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, 2016)


Total Population 208,355
Population in Households 204,559
Population in Familes 167,367
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,796
Population Density1 89
Diversity Index2 48


Total Households 80,707
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 54,390
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 91,312 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 53,164 (58.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 27,543 (30.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 10,605 (11.6%)
Median Home Value $132,545
Average Home Value $168,561


Median Household Income $46,486
Average Household Income $66,067
Per Capita Income $25,970
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.69% 0.72%
Households 0.85% 0.83%
Families 0.59% 0.66%
Median Household Income   1.81%
Per Capita Income   1.69%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.