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The Lake City Census Designated Place had a population of 63 as of July 1, 2018. Lake City 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 City is located at latitude 41.6453 and longitude -120.2221 in Modoc County. The formal boundaries for the Lake City Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.82 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Modoc County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 4,626 feet.

The Lake City Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583049) 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 City Census Designated Place is located within Surprise Valley CCD of Modoc County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lake City 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 Lake City: Tri-Lake City.

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


Total Population 63
Population in Households 61
Population in Familes 47
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density2 11
Diversity Index3 60


Median Household Income $26,334
Average Household Income $44,320
Per Capita Income $20,548


Total Housing Units 51 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 26 (51.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 9 (17.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 16 (31.4%)
Median Home Value $212,500
Average Home Value $234,375


Total Households 35
Average Household Size 1.74
Family Households 21
Average Family Size 2
  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 0.39% 0.0%
Households 0.35% 0.0%
Families 1.22% 0.0%
Median Household Income   3.95%
Per Capita Income   2.9%

Lake City, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lake City 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 # 1456 4th
Population Density # 1488 2nd
Diversity Index # 836 45th
Median Household Income # 1490 2nd
Per Capita Income # 1188 22nd

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