Soda Bay, California

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Soda Bay
census-designated place
Soda Bay is located in California
Soda Bay
Soda Bay
Location in California
Coordinates: 39°00′04″N 122°47′21″W / 39.00111°N 122.78917°W / 39.00111; -122.78917Coordinates: 39°00′04″N 122°47′21″W / 39.00111°N 122.78917°W / 39.00111; -122.78917
Country  United States
State  California
County Lake County
 • Total 1.285 sq mi (3.328 km2)
 • Land 1.285 sq mi (3.328 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation[2] 1,398 ft (426 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,016
 • Density 790/sq mi (310/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
Area code(s) 707
GNIS feature IDs 1659810; 2583147
U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Soda Bay, California; U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Soda Bay, California

Soda Bay is a census-designated place[3] in Lake County, California.[2] It is located on Clear Lake 7.5 miles (12 km) east-southeast of Lakeport,[4] at an elevation of 1398 feet (426 m).[2] The population was 1,016 at the 2010 census.

A resort at the place, called Soda Bay Springs, could by 1910 accommodate 150 guests.[4]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.3 km²), all of which is land.


The 2010 United States Census[5] reported that Soda Bay had a population of 1,016. The population density was 790.7 people per square mile (305.3/km²). The racial makeup of Soda Bay was 843 (83.0%) White, 16 (1.6%) African American, 14 (1.4%) Native American, 12 (1.2%) Asian, 0 (0.0%) Pacific Islander, 102 (10.0%) from other races, and 29 (2.9%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 171 persons (16.8%).

The Census reported that 1,008 people (99.2% of the population) lived in households, 8 (0.8%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.

There were 462 households, out of which 88 (19.0%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 217 (47.0%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 38 (8.2%) had a female householder with no husband present, 22 (4.8%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 37 (8.0%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 9 (1.9%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 141 households (30.5%) were made up of individuals and 53 (11.5%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.18. There were 277 families (60.0% of all households); the average family size was 2.66.

The population was spread out with 169 people (16.6%) under the age of 18, 66 people (6.5%) aged 18 to 24, 156 people (15.4%) aged 25 to 44, 364 people (35.8%) aged 45 to 64, and 261 people (25.7%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 54.0 years. For every 100 females there were 99.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.4 males.

There were 707 housing units at an average density of 550.2 per square mile (212.4/km²), of which 334 (72.3%) were owner-occupied, and 128 (27.7%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 5.8%; the rental vacancy rate was 14.1%. 706 people (69.5% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 302 people (29.7%) lived in rental housing units.


  1. ^ U.S. Census
  2. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Soda Bay, California
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Soda Bay, California
  4. ^ a b Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. p. 146. ISBN 9781884995149. 
  5. ^ 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.