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Lake Charles, LA

Lake Charles, a town in Louisiana, has a population of just under 75,000. At an average age of just over 38, the city's population ranks around the middle compared to other municipalities in Louisiana, which has an average age of 38. A narrow majority of residents own their homes (55%) as opposed to renting (46%) in Lake Charles. At $818 a month, the average rent is slightly below the state average.

There are three primary industries in Lake Charles: healthcare, entertainment, and retail. Combined, these industries make up 23% of the city's workforce. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many residents work in sales, as 7% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any career path. Lake Charles workers earn an average annual income of just over $58K, about the same as those elsewhere in Louisiana. However, Lake Charles compares less favorably to the national average ($73,345). Among residents older than 25 in Lake Charles, 11% possess a Bachelor's degree and 5% have a Master's degree or Doctorate.

Lake Charles has an average commute time of about 18 minutes, shorter than the state average of about 25 minutes. Many residents (42%) commute to work by car, while public transit isn't used extensively. Relatively few workers commute on foot.

Average Rent in Lake Charles

Studio1 Bed2 Bed3 Bed
Jan 20$950$992$1,165
Dec 198789771,190
Nov 198379221,190
Oct 198669321,190
Sep 199249911,190
Aug 198849601,145
Jul 198899741,145
Jun 198999751,175
May 198501,0201,175
Apr 198801,0601,145
Mar 198371,0231,220
Feb 198241,0161,220
*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

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