Lake Nacimiento, California

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Lake Nacimiento
census-designated place
Location in San Luis Obispo County and the state of California
Location in San Luis Obispo County and the state of California
Coordinates: 35°44′15″N 120°52′53″W / 35.73750°N 120.88139°W / 35.73750; -120.88139Coordinates: 35°44′15″N 120°52′53″W / 35.73750°N 120.88139°W / 35.73750; -120.88139
Country  United States
State  California
County San Luis Obispo
Area[1]
 • Total 10.291 sq mi (26.654 km2)
 • Land 10.268 sq mi (26.594 km2)
 • Water 0.023 sq mi (0.061 km2)  0.23%
Elevation 984 ft (300 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,411
 • Density 230/sq mi (90/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 93446
Area code(s) 805
FIPS code 06-39670
GNIS feature ID 1867034

Lake Nacimiento is a census-designated place (CDP) in northern San Luis Obispo County, California, United States.

The population of Lake Nacimiento was 2,411 at the 2010 census, up from 2,176 at the 2000 census.

Geography[edit]

The community of Lake Nacimiento is located at Lake Nacimiento reservoir, in the Santa Lucia Mountains, at 35°44′15″N 120°52′53″W / 35.73750°N 120.88139°W / 35.73750; -120.88139 (35.737585, -120.881328).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 10.3 square miles (27 km2), 99.77% of it land and 0.23% of it water.

Climate[edit]

The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "Csb" (Mediterranean Climate).[3]

Climate data for Lake Nacimiento, California
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 16
(61)
18
(64)
19
(67)
22
(72)
27
(80)
32
(89)
36
(97)
36
(97)
33
(91)
27
(81)
21
(69)
17
(62)
25.3
(77.5)
Average low °C (°F) 2
(35)
3
(38)
4
(39)
4
(40)
7
(44)
9
(49)
11
(51)
11
(52)
10
(50)
7
(45)
4
(40)
2
(35)
6.2
(43.2)
Precipitation mm (inches) 81
(3.2)
74
(2.9)
56
(2.2)
30
(1.2)
5
(0.2)
0
(0)
0
(0)
3
(0.1)
5
(0.2)
15
(0.6)
50
(2)
61
(2.4)
380
(15)
Source: Weatherbase [4]

Demographics[edit]

2010[edit]

The 2010 United States Census[5] reported that Lake Nacimiento had a population of 2,411. The population density was 234.3 people per square mile (90.5/km²). The racial makeup of Lake Nacimiento was 2,153 (89.3%) White, 12 (0.5%) African American, 44 (1.8%) Native American, 24 (1.0%) Asian, 5 (0.2%) Pacific Islander, 75 (3.1%) from other races, and 98 (4.1%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 256 persons (10.6%).

The Census reported that 2,411 people (100% of the population) lived in households, 0 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.

There were 1,006 households, out of which 272 (27.0%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 581 (57.8%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 67 (6.7%) had a female householder with no husband present, 45 (4.5%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 66 (6.6%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 11 (1.1%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 237 households (23.6%) were made up of individuals and 69 (6.9%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40. There were 693 families (68.9% of all households); the average family size was 2.83.

The population was spread out with 489 people (20.3%) under the age of 18, 163 people (6.8%) aged 18 to 24, 549 people (22.8%) aged 25 to 44, 865 people (35.9%) aged 45 to 64, and 345 people (14.3%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45.1 years. For every 100 females there were 104.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.0 males.

There were 1,776 housing units at an average density of 172.6 per square mile (66.6/km²), of which 771 (76.6%) were owner-occupied, and 235 (23.4%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 3.8%; the rental vacancy rate was 6.0%. 1,784 people (74.0% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 627 people (26.0%) lived in rental housing units.

2000[edit]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 2,176 people, 904 households, and 676 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 293.1 people per square mile (113.2/km²). There were 1,283 housing units at an average density of 172.8 per square mile (66.8/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 93.52% White, 0.32% African American, 1.33% Native American, 0.37% Asian, 1.06% from other races, and 3.40% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.31% of the population.

There were 904 households out of which 26.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.6% were married couples living together, 6.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.2% were non-families. 19.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.74.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 21.6% under the age of 18, 4.9% from 18 to 24, 26.3% from 25 to 44, 29.8% from 45 to 64, and 17.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 102.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.1 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $54,958, and the median income for a family was $57,206. Males had a median income of $41,447 versus $34,219 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $22,798. About 2.6% of families and 4.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.9% of those under age 18 and 13.0% of those age 65 or over.

Politics[edit]

In the state legislature Lake Nacimiento is located in the 15th Senate District, represented by Republican Abel Maldonado, and in the 33rd Assembly District, represented by Republican Sam Blakeslee. Federally, Lake Nacimiento is located in California's 22nd congressional district, which has a Cook PVI of R +16[7] and is represented by Republican Kevin McCarthy.

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Census
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  3. ^ Climate Summary for Lake Nacimiento, CA
  4. ^ "Weatherbase.com". Weatherbase. 2013.  Retrieved on June 23, 2013.
  5. ^ "2010 Census Interactive Population Search: CA - Lake Nacimiento CDP". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved July 12, 2014. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  7. ^ "Will Gerrymandered Districts Stem the Wave of Voter Unrest?". Campaign Legal Center Blog. Retrieved 2008-02-10.