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The Tahoma Census Designated Place had a population of 1,269 as of July 1, 2019. Tahoma 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 Tahoma is located at latitude 39.0674 and longitude -120.1282 in Placer County. The formal boundaries for the Tahoma Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 2.59 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Placer County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 6,283 feet.

While the primary coordinates for Tahoma Census Designated Place are located in Placer County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and El Dorado County.

The Tahoma Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2628793) 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 Tahoma Census Designated Place is located within South Lake Tahoe CCD of Placer County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Tahoma: Chambers Lodge.

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Tahoma, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)


Total Population 1,269
Population in Households 1,269
Population in Familes 866
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 489
Diversity Index3 20


Median Household Income $71,666
Average Household Income $104,097
Per Capita Income $48,611


Total Housing Units 2,133 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 395 (18.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 191 ( 9.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,547 (72.5%)
Median Home Value $607,403
Average Home Value $762,722


Total Households 586
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 321
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.69% 0.82%
Households 0.63% 0.81%
Families 0.52% 0.74%
Median Household Income   2.76%
Per Capita Income   2.82%

Tahoma, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Tahoma to the other 1,521 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 995 35th
Population Density # 944 38th
Diversity Index # 1487 2nd
Median Household Income # 602 60th
Per Capita Income # 299 80th

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