Lake Arrowhead, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lake Arrowhead, California - Basic Facts

The Lake Arrowhead Census Designated Place had a population of 12,682 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Lake Arrowhead is located at latitude 34.2541 and longitude -117.1781 in San Bernardino County. The formal boundaries for the Lake Arrowhead Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 17.73 sq. miles and a water area of 1.22 sq. miles. San Bernardino County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 5,174 feet.

The Lake Arrowhead Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408532) 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 Arrowhead Census Designated Place is located within Lake Arrowhead CCD of San Bernardino County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lake Arrowhead 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 Lake Arrowhead: Little Bear Lake.

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


Total Population 12,682
Population in Households 12,643
Population in Familes 10,689
Population in Group Qrtrs 39
Population Density1 715
Diversity Index2 57


Total Households 4,725
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 3,442
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 12,037 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,375 (28.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,350 (11.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 7,312 (60.7%)
Median Home Value $338,828
Average Home Value $419,281


Median Household Income $66,242
Average Household Income $90,547
Per Capita Income $33,859
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.33% 0.42%
Households 0.18% 0.29%
Families 0.12% 0.29%
Median Household Income   3.34%
Per Capita Income   1.87%
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 Arrowhead, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lake Arrowhead 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 # 439 71st
Population Density1 # 852 44th
Diversity Index2 # 883 42nd
Median Household Income # 495 67th
Per Capita Income # 483 68th

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