Lake Charles demographics profile

StatisticLake CharlesLouisianaNational
Population density (sq mi)1,7828991
Median age34.136.237.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)46%52%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1845%43%43%
Speak English92%92%79%
Speak Spanish3%4%13%
Lake Charles, LA has a population of 75,044 and is the 472nd largest city in the United States. The population density is 1,782 per sq mi which is 1909% higher than the Louisiana average and 1867% higher than the national average. The median age in Lake Charles is 34 which is approximately 6% lower than the Louisiana average of 36. In Lake Charles, 46% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 92% speak English and 3% speak Spanish. 78% of Lake Charles residents were born in Louisiana, 18% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 3% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Lake Charles is 1909% higher than Louisiana.
  • The median age in Lake Charles is 6% lower than Louisiana.
  • In Lake Charles 45.39% of the population is White.
  • In Lake Charles 48.86% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Lake Charles 2.01% of the population is Asian.

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Lake Charles population breakdown by race

RaceLake CharlesLouisianaNational
Black or African American48.86%32.16%12.63%
American Indian0.41%0.57%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.00%0.03%0.18%
Mixed race2.61%1.83%3.06%
Other race0.72%1.09%4.75%
In Lake Charles, 3.8% 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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Source: The Lake Charles, LA demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).