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70605 zip code Lake Charles
Zip Code: 70605
State: Louisiana
Population: 29603
Housing Units: 12229
Land Area: 45.6 square miles
118 square kilometers
Water Area: .2 square miles
.6 square kilometers
City Name: Lake Charles
Post Office Name: Lake Charles
County: Calcasieu
Area Code: 337
Timezone: CST
Latitude: +30.130378
Longitude: -093.245056
State Zip Codes: Louisiana Zip Codes


70605 Overview 70605 Demographic 70605 Economic 70605 Housing 70605 Social
General Characteristics Number Percent U.S.
Total population 29,603 100.0 100%
  Male 14,195 48.0 49.1%
  Female 15,408 52.0 50.9%
Median Age 36.1 (X) 35.3
Under 5 years 1,769 6.0 6.8%
18 years and over 22,068 74.5 74.3%
65 years and over 3,782 12.8 12.4%
One race 29,346 99.1 97.6%
  White 26,774 90.4 75.1%
  Black or African American 1,931 6.5 12.3%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 71 0.2 0.9%
  Asian 426 1.4 3.6%
  Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 9 0.0 0.1%
  Some other race 135 0.5 5.5%
  Two or more races 257 0.9 2.4%
Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 480 1.6 12.5%
Average Household Size 2.56 (X) 2.59
Average family size 3.04 (X) 3.14
Total housing units 12,229 100.0 100.0%
  Occupied housing units 11,081 90.6 91.0%
    Owner-occupied housing units 8,621 77.8 66.2%
    Renter-occupied housing units 2,460 22.2 33.8%
  Vacant housing units 1,148 9.4 9.0%
       
Social Characteristics Number Percent U.S.
Population 25 years and over 18,628 100.0  
  High school graduate or higher 16,404 88.1 80.4%
  Bachelor's degree or higher 6,003 32.2 24.4%
Civilian veterans 3,142 14.3 12.7%
Disability status (population 21 to 64 years) 2,550 15.4 19.2%
Foreign born 853 2.9 11.1%
Now married (population 15 years and over) 13,765 58.8 54.4%
Speak a language other than English at home (5 years and over) 2,907 10.5 17.9%
       
Economic Characteristics Number Percent U.S.
In labor force (population 16 years and over) 15,080 65.9 63.9%
Mean travel time to work in minutes (population 16 years and older) 17.7 (X) 25.5
Median household income (dollars) 49,246 (X) 41,994
Median family income (dollars) 60,209 (X) 50,046
Per capita income (dollars) 25,751 (X) 21,587
  Families below poverty level 477 5.9 9.2%
  Individuals below poverty level 2,257 8.0 12.4%
       
Housing Characteristics Number Percent U.S.
Single-family owner-occupied homes 7,281 100.0  
Median value (dollars) 117,500 (X) 119,600
Median of selected monthly owner costs (X) (X)  
  With a Mortgage 959 (X) 1,088
  Not mortgaged 241 (X) 295

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