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Lake City, California - Basic Facts

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The Lake City Census Designated Place had a population of 59 as of July 1, 2017. Lake City ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Lake City is located at latitude 41.6453 and longitude -120.2221 in Modoc County. The formal boundaries for the Lake City Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.82 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Modoc County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 4,626 feet.

The Lake City Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583049) 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 City Census Designated Place is located within Surprise Valley CCD of Modoc County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lake City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Lake City: Tri-Lake City.

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Lake City, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 59
Daytime Population: Workers 2
Daytime Population: Residents 39
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 41
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.69
Population in Households 57
Population in Familes 43
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density2 10
Diversity Index3 61


Median Household Income $29,355
Average Household Income $41,121
Per Capita Income $19,268


Total Housing Units 50 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 23 (46.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 10 (20.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 17 (34.0%)
Median Home Value $216,667
Average Home Value $291,667


Total Households 33
Average Household Size 1.73
Family Households 20
Average Family Size 2
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.46% -0.69%
Households -0.41% -0.61%
Families 0.71% -1.02%
Median Household Income   1.14%
Per Capita Income   1.41%

Lake City, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lake City to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 1458 4th
Population Density # 1486 2nd
Diversity Index # 813 47th
Median Household Income # 1455 4th
Per Capita Income # 1215 20th

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