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Carlyss, Louisiana
Carlyss, Louisiana is located in Louisiana
Carlyss, Louisiana
Carlyss, Louisiana
Location in Louisiana
Country United States
State Louisiana
Parish Calcasieu
 • Total 11.10 sq mi (28.74 km2)
 • Land 11.06 sq mi (28.65 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.09 km2)
10 ft (3 m)
 • Total 5,101
 • Density 461.13/sq mi (178.05/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 337
FIPS code 22-12840

Carlyss (pronounced ‘car-liss’) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 4,670 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Lake Charles Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Carlyss is located south of the center of Calcasieu Parish at 30°11′34″N 93°22′27″W / 30.19278°N 93.37417°W / 30.19278; -93.37417 (30.192655, -93.374104). It is bordered to the north by the city of Sulphur. Interstate 10 follows the northern border, with access from exits 20 and 21. I-10 leads east 10 miles (16 km) to Lake Charles and west 22 miles (35 km) to Orange, Texas. Louisiana Highway 27 runs through the center of Carlyss, connecting Sulphur to the north with Holly Beach on the Gulf of Mexico, 32 miles (51 km) to the south.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the Carlyss CDP has a total area of 11.98 square miles (31.03 km2), of which 11.92 square miles (30.86 km2) is land and 0.07 square miles (0.18 km2), or 0.57%, is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
2020 5,101
U.S. Decennial Census

2020 census

Carlyss racial composition
Race Number Percentage
White (non-Hispanic) 4,153 81.42%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 334 6.55%
Native American 27 0.53%
Asian 160 3.14%
Pacific Islander 6 0.12%
Other/Mixed 172 3.37%
Hispanic or Latino 249 4.88%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 5,101 people, 1,773 households, and 1,252 families residing in the CDP.

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