Lake of the Woods, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The Lake of the Woods Census Designated Place had a population of 954 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Lake of the Woods is located at latitude 34.8271 and longitude -118.9973 in Kern County. The formal boundaries for the Lake of the Woods Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.52 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Kern County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 5,121 feet.

While the primary coordinates for Lake of the Woods Census Designated Place are located in Kern County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Ventura County.

The Lake of the Woods Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408548) 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 Lake of the Woods Census Designated Place is located within West Kern CCD of Kern County.

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

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Lake of the Woods, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 954
Population in Households 954
Population in Familes 742
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 271
Diversity Index2 46


Total Households 417
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 258
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 494 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 276 (55.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 141 (28.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 77 (15.6%)
Median Home Value $325,862
Average Home Value $287,545


Median Household Income $53,353
Average Household Income $71,194
Per Capita Income $29,864
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.63% 0.85%
Households 0.47% 0.66%
Families 1.1% 0.61%
Median Household Income   1.73%
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.

Lake of the Woods, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lake of the Woods 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 # 1067 30th
Population Density1 # 1072 29th
Diversity Index2 # 1051 31st
Median Household Income # 811 47th
Per Capita Income # 654 57th

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