Upper Lake, California
Upper Lake is the gateway to Mendocino National Forest.
Location in Lake County and the state of California
|• Total||1.687 sq mi (4.369 km2)|
|• Land||1.682 sq mi (4.357 km2)|
|• Water||0.005 sq mi (0.012 km2) 0.28%|
|Elevation||1,345 ft (410 m)|
|• Density||620/sq mi (240/km2)|
|Time zone||Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)|
|• Summer (DST)||PDT (UTC-7)|
|ZIP codes||95485, 95493|
|GNIS feature ID||0236896|
Upper Lake (formerly, Upper Clear Lake and Upperlake) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Lake County, California, United States. Upper Lake is located 8 miles (13 km) north of Lakeport, at an elevation of 1345 feet (410 m). The population was 1,052 at the 2010 census, up from 989 at the 2000 census. The Habematolel Pomo of Upper Lake are headquartered here.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.4 km2), of which over 99% is land.
At the 2000 census, according to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP had a total area of 6.0 square miles (16 km2), of which, 5.8 square miles (15 km2) of it was land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) of it (3.33%) was water.
The Hayville Sulphur Spring, formerly used medicinally, is located 5 miles (8 km) northwest.
The settlement began in 1856, when William B. Elliott opened a blacksmith's shop.
The Upper Clear Lake post office opened in 1871, changed its name to Upper Lake in 1875, to Upperlake in 1905, and then back to Upper Lake in 1906.
The 2010 United States Census reported that Upper Lake had a population of 1,052. The population density was 623.6 people per square mile (240.8/km²). The racial makeup of Upper Lake was 842 (80.0%) White, 7 (0.7%) African American, 33 (3.1%) Native American, 7 (0.7%) Asian, 0 (0.0%) Pacific Islander, 104 (9.9%) from other races, and 59 (5.6%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 242 persons (23.0%).
The Census reported that 1,043 people (99.1% of the population) lived in households, 9 (0.9%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.
There were 390 households, out of which 142 (36.4%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 172 (44.1%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 54 (13.8%) had a female householder with no husband present, 34 (8.7%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 47 (12.1%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 3 (0.8%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 100 households (25.6%) were made up of individuals and 44 (11.3%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67. There were 260 families (66.7% of all households); the average family size was 3.18.
The population was spread out with 280 people (26.6%) under the age of 18, 96 people (9.1%) aged 18 to 24, 252 people (24.0%) aged 25 to 44, 286 people (27.2%) aged 45 to 64, and 138 people (13.1%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36.3 years. For every 100 females there were 91.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.7 males.
There were 440 housing units at an average density of 260.8 per square mile (100.7/km²), of which 267 (68.5%) were owner-occupied, and 123 (31.5%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 3.2%; the rental vacancy rate was 6.8%. 683 people (64.9% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 360 people (34.2%) lived in rental housing units.
As of the census of 2000, there were 989 people, 389 households, and 259 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 170.7 people per square mile (66.0/km²). There were 433 housing units at an average density of 74.7 per square mile (28.9/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 84.23% White, 0.81% African American, 4.35% Native American, 1.72% Asian, 6.07% from other races, and 2.83% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 14.86% of the population.
There were 389 households out of which 28.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.5% were married couples living together, 13.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.4% were non-families. 27.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.05.
In the CDP the population was spread out with 26.5% under the age of 18, 10.3% from 18 to 24, 23.3% from 25 to 44, 22.3% from 45 to 64, and 17.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 92.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.5 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $22,143, and the median income for a family was $33,393. Males had a median income of $21,964 versus $17,188 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $11,670. About 23.8% of families and 25.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.7% of those under age 18 and 17.2% of those age 65 or over.
- U.S. Census
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Upper Lake, California
- Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. p. 162. ISBN 9781884995149.
- Clear Lake's First People. (pdf file) Habematolel Pomo of Upper Lake. (retrieved 27 Feb 2009)
- 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.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "California's 3rd Congressional District - Representatives & District Map". Civic Impulse, LLC. Retrieved March 1, 2013.