Zip Code 70601 Map and Profile

Official Zip Code NameLake Charles
Zip Code StateLouisiana
Zip Code TypeNon-Unique
Primary County: Calcasieu
Area Code337
Current Population:32384
Racial Majority: 27.28%
Public School Racial Majority:Black 89.9%
Unemployment Rate:7.9%
Median Household Income$26785
Average Adjusted Gross Income$46740
School Test Performance:Below Average
Average Commute Time17.6 Minutes
Time Zone:Central Daylight Time
Elevation Range3 - 13 ft.
Area18 Sqm.
Coordinates(Y,X)30.22746700, -93.21250600

Zip Code 70601 Description

Zip Code 70601 is located in the state of Louisiana in the Lake Charles metro area. Zip code 70601 is primarily located in Calcasieu County. The official US Postal Service name for 70601 is LAKE CHARLES, Louisiana. Portions of zip code 70601 are contained within or border the city limits of Lake Charles, LA, Moss Bluff, LA, Prien, LA, and Westlake, LA. The area code for zip code 70601 is 337. 70601 can be classified socioeconically as a Lower Middle Class class zipcode in comparison to other zipcodes in Louisiana.

The current unemployment level in 70601 is 7.9% which is higher than the current county unemployment level of 5.5% and is higher than the current state unemployment at 6.3% and higher than the current national unemployment rate at 5.2%.

According the 2010 US Census, the population of 70601 decreased to 32384 from 35196 over the past 10 years. The majority ethnicity residing in 70601 is while the majority ethnicity attending 70601 public schools is Black. 89.2% of students in 70601 public schools receive or are eligible to participate in free or reduced lunch programs.

 White 8760 27.28% 9480 -8%
 Black Or African American 21481 66.9% 21006 +2%
 Hispanic 994 3.1% 831 +20%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 28 0.09% 130 -78%
 Asian 157 0.49% 183 -14%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 32 0.1% 2 +1500%
 Other Race 163 0.3% 163 -40%
 Two Or More Races 589 1.74% 589 -5%

Zip Code 70601 Race/Ethnicity

 White 6.7%
 Black Or African American 89.9%
 Hispanic 1.4%
 Asian 0.5%
 Hawaii/Pacific Islander 0%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0.4%
 Two or More Races 1.1%

Zip Code 70601 Public School Race/Ethnicity Profile

Total Population3238435196
Male Population47.40%
Female Population52.60%
Total Households13453
Test Score PerformanceBelow Average
Percentage of Students Eligible For
Free or Reduced Lunch
Percentage of Public Schools with
Title 1 Status
Median Household Income$26785
Income Under $50K Per Year76.40%
Income $50K to $100K Per Year17.50%
Income Above $100K Per Year6.00%
70601 US Congressional District
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
Louisiana District 3Clay HigginsRepublican
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70601 Louisiana State House of Representatives Districts
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
34Wilford Dan Carter Sr.Democrat
35Stephen DwightRepublican
36Phillip TarverRepublican
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70601 Louisiana State Senate Districts
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
27Ronnie JohnsRepublican
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Average Real Estate Asking Price$149126
Average Real Estate Sale Price$93429
Current Unemployment Level 7.9%
Previous Month Unemployment Level9.3%
Unemployment Level 1 Year Ago10.4%
2012 Hardiness ZoneZone 9a: 20F to 25F
1990 Hardiness ZoneZone 9a: 20F to 25F
Köppen Climate ClassificationCfa - Humid Subtropical Climate
Ecoregion 34a - Northern Humid Gulf Coastal Prairies
Average First Frost DatesDecember 1 - 10
Average Last Frost DatesFebruary 21 - 28

Zip Code 70601 Annual Climate Data

Avg Min Temp (°F)40435057657173726857494257
Avg Max Temp (°F)60647177848991928880706377
Avg Precip (In.)5.773.623.953.765.855.865.194.765.664.244.855.0558.57
Core Based Statistical
Area (CBSA)
Lake Charles, LA
CBSA Type70601
CBSA Population194964
Time ZoneCentral Daylight Time
IANA Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Follows DSTYes
GMT Difference-6 Hours