Lake Forest, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Lake Forest, California - Basic Facts

The City of Lake Forest had a population of 83,355 as of July 1, 2017. Lake Forest ranks in the upper 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 Forest is located at latitude 33.6549 and longitude -117.6758 in Orange County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lake Forest (see map below) encompass a land area of 16.64 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. Orange County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 489 feet.

The City of Lake Forest (GNIS ID: 2411602) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Lake Forest is located within Irvine-Lake Forest CCD of Orange County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Lake Forest: El Toro, Eltoro.


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

POPULATION

Total Population 83,355
Daytime Population: Workers 37,413
Daytime Population: Residents 39,245
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 76,658
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.92
Population in Households 82,777
Population in Familes 70,001
Population in Group Qrtrs 578
Population Density2 5,011
Diversity Index3 72
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $102,213
Average Household Income $126,872
Per Capita Income $42,766

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 28,604 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 18,985 (66.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,864 (31.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 754 ( 2.6%)
Median Home Value $578,927
Average Home Value $585,771
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 27,850
Average Household Size 2.97
Family Households 20,899
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.1% 2.01%
Households 0.89% 1.91%
Families 0.92% 1.97%
Median Household Income   0.96%
Per Capita Income   1.92%

Lake Forest, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lake Forest 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 # 101 93rd
Population Density # 244 84th
Diversity Index # 589 61st
Median Household Income # 167 89th
Per Capita Income # 323 79th

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