Lake Charles, Louisiana Houses for Sale

Located in the southwestern part of the state of Louisiana and a city and seat of Calcasieu Parish, it sits along the Calcasieu River which is approximately 70 miles west of Lafayette and is adjacent to the town of Sulphur, and a port of entry on a deepwater channel that is linked to the Gulf of Mexico. The area was first regarded as a port of pirates, the site was settled earlier. In the 1880s, the area was promoted as a base for the exploration of heavy timbered pinelands to the north and west and was also the advent of the railroads that then stimulated the economic growth of the area. It brought grain farmers who were originally from the Midwest who then developed the nearby area into rice-farming area of the country.

Lake Charles, LA Prices for Houses for Sale

292,717 +6%
236,900 -2%

Relative Price (per sqft.)


Listings of Lake Charles Homes for Purchase

413 +108%
212 +17%

Market Duration of Homes Sold

65 +252%

Crime & Safety

Police Officers 140  
Police Civilians 34  
Total Arrests 625 (2020)
Total Incidents 2,600 (2020)
CrimeScore 20.62  
National Rank 2366th  
Statewide Rank 16th  

Local Statistics

Population 78,433 (0.00%)
House Size (sqft.) 1,881 (0.98%)

Criminal Offenses

Arson 3
Assault Offenses 514
Burglary/Breaking & Entering 411
Counterfeiting/Forgery 10
Destruction/Damage/Vandalism of Property 293
Drug/Narcotic Offenses 508
Embezzlement 2
Fraud Offenses 41
Homicide Offenses 5
Kidnapping/Abduction 8
Larceny/Theft Offenses 1,032
Motor Vehicle Theft 155
Pornography/Obscene Material 3
Robbery 23
Sex Offenses 31
Sex Offenses, Non-forcible 2
Stolen Property Offenses 31
Weapon Law Violations 59