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Lake Charles Louisiana Household Income

The Census ACS 1-year survey reports that the median household income for the Lake Charles Louisiana metro area was $46,229 in 2015, the latest figures available. Lake Charles median household income is $502 higher than the median Louisiana household income and $9,546 less than the US median household income. 2016 metro income data (including Lake Charles median household income) will be released in September of 2017. Median family and per capita income for Lake Charles are shown below.

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Real Median Household Income for Lake Charles Louisiana

2015 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $55,775 +3.83% +5.17%
Louisiana $45,727 +2.51% +3.15%
Lake Charles $46,229 -0.35% -0.71%

Trends in Lake Charles, LA Real Median Household Income since 2005

The current median household income for Lake charles is $46,229. Real median household income peaked in 2008 at $50,260 and is now $4,031 (8.02%) lower. From a post peak low of $42,985 in 2011, real median household income for Lake charles has now grown by $3,244 (7.55%).

Real Median Household Income: Lake Charles, Louisiana, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Household Income for Lake Charles

Date US Louisiana Lake Charles
2015 $55,775 $45,727 $46,229
2014 $53,719 $44,606 $46,390
2013 $53,166 $44,939 $44,242
2012 $53,031 $44,332 $46,560
2011 $53,223 $43,983 $42,985
2010 $54,405 $46,207 $43,695
2009 $55,478 $46,940 $48,923
2008 $57,276 $48,143 $50,260
2007 $58,003 $46,784 $48,253
2006 $56,957 $46,243 $47,143
2005 $56,122 $44,577 $43,000

Lake Charles Family Income

The ACS 1-year data shows the median family income for Lake Charles was $56,961 in 2015. Compared to the median Louisiana family income, Lake Charles median family income is $2,003 lower. As with the median household income data, 2016 family income data for Lake Charles will be released in September of 2017.

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Real Median Family Income for Lake Charles Louisiana

2015 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $68,260 +3.45% +5.75%
Louisiana $58,964 +4.11% +5.66%
Lake Charles $56,961 +0.29% -2.29%

Trends in Lake Charles, LA Real Median Family Income since 2005

The current median family income for Lake charles is $56,961. Real median family income peaked in 2009 at $64,768 and is now $7,807 (12.05%) lower.

Real Median Family Income: Lake Charles, Louisiana, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Family Income for Lake Charles

Date US Louisiana Lake Charles
2015 $68,260 $58,964 $56,961
2014 $65,986 $56,638 $56,797
2013 $65,153 $56,851 $54,084
2012 $64,548 $55,806 $58,293
2011 $64,766 $56,489 $56,644
2010 $65,888 $57,025 $55,092
2009 $67,476 $59,020 $64,768
2008 $69,756 $59,405 $56,980
2007 $69,929 $57,988 $59,391
2006 $68,801 $56,734 $58,911
2005 $67,761 $55,501 $53,844

Lake Charles Per Capita Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows the per capita income for Lake Charles was $26,712 in 2015. Compared to the median Louisiana per capita income, Lake Charles median per capita income is $1,256 higher. As with the median household and median family income numbers above, 2016 per capita income data for Lake Charles will be released in September of 2017.

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Real Per Capita Income for Lake Charles Louisiana

2015 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $29,979 +3.65% +6.30%
Louisiana $25,456 +2.53% +3.61%
Lake Charles $26,712 +12.93% +9.48%

Trends in Lake Charles, LA Real Per Capita Income since 2005

The current per capita income for Lake charles is $26,712. Real per capita income peaked in 2008 at $27,259 and is now $547 (2.01%) lower. From a post peak low of $23,653 in 2014, real per capita income for Lake charles has now grown by $3,059 (12.93%).

Real Per Capita Income: Lake Charles, Louisiana, National

Historical Real Per Capita Income for Lake Charles

Date US Louisiana Lake Charles
2015 $29,979 $25,456 $26,712
2014 $28,922 $24,829 $23,653
2013 $28,678 $25,128 $25,891
2012 $28,202 $24,569 $24,399
2011 $28,147 $24,115 $23,762
2010 $28,329 $24,853 $24,960
2009 $29,174 $25,374 $26,483
2008 $30,371 $25,655 $27,259
2007 $30,508 $25,073 $26,068
2006 $29,703 $23,943 $25,538
2005 $30,384 $24,676 $24,806