Lake Charles, LA 70605 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 70605: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Lake Charles, LA 70605

Not Acceptable, USPS
Sweet Lake, LA 70605

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 824
  • Single Family Addresses: 13,061
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 2,335
  • Parish: Calcasieu Parish
  • Centroid: Latitude 30.126, Longitude -93.203
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Lake Charles, LA 70605 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 35,597
Daytime Population: Workers 13,920
Daytime Population: Residents 16,437
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 30,357
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.85
Population in Households 34,990
Population in Familes 28,165
Population in Group Qrtrs 607
Population Density2 831
Diversity Index3 35


Median Household Income $62,772
Average Household Income $91,501
Per Capita Income $37,074


Total Housing Units 15,370 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,748 (63.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,499 (29.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,123 ( 7.3%)
Median Home Value $202,789
Average Home Value $246,489


Total Households 14,247
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 9,425
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 1.16% 1.08%
Households 1.36% 1.2%
Families 1.07% 1.02%
Median Household Income   2.43%
Per Capita Income   2.39%

Lake Charles, LA 70605 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 70605 to the other 499 ZIP Codes in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 24 95th
Population Density # 81 84th
Diversity Index # 352 30th
Median Household Income # 45 91st
Per Capita Income # 26 95th

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