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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 $51,547 in 2019, the latest figures available. Lake Charles median household income is $474 higher than the median Louisiana household income and $14,165 less than the US median household income. 2020 metro income data (including Lake Charles median household income) will be released in September of 2021. Median family and per capita income for Lake Charles are shown below.

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Real Median Household Income for Lake Charles Louisiana

2019 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $65,712 +4.21% +7.05%
Louisiana $51,073 +4.72% +6.19%
Lake Charles $51,547 +3.17% +5.17%

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

The current median household income for Lake charles is $51,547. Real median household income peaked in 2017 at $54,560 and is now $3,013 (5.52%) lower.

Real Median Household Income: Lake Charles, Louisiana, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Household Income for Lake Charles

Date US Louisiana Lake Charles
2019 $65,712 $51,073 $51,547
2018 $63,059 $48,773 $49,961
2017 $62,927 $48,126 $54,560
2016 $61,383 $48,097 $49,012
2015 $60,187 $49,344 $49,886
2014 $58,001 $48,162 $50,087
2013 $57,437 $48,548 $47,795
2012 $57,307 $47,906 $50,314
2011 $57,531 $47,543 $46,464
2010 $58,809 $49,947 $47,232
2009 $59,988 $50,756 $52,900

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Lake Charles Family Income

The ACS 1-year data shows the median family income for Lake Charles was $67,444 in 2019. Compared to the median Louisiana family income, Lake Charles median family income is $2,339 higher. As with the median household income data, 2020 family income data for Lake Charles will be released in September of 2021.

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Real Median Family Income for Lake Charles Louisiana

2019 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $80,944 +4.06% +6.92%
Louisiana $65,105 +3.39% +6.30%
Lake Charles $67,444 +1.18% +17.54%

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

The current median family income for Lake charles is $67,444. Real median family income peaked in 2009 at $70,033 and is now $2,589 (3.70%) lower. From a post peak low of $57,379 in 2016, real median family income for Lake charles has now grown by $10,065 (17.54%).

Real Median Family Income: Lake Charles, Louisiana, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Family Income for Lake Charles

Date US Louisiana Lake Charles
2019 $80,944 $65,105 $67,444
2018 $77,786 $62,968 $66,658
2017 $77,064 $63,108 $69,505
2016 $75,707 $61,248 $57,379
2015 $73,660 $63,629 $61,467
2014 $71,246 $61,153 $61,324
2013 $70,386 $61,417 $58,428
2012 $69,752 $60,306 $62,993
2011 $70,009 $61,062 $61,229
2010 $71,221 $61,641 $59,551
2009 $72,962 $63,818 $70,033

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Lake Charles Per Capita Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows the per capita income for Lake Charles was $29,899 in 2019. Compared to the median Louisiana per capita income, Lake Charles median per capita income is $1,237 higher. As with the median household and median family income numbers above, 2020 per capita income data for Lake Charles will be released in September of 2021.

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Real Per Capita Income for Lake Charles Louisiana

2019 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $35,672 +3.57% +7.57%
Louisiana $28,662 +3.22% +4.83%
Lake Charles $29,899 +5.56% +15.23%

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

At $29,899, the per capita income for Lake charles was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2019.

Real Per Capita Income: Lake Charles, Louisiana, National

Historical Real Per Capita Income for Lake Charles

Date US Louisiana Lake Charles
2019 $35,672 $28,662 $29,899
2018 $34,444 $27,768 $28,324
2017 $33,788 $26,996 $29,739
2016 $33,163 $27,341 $25,947
2015 $32,351 $27,470 $28,825
2014 $31,228 $26,808 $25,539
2013 $30,982 $27,146 $27,971
2012 $30,476 $26,550 $26,366
2011 $30,425 $26,067 $25,685
2010 $30,622 $26,865 $26,980
2009 $31,545 $27,436 $28,635

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