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Lake Isabella, California - Basic Facts

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The Lake Isabella Census Designated Place had a population of 3,618 as of July 1, 2017. Lake Isabella ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Lake Isabella is located at latitude 35.6371 and longitude -118.4826 in Kern County. The formal boundaries for the Lake Isabella Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 21.71 sq. miles and a water area of 0.42 sq. miles. Kern County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 2,513 feet.

The Lake Isabella Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408538) 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 Isabella Census Designated Place is located within Lake Isabella CCD of Kern County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lake Isabella 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 Lake Isabella: Isabella, Kernvale.

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


Total Population 3,618
Daytime Population: Workers 1,672
Daytime Population: Residents 2,546
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,218
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.17
Population in Households 3,618
Population in Familes 2,560
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 167
Diversity Index3 43


Median Household Income $31,535
Average Household Income $45,057
Per Capita Income $20,346


Total Housing Units 2,227 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,005 (45.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 674 (30.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 548 (24.6%)
Median Home Value $106,774
Average Home Value $138,295


Total Households 1,679
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 926
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 0.59% 0.72%
Households 0.49% 0.65%
Families 0.58% 0.56%
Median Household Income   0.66%
Per Capita Income   2.63%

Lake Isabella, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lake Isabella 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 # 718 53rd
Population Density # 1174 23rd
Diversity Index # 1129 26th
Median Household Income # 1420 6th
Per Capita Income # 1160 24th

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