Lake Charles demographics profile

StatisticLake CharlesLouisianaNational
Population73,5034,601,049314,107,084
Population density (sq mi)1,7448991
Median age34.436.037.4
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)47%53%55%
Speak English91%91%79%
Speak Spanish2%4%13%

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  • The population density in Lake Charles is 1867% higher than Louisiana.
  • The median age in Lake Charles is 4% lower than Louisiana.
  • In Lake Charles 45.79% of the population is Caucasian.
  • In Lake Charles 48.94% of the population is African American.
  • In Lake Charles 2.12% of the population is Asian.

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Lake Charles population breakdown by race

RaceLake CharlesLouisianaNational
Caucasian45.79%62.82%73.81%
African American48.94%32.12%12.60%
Asian2.12%1.64%5.00%
American Indian0.30%0.63%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.04%0.04%0.17%
Mixed race2.45%1.69%2.91%
Other race0.36%1.07%4.70%
In Lake Charles, 3.2% 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.