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ZIP Code 70615

Primary City:Lake Charles, LA (View All Cities)
County: Calcasieu Parish
Timezone: Central (5:42am)
Area code: 337 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:30.25, -93.11
ZIP (~6 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 70615

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 70615. 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 70615. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 70615, 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

Stats and Demographics for the 70615 ZIP Code

ZIP code 70615 is located in west 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 70615 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 large number of single parents and a small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 70615 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 14,335
Population Density 292 people per sq mi
Housing Units 5,251
Median Home Value $82,900
Land Area 49.07 sq mi
Water Area 2.18 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 4,628
Median Household Income $32,711

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 34Male Median Age: 34Female Median Age: 35

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male5494744785506276805815184945805404883782371971416434
Female5144984854264634864774144084804664903442711991568464
Total1,0639729639761,0901,1661,0589329021,0601,00697872250839629714898

Gender

 Male 7,610 53%
 Female 6,725 47%
Gender

Race

 White 6,111 42.6%
 Black Or African American 7,691 53.7%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 56 0.4%
 Asian 46 0.3%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 6 0.0%
 Other Race 136 0.9%
 Two Or More Races 289 2.0%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner7528943669077348426361
Renter17344332128518598448
Total24873275797595858230769

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 1,943 42%
 Single Guardian 1,357 29%
 Singles 1,099 24%
 Singles With Roommate 229 5%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 2,846 61%
 Households with Kids 1,782 39%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male1061151241119894949197107997890104105110116110109122
Female96108106949011294106969684110100957211786737888
Total202223230205188206188197193203183188190199177227202183187210

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 70615 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more correctional facilities and nursing homes nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 70615 were primarily built in the 2000s or the 1950s. Looking at 70615 real estate data, the median home value of $82,900 is low compared to the rest of the country. It is also low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 70615 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 70615 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $750-$999/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 70615 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 12,501 87.2%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 1,500 10.5%
 Juvenile Facilities 50 0.3%
 Nursing Facilities 164 1.1%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 120 0.8%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 1,541 29%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,530 29%
 Renter Occupied Households 1,557 30%
 Households Vacant 623 12%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 259 42%
 Rented & Unoccupied 14 2%
 For Sale Only 33 5%
 Sold & Unoccupied 9 1%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 112 18%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 196 31%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 227 15%
 2 Bedroom 410 27%
 3+ Bedroom 886 58%
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 $32,711 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 70615 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. Compared to other ZIP codes in the country, 70615 has very few people that work at home. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. More commuters in 70615 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 2,931 28%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 3,374 32%
 No Earnings 4,173 40%
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 2,931 28%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 3,374 32%
 No Earnings 4,173 40%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 4,399 94%
 Public transportation 78 2%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 151 3%
 Worked at Home 54 1%
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. Slightly more than the average number of people in the area graduated college.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 1,208 28%
 High School Graduate 2,485 57%
 Associate's degree 159 4%
 Bachelor's degree 342 8%
 Master's degree 105 2%
 Professional school degree 35 1%
 Doctorate degree 0 0%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 1,591 76%
 Enrolled in Private School 147 7%
 Not Enrolled in School 356 17%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 70615

ZIP Code 70615 is in the Calcasieu Parish School District. There are 2 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 70615.

John F. Kennedy Elementary School
2001 Russell St
Lake Charles, LA 70615
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Calcasieu Parish School District
Lebleu Settlement Elementary School
6509 Hwy 3059
Lake Charles, LA 70615
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Calcasieu Parish School District

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