Calcasieu Parish

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Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana

PO Box 1030
Lake Charles, LA 70602
Phone: (337) 437-3550
Fax: (337) 437-3350

On southwestern border of LA; organized Mar 24, 1840 from Saint Landry Parish. Name Origin: Said to be from Atakapan 'crying eagle,' the name of an Indian chief

Area (sq mi):: 1094.34 (land 1071.12; water 23.22) Population per square mile: 173.10
Population 2005: 185,419 State rank: 7 Population change: 2000-20005 1.00%; 1990-2000 9.20% Population 2000: 183,577 (White 72.80%; Black or African American 24.00%; Hispanic or Latino 1.30%; Asian 0.60%; Other 1.70%). Foreign born: 1.40%. Median age: 34.50
Income 2000: per capita $17,710; median household $35,372; Population below poverty level: 15.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,525-$26,389
Unemployment (2004): 5.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.50% Median travel time to work: 20.40 minutes Working outside county of residence: 6.40%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Lake Charles County seat (70,819)
  • Sulphur (19,747)

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