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70601 zip code Lake Charles
Zip Code: 70601
State: Louisiana
Population: 35196
Housing Units: 16202
Land Area: 16.7 square miles
43.3 square kilometers
Water Area: 0 square miles
0 square kilometers
City Name: Lake Charles
Post Office Name: Lake Charles
County: Calcasieu
Area Code: 337
Timezone: CST
Latitude: +30.233355
Longitude: -093.214903
State Zip Codes: Louisiana Zip Codes


70601 Overview 70601 Demographic 70601 Economic 70601 Housing 70601 Social
General Characteristics Number Percent U.S.
Total population 35,196 100.0 100%
  Male 16,427 46.7 49.1%
  Female 18,769 53.3 50.9%
Median Age 36.4 (X) 35.3
Under 5 years 2,560 7.3 6.8%
18 years and over 25,903 73.6 74.3%
65 years and over 5,798 16.5 12.4%
One race 34,740 98.7 97.6%
  White 12,747 36.2 75.1%
  Black or African American 21,516 61.1 12.3%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 75 0.2 0.9%
  Asian 244 0.7 3.6%
  Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 11 0.0 0.1%
  Some other race 147 0.4 5.5%
  Two or more races 456 1.3 2.4%
Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 418 1.2 12.5%
Average Household Size 2.40 (X) 2.59
Average family size 3.09 (X) 3.14
Total housing units 16,202 100.0 100.0%
  Occupied housing units 14,257 88.0 91.0%
    Owner-occupied housing units 7,636 53.6 66.2%
    Renter-occupied housing units 6,621 46.4 33.8%
  Vacant housing units 1,945 12.0 9.0%
       
Social Characteristics Number Percent U.S.
Population 25 years and over 22,431 100.0  
  High school graduate or higher 15,594 69.5 80.4%
  Bachelor's degree or higher 3,296 14.7 24.4%
Civilian veterans 3,551 13.8 12.7%
Disability status (population 21 to 64 years) 4,832 26.7 19.2%
Foreign born 474 1.4 11.1%
Now married (population 15 years and over) 11,366 41.7 54.4%
Speak a language other than English at home (5 years and over) 2,984 9.2 17.9%
       
Economic Characteristics Number Percent U.S.
In labor force (population 16 years and over) 15,445 57.6 63.9%
Mean travel time to work in minutes (population 16 years and older) 17.4 (X) 25.5
Median household income (dollars) 24,353 (X) 41,994
Median family income (dollars) 29,463 (X) 50,046
Per capita income (dollars) 14,762 (X) 21,587
  Families below poverty level 1,927 22.1 9.2%
  Individuals below poverty level 8,723 25.6 12.4%
       
Housing Characteristics Number Percent U.S.
Single-family owner-occupied homes 7,169 100.0  
Median value (dollars) 59,300 (X) 119,600
Median of selected monthly owner costs (X) (X)  
  With a Mortgage 660 (X) 1,088
  Not mortgaged 214 (X) 295

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