Lucerne, California - Basic Facts

Lucerne is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Lucerne Census Designated Place.

It is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Lake County at latitude 39.0902 and longitude -122.7964. Lake County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 1,329 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Lucerne Census Designated Place (see map) encompass a land area of 4.98 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Lucerne: Clear Lake Beach.

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Lucerne, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 3,128
Population in Households 3,092
Population in Familes 2,041
Population in Group Qrtrs 36
Population Density1 628
Diversity Index2 46


Total Households 1,395
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 721
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,893 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 839 (44.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 556 (29.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 498 (26.3%)
Median Home Value $123,707
Average Home Value $218,074


Median Household Income $34,084
Average Household Income $37,808
Per Capita Income $16,985
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


Population 0.46% 0.24%
Households 0.39% 0.21%
Families 0.2% 0.28%
Median Household Income   1.97%
Per Capita Income   1.97%
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.

Lucerne, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lucerne to the other 1,523 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 DescriptionRankPercentile
Total Population # 775 49th
Population Density1 # 884 42nd
Diversity Index2 # 1028 33rd
Median Household Income # 1334 12th
Per Capita Income # 1227 20th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE California Census Data Comparison Tool.