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Louisiana > All counties > Calcasieu Parish > Lake Charles City
Lake Charles, LA

City
Population 2005: 68,294
Square miles: 40.17



2000 CENSUS DATA
LAKE CHARLES LA US
HOUSING UNITS
Number Number Number
Total housing units 31,311
RENTER-OCCUPIED HOUSING UNITS
Number Pct Pct Pct
Renter-occupied housing units 11,775 37.6 28.7 30.8
Number Number Number
Average number of household members 2.30 2.41 2.36
Average number of rooms 4.16 4.20 4.04
Average number of vehicles 1.10 1.09 1.19
Median year structure was built 1969 1971 1969
Median year householder moved in 1998 1998 1998
Median rent ($) 376 365 519
Median rent asked for vacant units ($) 428 367 469
Number Pct Pct Pct
Rent includes utilities 1,396 11.9 15.8 16.5
Number Number Number
Rent as a pct of household revenue 25 26 26
OWNER-OCCUPIED HOUSING UNITS
Number Pct Pct Pct
Owner-occupied housing units 16,112 51.5 60.9 60.2
Number Number Number
Average number of household members 2.55 2.72 2.71
Average number of rooms 6.25 5.96 6.30
Average number of vehicles 1.93 1.62 1.64
Median year structure was built 1961 1974 1971
Median year householder moved in 1985 1990 1991
Median value ($) 70,800 77,500 111,800
Number Pct Pct Pct
With mortgage or contract to purchase 8,322 51.7 45.9 55.4
With second mortgage, equity loan 1,397 8.7 7.9 12.7
Number Number Number
Median price asked for vacant housing ($) 58,800 59,900 89,600
Monthly cost, with mortgage ($) 734 816 1,088
Monthly cost, without mortgage ($) 219 232 295
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, 2000 Census; ePodunk