City Demographics

  • 2017 Population: 77,117
  • 2015 MSA Population: 205,605
  • Square miles: 43.105
  • Square acres: 27,587


The City of Lake Charles is conveniently located off Interstate-10 between Houston, TX and New Orleans, LA. Our sandy beaches make up the shores of the Calcasieu River just 30 miles upstream from the Gulf of Mexico. Lake Charles is connected to the Gulf by means of a deep-water ship channel and is the seat and port of entry of Calcasieu Parish.
Distance to Major Cities (in miles)
  • Atlanta: 670.2
  • Baton Rouge: 129.4
  • Dallas: 358.8
  • Houston: 142.8
  • New Orleans: 205.2

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