Lake Charles, LA 70607 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 70607: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Lake Charles, LA 70607

Not Acceptable, USPS
Drew, LA 70607

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 523
  • Single Family Addresses: 9,177
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 2,493
  • Parish: Calcasieu Parish Parish
  • Centroid: Latitude 30.089, Longitude -93.176
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 70607 has segments in 2 Parishes (Calcasieu Parish, Cameron Parish).

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Lake Charles, LA 70607 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 24,956
Population in Households 24,533
Population in Familes 19,219
Population in Group Qrtrs 423
Population Density1 217
Diversity Index2 59


Total Households 10,040
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 6,374
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 11,331 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,086 (53.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,954 (34.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,291 (11.4%)
Median Home Value $100,403
Average Home Value $135,783


Median Household Income $37,133
Average Household Income $54,567
Per Capita Income $22,299
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.7% 0.71%
Households 0.9% 0.84%
Families 0.54% 0.6%
Median Household Income   0.68%
Per Capita Income   1.46%
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.

Lake Charles, LA 70607 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 70607 to the other 501 ZIP Codes in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 63 88th
Population Density1 # 153 70th
Diversity Index2 # 54 90th
Median Household Income # 319 37th
Per Capita Income # 241 52nd

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