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The Lakehead Census Designated Place had a population of 500 as of July 1, 2017. Lakehead 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 Lakehead is located at latitude 40.9034 and longitude -122.3997 in Shasta County. The formal boundaries for the Lakehead Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.7 sq. miles and a water area of 0.58 sq. miles. Shasta County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 1,161 feet.

The Lakehead Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408556) 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 Lakehead Census Designated Place is located within Sacramento Canyon CCD of Shasta County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lakehead 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 Lakehead: Lakeshore, Lakeside, Loftus, Pollock.

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


Total Population 500
Daytime Population: Workers 201
Daytime Population: Residents 353
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 554
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.11
Population in Households 500
Population in Familes 362
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 107
Diversity Index3 20


Median Household Income $77,607
Average Household Income $120,818
Per Capita Income $60,478


Total Housing Units 376 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 203 (54.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 43 (11.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 130 (34.6%)
Median Home Value $384,211
Average Home Value $554,827


Total Households 246
Average Household Size 2.03
Family Households 144
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 1.13% 0.94%
Households 1.05% 0.96%
Families 1.0% 0.95%
Median Household Income   2.03%
Per Capita Income   1.94%

Lakehead, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lakehead 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 # 1185 22nd
Population Density # 1259 17th
Diversity Index # 1486 2nd
Median Household Income # 383 75th
Per Capita Income # 129 92nd

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