Real Estate Market Update for 70611 (Lake Charles, LA)
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Welcome to October's Market Update,. Let’s take a look at residential real-estate activity in your area during the month of October. The number of active listings was down 22% from one year earlier, and up 6% from the previous month. This recent increase reflected a larger selection of homes for buyers to choose from. As you can see, the median listing price for the month was just under 280-thousand dollars. Compared to last year, the average number of days units spent on the market before being sold was up 21%. This higher number of days may signal a slowdown in the local inventory-turnover rate. The median sale price was 190-thousand dollars. The number of units sold was consistent year-over-year, and increased 12% month-over-month. These latest figures could indicate that more buyers have been finding what they're looking for. Thanks for watching. We hope you use this information to make smart, informed decisions in your upcoming real-estate transactions. Feel free to contact us for more information or further assistance.
Map Information for 70611 (Lake Charles, LA)
Area Information for 70611 (Lake Charles, LA)
  • Population: 19,772
  • Median Age: 35.13 yr
  • Median Commute Time: 22.75 mins
  • Educational Climate*: 3
  • Sales Tax: 8.5%
  • Population Density: 242/sq mi
  • Population Change Since 2000: 16.9%
  • Closest Airport: Lake Charles Regional
  • Closest College: Mcneese State University
  • Closest Jr. College: Sowela Technical Community College
  • Median Household Income: $60,754
  • Annual Residential Turnover: 8.54%
  • Median Years in Residence: 4.15 yr
  • Median Home Sales Price: $150,000
  • Closest Major Sports Team: Astros
  • Change Avg. Household Income Since 2000: 29%
* Scale from 1-5  ** Index where 100 is the national average
Demographic Data for 70611 (Lake Charles, LA)
Median Age: 35.13 Married: 39% Number of Households: 7,262 Households with Children: 3,006
Community:
    • Occupancy Types
      • 3599 Vacant
      • 8822 Owned
      • 12512 Rented
    • Transportation to Work
      • 43% Drive
      • 47% Public Transportation
      • 8% Walk / Bike / Other
      • 8% Work at Home
    National Index Comparisons:
    (100 National Average)
      • Population By Sex(%)
        • 50% Male
        • 50% Female
      • White/Blue Collar Jobs
        • 50% White Collar
        • 50% Blue Collar
      School Data for 70611 (Lake Charles, LA)

      School Name Distance Type Grades GreatSchools Rating Parent Rating
      Gillis Elementary School 1.9 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 4 5
      Moss Bluff Middle School 3.2 mi Public 6-8 4-5 5
      Sam Houston High School 3.2 mi Public 9-12 3-5 3
      St. Theodore's Holy Family Catholic School 3.2 mi Catholic PRESCHOOL-8 0 0
      Moss Bluff Elementary School 3.3 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 4-5 4
      Proximity to listed schools and their school district(s) does not guarantee enrollment eligibility. Please contact a local real estate professional or the local school district(s) for the most current information relating to schools in the area. Sources: GreatSchools.org and Onboard Informatics © 2014
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        Community information and market data Powered by Onboard Informatics. Copyright ©2014 Onboard Informatics. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. * Based on a 30-year fixed rate of 4.75% with 20% down. The estimated payment is offered for convenience and is not an offer of credit. Due to market fluctuations, interest rates are subject to change at any time and without notice. Interest rates are also subject to credit and property approval based on secondary market guidelines. The rates shown are based on average rates for our best qualified customers. Your individual rate may vary. Rates may differ for FHA, VA or jumbo loans.