Latest Data (2015)
Population 76,070
Nationwide Rank 449

Quick Facts

Lake Charles, Louisiana is the 449th largest city in the United States as of 2015.

Lake Charles, Louisiana is a city.

Lake Charles, Louisiana is as large as it has ever been. In 2015 Lake Charles had its largest population ever.

Lake Charles, Louisiana's growth is below average. 68% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Lake Charles, Louisiana Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities

Rank Name Growth
2000-2015
443 Pharr, Texas 61.5%
444 Upland, California 11.0%
445 Folsom, California 44.8%
446 Baytown, Texas 14.5%
447 San Ramon, California 69.4%
448 Camden, New Jersey -4.5%
449 Lake Charles, Louisiana 5.8%
450 Kalamazoo, Michigan -1.2%
451 Arlington Heights, Illinois -0.7%
452 Plymouth, Minnesota 14.9%
453 Evanston, Illinois 1.8%
454 Manteca, California 49.6%
455 Wyoming, Michigan 8.2%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
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