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


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The Lake of the Pines Census Designated Place had a population of 3,964 as of July 1, 2018. 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 39.0387 and longitude -121.0613 in Nevada County. The formal boundaries for the Lake of the Pines Census Designated Place (see map below) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lake of the Pines population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

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


Total Population 3,964
Population in Households 3,964
Population in Familes 3,443
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 2,651
Diversity Index3 25


Median Household Income $79,341
Average Household Income $96,728
Per Capita Income $39,077


Total Housing Units 1,795 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,322 (73.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 268 (14.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 205 (11.4%)
Median Home Value $394,108
Average Home Value $466,213


Total Households 1,590
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 1,207
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 0.14% 0.32%
Households 0.18% 0.31%
Families 0.11% 0.31%
Median Household Income   0.92%
Per Capita Income   1.62%

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

The table below compares Lake of the Pines 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 # 701 54th
Population Density # 520 66th
Diversity Index # 1452 4th
Median Household Income # 404 73rd
Per Capita Income # 423 72nd

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