Lake Almanor West, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lake Almanor West, California - Basic Facts

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The Lake Almanor West Census Designated Place had a population of 274 as of July 1, 2017. Lake Almanor West ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Almanor West is located at latitude 40.2336 and longitude -121.2021 in Plumas County. The formal boundaries for the Lake Almanor West Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.29 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Plumas County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 4,665 feet.

The Lake Almanor West Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408531) 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 Almanor West Census Designated Place is located within Chester CCD of Plumas County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lake Almanor West 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 Almanor West: Almanor West.

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


Total Population 274
Daytime Population: Workers 85
Daytime Population: Residents 164
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 249
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.91
Population in Households 274
Population in Familes 235
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 120
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $71,171
Average Household Income $108,893
Per Capita Income $54,740


Total Housing Units 520 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 118 (22.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 17 ( 3.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 384 (73.8%)
Median Home Value $545,000
Average Home Value $483,051


Total Households 136
Average Household Size 2.01
Family Households 103
Average Family Size 2
  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 0.2% -0.22%
Households 0.2% -0.3%
Families -1.27% -0.19%
Median Household Income   -1.02%
Per Capita Income   1.29%

Lake Almanor West, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lake Almanor West 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 # 1290 15th
Population Density # 1248 18th
Diversity Index # 1480 3rd
Median Household Income # 458 70th
Per Capita Income # 167 89th

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