Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana

parish in Louisiana, United States

Calcasieu Parish (/ˈkælkəˌʃ/; French: Paroisse de Calcasieu) is a parish located on the southwestern border of the U.S. state of Louisiana. As of the 2020 census, the population was 216,785.[1] The parish seat is Lake Charles.[2]


  1. "QuickFacts: Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 11, 2023.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07.