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Tahoma, California - Basic Facts

The Tahoma CDP(1) had a population of 1,237 as of July 1, 2023. 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.

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 has a U5 Census Class Code which indicates populated place that is also a census designated place with the same 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.

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Tahoma, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2023)


Total Population 1,237 (100%)
Population in Households 1,237 (100.0%)
Population in Families 822 (66.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 477
Diversity Index2 32


Median Household Income $79,549
Average Household Income $104,310
% of Income for Mortgage4 64%
Per Capita Income $41,909
Wealth Index5 99
Socioeconomic Status Index6 Moderate (58.4)


Total HU (Housing Units) 2,132 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 355 (16.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 142 ( 6.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,635 (76.7%)
Median Home Value $852,876
Average Home Value $991,127
Housing Affordability Index3 39


Total Households 497
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 259
Average Family Size 3.00
  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.
  6. The Socioeconomic Index ranges from zero (lowest relative status) to 100 (highest relative status). This measure quantifies disparities in social position of an area's inhabitants and is built from a broad range of demographic, housing, and socioeconomic inputs. More information on this measure can be found in Esri's SEI tutorial.


2020-2023 2023-2028
Population 5.67% -0.16%
Households 0.25% -0.04%
Families   -0.08%
Median Household Income   2.33%
Per Capita Income   3.20%
Owner Occupied HU   0.11%

Tahoma, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Tahoma to the other 1,611 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2023 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 # 1015 37th
Population Density # 985 39th
Median Household Income # 764 53rd
Housing Affordability Index # 352 22nd
Per Capita Income # 711 56th
Diversity Index # 1581 2nd

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