Lake Charles metropolitan area
Common name: Lake Charles Metropolitan Area
|Largest city||Lake Charles|
|Other cities||Sulphur, Louisiana
|– Total||194,138 (2009)|
|– Highest point||feet ( m)|
|– Lowest point||feet ( m)|
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 2009 Census estimate, the MSA had a population of 194,138. 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.
 Census-designated places
 Unincorporated places
- Bell City
- Big Lake
- Grand Chenier
- Grand Lake
- Holly Beach
- Johnson Bayou
As of the census 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.
 See also
- Louisiana census statistical areas
- List of cities, towns, and villages in Louisiana
- List of census-designated places in Louisiana
- "Table 1. Annual Estimates of the Population of Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009 (CBSA-EST2009-01)" (CSV). 2009 Population Estimates. United States Census Bureau, Population Division. 2010-03-23. Retrieved 2010-03-26.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.