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ZIP Code 70601

Primary City:Lake Charles, LA (View All Cities)
County: Calcasieu Parish
Timezone: Central (4:49am)
Area code: 337 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:30.24, -93.23
ZIP (~4 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 70601

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 70601. In addition to the primary city for a ZIP code, USPS also publishes a list of other acceptable cities that can be used with ZIP code 70601. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 70601, you should not use any of the cities listed as unacceptable. Choose from the primary or acceptable cities when mailing your package or letter.

Primary city:
Lake Charles, LA
Unacceptable:
Grand Lake

Stats and Demographics for the 70601 ZIP Code

ZIP code 70601 is located in southwest Louisiana and covers a slightly less than average land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has a slightly higher than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 70601 are primarily black or African American. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is large. There are also an extremely small number of families and an extremely large number of single parents. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 70601 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 32,384
Population Density 2,091 people per sq mi
Housing Units 15,452
Median Home Value $93,300
Land Area 15.49 sq mi
Water Area 3.32 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 13,453
Median Household Income $29,882

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 37Male Median Age: 35Female Median Age: 39

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male1,1791,0951,0431,1871,0921,1479758648571,0921,1951,057789538457339264193
Female1,1971,0171,0631,1371,1911,2541,0358559001,2221,3421,109889698619560483450
Total2,3762,1122,1062,3242,2832,4012,0101,7191,7572,3142,5372,1661,6781,2361,076899747643

Gender

 Male 15,363 47%
 Female 17,021 53%
Gender

Race

 White 9,799 30.3%
 Black Or African American 21,133 65.3%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 143 0.4%
 Asian 185 0.6%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 4 0.0%
 Other Race 408 1.3%
 Two Or More Races 712 2.2%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner1026568651,4811,5461,070887375
Renter7191,5091,0601,289985516293100
Total8212,1651,9252,7702,5311,5861,180475

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 3,934 29%
 Single Guardian 3,936 29%
 Singles 4,760 35%
 Singles With Roommate 823 6%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 9,303 69%
 Households with Kids 4,150 31%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male241251211218215229211206234218168203233221231259221242234217
Female247236259199216209198181213222194220222205222242234233206201
Total488487470417431438409387447440362423455426453501455475440418

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 70601 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more nursing homes nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 70601 were primarily built in the 1950s or the 1960s. Looking at 70601 real estate data, the median home value of $93,300 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 70601 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 70601 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. 3+ bedrooms are also common and rent for $750-$999/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 70601 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 31,782 98.1%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 345 1.1%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 257 0.8%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 3,810 25%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 3,172 21%
 Renter Occupied Households 6,471 42%
 Households Vacant 1,999 13%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 770 39%
 Rented & Unoccupied 61 3%
 For Sale Only 151 8%
 Sold & Unoccupied 42 2%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 60 3%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 915 46%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 151 3%
 1 Bedroom 1,148 19%
 2 Bedroom 2,539 43%
 3+ Bedroom 2,127 36%
Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

Cost of Monthly Rent Including Utilities

Cost of a Studio Apartment

Cost of a 1 Bedroom

Cost of a 2 Bedroom

Cost of a 3+ Bedroom

Employment, Income, Earnings, and Work

The median household income of $29,882 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 70601 may not be as nice as other parts of town.

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. More commuters in 70601 get to experience these short commute times than most other ZIP codes. It is very uncommon, compared to the rest of the US, for employees to have to travel more than 45 minutes to their place of employment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 8,510 34%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 7,149 29%
 No Earnings 9,032 37%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Sources of Household Income

Percent of Households Receiving Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Investment Income

Percent of Households Receiving Investment Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Retirement Income

Percent of Households Receiving Retirement Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 8,510 34%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 7,149 29%
 No Earnings 9,032 37%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 11,843 91.9%
 Public transportation 111 0.9%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 80 0.6%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 600 4.7%
 Worked at Home 257 2.0%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The percentage of people that did not graduate high school is among the highest in the nation. The population is likely to value education because they are very well educated themselves. A much higher percentation of the population has received a college degree.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 2,161 22.6%
 High School Graduate 5,457 57.0%
 Associate's degree 413 4.3%
 Bachelor's degree 1,162 12.1%
 Master's degree 207 2.2%
 Professional school degree 72 0.8%
 Doctorate degree 98 1.0%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 5,008 82.3%
 Enrolled in Private School 624 10.3%
 Not Enrolled in School 453 7.4%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 70601

ZIP Code 70601 is in the Amikids Inc. School District. There are 19 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 70601.

Amikids Southwest
425 Kingsley St
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Amikids Inc. School District
Barbe Elementary School
400 Penn St
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Calcasieu Parish School District
Jessie D. Clifton Elementary School
100 North Prater St
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Calcasieu Parish School District
T. S. Cooley Elementary Magnet School
2711 Common St
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Calcasieu Parish School District
John J. Johnson II Elementary School
1618 Mill St
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Calcasieu Parish School District
Ray D. Molo Middle Magnet School
2300 Medora
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Calcasieu Parish School District
Oak Park Elementary School
2001 18th St
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Calcasieu Parish School District
Oak Park Middle School
2200 Oak Park Blvd
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Calcasieu Parish School District
Reynaud Middle School
745 South Shattuck
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Calcasieu Parish School District
Combre/Fondel Elementary School
2115 Fitzenrieter Rd
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Calcasieu Parish School District
T. H. Watkins Elementary School
2501 Seventh Ave
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Calcasieu Parish School District
Ralph F. Wilson Elementary School
1400 Opelousas St
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Calcasieu Parish School District
Pearl Watson Elementary School
1300 5th St
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Calcasieu Parish School District
Washington/Marion Magnet High School
2802 Pineview St
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Calcasieu Parish School District
Sacred Heart / Saint Katharine Drexel School
1100 Mill St
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
St Margaret Catholic School
2510 Enterprise Blvd
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Eternity Christian Academy
933 1/2 N Shattuck St
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Hamilton Christian Academy
1415 8th St
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private
St Louis Catholic High School
1620 Bank St
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Private

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