Blue Lake, CA Profile: Facts & Data


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Blue Lake, California - Basic Facts

The City of Blue Lake had a population of 1,294 as of July 1, 2018. Blue Lake 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 Blue Lake is located at latitude 40.8832 and longitude -123.9947 in Humboldt County. The formal boundaries for the City of Blue Lake (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.59 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Humboldt County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 131 feet.

The City of Blue Lake (GNIS ID: 2409868) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Blue Lake is located within North Coastal CCD of Humboldt County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Blue Lake population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Blue Lake: Camp Skidaddle, Powersville, Scottsville.

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Blue Lake, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,294
Population in Households 1,294
Population in Familes 909
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 2,183
Diversity Index2 40


Median Household Income $51,282
Average Household Income $65,040
Per Capita Income $28,098


Total Housing Units 583 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 332 (56.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 220 (37.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 31 ( 5.3%)
Median Home Value $316,000
Average Home Value $316,265


Total Households 552
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 315
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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 0.39% 0.52%
Households 0.22% 0.4%
Families 0.19% 0.38%
Median Household Income   1.17%
Per Capita Income   1.58%

Blue Lake, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Blue Lake to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 984 35th
Population Density # 581 62nd
Diversity Index # 1189 22nd
Median Household Income # 968 36th
Per Capita Income # 869 43rd

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