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Lake Charles, LA

City
Population 2005: 68,294
Square miles: 40.17
Metro area: Lake Charles


2000 CENSUS DATA
LAKE CHARLES LA US
POPULATION
Number Number Number
Total population 71,757
Square miles (land) 40.17
Population per square mile 1,786.55 102.59 79.56
GENDER
Number Pct Pct Pct
Male 34,177 47.6 48.4 49.1
Female 37,580 52.4 51.6 50.9
AGE
Number Pct Pct Pct
15 or younger 14,996 20.9 22.4 21.4
16-24 11,597 16.2 15.5 13.9
25-44 19,279 26.9 28.9 30.2
45-64 15,368 21.4 21.6 22.0
65+ 10,517 14.7 11.6 12.4
Number Number Number
Average age (years) 36.81 35.25 36.22
RACE AND ETHNICITY
Number Pct Pct Pct
White 36,042 50.2 63.9 75.1
Black or African American 33,599 46.8 32.5 12.3
American Indian and Alaska native 167 0.2 0.6 0.9
Asian 770 1.1 1.2 3.6
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific islander 18 0.0 0.0 0.1
Some other race 338 0.5 0.7 5.5
Two or more races 823 1.1 1.1 2.4
Hispanic or Latino 1,007 1.4 2.4 12.5
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, 2000 Census; ePodunk

Note: Hispanic ethnicity is a separate data category from race. This number should not be added to race totals.

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