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Lucerne Valley, California - Basic Facts

The Lucerne Valley Census Designated Place had a population of 6,242 as of July 1, 2020. Lucerne Valley ranks in the lower 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 Lucerne Valley is located at latitude 34.4439 and longitude -116.9678 in San Bernardino County. The formal boundaries for the Lucerne Valley Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 105.59 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. San Bernardino County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 2,953 feet.

The Lucerne Valley Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2627937) 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 Lucerne Valley Census Designated Place is located within Victorville-Hesperia CCD of San Bernardino County.


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Lucerne Valley, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)

POPULATION

Total Population 6,242 (100%)
Population in Households 6,215 (99.6%)
Population in Families 4,850 (77.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 27 ( 0.4%)
Population Density 59
Diversity Index2 71
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $38,588
Average Household Income $53,767
% of Income for Mortgage4 17%
Per Capita Income $20,702
Wealth Index5 47
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 3,044 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,495 (49.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 852 (28.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 697 (22.9%)
Median Home Value $154,367
Average Home Value $200,284
Housing Affordability Index3 157
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 2,347
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 1,463
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.7% 0.72%
Households 0.74% 0.69%
Families 0.49% 0.69%
Median Household Income   3.27%
Per Capita Income   2.44%
Owner Occupied HU   0.83%

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Lucerne Valley, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lucerne Valley 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.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 595 61st
Population Density # 1360 11th
Median Household Income # 1353 11th
Housing Affordability Index # 1389 91st
Per Capita Income # 1238 19th
Diversity Index # 640 58th

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