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The Tahoma Census Designated Place had a population of 1,226 as of July 1, 2016. Tahoma ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Tahoma is located at latitude 39.0651 and longitude -120.1447 in Placer County. The formal boundaries for the Tahoma Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.59 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Placer County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 6,283 feet.

While the primary coordinates for Tahoma Census Designated Place are located in Placer County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and El Dorado County.

The Tahoma Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2628793) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Tahoma Census Designated Place is located within Lake Tahoe CCD of Placer County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Tahoma population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Tahoma: Chambers Lodge.

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Tahoma, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,226
Population in Households 1,226
Population in Familes 839
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 473
Diversity Index2 20


Total Households 567
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 312
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,117 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 361 (17.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 206 ( 9.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,550 (73.2%)
Median Home Value $577,949
Average Home Value $612,742


Median Household Income $78,081
Average Household Income $108,562
Per Capita Income $50,915
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.46% 0.66%
Households 0.4% 0.63%
Families 0.31% 0.63%
Median Household Income   2.5%
Per Capita Income   1.98%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Tahoma, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Tahoma to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 997 34th
Population Density1 # 955 37th
Diversity Index2 # 1483 2nd
Median Household Income # 334 78th
Per Capita Income # 177 88th

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