Lake Charles, LA Demographics

Lake Charles demographics profile

StatisticLake CharlesLouisianaNational
Population (2013)71,9934,625,470316,128,839
Population (2000)71,5194,468,976281,421,906
Population growth0.7%3.5%12.3%
Male/Female ratio0.9:10.9:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)50%53%58%
Speak English90%90%88%
Speak Spanish2%2%7%
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The Lake Charles population was 71,993 in 2012 compared to 71,519 in 2000. The Lake Charles, LA population has increased by 0.7% from 2000 to 2012.

In Lake Charles 90% of the people speak English and 2% of people speak Spanish, also in Lake Charles 50.4% of people are married.


Lake Charles population breakdown by race

RaceLake CharlesLouisianaNational
African American46.25%33.41%8.40%
American Indian0.21%0.85%1.31%
Native Hawaiian0.07%0.02%0.14%
Mixed race1.24%1.15%2.06%
Other race0.60%0.60%3.47%
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In Lake Charles, 1.8% 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

Marital status

Age of children in married couples

Data displayed in the above graphs is based on 2000 census data.

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