Lake of the Woods, CA Profile: Facts & Data


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Lake of the Woods, California - Basic Facts

The Lake of the Woods Census Designated Place had a population of 997 as of July 1, 2020.

The primary coordinate point for Lake of the Woods is located at latitude 34.8175 and longitude -118.9965 in Kern County. The formal boundaries for the Lake of the Woods Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 3.52 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Kern County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 5,121 feet.

While the primary coordinates for Lake of the Woods Census Designated Place are located in Kern County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Ventura County.

The Lake of the Woods Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408548) 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 of the Woods Census Designated Place is located within West Kern CCD of Kern County.


Lake of the Woods, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 997 (100%)
Population in Households 997 (100.0%)
Population in Families 773 (77.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 283
Diversity Index2 50


Median Household Income $65,170
Average Household Income $82,412
% of Income for Mortgage4 12%
Per Capita Income $35,146
Wealth Index5 83


Total HU (Housing Units) 508 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 292 (57.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 149 (29.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 66 (13.0%)
Median Home Value $189,179
Average Home Value $239,249
Housing Affordability Index3 205


Total Households 442
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 271
Average Family Size 3
  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.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.82% 1.0%
Households 0.86% 0.85%
Families 1.15% 0.87%
Median Household Income   1.94%
Per Capita Income   1.99%
Owner Occupied HU   1.01%


Lake of the Woods, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lake of the Woods 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 # 1058 31st
Population Density # 1062 30th
Median Household Income # 744 51st
Housing Affordability Index # 1483 98th
Per Capita Income # 648 57th
Diversity Index # 1015 33rd

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