Lake Nacimiento, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lake Nacimiento, California - Basic Facts

The Lake Nacimiento Census Designated Place had a population of 2,504 as of July 1, 2017. Lake Nacimiento 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 Lake Nacimiento is located at latitude 35.73 and longitude -120.87 in San Luis Obispo County. The formal boundaries for the Lake Nacimiento Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.35 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. San Luis Obispo County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 984 feet.

The Lake Nacimiento Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408546) 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 Nacimiento Census Designated Place is located within Paso Robles CCD of San Luis Obispo County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lake Nacimiento population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 2,504
Daytime Population: Workers 202
Daytime Population: Residents 1,149
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,351
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.54
Population in Households 2,494
Population in Familes 2,009
Population in Group Qrtrs 10
Population Density2 242
Diversity Index3 38


Median Household Income $69,618
Average Household Income $90,920
Per Capita Income $38,354


Total Housing Units 1,833 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 785 (42.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 256 (14.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 792 (43.2%)
Median Home Value $312,712
Average Home Value $380,669


Total Households 1,041
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 709
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 0.53% 0.69%
Households 0.49% 0.7%
Families 0.34% 0.7%
Median Household Income   2.8%
Per Capita Income   2.89%

Lake Nacimiento, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lake Nacimiento 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 # 836 45th
Population Density # 1093 28th
Diversity Index # 1235 19th
Median Household Income # 484 68th
Per Capita Income # 407 73rd

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