Lake Charles Real Estate Market Overview

Could Lake Charles, LA be your next home? Kick-start your search with Trulia’s real estate guide and home search. With interactive maps and charts, Trulia provides a comprehensive overview of market trends, schools, demographics, and lifestyle data to help you learn all about Lake Charles. Not sure which neighborhood is for you? Check out our Nearby Places section below to explore popular cities near Lake Charles s...uch as Moss Bluff and Sulphur. When you’re ready, Trulia has 471 resale and new homes in Lake Charles lined up for you, including 9 open houses, and 90 homes in the pre-foreclosure, auction, or bank-owned stages of the foreclosure process. View more

$258,731

Average Listing Price

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471

Homes For Sale

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$1,200

Median Rent Per Month

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Housing Market Trends

Market trends help you understand the movement of key price indicators. Trends in Lake Charles show a 3% week-over-week rise in average listing price and a 0% rise in median rent per month.


Crime

Most frequent crimes in the past year

Knowing more about crime activity in and around Lake Charles can help keep you aware of crime in the area. Crime activity is most helpful when comparing two locations to understand the relative safety of each location.

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1,557

Counts of Theft

1,530

Counts of Burglary

1,175

Counts of Assault


Best Schools in Lake Charles

There are 45 schools in Lake Charles.

Elementary Schools
10

Prien Lake Elementary School

Public, PK-5

10

T. S. Cooley Elementary Magnet School

Public, K-5

9

A. A. Nelson Elementary School

Public, PK-5

Middle Schools
7

S. J. Welsh Middle School

Public, 6-8

7

S. P. Arnett Middle School

Public, 6-8

5

F. K. White Middle School

Public, 6-8

High Schools
6

Alfred M. Barbe High School

Public, 8-12

5

Lake Charles College Prep

Charter, 9

4

Westlake High School

Public, 8-12


Demographics

Get to know your neighbors in Lake Charles by reviewing our census driven map. Get insights into median age, how many people are married, and percentage of people with a college degree.

Single residents
36%
Single residents
Home owners
64%
Home owners
Median age
35
Median age
Household income
$39,156
Median household income
College educated
24%
College educated

Commute

Most people in Lake Charles commute by car. Learn how neighbors in this area get to work so you can consider how you might commute if you lived here, too.

Commute Type
99% commute by car
0% commute by bike
0% commute by public transportation
0% commute by foot

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