Lake of the Woods, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The Lake of the Woods Census Designated Place had a population of 957 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Lake of the Woods is located at latitude 34.8271 and longitude -118.9973 in Kern County. The formal boundaries for the Lake of the Woods Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.52 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Kern County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 5,121 feet.

While the primary coordinates for Lake of the Woods Census Designated Place are located in Kern County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Ventura County.

The Lake of the Woods Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408548) 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 of the Woods Census Designated Place is located within West Kern CCD of Kern County.

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

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


Total Population 957
Daytime Population: Workers 291
Daytime Population: Residents 594
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 885
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.92
Population in Households 957
Population in Familes 744
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 272
Diversity Index3 47


Median Household Income $55,622
Average Household Income $76,609
Per Capita Income $32,265


Total Housing Units 498 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 278 (55.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 142 (28.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 78 (15.7%)
Median Home Value $369,192
Average Home Value $347,653


Total Households 420
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 260
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% 0.78%
Households 0.5% 0.7%
Families 1.05% 0.61%
Median Household Income   2.19%
Per Capita Income   2.8%

Lake of the Woods, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lake of the Woods 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 # 1066 30th
Population Density # 1070 29th
Diversity Index # 1046 31st
Median Household Income # 772 49th
Per Capita Income # 621 59th

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