Lake Charles–Jennings combined statistical area

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Map of Louisiana highlighting the Lake Charles-Jennings Combined Statistical Area

The Lake Charles-Jennings Combined Statistical Area is made up of three parishes in southwestern Louisiana. The statistical area consists of the Lake Charles Metropolitan Statistical Area and the Jennings Micropolitan Statistical Area. The largest principal city is Lake Charles, and the smaller principal city is Jennings. As of the 2000 census, the CSA had a population of 225,003. A July 1, 2009 estimate placed the population at 225,235.[1]

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As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 225,003 people, 83,865 households, and 60,291 families residing within the CSA. The racial makeup of the CSA was 75.47% White, 22.22% African American, 0.32% Native American, 0.57% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.40% from other races, and 0.99% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.33% of the population.

The median income for a household in the CSA was $32,447, and the median income for a family was $38,232. Males had a median income of $32,005 versus $19,724 for females. The per capita income for the CSA was $15,485.

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