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
  • Parish: Calcasieu Parish
  • Centroid: Latitude 30.126, Longitude -93.203
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 853
  • PO Box Addresses: 0
  • Residential Addresses: 15,857
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 2,387
    • Single Family Addresses: 13,470

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

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Lake Charles, LA 70605 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 37,736
Population in Households 37,129
Population in Familes 30,047
Population in Group Qrtrs 607
Population Density2 846
Diversity Index3 36


Median Household Income $63,387
Average Household Income $91,471
Per Capita Income $36,926


Total Housing Units 16,008 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,941 (62.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,113 (31.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 954 ( 6.0%)
Median Home Value $212,336
Average Home Value $251,524


Total Households 15,054
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 9,944
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 1.45% 1.19%
Households 1.6% 1.33%
Families 1.33% 1.14%
Median Household Income   0.82%
Per Capita Income   1.52%

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

The table below compares 70605 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 # 22 96th
Population Density # 79 84th
Diversity Index # 345 30th
Median Household Income # 29 94th
Per Capita Income # 21 96th

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