Latest Data (2017)
Population 77,117
Nationwide Rank 449

Quick Facts

Lake Charles, Louisiana is the 449th largest city in the United States as of 2017.

Lake Charles, Louisiana is a city.

Lake Charles, Louisiana is as large as it has ever been. In 2017 Lake Charles had its largest population ever.

Lake Charles, Louisiana's growth is below average. 69% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Lake Charles, Louisiana Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
439 Plymouth, Minnesota 78,395 18.7%
440 Franklin, Tennessee 78,321 68.8%
441 Milpitas, California 78,106 24.2%
442 Folsom, California 78,038 48.0%
443 Bloomington, Illinois 77,934 18.6%
444 Perris, California 77,879 113.9%
445 Bellflower, California 77,772 6.5%
446 Boynton Beach, Florida 77,702 28.2%
447 Scranton, Pennsylvania 77,605 2.3%
448 Racine, Wisconsin 77,542 -5.2%
449 Lake Charles, Louisiana 77,117 7.3%
450 Upland, California 76,999 11.8%
451 Baytown, Texas 76,804 15.2%
452 Loveland, Colorado 76,701 47.8%
453 Layton, Utah 76,691 30.2%
454 Flower Mound, Texas 76,681 48.1%
455 Hammond, Indiana 76,618 -7.4%
456 Gastonia, North Carolina 76,593 13.2%
457 St. Joseph, Missouri 76,442 3.1%
458 Baldwin Park, California 76,402 0.5%
459 Gary, Indiana 76,008 -25.8%

Similarly Sized Cities In Louisiana

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
218 Lafayette 126,848 13.3%
449 Lake Charles 77,117 7.3%
524 Bossier City 68,554 21.3%
536 Kenner 67,451 -4.1%
800 Monroe 48,371 -8.7%
821 Alexandria 47,334 1.7%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2017 77,117 449
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