Lake Nacimiento, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lake Nacimiento, California - Basic Facts

The Lake Nacimiento Census Designated Place had a population of 2,422 as of July 1, 2016. Lake Nacimiento ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Lake Nacimiento is located at latitude 35.73 and longitude -120.87 in San Luis Obispo County. The formal boundaries for the Lake Nacimiento Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.35 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. San Luis Obispo County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 984 feet.

The Lake Nacimiento Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408546) 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 Nacimiento Census Designated Place is located within Paso Robles CCD of San Luis Obispo County.

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


Total Population 2,422
Population in Households 2,411
Population in Familes 1,942
Population in Group Qrtrs 11
Population Density1 234
Diversity Index2 38


Total Households 998
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 680
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,793 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 752 (41.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 246 (13.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 795 (44.3%)
Median Home Value $297,692
Average Home Value $365,791


Median Household Income $67,073
Average Household Income $85,614
Per Capita Income $35,685
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.09% 0.36%
Households -0.11% 0.28%
Families -0.28% 0.26%
Median Household Income   2.95%
Per Capita Income   2.15%
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 Nacimiento, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lake Nacimiento 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 # 841 45th
Population Density1 # 1101 27th
Diversity Index2 # 1225 19th
Median Household Income # 475 69th
Per Capita Income # 426 72nd

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