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United StatesU.S. StatisticsCensus DataLouisiana

Economic Statistics

Lake Charles, Louisiana

Number

Percent

EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Population 16 years and over55,394100.0
In labor force33,28860.1
Civilian labor force
33,25060.0
Employed
30,21954.6
Unemployed
3,0315.5
Percent of civilian labor force
9.1(X)
Armed Forces
380.1
Not in labor force22,10639.9
Females 16 years and over29,703100.0
In labor force15,88553.5
Civilian labor force
15,88053.5
Employed
14,65649.3
Own children under 6 years5,453100.0
All parents in family in labor force3,63566.7
COMMUTING TO WORK
Workers 16 years and over29,665100.0
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone23,84280.4
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled3,87213.1
Public transportation (including taxicab)2090.7
Walked6832.3
Other means4941.7
Worked at home5651.9
Mean travel time to work (minutes)16.9(X)
Employed civilian population 16 years and over30,219100.0
OCCUPATION
Management, professional, and related occupations8,70328.8
Service occupations6,77822.4
Sales and office occupations8,06526.7
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations240.1
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations3,04810.1
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations3,60111.9
INDUSTRY
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining3571.2
Construction1,8586.1
Manufacturing3,43511.4
Wholesale trade8592.8
Retail trade3,66912.1
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities1,2174.0
Information7792.6
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing1,4704.9
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services2,1417.1
Educational, health and social services6,94623.0
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services4,37314.5
Other services (except public administration)1,7005.6
Public administration1,4154.7
CLASS OF WORKER
Private wage and salary workers23,90379.1
Government workers4,84216.0
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business1,4014.6
Unpaid family workers730.2
INCOME IN 1999
Households27,965100.0
Less than $10,0004,62016.5
$10,000 to $14,9992,83110.1
$15,000 to $24,9994,41215.8
$25,000 to $34,9993,73313.3
$35,000 to $49,9993,99414.3
$50,000 to $74,9994,13314.8
$75,000 to $99,9992,0477.3
$100,000 to $149,9991,3975.0
$150,000 to $199,9993001.1
$200,000 or more4981.8
Median household income (dollars)30,774(X)
With earnings21,18775.8
Mean earnings (dollars)
44,601(X)
With Social Security income8,07428.9
Mean Social Security income (dollars)
10,530(X)
With Supplemental Security Income1,7896.4
Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars)
6,044(X)
With public assistance income9153.3
Mean public assistance income (dollars)
2,191(X)
With retirement income4,57416.4
Mean retirement income (dollars)
19,042(X)
Families18,128100.0
Less than $10,0001,93310.7
$10,000 to $14,9991,5008.3
$15,000 to $24,9992,68414.8
$25,000 to $34,9992,31812.8
$35,000 to $49,9992,76615.3
$50,000 to $74,9993,31718.3
$75,000 to $99,9991,7379.6
$100,000 to $149,9991,2286.8
$150,000 to $199,9992671.5
$200,000 or more3782.1
Median family income (dollars)37,774(X)
Per capita income (dollars)17,922(X)

Median earnings (dollars):

Male full-time, year-round workers33,005(X)
Female full-time, year-round workers21,041(X)
POVERTY STATUS IN 1999 (below poverty level)
Families2,960(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)16.3
With related children under 18 years2,401(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)24.7
With related children under 5 years
1,257(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)32.1
Families with female householder, no husband present2,039(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)40.2
With related children under 18 years1,820(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)50.4
With related children under 5 years
974(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)62.0
Individuals13,387(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)19.6
18 years and over8,538(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)17.0
65 years and over
1,323(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)13.6
Related children under 18 years4,729(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)26.6
Related children 5 to 17 years
3,060(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)23.6
Unrelated individuals 15 years and over3,801(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)29.3
(X) Not applicable.



Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000 Summary File 3, Matrices P30, P32, P33, P43, P46, P49, P50, P51, P52, P53, P58, P62, P63, P64, P65, P67, P71, P72, P73, P74, P76, P77, P82, P87, P90, PCT47, PCT52, and PCT53

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