Lake California, California

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Lake California
census-designated place
Lake California is located in California
Lake California
Lake California
Position in California.
Coordinates: 40°21′48″N 122°12′54″W / 40.36333°N 122.21500°W / 40.36333; -122.21500Coordinates: 40°21′48″N 122°12′54″W / 40.36333°N 122.21500°W / 40.36333; -122.21500
Country  United States
State  California
County Tehama
 • Total 6.628 sq mi (17.167 km2)
 • Land 6.295 sq mi (16.305 km2)
 • Water 0.333 sq mi (0.862 km2)  5.02%
Elevation[2] 597 ft (182 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 3,054
 • Density 460/sq mi (180/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
GNIS feature ID 2628747
U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Lake California, California

Lake California is a census-designated place (CDP) in Tehama County, California.[2] Lake California sits at an elevation of 597 feet (182 m).[2] The 2010 United States census reported Lake California's population was 3,054.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP covers an area of 6.6 square miles (17.2 km²), 6.3 square miles (16.3 km²) of it land and 0.3 square miles (0.9 km²) of it (5.02%) water.


The 2010 United States Census[3] reported that Lake California had a population of 3,054. The population density was 460.8 people per square mile (177.9/km²). The racial makeup of Lake California was 2,751 (90.1%) White, 11 (0.4%) African American, 81 (2.7%) Native American, 31 (1.0%) Asian, 6 (0.2%) Pacific Islander, 55 (1.8%) from other races, and 119 (3.9%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 251 persons (8.2%).

The Census reported that 3,054 people (100% of the population) lived in households, 0 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.

There were 1,137 households, out of which 427 (37.6%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 712 (62.6%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 97 (8.5%) had a female householder with no husband present, 80 (7.0%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 83 (7.3%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 8 (0.7%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 185 households (16.3%) were made up of individuals and 68 (6.0%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69. There were 889 families (78.2% of all households); the average family size was 2.97.

The population was spread out with 832 people (27.2%) under the age of 18, 167 people (5.5%) aged 18 to 24, 856 people (28.0%) aged 25 to 44, 765 people (25.0%) aged 45 to 64, and 434 people (14.2%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36.9 years. For every 100 females there were 100.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.2 males.

There were 1,287 housing units at an average density of 194.2 per square mile (75.0/km²), of which 822 (72.3%) were owner-occupied, and 315 (27.7%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 4.9%; the rental vacancy rate was 8.1%. 2,078 people (68.0% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 976 people (32.0%) lived in rental housing units.


  1. ^ U.S. Census
  2. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Lake California, California
  3. ^ All data are derived from the United States Census Bureau reports from the 2010 United States Census, and are accessible on-line here. The data on unmarried partnerships and same-sex married couples are from the Census report DEC_10_SF1_PCT15. All other housing and population data are from Census report DEC_10_DP_DPDP1. Both reports are viewable online or downloadable in a zip file containing a comma-delimited data file. The area data, from which densities are calculated, are available on-line here. Percentage totals may not add to 100% due to rounding. The Census Bureau defines families as a household containing one or more people related to the householder by birth, opposite-sex marriage, or adoption. People living in group quarters are tabulated by the Census Bureau as neither owners nor renters. For further details, see the text files accompanying the data files containing the Census reports mentioned above.