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People

Total Population 4,606
Male Share of the Population 51.9%
Female Share of the Population 48.1%
Senior Citizens 17.2%
Employed Population 16+ 2,027
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 44.8%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 10.9%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $57,321
% Above Poverty Level 85.3%
% Below Poverty Level 14.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home %
% Walking and Biking to Work 5.3%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 39%
Median Gross Rent $646
Median House Value $101,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 30%
US/American 0%
English 5.2%
Irish 9.1%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Westlake Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 2 miles NW of Lake Charles, Louisiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 130 miles E of Houston, Texas
County Calcasieu
Metro Area Lake Charles
Standard Zip Codes 70669
Phone Area Codes 337
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 30.241
Longitude -93.25

Westlake Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station LAKE CHARLES AP
Distance 8.7 miles
Jan Temp 41 to 61 F
Apr Temp 57 to 77 F
Jul Temp 74 to 91 F
Oct Temp 59 to 81 F
Annual Precip 57.1 inches
Station DE QUINCY
Distance 18.5 miles
Jan Temp 37 to 59 F
Apr Temp 54 to 76 F
Jul Temp 71 to 91 F
Oct Temp 54 to 80 F
Annual Precip 61 inches
Station HACKBERRY 8 SSW
Distance 26.7 miles
Jan Temp 43 to 59 F
Apr Temp 61 to 76 F
Jul Temp 76 to 90 F
Oct Temp 62 to 79 F
Annual Precip 59.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
DeQuincy 3,179 $42,429
Fenton 434 $48,036
Iowa 3,110 $39,122
Lake Charles 74,190 $45,979
Sulphur 20,199 $56,575
Vinton 3,379 $46,801

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Westlake High Schools

WESTLAKE HIGH SCHOOL
1000 GARDEN DRIVE
337-433-6866
Serves 520 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.5

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