Real Estate Market Update for Lake Charles, LA
Welcome to July's Market Update. Let’s take a look at residential real-estate activity in your area during the month of June. The number of active listings was up 12% from one year earlier, and down 3% from the previous month. Even so, buyers still enjoyed a greater selection of homes today than they did one year ago. As you can see, the median listing price for the month was just under 250-thousand dollars. Compared to last year, the average number of days units spent on the market before being sold was up 28%. 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 increased 32% year-over-year, and increased 34% month-over-month. These figures may indicate that buyers have been taking advantage of opportunities in this market. 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.
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Map Information for Lake Charles, LA
Area Information for Lake Charles, LA
  • Population: 73,658
  • Median Age: 35.55 yr
  • Median Commute Time: 17 mins
  • Educational Climate*: 3
  • Sales Tax: 9%
  • Population Density: 1,746/sq mi
  • Population Change Since 2000: -.09%
  • Closest Airport: Lake Charles Regional
  • Closest College: Mcneese State University
  • Closest Jr. College: Delta School Of Business And Technology
  • Median Household Income: $37,396
  • Annual Residential Turnover: 20%
  • Median Home Sales Price: $129,000
  • Closest Major Sports Team: Houston Dynamo
  • Change Avg. Household Income Since 2000: 24.46%
* Scale from 1-5  ** Index where 100 is the national average
Demographic Data for Lake Charles, LA
Median Age: 35.55 Married: 30% Number of Households: 29,612 Households with Children: 8,060
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 Lake Charles, LA

      School Name Distance Type Grades School Rating Parent Rating
      Washington/marion Magnet High School 1.0 mi Public 9-12 0 4
      Ray D. Molo Middle Magnet School 1.7 mi Public 6-8 0 0
      John J. Johnson Ii Elementary School 2.0 mi Public PRESCHOOL-2 0 0
      Combre/fondel Elementary School 2.1 mi Public 3-5 0 0
      Jessie D. Clifton Elementary School 2.2 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 1 0
      Brenda Hunter Head Start 2.3 mi Public PRESCHOOL-PRESCHOOL 0 0
      Ralph F. Wilson Elementary School 2.6 mi Public 3-5 1 0
      Calcasieu Alternative Site 2.8 mi Public K-5 0 0
      John F. Kennedy Elementary School 3.0 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 2 0
      Pearl Watson Elementary School 3.4 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 0 0
      Bishop Noland Episcopal Day School 3.4 mi Private PRESCHOOL-8 0 0
      Hamilton Christian Academy 3.5 mi Private PRESCHOOL-12 0 0
      Lcb (learning, Choosing, Believing, Achieving) Academy 3.5 mi Public 9-12 0 0
      T. H. Watkins Elementary School 3.6 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 1 0
      St Louis Catholic High School 3.8 mi Catholic 9-12 0 0
      Oak Park Elementary School 3.9 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 2 0
      Oak Park Middle School 3.9 mi Public 6-8 0 0
      Moss Bluff Elementary School 4.1 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 4 0
      St Margaret Of Scotland Catholic School 4.1 mi Catholic PRESCHOOL-8 0 0
      Immaculate Conception Cathedral Catholic 4.3 mi Catholic PRESCHOOL-8 0 0
      St Theodores Holy Family Catholic School 4.5 mi Catholic PRESCHOOL-8 0 0
      Sam Houston High School 4.5 mi Public 9-12 4 4
      Glad Tidings Preschool 4.6 mi Private PRESCHOOL-PRESCHOOL 0 0
      Lake Charles Charter Academy 4.6 mi Public K-8 2 0
      Fairview Elementary School 4.7 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 1 0
      T. S. Cooley Elementary Magnet School 4.7 mi Public K-5 5 0
      Lake Charles College Prep 4.8 mi Public 9-9 0 0
      Lagrange High School 4.9 mi Public 9-12 0 4
      College Street Voc Center/ Westlake T&i 5.0 mi Public 9-12 0 0
      Moss Bluff Middle School 5.0 mi Public 6-8 3 4
      Barbe Elementary School 5.1 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 1 0
      Henry Heights Elementary School 5.1 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 2 0
      Brentwood Elementary School 5.1 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 1 0
      College Oaks Elementary School 5.7 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 1 0
      Southwest Louisiana Charter Academy 5.8 mi Public K-8 0 0
      F. K. White Middle School 6.0 mi Public 6-8 2 0
      Our Lady Queen Of Heaven Catholic School 6.2 mi Catholic PRESCHOOL-8 0 0
      Lebleu Settlement Elementary School 6.5 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 5 0
      Dolby Elementary School 7.0 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 3 0
      Prien Lake Elementary School 7.0 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 5 0
      S. J. Welsh Middle School 7.3 mi Public 6-8 3 0
      A. A. Nelson Elementary School 7.4 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 5 0
      M. J. Kaufman Elementary School 7.6 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 4 0
      Alfred M. Barbe High School 7.9 mi Public 9-12 3 3
      Gillis Elementary School 8.6 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 3 0
      St. John Elementary School 9.2 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 4 0
      Grand Lake High School 16.5 mi Public 9-12 3 0
      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: Onboard Informatics © 2016. School Performance data by SchoolDigger.com. School Review data by Niche.com.
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