Lake Charles metropolitan area

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Lake Charles Metropolitan Area
Map of Lake Charles Metropolitan Area

Common name: Lake Charles Metropolitan Area
Largest city Lake Charles
Other cities Sulphur, Louisiana
Westlake, Louisiana
DeQuincy, Louisiana
 – Total 202,040 (2013)[1]
Area sq. mi.
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State(s)  Louisiana
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The Lake Charles Metropolitan Statistical Area is a metropolitan area in the Acadiana region of southwest Louisiana that covers two parishes - Calcasieu and Cameron. According to a 2013 Census estimate, the MSA had a population of 202,040.[1] It is also part of the larger Lake Charles-Jennings Combined Statistical Area which has a population of 225,003. Metropolitan Lake Charles, the principal city, is commonly referred to as the Lake Area.





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As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 193,568 people, 72,205 households, and 51,762 families residing within the MSA. The racial makeup of the MSA was 74.63% White, 22.94% African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.63% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.44% from other races, and 1.02% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.38% of the population.

The median income for a household in the MSA was $34,802, and the median income for a family was $40,783. Males had a median income of $33,868 versus $20,252 for females. The per capita income for the MSA was $16,529.

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