Department of Numbers

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 $46,005 in 2016, the latest figures available. Lake Charles median household income is $859 higher than the median Louisiana household income and $11,612 less than the US median household income. 2017 metro income data (including Lake Charles median household income) will be released in September of 2018. Median family and per capita income for Lake Charles are shown below.

Show dollars as: Nominal Real

Real Median Household Income for Lake Charles Louisiana

2016 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $57,617 +2.01% +7.02%
Louisiana $45,146 -2.50% -0.79%
Lake Charles $46,005 -1.73% +2.69%

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

The current median household income for Lake charles is $46,005. Real median household income peaked in 2008 at $50,896 and is now $4,891 (9.61%) lower. From a post peak low of $43,514 in 2011, real median household income for Lake charles has now grown by $2,491 (5.72%).

Real Median Household Income: Lake Charles, Louisiana, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Household Income for Lake Charles

Date US Louisiana Lake Charles
2016 $57,617 $45,146 $46,005
2015 $56,480 $46,305 $46,813
2014 $54,398 $45,170 $46,976
2013 $53,838 $45,507 $44,801
2012 $53,701 $44,892 $47,148
2011 $53,879 $44,525 $43,514
2010 $55,093 $46,791 $44,247
2009 $56,180 $47,534 $49,542
2008 $58,000 $48,752 $50,896
2007 $58,736 $47,375 $48,863
2006 $57,677 $46,827 $47,739
2005 $56,832 $45,140 $43,544

Lake Charles Family Income

The ACS 1-year data shows the median family income for Lake Charles was $53,859 in 2016. Compared to the median Louisiana family income, Lake Charles median family income is $3,631 lower. As with the median household income data, 2017 family income data for Lake Charles will be released in September of 2018.

Show dollars as: Nominal Real

Real Median Family Income for Lake Charles Louisiana

2016 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $71,062 +2.81% +7.71%
Louisiana $57,490 -3.72% -0.14%
Lake Charles $53,859 -6.63% -1.66%

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

The current median family income for Lake charles is $53,859. Real median family income peaked in 2009 at $65,586 and is now $11,727 (17.88%) lower.

Real Median Family Income: Lake Charles, Louisiana, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Family Income for Lake Charles

Date US Louisiana Lake Charles
2016 $71,062 $57,490 $53,859
2015 $69,122 $59,709 $57,681
2014 $66,820 $57,354 $57,514
2013 $65,977 $57,570 $54,768
2012 $65,363 $56,511 $59,029
2011 $65,564 $57,185 $57,342
2010 $66,721 $57,746 $55,788
2009 $68,329 $59,766 $65,586
2008 $70,638 $60,156 $57,700
2007 $70,813 $58,721 $60,142
2006 $69,670 $57,450 $59,655
2005 $68,618 $56,203 $54,525

Lake Charles Per Capita Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows the per capita income for Lake Charles was $24,355 in 2016. Compared to the median Louisiana per capita income, Lake Charles median per capita income is $1,309 lower. As with the median household and median family income numbers above, 2017 per capita income data for Lake Charles will be released in September of 2018.

Show dollars as: Nominal Real

Real Per Capita Income for Lake Charles Louisiana

2016 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $31,128 +2.54% +7.19%
Louisiana $25,664 -0.44% +0.86%
Lake Charles $24,355 -9.96% -7.11%

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

The current per capita income for Lake charles is $24,355. Real per capita income peaked in 2008 at $27,604 and is now $3,249 (11.77%) lower. From a post peak low of $23,952 in 2014, real per capita income for Lake charles has now grown by $403 (1.68%).

Real Per Capita Income: Lake Charles, Louisiana, National

Historical Real Per Capita Income for Lake Charles

Date US Louisiana Lake Charles
2016 $31,128 $25,664 $24,355
2015 $30,358 $25,778 $27,049
2014 $29,288 $25,142 $23,952
2013 $29,041 $25,446 $26,219
2012 $28,558 $24,880 $24,707
2011 $28,494 $24,412 $24,055
2010 $28,687 $25,167 $25,275
2009 $29,542 $25,694 $26,817
2008 $30,755 $25,980 $27,604
2007 $30,894 $25,390 $26,398
2006 $30,078 $24,245 $25,860
2005 $30,768 $24,988 $25,120