Lake Charles, LA 70601 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 70601: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Lake Charles, LA 70601

Not Acceptable, USPS
Grand Lake, LA 70601

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Parish: Calcasieu Parish
  • Centroid: Latitude 30.228, Longitude -93.195
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 2,302
  • PO Box Addresses: 0
  • Residential Addresses: 15,071
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,459
    • Single Family Addresses: 13,612

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Database updated: August 1, 2018, Maps updated: August 1, 2018.

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Lake Charles, LA 70601 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 33,170
Population in Households 32,567
Population in Familes 24,686
Population in Group Qrtrs 603
Population Density2 2,056
Diversity Index3 52


Median Household Income $30,320
Average Household Income $47,580
Per Capita Income $20,422


Total Housing Units 16,103 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,231 (38.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,583 (47.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,289 (14.2%)
Median Home Value $107,354
Average Home Value $146,449


Total Households 13,814
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 7,855
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 0.3% 0.09%
Households 0.33% 0.15%
Families -0.03% -0.16%
Median Household Income   1.1%
Per Capita Income   1.63%

Lake Charles, LA 70601 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 70601 to the other 496 ZIP Codes in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 35 93rd
Population Density # 44 91st
Diversity Index # 174 66th
Median Household Income # 452 9th
Per Capita Income # 342 31st

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