Lake Charles demographics profile

StatisticLake CharlesLouisianaNational
Population72,2044,529,605309,138,711
Population density (sq mi)1,71310790
Median age35.135.937.2
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)48%54%56%
Speak English90%91%79%
Speak Spanish2%3%13%

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  • The population density in Lake Charles is 1500% higher than Louisiana.
  • The median age in Lake Charles is 2% lower than Louisiana.
  • In Lake Charles 47.98% of the population is Caucasian.
  • In Lake Charles 46.89% of the population is African American.
  • In Lake Charles 2.19% of the population is Asian.

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Lake Charles population breakdown by race

RaceLake CharlesLouisianaNational
Caucasian47.98%63.07%74.17%
African American46.89%32.03%12.56%
Asian2.19%1.58%4.81%
American Indian0.42%0.63%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.03%0.04%0.17%
Mixed race1.91%1.55%2.68%
Other race0.58%1.10%4.79%
In Lake Charles, 2.9% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Lake Charles age breakdown

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Source: The Lake Charles, LA demographics data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.