Lake of the Pines, CA Profile: Facts & Data


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Lake of the Pines, California - Basic Facts

The Lake of the Pines Census Designated Place had a population of 4,062 as of July 1, 2020. Lake of the Pines 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 Lake of the Pines is located at latitude 39.0396 and longitude -121.0566 in Nevada County. The formal boundaries for the Lake of the Pines Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 1.5 sq. miles and a water area of 0.35 sq. miles. Nevada County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 1,516 feet.

The Lake of the Pines Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408547) 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 Pines Census Designated Place is located within Grass Valley CCD of Nevada County.


Lake of the Pines, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 4,062 (100%)
Population in Households 4,062 (100.0%)
Population in Families 3,510 (86.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 2,717
Diversity Index2 26


Median Household Income $90,663
Average Household Income $111,382
% of Income for Mortgage4 19%
Per Capita Income $44,672
Wealth Index5 179


Total HU (Housing Units) 1,830 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,359 (74.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 261 (14.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 209 (11.4%)
Median Home Value $407,285
Average Home Value $475,939
Housing Affordability Index3 127


Total Households 1,621
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 1,230
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.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.36% 0.34%
Households 0.33% 0.29%
Families 0.27% 0.29%
Median Household Income   1.47%
Per Capita Income   1.83%
Owner Occupied HU   0.41%


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

The table below compares Lake of the Pines to the other 1,521 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 696 54th
Population Density # 505 67th
Median Household Income # 365 76th
Housing Affordability Index # 1200 79th
Per Capita Income # 376 75th
Diversity Index # 1457 4th

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