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Upper Lake, California - Basic Facts

The Upper Lake CDP(1) had a population of 1,004 as of July 1, 2021.

The primary coordinate point for Upper Lake is located at latitude 39.1646 and longitude -122.9106 in Lake County. The formal boundaries for the Upper Lake Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 1.68 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lake County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 1,345 feet.

The Upper Lake Census Designated Place 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 Upper Lake Census Designated Place is located within Upper Lake-Nice CCD of Lake County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Upper Lake: Upper Clear Lake, Upperlake.

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Upper Lake, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 1,004 (100%)
Population in Households 992 (98.8%)
Population in Families 781 (77.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 12 ( 1.2%)
Population Density 597
Diversity Index2 71


Median Household Income $59,832
Average Household Income $74,198
% of Income for Mortgage4 31%
Per Capita Income $27,514
Wealth Index5 65


Total HU (Housing Units) 416 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 278 (66.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 92 (22.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 46 (11.1%)
Median Home Value $434,211
Average Home Value $423,381
Housing Affordability Index3 88


Total Households 370
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 245
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population -0.41% -0.38%
Households -0.47% -0.38%
Families -0.53% -0.33%
Median Household Income   3.26%
Per Capita Income   3.03%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.36%

Upper Lake, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Upper Lake to the other 1,521 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 1053 31st
Population Density # 892 41st
Median Household Income # 904 41st
Housing Affordability Index # 810 53rd
Per Capita Income # 967 36th
Diversity Index # 644 58th

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