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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 $52,314 in 2017, the latest figures available. Lake Charles median household income is $6,169 higher than the median Louisiana household income and $8,022 less than the US median household income. 2018 metro income data (including Lake Charles median household income) will be released in September of 2019. Median family and per capita income for Lake Charles are shown below.

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Real Median Household Income for Lake Charles Louisiana

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $60,336 +2.51% +8.49%
Louisiana $46,145 +0.06% -0.07%
Lake Charles $52,314 +11.32% +8.93%

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

At $52,314, the median household income for Lake charles was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2017.

Real Median Household Income: Lake Charles, Louisiana, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Household Income for Lake Charles

Date US Louisiana Lake Charles
2017 $60,336 $46,145 $52,314
2016 $58,856 $46,117 $46,995
2015 $57,709 $47,313 $47,832
2014 $55,613 $46,179 $48,025
2013 $55,072 $46,549 $45,827
2012 $54,948 $45,934 $48,242
2011 $55,162 $45,585 $44,551
2010 $56,388 $47,891 $45,287
2009 $57,519 $48,666 $50,722
2008 $59,382 $49,914 $52,108
2007 $60,135 $48,504 $50,027
2006 $59,051 $47,943 $48,876

Lake Charles Family Income

The ACS 1-year data shows the median family income for Lake Charles was $66,644 in 2017. Compared to the median Louisiana family income, Lake Charles median family income is $6,134 higher. As with the median household income data, 2018 family income data for Lake Charles will be released in September of 2019.

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Real Median Family Income for Lake Charles Louisiana

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $73,891 +1.79% +8.17%
Louisiana $60,510 +3.04% +3.20%
Lake Charles $66,644 +21.13% +13.34%

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

The current median family income for Lake charles is $66,644. Real median family income peaked in 2009 at $67,149 and is now $505 (0.75%) lower. From a post peak low of $55,018 in 2016, real median family income for Lake charles has now grown by $11,626 (21.13%).

Real Median Family Income: Lake Charles, Louisiana, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Family Income for Lake Charles

Date US Louisiana Lake Charles
2017 $73,891 $60,510 $66,644
2016 $72,591 $58,727 $55,018
2015 $70,627 $61,009 $58,936
2014 $68,313 $58,635 $58,799
2013 $67,488 $58,888 $56,023
2012 $66,880 $57,823 $60,400
2011 $67,126 $58,547 $58,708
2010 $68,289 $59,103 $57,100
2009 $69,958 $61,190 $67,149
2008 $72,321 $61,589 $59,075
2007 $72,500 $60,119 $61,575
2006 $71,330 $58,819 $61,076

Lake Charles Per Capita Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows the per capita income for Lake Charles was $28,515 in 2017. Compared to the median Louisiana per capita income, Lake Charles median per capita income is $2,630 higher. As with the median household and median family income numbers above, 2018 per capita income data for Lake Charles will be released in September of 2019.

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Real Per Capita Income for Lake Charles Louisiana

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $32,397 +1.88% +8.20%
Louisiana $25,885 -1.26% +0.70%
Lake Charles $28,515 +14.61% +16.45%

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

At $28,515, the per capita income for Lake charles was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2017.

Real Per Capita Income: Lake Charles, Louisiana, National

Historical Real Per Capita Income for Lake Charles

Date US Louisiana Lake Charles
2017 $32,397 $25,885 $28,515
2016 $31,798 $26,216 $24,879
2015 $31,019 $26,339 $27,638
2014 $29,942 $25,704 $24,487
2013 $29,706 $26,029 $26,819
2012 $29,221 $25,457 $25,281
2011 $29,173 $24,994 $24,628
2010 $29,361 $25,759 $25,869
2009 $30,246 $26,307 $27,456
2008 $31,488 $26,599 $28,261
2007 $31,629 $25,995 $27,026
2006 $30,795 $24,823 $26,477