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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B+
Calcasieu Parish is a County in Louisiana with a population of 198,753. Calcasieu Parish is one of the best places to live in Louisiana. In Calcasieu Parish, most residents own their homes. In Calcasieu Parish there are a lot of bars and coffee shops. Many families and young professionals live in Calcasieu Parish and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Calcasieu Parish are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$138,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$792
National
$949
Area Feel
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    32%
  • Own
    68%
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Calcasieu Parish Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    498.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    10.4
    6.1
  • Rape
    51.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    151.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    2,011.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,071.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    311.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%

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Calcasieu Parish Reviews

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There are lots of opportunities for work. We have a large Petro chemical industry that is expanding. The area has 3 casino resorts. The fishing and hunting is excellent.
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Nice are to live, country community setting, fresh air, homes are not tight together. Family orientated community
Police are almost always visible, and more than happy to help and assist you. I feel save in the area I live in!