- How has student count changed in the last few years? Is the “boom” here?

Since 2012 the student count in Southwest Lake Charles has increased from 6,382 to 6,818, an increase of over 400 students.  Most of the new apartment complexes in South Lake Charles are just being finished and filling up.  We expect hundreds more additional students before the economic boom finally levels out several years from now.  (See the documentation link #3.)