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Lakeside, California - Basic Facts

The Lakeside Census Designated Place had a population of 21,611 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Lakeside is located at latitude 32.8566 and longitude -116.9042 in San Diego County. The formal boundaries for the Lakeside Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.9 sq. miles and a water area of 0.38 sq. miles. San Diego County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 413 feet.

The Lakeside Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408562) 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 Lakeside Census Designated Place is located within San Diego CCD of San Diego County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lakeside 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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Lakeside, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 21,611
Population in Households 21,505
Population in Familes 18,083
Population in Group Qrtrs 106
Population Density1 3,132
Diversity Index2 53


Total Households 7,578
Average Household Size 2.84
Family Households 5,670
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,062 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,026 (62.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,552 (31.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 484 ( 6.0%)
Median Home Value $395,663
Average Home Value $410,145


Median Household Income $60,001
Average Household Income $76,113
Per Capita Income $26,714
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.73% 1.04%
Households 0.5% 0.91%
Families 0.72% 0.92%
Median Household Income   2.01%
Per Capita Income   1.52%
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.

Lakeside, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lakeside 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 # 331 78th
Population Density1 # 432 72nd
Diversity Index2 # 927 39th
Median Household Income # 620 59th
Per Capita Income # 816 46th

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