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The Shaver Lake Census Designated Place had a population of 650 as of July 1, 2017. Shaver Lake ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Shaver Lake is located at latitude 37.0986 and longitude -119.3263 in Fresno County. The formal boundaries for the Shaver Lake Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 32.21 sq. miles and a water area of 2.28 sq. miles. Fresno County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 5,627 feet.

The Shaver Lake Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408722) 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 Shaver Lake Census Designated Place is located within Sierra CCD of Fresno County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Shaver Lake population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Shaver Lake: Musick Creek, Musick Creek Heights, Shaver Lake Heights.

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Shaver Lake, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 650
Daytime Population: Workers 402
Daytime Population: Residents 344
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 746
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.15
Population in Households 650
Population in Familes 545
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 20
Diversity Index3 29


Median Household Income $83,821
Average Household Income $114,554
Per Capita Income $50,571


Total Housing Units 2,171 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 233 (10.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 66 ( 3.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,873 (86.3%)
Median Home Value $572,266
Average Home Value $599,784


Total Households 298
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 216
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.34% 0.64%
Households 0.28% 0.6%
Families 0.66% 0.55%
Median Household Income   0.92%
Per Capita Income   1.48%

Shaver Lake, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Shaver Lake to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 1140 25th
Population Density # 1467 3rd
Diversity Index # 1413 7th
Median Household Income # 304 80th
Per Capita Income # 209 86th

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