|Year||Population||Rank in US||Growth Rate|
Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Lake Charles is 81,097. Lake Charles, Louisiana is the 436th largest city in the US.
Lake Charles is located entirely in Calcasieu Parish.
The peak population of Lake Charles was in 2020, when its population was 85,352. In 2020, Lake Charles was the 412th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 436th largest city in the US. Lake Charles is currently 5.0% smaller than it was in 2020.
Lake Charles has grown 12.8% since the 2000. Lake Charles, Louisiana's growth is about average. 59% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
Lake Charles has a population density of 1,711.8 people per square mile.
|430||New Rochelle, New York||81,587||12.8%|
|431||Mountain View, California||81,516||15.3%|
|432||Warner Robins, Georgia||81,446||63.6%|
|435||Gastonia, North Carolina||81,161||20.0%|
|436||Lake Charles, Louisiana||81,097||12.8%|
|437||Miami Beach, Florida||80,671||-8.3%|
|441||Rancho Cordova, California||80,413||49.6%|
|442||South Jordan, Utah||80,139||170.1%|
The total voting age population of Lake Charles, Louisiana, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 58,711. The voting age population is 45.9% male and 54.1% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 16.4% of the residents of Lake Charles are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Lake Charles are 47.7% Black, 46.8% White, 2.3% Two or more races, 1.9% Asian, 0.7% Other and 0.5% American Indian. Additionally, 3.2% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Lake Charles, 22.8% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 36.8%. On a per-household basis, 17.4% of families are below the poverty line in Lake Charles.
Among those aged 16 and older, 60.3% of Lake Charles residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 86.6% of Lake Charles residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 27.5% have a bachelor's degree and 10.5% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Lake Charles residents aged 5 and older, 7.4% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 2.4% of residents speak Spanish at home, 3.8% speak an Indo-European language, and 0.9% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Lake Charles is 6.2%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Lake Charles, 13.9% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Lake Charles is $42,942.
In Lake Charles, 52.4% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 47.6% of housing units in Lake Charles.
Of all the housing units in Lake Charles, 4.8% of them were build before 1940.
In Lake Charles, 20.1% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 7,500 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Lake Charles is $816.
In Lake Charles, 73.1% of households have an active broadband internet connection.