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Lake Charles has the 343rd largest population in the United States. The population grew by 5.6% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Unemployment in the Lake Charles area is 4%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting better. Lake Charles has the 170th largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Lake Charles is below average at $38,240, and the median cost of a home in Lake Charles is $124,800, which is below the national average. 23% of workers in Lake Charles hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 83% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Lake Charles. 84% of Lake Charles workers drive to work alone, 0% take public transit, 10% carpool, and 4% walk. People in Lake Charles spend an average of 17 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.

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Calcasieu Business and Career Solutions Center

2424 Third Street
Lake Charles, LA 70601