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Lakeside, California - Basic Facts

The Lakeside Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in San Diego County at latitude 32.8566 and longitude -116.9042. San Diego County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 413 feet.

The formal official name is the Lakeside Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Lakeside, California.

The U5 Census Class Code for Lakeside indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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.

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


Total Population 21,091
Population in Households 20,988
Population in Familes 17,650
Population in Group Qrtrs 103
Population Density1 3,057
Diversity Index2 52


Total Households 7,496
Average Household Size 2.8
Family Households 5,600
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,875 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,949 (62.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,547 (32.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 379 ( 4.8%)
Median Home Value $322,134
Average Home Value $351,960


Median Household Income $61,758
Average Household Income $76,072
Per Capita Income $26,977
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.5% 0.88%
Households 0.47% 0.87%
Families 0.77% 0.86%
Median Household Income   3.38%
Per Capita Income   2.65%
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 1,523 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 Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 330 78th
Population Density1 # 441 71st
Diversity Index2 # 932 39th
Median Household Income # 504 67th
Per Capita Income # 699 54th

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