Lake Charles employment information

IndexLake CharlesLouisianaNational
Income per capita$23,475$24,775$28,555
Median household income$35,830$44,991$53,482
Median income owner occupied$50,230$57,681$68,142
Median income renter occupied$24,650$26,583$33,219
Median earnings male$26,268$37,322$36,116
Median earnings female$18,084$22,260$25,692
Unemployment rate6.9%5.3%5.8%
Poverty level23.6%19.6%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Lake Charles is 18% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Lake Charles is 33% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Lake Charles is 18% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Lake Charles is 51% higher than the national average.

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Lake Charles median earnings by income bracket

Lake Charles employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry11.9%1.0%
Manufacturing sector12.2%0.5%
Financial & insurance services2.4%2.9%
Wholesale & retail services14.9%16.5%
Public administration4.7%5.4%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities7.1%0.9%
Education, health & social services12.4%39.8%
Other33.3%28.8%

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Moss Bluff, LA12,443$65,94423%
Prien, LA8,142$62,95318%
Hackberry, LA1,284$61,97416%
Carlyss, LA5,089$52,9171%
Westlake, LA4,585$48,6579%
Lake Charles, LA73,503$35,83033%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Wyoming, MI73,434$46,67213%
Auburn, WA73,403$57,6358%
Folsom, CA73,334$100,16387%
Centreville, VA73,677$103,69694%
Springdale, AR73,789$41,38523%
Lake Charles, LA73,503$35,83033%
Source: The Lake Charles, LA employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.