What is the current population of Lake Charles?

Based on the latest 2020 data from the US census, the current population of Lake Charles is 78,396. Lake Charles, Louisiana is the 449th largest city in the US.

What was the peak population of Lake Charles?

The current population of Lake Charles (78,396) is it's peak population.

How quickly is Lake Charles growing?

Lake Charles has grown 9.1% since the 2000. Lake Charles, Louisiana's growth is below average. 61% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

What county is Lake Charles, Louisiana in?

Lake Charles is located entirely in Calcasieu Parish.

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2019 78,396 449
2018 78,001 446
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

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2019
439 Cedar Park, Texas 79,462 204.1%
440 Tustin, California 79,348 17.1%
441 Lakewood, California 79,307 -0.1%
442 Perris, California 79,291 117.8%
443 Flower Mound, Texas 79,135 52.8%
444 Pharr, Texas 79,112 66.9%
445 Loveland, Colorado 78,877 52.0%
446 Boynton Beach, Florida 78,679 29.8%
447 New Rochelle, New York 78,557 8.6%
448 Temple, Texas 78,439 42.0%
449 Lake Charles, Louisiana 78,396 9.1%
450 Jonesboro, Arkansas 78,394 40.5%
451 Napa, California 78,130 7.2%
452 Parma, Ohio 78,103 -8.6%
453 Layton, Utah 78,014 32.5%
454 Alameda, California 77,624 7.0%
455 Warner Robins, Georgia 77,617 55.9%
456 Rapid City, South Dakota 77,503 29.0%
457 Bloomington, Illinois 77,330 17.7%
458 Gastonia, North Carolina 77,273 14.2%
459 Baytown, Texas 77,192 15.8%

Similarly Sized Cities In Louisiana

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2019
219 Lafayette 126,185 12.7%
449 Lake Charles 78,396 9.1%
536 Bossier City 68,159 20.6%
562 Kenner 66,340 -5.7%
833 Monroe 47,294 -10.7%
848 Alexandria 46,180 -0.7%

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