Latest Data (2016)
Population 76,848
Nationwide Rank 447

Quick Facts

Lake Charles, Louisiana is the 447th largest city in the United States as of 2016.

Lake Charles, Louisiana is a city.

Lake Charles, Louisiana is as large as it has ever been. In 2016 Lake Charles had its largest population ever.

Lake Charles, Louisiana's growth is below average. 65% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Lake Charles, Louisiana Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
437 Auburn, Washington 77,472 39.6%
438 Pharr, Texas 77,320 63.1%
439 Scranton, Pennsylvania 77,291 1.8%
440 Folsom, California 77,271 46.5%
441 Goodyear, Arizona 77,258 293.4%
442 Plymouth, Minnesota 77,216 16.9%
443 Fort Myers, Florida 77,146 48.4%
444 Hammond, Indiana 77,134 -6.8%
445 Manteca, California 76,908 52.5%
446 Loveland, Colorado 76,897 48.2%
447 Lake Charles, Louisiana 76,848 6.9%
448 Upland, California 76,684 11.3%
449 St. Joseph, Missouri 76,472 3.2%
450 Baldwin Park, California 76,464 0.6%
451 Gary, Indiana 76,424 -25.4%
452 Perris, California 76,331 109.7%
453 Baytown, Texas 75,992 14.0%
454 Kalamazoo, Michigan 75,984 -1.3%
455 Layton, Utah 75,655 28.4%
456 San Ramon, California 75,639 68.3%
457 Boynton Beach, Florida 75,569 24.7%

Similarly Sized Cities In Louisiana

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
215 Lafayette 127,626 14.0%
447 Lake Charles 76,848 6.9%
514 Bossier City 68,485 21.2%
532 Kenner 67,089 -4.6%
767 Monroe 49,297 -6.9%
799 Alexandria 47,832 2.8%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2016 76,848 447
2015 76,070 449
2014 74,889 454
2013 74,024 452
2012 73,474 447
2011 72,560 451
2010 71,993 451
2009 71,542 443
2008 71,127 438
2007 70,129 441
2006 69,472 444
2005 70,021 426
2004 70,455 417
2003 70,568 415
2002 70,674 409
2001 71,000 400
2000 71,856 389
1990 71,508 324