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ZIP Code 70605

Primary City:Lake Charles, LA (View All Cities)
County: Calcasieu Parish
Timezone: Central (12:01pm)
Area code: 337 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:30.13, -93.27
ZIP (~6 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 70605

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 70605. 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 70605. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 70605, 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:
Sweet Lake

Stats and Demographics for the 70605 ZIP Code

ZIP code 70605 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 less than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 70605 are primarily white. 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 a slightly less than average number of single parents and a slightly higher than average number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 70605 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 32,741
Population Density 754 people per sq mi
Housing Units 13,923
Median Home Value $179,800
Land Area 43.43 sq mi
Water Area 5.29 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 13,022
Median Household Income $57,490

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 38Male Median Age: 37Female Median Age: 40

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male1,0271,1061,0311,1801,2371,1079449489621,0831,2091,115875611486390314211
Female9919661,0921,1411,3171,0359609801,0161,2751,2361,167950729585535471459
Total2,0182,0722,1232,3212,5542,1421,9041,9281,9782,3582,4452,2821,8251,3401,071925785670

Gender

 Male 15,836 48%
 Female 16,905 52%
Gender

Race

 White 28,344 86.6%
 Black Or African American 2,473 7.6%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 128 0.4%
 Asian 970 3.0%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 26 0.1%
 Other Race 246 0.8%
 Two Or More Races 554 1.7%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner1309661,5312,2492,1341,3231,012337
Renter664979556442306152136105
Total7941,9452,0872,6912,4401,4751,148442

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 6,915 53%
 Single Guardian 1,942 15%
 Singles 3,388 26%
 Singles With Roommate 777 6%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 8,875 68%
 Households with Kids 4,147 32%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male208189221216214212259204217222208182208211223247241231238273
Female188208194207184206180199197262207205208210208225205242261301
Total396397415423398418439403414484415387416421431472446473499574

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 70605 has a small percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more nursing homes and universities nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 70605 were primarily built in the 2000s or the 1990s. Looking at 70605 real estate data, the median home value of $179,800 is slightly higher than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also extremely high compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 70605. Rentals in 70605 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. 2 bedrooms are also common and rent for $750-$999/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 70605 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 32,199 98.3%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 238 0.7%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 276 0.8%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 28 0.1%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 5,914 42%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 3,768 27%
 Renter Occupied Households 3,340 24%
 Households Vacant 901 6%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 350 38.8%
 Rented & Unoccupied 5 0.6%
 For Sale Only 126 14.0%
 Sold & Unoccupied 25 2.8%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 112 12.4%
 For Migrant Workers 3 0.3%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 280 31.1%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 247 7%
 1 Bedroom 887 25%
 2 Bedroom 1,100 31%
 3+ Bedroom 1,293 37%
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 $57,490 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 70605 is likely to be one of the nicer parts of town with a more affluent demographic.

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. The commute in 70605 is that short for a higher percentage of workers than almost anywhere in the United States. Many commuters should consider themselves lucky that they don't have a longer commute. 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 11,364 41%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 7,470 27%
 No Earnings 8,585 31%
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 11,364 41%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 7,470 27%
 No Earnings 8,585 31%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 15,941 96.3%
 Public transportation 21 0.1%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 44 0.3%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 228 1.4%
 Worked at Home 313 1.9%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The area has some of the highest percentages of people who attended college of any ZIP.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 651 6%
 High School Graduate 5,477 52%
 Associate's degree 727 7%
 Bachelor's degree 2,359 22%
 Master's degree 665 6%
 Professional school degree 426 4%
 Doctorate degree 275 3%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 4,246 61.8%
 Enrolled in Private School 2,000 29.1%
 Not Enrolled in School 626 9.1%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 70605

ZIP Code 70605 is in the Calcasieu Parish School District. There are 9 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 70605.

College Oaks Elementary School
3618 Ernest St
Lake Charles, LA 70605
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Calcasieu Parish School District
Dolby Elementary School
817 Jefferson Dr
Lake Charles, LA 70605
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Calcasieu Parish School District
A. A. Nelson Elementary School
1001 Country Club Rd
Lake Charles, LA 70605
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Calcasieu Parish School District
Prien Lake Elementary School
3741 Nelson Rd
Lake Charles, LA 70605
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Calcasieu Parish School District
St. John Elementary School
5566 Elliott Rd
Lake Charles, LA 70605
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Calcasieu Parish School District
S. J. Welsh Middle School
1500 West McNeese
Lake Charles, LA 70605
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Calcasieu Parish School District
Alfred M. Barbe High School
2200 West McNeese
Lake Charles, LA 70605
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Calcasieu Parish School District
Lagrange High School
3420 Louisiana Ave
Lake Charles, LA 70605
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Calcasieu Parish School District
Our Lady Queen of Heaven School
3908 Creole St
Lake Charles, LA 70605
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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