South Lake Tahoe, CA 96157 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 96157: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96157

Acceptable Alternative
S Lake Tahoe, CA 96157

Not Acceptable, USPS
Stateline, CA 96157

  • ZIP Code Type: PO BOX
  • Businesses Addresses: 0
  • Single Family Addresses: 0
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: El Dorado County
  • Centroid: Latitude 38.941, Longitude -119.98
  • Time Zone: Pacific Time Zone (UTC -8 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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South Lake Tahoe, CA 96157 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 20
Population in Households 20
Population in Familes 15
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 3
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 11
Average Household Size 1.82
Family Households 7
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 16 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9 (56.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 2 (12.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 5 (31.2%)
Median Home Value $593,750
Average Home Value $611,111


Median Household Income $79,776
Average Household Income $114,402
Per Capita Income $62,921
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.7% 0.98%
Households 1.54% 1.76%
Families 0.0% 2.71%
Median Household Income   -1.23%
Per Capita Income   3.14%
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.

South Lake Tahoe, CA 96157 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 96157 to the other 1,756 ZIP Codes 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 # 1720 2nd
Population Density1 # 1636 7th
Diversity Index2 # 1734 1st
Median Household Income # 414 76th
Per Capita Income # 110 94th

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