Zip Code 70605 Map and Profile

Official Zip Code NameLake Charles
Zip Code StateLouisiana
Zip Code TypeNon-Unique
Primary County: Calcasieu
Area Code337
Current Population:32741
Racial Majority: 82.15%
Public School Racial Majority:White 51.7%
Unemployment Rate:17.2%
Median Household Income$54886
Average Adjusted Gross Income$87440
School Test Performance:Above Average
Average Commute Time18.6 Minutes
Current Time:
CDT
Time Zone:Central Daylight Time
Elevation Range3 - 13 ft.
Area52 Sqm.
Coordinates(Y,X)30.12770081, -93.27948761

Zip Code 70605 Description

Zip Code 70605 is located in the state of Louisiana in the Lake Charles metro area. Zip code 70605 is primarily located in Calcasieu County. The official US Postal Service name for 70605 is LAKE CHARLES, Louisiana. Portions of zip code 70605 are contained within or border the city limits of Lake Charles, LA, Prien, LA, and Hackberry, LA. The area code for zip code 70605 is 337. 70605 can be classified socioeconically as a Middle Class class zipcode in comparison to other zipcodes in Louisiana.

The current unemployment level in 70605 is 17.2% which is higher than the current county unemployment level of 5.5% and is higher than the current state unemployment at 14.5% and higher than the current national unemployment rate at 13.3%.

The majority ethnicity residing in 70605 is while the majority ethnicity attending 70605 public schools is White. 50.9% of students in 70605 public schools receive or are eligible to participate in free or reduced lunch programs.

20142010Change(+/-)
 White 28613 82.15% 27722 +3%
 Black Or African American 2913 8.36% 2459 +18%
 Hispanic 1063 3.05% 905 +17%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 324 0.93% 123 +163%
 Asian 1248 3.58% 964 +29%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0% 24 -100%
 Other Race 68 0.05% 68 -76%
 Two Or More Races 476 1.87% 476 +37%

Zip Code 70605 Race/Ethnicity

 White 51.7%
 Black Or African American 39.1%
 Hispanic 3.4%
 Asian 3.7%
 Hawaii/Pacific Islander 0.1%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0.2%
 Two or More Races 1.8%

Zip Code 70605 Public School Race/Ethnicity Profile

20102000
Total Population327410
Male Population48.40%
Female Population51.60%
Total Households13022
Test Score PerformanceAbove Average
Percentage of Students Eligible For
Free or Reduced Lunch
50.9%
Percentage of Public Schools with
Title 1 Status
87.5%
Median Household Income$54886
Income Under $50K Per Year46.00%
Income $50K to $100K Per Year31.00%
Income Above $100K Per Year23.10%
70605 US Congressional District
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
Louisiana District 3Clay HigginsRepublican
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70605 Louisiana State House of Representatives Districts
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
33Les FarnumRepublican
36Phillip TarverRepublican
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70605 Louisiana State Senate Districts
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
25Mark AbrahamRepublican
27Ronnie JohnsRepublican
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Average Real Estate Asking Price$255757
Average Real Estate Sale Price$187814
Current Unemployment Level 17.2%
Previous Month Unemployment Level6.3%
Unemployment Level 1 Year Ago3.8%
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 70605 Annual Climate Data

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecAnnual
Avg Min Temp (°F)41445157657274736958494358
Avg Max Temp (°F)60657177848991918880706378
Avg Precip (In.)5.573.383.653.75.965.955.144.865.824.094.694.7557.55
Core Based Statistical
Area (CBSA)
Lake Charles, LA
CBSA Type70605
CBSA Population194964
Time ZoneCentral Daylight Time
IANA Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Follows DSTYes
GMT Difference-6 Hours