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Lake Arrowhead, California - Basic Facts

The Lake Arrowhead Census Designated Place had a population of 12,897 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Lake Arrowhead is located at latitude 34.2541 and longitude -117.1781 in San Bernardino County. The formal boundaries for the Lake Arrowhead Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 17.73 sq. miles and a water area of 1.22 sq. miles. San Bernardino County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 5,174 feet.

The Lake Arrowhead Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408532) 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 Arrowhead Census Designated Place is located within Lake Arrowhead CCD of San Bernardino County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lake Arrowhead 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 Arrowhead: Little Bear Lake.

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


Total Population 12,897
Daytime Population: Workers 5,804
Daytime Population: Residents 7,593
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 13,397
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.04
Population in Households 12,857
Population in Familes 10,864
Population in Group Qrtrs 40
Population Density2 728
Diversity Index3 58


Median Household Income $70,110
Average Household Income $96,035
Per Capita Income $36,033


Total Housing Units 12,101 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,448 (28.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,372 (11.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 7,280 (60.2%)
Median Home Value $371,692
Average Home Value $448,426


Total Households 4,821
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 3,510
Average Family Size 3
  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 0.52% 0.61%
Households 0.43% 0.53%
Families 0.37% 0.52%
Median Household Income   2.24%
Per Capita Income   2.24%

Lake Arrowhead, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lake Arrowhead 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 # 439 71st
Population Density # 850 44th
Diversity Index # 882 42nd
Median Household Income # 471 69th
Per Capita Income # 470 69th

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