The City of Lake Forest had a population of 87,780 as of July 1, 2020. 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 33.647 and longitude -117.6892 in Orange County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lake Forest 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.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Lake Forest: El Toro, Eltoro.
|Total Population||87,780 (100%)|
|Population in Households||87,189 (99.3%)|
|Population in Families||74,099 (84.4%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||591 ( 0.7%)|
|Median Household Income||$113,472|
|Average Household Income||$139,412|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||25%|
|Per Capita Income||$46,567|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||30,183 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||20,718 (68.6%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||8,569 (28.4%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||896 ( 3.0%)|
|Median Home Value||$677,712|
|Average Home Value||$705,447|
|Housing Affordability Index3||97|
|Average Household Size||2.98|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||1.93%|
|Per Capita Income||2.22%|
|Owner Occupied HU||0.92%|
The table below compares Lake Forest 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.
|Total Population||# 95||94th|
|Population Density||# 222||85th|
|Median Household Income||# 182||88th|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 796||52nd|
|Per Capita Income||# 345||77th|
|Diversity Index||# 575||62nd|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE California Census Data Comparison Tool.