louisiana
County:
Metro Area: Lake Charles Metro Area
City: Lake Charles, Sulphur, 14 total
Zip Codes: 70605, 70601, 70607, 70663, 70611, 70615, 70665, 70669, 70647, 70633, 18 total
Cost of Living: -17.4% lower
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 9 ft above sea level

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Lake Charles, La Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Most Expensive HomesHomes less than 10 yrs old
All Single Family Homes
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.


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
April, October and March are the most pleasant months in the Lake Charles metro area, while July and August are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

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 210,313 people. Since 2020, 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: $176,800. 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 2.0% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Lake Charles is $176,800.
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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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