Lake Charles (zip 70601), Louisiana 

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Population

31,855

-1.6% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

8.7%

Median Income

$29,094

Median Home Price

$119,700

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Best Places to Live in Lake Charles (zip 70601), Louisiana

Small industrial city - Southwest Louisiana, 30 miles west of Texas border. April, October and November are the most pleasant months in the 70601 zip code, while August and July 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: Calcasieu County
Metro Area: Lake Charles Metro Area
Political Ideology: Moderately conservative
City: Lake Charles
Zip Codes: Lake Charles (zip 70601)
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 9 ft above sea level

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ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Lake Charles (zip 70601) is 8.7% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Lake Charles (zip 70601) jobs have increased by 3.3%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Lake Charles (zip 70601)'s cost of living is 19.9% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Lake Charles (zip 70601)'s Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
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VOTING
In the last Presidential election, Calcasieu parish remained overwhelmingly Republican, 66.6% to 31.4%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Lake Charles (zip 70601)'s population is 31,855 people. Since 2010, it has had a population decline of 1.6%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 16.2 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Lake Charles (zip 70601) is Real Estate: $119,700. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 6.4%.

SCHOOLS
Lake Charles (zip 70601) 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 (zip 70601). 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 6.4% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Lake Charles is $119,700.

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