Lake Charles, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area LA Demographic Data and Boundary Map


Lake Charles, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area Boundary Map

Lake Charles, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 212,063
Daytime Population: Workers 107,755
Daytime Population: Residents 107,717
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 215,472
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.02
Population in Households 208,267
Population in Familes 169,953
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,796
Population Density2 90
Diversity Index3 49


Median Household Income $48,321
Average Household Income $67,874
Per Capita Income $26,657


Total Housing Units 92,330 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 54,392 (58.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 27,731 (30.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 10,207 (11.1%)
Median Home Value $144,046
Average Home Value $174,002


Total Households 82,123
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 55,182
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.84% 0.85%
Households 0.97% 0.94%
Families 0.71% 0.78%
Median Household Income   2.08%
Per Capita Income   2.67%