Real Estate Market Update for Lake Charles, LA
Welcome to March's Market Update. Lets take a look at residential real-estate activity in your area during the month of February. The number of active listings was down 9% from one year earlier, and down 8% from the previous month. This smaller inventory means that buyers who waited to buy may have had a smaller selection to choose from. As you can see, the median listing price for the month was just under 240-thousand dollars. Compared to last year, the average number of days units spent on the market before being sold was up 23%. This higher number of days may signal a slowdown in the local inventory-turnover rate. The median sale price was just over 190-thousand dollars. The number of units sold increased 31% year-over-year, and increased 55% 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: 75,808
  • Median Age: 36.75 yr
  • Median Commute Time: 17 mins
  • Educational Climate*: 3
  • Sales Tax: 0%
  • Population Density: 1,628/sq mi
  • Population Change Since 2000: 2.25%
  • Closest Airport: Lake Charles Regional
  • Closest College: Mcneese State University
  • Closest Jr. College: Delta School Of Business And Technology
  • Median Household Income: $46,345
  • Annual Residential Turnover: 0%
  • Median Home Sales Price: $159,800
  • Closest Major Sports Team: Houston Dynamo
  • Change Avg. Household Income Since 2000: 50.93%
* Scale from 1-5  ** Index where 100 is the national average
Demographic Data for Lake Charles, LA
Median Age: 36.75 Married: 30% Number of Households: 30,454 Households with Children: 7,637
    • 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
      Hamilton Christian Academy 0.4 mi Private PRESCHOOL-12 0
      St Margaret Of Scotland Catholic School 0.5 mi Catholic PRESCHOOL-8 0
      Oak Park Elementary School 0.5 mi Public K-5 2
      Pearl Watson Elementary School 0.6 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 1
      Lcb (learning, Choosing, Believing, Achieving) Academy 0.6 mi Public 9-12 0
      St Louis Catholic High School 0.7 mi Catholic 9-12 0
      Oak Park Middle School 0.8 mi Public 6-8 1
      T. H. Watkins Elementary School 0.9 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 1
      T. S. Cooley Elementary Magnet School 1.1 mi Public K-5 5
      Glad Tidings Preschool 1.1 mi Private PRESCHOOL-PRESCHOOL 0
      Calcasieu Alternative Site 1.2 mi Public 6-12 0
      Lagrange High School 1.3 mi Public 9-12 1
      John F. Kennedy Elementary School 1.3 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 0
      College Street Voc Center/ Westlake T&i 1.3 mi Public 10-12 0
      Immaculate Conception Cathedral Catholic 1.4 mi Catholic PRESCHOOL-8 0
      Bishop Noland Episcopal Day School 1.4 mi Private PRESCHOOL-8 0
      Brenda Hunter Head Start 1.5 mi Public PRESCHOOL-PRESCHOOL 0
      Henry Heights Elementary School 1.5 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 1
      John J. Johnson Ii Elementary School 1.7 mi Public K-2 0
      Barbe Elementary School 1.7 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 2
      Brentwood Elementary School 1.7 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 2
      Jessie D. Clifton Elementary School 1.8 mi Public PRESCHOOL-2 0
      Fairview Elementary School 2.0 mi Public K-5 1
      Lake Charles College Preparatory 2.0 mi Public 9-12 1
      Ralph F. Wilson Elementary School 2.0 mi Public 3-5 0
      College Oaks Elementary School 2.1 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 2
      Lake Charles Charter Academy 2.3 mi Public PRESCHOOL-8 3
      Southwest Louisiana Charter Academy 2.5 mi Public PRESCHOOL-8 1
      Our Lady Queen Of Heaven Catholic School 2.6 mi Catholic PRESCHOOL-8 0
      F. K. White Middle School 2.6 mi Public 6-8 2
      Covenant Grace Academy 2.6 mi Private PRESCHOOL-12 0
      Washington/marion Magnet High School 3.0 mi Public 9-12 1
      Ray D. Molo Middle Magnet School 3.1 mi Public 6-8 1
      Dolby Elementary School 3.4 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 4
      Prien Lake Elementary School 3.5 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 5
      Combre-fondel Elementary School 3.6 mi Public 3-5 1
      S. J. Welsh Middle School 3.7 mi Public 6-8 4
      A. A. Nelson Elementary School 3.8 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 5
      M. J. Kaufman Elementary School 4.1 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 2
      Alfred M. Barbe High School 4.3 mi Public 9-12 3
      St. John Elementary School 5.6 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 3
      Moss Bluff Elementary School 6.0 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 4
      Sam Houston High School 6.1 mi Public 9-12 4
      First Baptist Christian Academy 6.2 mi Private PRESCHOOL-8 0
      Moss Bluff Middle School 6.5 mi Public 6-8 4
      Lebleu Settlement Elementary School 9.6 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 5
      Gillis Elementary School 11.1 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 2
      Grand Lake Elementary 14.1 mi Public PRESCHOOL-6 4
      Grand Lake High School 14.1 mi Public 7-12 5
      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.
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        Data powered by Attom Data Solutions. Copyright© 2022. Information 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.