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Population in 2012: 78,853 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +34.3%
Males: 39,229  (49.8%)
Females: 39,624  (50.2%)

Median resident age:  38.1 years
California median age:  35.3 years

Zip codes: 92630.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $82,689 (it was $67,967 in 2000)
Lake Forest:

$82,689
CA:

$58,328
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $36,833

Lake Forest city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $457,600 (it was $258,500 in 2000)
Lake Forest:

$457,600
CA:

$349,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $485,982; Detached houses: $584,334; Townhouses or other attached units: $340,627; In 2-unit structures: $479,268; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $245,599; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $210,397; Mobile homes: $85,582

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,611.

Recent home sales, real estate maps, and home value estimator for zip codes: 92610, 92630, 92676.

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  • White alone - 44,177 (57.2%)
  • Hispanic - 19,024 (24.6%)
  • Asian alone - 9,985 (12.9%)
  • Two or more races - 2,387 (3.1%)
  • Black alone - 1,158 (1.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 195 (0.3%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 172 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 166 (0.2%)

Races in Lake Forest detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Lake Forest: 123.4 (high, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (12.5%), Irish (9.7%), English (7.6%), Italian (4.6%), French (2.9%), United States (2.1%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Land area: 12.5 square miles.

Population density: 6,311 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Lake Forest:

  • High school or higher: 93.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 44.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 13.1%
  • Unemployed: 3.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lake Forest city:

  • Never married: 30.1%
  • Now married: 56.0%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 2.7%
  • Divorced: 9.8%

18,451 residents are foreign born (10.1% Latin America, 6.7% Asia).

This city:  24.3%
California:  27.1%



According to our research of California and other state lists there were 29 registered sex offenders living in Lake Forest, California as of October 21, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Lake Forest to the number of sex offenders is 2,719 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $4,027 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,080 (0.6%)

Lake Forest satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Santa Ana, CA (12.9 miles , pop. 337,977).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (49.9 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Mission Viejo, CA (1.7 miles ), Laguna Hills, CA (1.7 miles ), Laguna Woods, CA (1.8 miles ), Foothill Ranch, CA (1.9 miles ), Trabuco, CA (2.0 miles) , Portola Hills, CA (2.1 miles ), El Toro, CA (2.1 miles) , Aliso Viejo, CA (2.2 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 0 buildings
  • 1998: 4 buildings, average cost: $290,800
  • 1999: 33 buildings, average cost: $313,700
  • 2000: 0 buildings
  • 2001: 0 buildings
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 0 buildings
  • 2005: 0 buildings
  • 2006: 0 buildings
  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $95,000
  • 2010: 26 buildings, average cost: $268,300
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $293,300
  • 2012: 33 buildings, average cost: $297,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 33.64 N, Longitude: 117.69 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -4,865 (-6.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 10,599 (24.6%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 949

Lake Forest household income distribution Lake Forest home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Lake Forest by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 2130021110020
per 100,000 3.41.33.80.00.02.61.31.31.30.00.02.60.0
Rapes 9683886673818
per 100,000 15.27.810.23.910.310.37.87.99.34.010.61.310.1
Robberies 35363630323325323230322220
per 100,000 59.246.545.738.641.242.632.441.942.339.742.228.125.3
Assaults 84678074807865546876526479
per 100,000 142.186.6101.595.2103.1100.684.370.789.9100.768.681.999.8
Burglaries 194243235255227198205209178179161140227
per 100,000 328.2313.9298.3328.0292.4255.4265.9273.7235.3237.1212.5179.1286.7
Thefts 765807921848793675793765680721736763798
per 100,000 1294.41042.51168.91090.71021.6870.71028.51001.8899.0954.9971.2976.11008.0
Auto thefts 10712411712811098106786364624463
per 100,000 181.0160.2148.5164.6141.7126.4137.5102.183.384.881.856.379.6
Arson 59241311818252111584
per 100,000 8.511.630.516.714.210.323.332.727.814.66.610.25.1
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 163.5123.4136.9120.1120.6115.6112.4109.1105.7102.5100.792.2108.4

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Lake Forest detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

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Lake Forest, California accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.5%
California:

9.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Computer and electronic products (5%)
  • Transportation equipment (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
  • Health care (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (11%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (4%)
  • Social assistance (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Engineers (5%)
  • Computer specialists (5%)
  • Top executives (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)

Work and jobs in Lake Forest: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Lake Forest, California

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Tornado activity:

Lake Forest-area historical tornado activity is significantly above California state average. It is 73% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/7/1966, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 13.2 miles away from the Lake Forest city center caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

On 11/9/1982, a category F2 tornado 26.4 miles away from the city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Lake Forest-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above California state average. It is 2354% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/28/1992 at 11:57:34, a magnitude 7.6 (6.2 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.3 MW, Depth: 0.7 mi, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 76.4 miles away from the city center, causing 3 deaths (1 shaking deaths, 2 other deaths) and 400 injuries, causing $100,000,000 total damage and $40,000,000 insured losses
On 10/16/1999 at 09:46:44, a magnitude 7.4 (6.3 MB, 7.4 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.3 ML) earthquake occurred 93.9 miles away from Lake Forest center
On 4/21/1918 at 22:32:30, a magnitude 6.8 (6.8 UK, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 18.6 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/1992 at 15:05:30, a magnitude 6.9 (6.3 MB, 6.7 MS, 6.5 MW, 6.9 ME, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 67.2 miles away from the city center
On 1/17/1994 at 12:30:55, a magnitude 6.8 (6.4 MB, 6.8 MS, 6.7 MW, Depth: 11.4 mi) earthquake occurred 62.0 miles away from Lake Forest center, causing 60 deaths (60 shaking deaths) and 7000 injuries
On 2/9/1971 at 14:00:41, a magnitude 6.5 (6.5 UK) earthquake occurred 66.1 miles away from the city center, causing 65 deaths (65 shaking deaths), causing $535,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Orange County (27) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 19
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 14, Fires: 12, Storms: 8, Landslides: 5, Winter Storms: 5, Mudslides: 4, Heavy Rain: 1, Snow: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Earthquake: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Lake Forest topographic map

Birthplace of: Pete Loncarevich - Bicycle motocross rider, Austin Romine - Baseball player, Christine Woods - Actor, Kelvin Kim - College basketball player (UCLA Bruins), Matt Murphy (American football guard) - Football player, Ryan Lasch - Ice hockey player.

Main business address for: LIQUIDMETAL TECHNOLOGIES INC (CHEMICALS & ALLIED PRODUCTS), APRIA HEALTHCARE GROUP INC (SERVICES-HOME HEALTH CARE SERVICES), I FLOW CORP /DE/ (SURGICAL & MEDICAL INSTRUMENTS & APPARATUS), SPARTA INC /DE (SERVICES-ENGINEERING SERVICES), WESTERN DIGITAL CORP (COMPUTER STORAGE DEVICES), MAI SYSTEMS CORP (SERVICES-COMPUTER INTEGRATED SYSTEMS DESIGN), INSIGHT HEALTH SERVICES HOLDINGS CORP (SERVICES-MEDICAL LABORATORIES).


Hospitals/medical centers in Lake Forest:

  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, 23832 ROCKFIELD BLVD, SUITE 280)
  • INTERIM HEALTHCARE ORANGE (Home Health Center, 23691 BIRTCHER DRIVE, SUITE A)
  • ROBIN DALE HOME (Hospital, 23052 DUNE MEAR ROAD)
  • FREEDOM VILLAGE HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 23442 EL TORO ROAD)
  • LAKE FOREST NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, 25652 OLD TRABUCO ROAD)

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Amtrak stations near Lake Forest:

  • 5 miles: IRVINE (15215 BARRANCA PKWY.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
  • 9 miles: LAGUNA BEACH (TRANSIT DEPOT, BROADWAY BTW. BEACH & FOR) - Bus Station
  • 10 miles: SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO (LEE HALL, MONTEREY AVE. & SAN GORGONIO WAY) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Operable nuclear power plants near Lake Forest:

  • 15 miles: San Onofre 2 and 3 in San Clemente, CA.

Local government website: www.city-lakeforest.com

College/University in Lake Forest:

  • Marinello Schools of Beauty (Full-time enrollment: 123; Location: 23635 El Toro Road Suite K; Private, for-profit; Website: www.marinello.com)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lake Forest:

  • Brandman University, Part of the Chapman University System (about 5 miles; Irvine, CA; Full-time enrollment: 2,780)
  • Irvine Valley College (about 6 miles; Irvine, CA; FT enrollment: 3,873)
  • Saddleback College (about 7 miles; Mission Viejo, CA; FT enrollment: 7,451)
  • Concordia University (about 7 miles; Irvine, CA; FT enrollment: 2,273)
  • University of California-Irvine (about 9 miles; Irvine, CA; FT enrollment: 26,169)
  • Santiago Canyon College (about 12 miles; Orange, CA; FT enrollment: 2,886)
  • University of Phoenix-Southern California Campus (about 12 miles; Costa Mesa, CA; FT enrollment: 11,658)

Public high school in Lake Forest:

  • El Toro High School (Students: 2017; Location: 25255 Toledo Way; Grades: 9-12; Our rating: 82)

Public elementary/middle schools in Lake Forest:

Private elementary/middle schools in Lake Forest:

  • GRACE CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS (Students: 428; Location: 26052 TRABUCO RD; Grades: PK - 2)
  • INFANT-TODDLER CENTER (Students: 298; Location: 23311 MUIRLANDS BL; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ABIDING SAVIOR LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 270; Location: 23262 EL TORO RD; Grades: KG - 8)
  • MONTESSORI ON THE LAKE (Students: 172; Location: 23311 MUIRLANDS BLVD; Grades: UG - UG)
  • EL TORO BAPTIST CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 124; Location: 23302 EL TORO RD; Grades: PK - 6)
  • WOODCREST PRESCHOOL (Students: 112; Location: 21772 LAKE FOREST DR; Grades: PK - KG)
  • FULBRIGHT MONTESSORI ACADEMY (Students: 111; Location: 20411 JAMES BAY CIR; Grades: PK - PK)
  • MONTESSORI CHILDREN'S SCHOOL HOUSE (Students: 41; Location: 24601 RAYMOND WAY #8; Grades: PK - KG)
  • J DECASAS ACADEMY (Students: 10; Location: 23832 ROCKFIELD BLVD #180; Grades: 5 - 10)
See full list of schools located in Lake Forest, School District: SADDLEBACK VALLEY UNIFIED

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Birthplace of Kaitlyn Sandeno- US. Olmympic medal winner

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Notable locations in Lake Forest: El Toro Game Bird Club (A), El Toro Branch Orange County Public Library (B), Pacific Ambulance Service (C), Orange County Fire Authority Station 19 (D), Orange County Fire Authority Station 54 (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Saddleback Valley Plaza Shopping Center (1), Plaza El Toro Shopping Center (2), Lake Forest Village Shopping Center (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Ascension Cemetery (1), El Toro Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Lake Forest include: Heritage Hill Historical Park (1), Lake Forest Park (2), Mountain View Park (3), Ranchwood Park (4), Rimgate Park (5), Serrano Creek Community Park (6), El Toro Community Park (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Best Western Laguna (23702 Rockfield Boulevard) (1), Best Western Laguna El Toro In (23702 Rockfield Boulevard) (2), Best Value Inn (23150 Lake Center Drive) (3). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

 
Orange County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  CO  SO2 NO2 Ozone  PM10 PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 40.0. This is worse than average.
City:

40.0
U.S.:

32.0
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.316. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.316
U.S.:

0.334
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2009 was 1.12. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

1.12
U.S.:

2.43
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2009 was 16.3. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 13.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

16.3
U.S.:

9.4
Ozone [ppb] level in 2009 was 28.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

28.7
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 27.2. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

27.2
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 12.2. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

12.2
U.S.:

9.6


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 6.1%

Average household size:
This city:  2.9 people
California:  2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  74.8%
Whole state:  68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.4%
Whole state:  7.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Lake Forest, CA

People in group quarters in Lake Forest in 2010:

  • 216 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 174 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 115 people in workers’ group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 8 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 2 people in residential treatment centers for adults

People in group quarters in Lake Forest in 2000:

  • 558 people in nursing homes
  • 198 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 44 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 36 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

Lake Forest compared to California state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.


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Banks with branches in Lake Forest (2011 data):

  • U.S. Bank National Association: Lake Forest - El Toro Road Branch, Lake Forest & Trabuco Branch, El Toro & Rockford Ralphs Branch, Lake Forest Branch. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Lake Forest - Trabuco at 22377 El Toro Rd, branch established on 2005/12/19; 23861 El Toro Rd Branch at 23861 El Toro Rd, branch established on 1889/01/01. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • Citibank, National Association: 23562 El Toro Road Branch at 23562 El Toro Rd., branch established on 1945/01/01. Info updated 2012/01/10: Bank assets: $1,288,658.0 mil, Deposits: $882,541.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, International Specialization, 1048 total offices, Holding Company: Citigroup Inc.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Lake Forest Branch at 24251 Rockfield Blvd, branch established on 1972/05/25. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Comerica Bank: Lake Forest Branch at 23718-B El Toro Road, branch established on 2007/02/21. Info updated 2011/07/29: Bank assets: $60,970.5 mil, Deposits: $48,300.9 mil, headquarters in Dallas, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 497 total offices, Holding Company: Comerica Incorporated

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Lake Forest, California:

  • Candlewood Suites Irvine East, 3 S Pointe Dr, Lake Forest, CA 92630 , Phone: (949) 598-9105, Fax: (949) 598-9353
  • Extended Stay America, 20251 Lk Forest Dr, Lake Forest, CA 92630 , Phone: (949) 598-1898, Fax: (949) 598-1893
  • Comfort Suites, 20768 Lk Forest Dr, Lake Forest, CA 92630 , Phone: (949) 900-1288, Fax: (949) 900-1299
  • Staybridge Suites Lake Forest, 2 Orch, Lake Forest, CA 92630 , Phone: (949) 462-9500, Fax: (949) 458-8899
  • Americas Best Value Inn - Irvine, 23150 Lk Center Dr, Lake Forest, CA 92630 , Phone: (949) 855-1000, Fax: (949) 830-4447
  • Quality Inn & Suites, 23702 Rockfield Blvd, Lake Forest, CA 92630 , Phone: (949) 458-1900, Fax: (949) 830-3325
  • Holiday Inn Lake Forest/Irvine Spectrum, 23131 Lk Center Dr, Lake Forest, CA 92630 , Phone: (949) 455-7000, Fax: (949) 455-7001
All 7 fire-safe hotels and motels in Lake Forest, California

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Lake Forest travel time to work - commute


Lake Forest mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (76%)
  • Electricity (21%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Lake Forest city (based on Orange County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 44.78%
Here44.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchJewishLDS (Mormon) Church Charismatic Churches IndependentMuslim Estimate
Adherents61.2%4.7%3.8%3.4%3.1%
Congregations5.6%2.6%10.6%1.2%1.5%
NameSouthern Baptist ConventionPresbyterian Church (USA) Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaOther
Adherents2.6%2.0%1.8%1.7%15.7%
Congregations7.1%3.5%1.1%3.4%63.4%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 530
Orange County:

1.78 / 10,000 pop.
California:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 18
This county:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 147
Orange County:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 434
Orange County:

1.46 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 2,438
Here:

8.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.3%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Orange County:

18.5%
California:

21.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.4%
State:

17.9%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 5$31,253$75,0070$0
Other Government Administration 26$169,223$78,1038$18,850
Streets and Highways 12$70,013$70,0130$0
Parks and Recreation 8$41,205$61,80821$23,114
Housing and Community Development(Local) 3$15,095$60,3800$0
Natural Resources 1$5,531$66,3720$0
Totals for Government 55$332,320$72,50629$41,964

Lake Forest government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $4,742,000 ($60.14)
    Housing & Community Development: $1,376,000 ($17.45)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,305,000 ($16.55)
    Police Protection: $84,000 ($1.07)
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $4,640,000 ($58.84)
    Parks & Recreation: $2,520,000 ($31.96)
    Central Staff Services: $1,117,000 ($14.17)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $843,000 ($10.69)
    Financial Administration: $726,000 ($9.21)
    Housing & Community Development: $580,000 ($7.36)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $263,000 ($3.34)
    Health Services - Other: $33,000 ($0.42)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $56,000 ($0.71)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Police Protection: $6,690,000 ($84.84)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff: $47,000 ($0.60)
    Housing & Community Development: $20,000 ($0.25)
    General - Other: $17,000 ($0.22)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,699,000 ($21.55)

Lake Forest government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $910,000 ($11.54)
    Parks & Recreation: $32,000 ($0.41)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $686,000 ($8.70)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,169,000 ($27.51)
    General Revenue, NEC: $756,000 ($9.59)
    Rents: $122,000 ($1.55)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $5,524,000 ($70.05)
    Highways: $1,673,000 ($21.22)
    All Other: $468,000 ($5.94)
    Health & Hospitals: $85,000 ($1.08)
    Public Welfare: $9,000 ($0.11)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $11,295,000 ($143.24)
    Property: $6,588,000 ($83.55)
    Public Utilities: $1,880,000 ($23.84)
    NEC: $1,129,000 ($14.32)
    Other Selective Sales: $960,000 ($12.17)

Lake Forest government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,381,000 ($17.51)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $1,381,000 ($17.51)

Lake Forest government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $353,000 ($4.48)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $55,110,000 ($698.90)

5.21% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($55,712 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.21%
California average:

5.75%

0.12% of residents moved from foreign countries ($728 average AGI)
Orange County:

0.12%
California average:

0.21%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Los Angeles County, CA  1.91% ($54,756 average AGI)
from Riverside County, CA  0.47% ($51,018)
from San Diego County, CA  0.32% ($52,882)


6.37% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($56,819 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.37%
California average:

6.27%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($471 average AGI)
Orange County:

0.06%
California average:

0.11%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Los Angeles County, CA  1.43% ($46,009 average AGI)
to Riverside County, CA  1.20% ($52,293)
to San Bernardino County, CA  0.40% ($46,220)

Strongest AM radio stations in Lake Forest:

  • KPLS (830 AM; 50 kW; ORANGE, CA; Owner: CRN LICENSES, LLC)
  • KFI (640 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KLAC (570 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KTNQ (1020 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KTNQ-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KXTA (1150 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KDIS (1110 AM; 50 kW; PASADENA, CA; Owner: ABC,INC.)
  • KFWB (980 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KNX (1070 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KSPN (710 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • KMPC (1540 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KBLA (1580 AM; 50 kW; SANTA MONICA, CA)
  • KVNR (1480 AM; 5 kW; SANTA ANA, CA; Owner: LBI RADIO LICENSE CORP.)
  • KFMB (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN DIEGO, CA; Owner: MIDWEST TELEVISION, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lake Forest:

  • KWVE (107.9 FM; SAN CLEMENTE, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF COSTA MESA)
  • KSBR (88.5 FM; MISSION VIEJO, CA; Owner: SADDLEBACK COMMUNITY COLLEGE DIST.)
  • KRTM (88.9 FM; TEMECULA, CA; Owner: PENFOLD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KDLE (103.1 FM; NEWPORT BEACH, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC.)
  • KCBS-FM (93.1 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KLRD (90.1 FM; YUCAIPA, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KSCA (101.9 FM; GLENDALE, CA; Owner: HBC LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KUOR-FM (89.1 FM; REDLANDS, CA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF REDLANDS)
  • KLOS (95.5 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KLOS-FM RADIO, INC.)
  • K212FA (90.3 FM; TEMPLE CITY, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KOST (103.5 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KZLA-FM (93.9 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KPWR (105.9 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KLVE (107.5 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KLVE-FM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KIIS-FM (102.7 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KLSX (97.1 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KPCC (89.3 FM; PASADENA, CA; Owner: PASADENA AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT)
  • KHHT (92.3 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KBIG-FM (104.3 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KUSC (91.5 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA)

TV broadcast stations around Lake Forest:

  • KTRO-LP (Channel 50; LANCASTER, CA; Owner: ROBERT D. ADELMAN)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)



Lake Forest fatal accident list:

Aug 31, 2007 10:25 PM, El Toro Rd, Vehicles: 1, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: Inconsistent data
Jul 7, 2006 01:00 PM, Pittsford Dr, Coralita, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Dec 8, 2001 12:30 AM, Saguaro St, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jan 1, 1999 07:35 AM, Bake Parkway, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 38
Total length: 178 meters (584ft)
Total average daily traffic: 1,079,876
Total average daily truck traffic: 39,546

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1960-1969: 2
  • 1970-1979: 12
  • 1980-1989: 4
  • 1990-1999: 20
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Lake Forest, CA

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Lake Forest)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

97 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Lake Forest, CA)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

7
  • JERONIMO, 25017 1/2 Whisler Ave (Lat: 33.625278 Lon: -117.692778), Type: Pole, Structure height: 13.7 m, Call Sign: WMS516
    Assigned Frequencies: 10621.2 MHz, 10637.5 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/25/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:
  • STATION, 22481 Aspan St (Lat: 33.636667 Lon: -117.712667), Structure height: 7.6 m, Overall height: 10.1 m, Call Sign: WNTL929
    Assigned Frequencies: 22075.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/28/1995, Expiration Date: 02/04/1997
    Registrant: Phone: (714) 953-4998
  • N LK FOREST, 20996 Marin (Lat: 33.664167 Lon: -117.659472), Type: Building, Structure height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WPJA768
    Assigned Frequencies: 11115.0 MHz, 19680.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/25/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:
  • LA02308A LA, 26001 1/2 Dimension Dr (Lat: 33.673889 Lon: -117.673361), Type: Tank, Structure height: 13.7 m, Call Sign: WPNI274
    Assigned Frequencies: 19385.0 MHz, 11167.5 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/22/2010, Expiration Date: 05/01/2020, Certifier: Dan Menser
    Registrant: T-Mobile License LLC, 12920 Se 38th Street, Bellevue, WA 98006, Phone: (425) 383-4000, Fax: (425) 383-7040, Email:
  • EL TORO, 23011 El Toro Road (Lat: 33.628528 Lon: -117.691917), Type: Pipe, Structure height: 16.9 m, Overall height: 18.3 m, Call Sign: WQJA695
    Assigned Frequencies: 5974.85 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/08/2008, Expiration Date: 07/08/2018, Certifier: Kaveh Hushyar
    Registrant: At&t California, 2700 Watt Avenue, Room 3082, Sacramento, CA 95851-1038, Phone: (916) 972-2608, Fax: (916) 489-6305, Email:
  • LA2774A, 23122 El Toro Road (Lat: 33.625500 Lon: -117.693139), Type: Building, Structure height: 10.7 m, Call Sign: WQJE669
    Assigned Frequencies: 19470.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/12/2008, Expiration Date: 08/12/2018, Cancellation Date: 05/19/2009, Certifier: Robert A Gerard
    Registrant: Patton Boggs LLP, 2550 M Street, Nw, Washington, DC 20037, Phone: (202) 457-5292, Fax: (202) 457-6315, Email:
  • LAD447, 26001 Dimension Drive (Lat: 33.674139 Lon: -117.673278), Type: Tank, Structure height: 15.8 m, Call Sign: WQNQ295
    Assigned Frequencies: 19345.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/15/2011, Expiration Date: 04/15/2021, Certifier: John E Monday
    Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 1120 20th Street, Nw - Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 457-2055, Fax: (202) 457-3073, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

288 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Lake Forest)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:

1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Lake Forest)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

28 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 9 full and 6 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED241$310,777345$296,9561,486$303,74757$216,813105$206,81411$70,125
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED26$321,58064$295,228165$331,08714$89,09520$232,1383$46,410
APPLICATIONS DENIED43$269,72388$259,252414$345,18423$125,58135$254,62811$60,663
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN51$305,15879$312,503271$333,73514$178,00918$246,6700$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS11$346,3169$254,55774$345,5471$30,4609$223,5600$0

Detailed mortgage data for all 15 tracts in Lake Forest, CA

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 9 full and 6 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED34$333,2979$411,2742$202,425
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED24$332,4618$466,7541$155,370
APPLICATIONS DENIED8$328,19010$430,5250$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN4$426,7255$436,7100$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$379,1101$814,7000$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value


Most common first names in Lake Forest, CA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Robert15272.6 years
John14675.7 years
William12675.9 years
Mary11580.6 years
Helen9781.8 years
Charles9378.1 years
James8874.5 years
Margaret7380.8 years
Ruth7183.6 years
Joseph6774.8 years
Most common last names in Lake Forest, CA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith5475.3 years
Brown3579.6 years
Johnson3478.7 years
Miller2980.3 years
Nelson2175.2 years
Jones1973.0 years
Martin1776.1 years
White1775.9 years
Wilson1683.6 years
Sanchez1570.8 years
Businesses in Lake Forest, CA
NameCountNameCount
24 Hour Fitness1Home Depot2
7-Eleven3Jamba Juice1
AT&T1KFC1
Ace Hardware1Kroger2
Albertsons1LA Fitness1
Arby's1MasterBrand Cabinets6
AutoZone1McDonald's2
Baja Fresh Mexican Grill1Men's Wearhouse1
Baskin-Robbins1Nike4
Big O Tires1Panda Express1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Panera Bread1
CVS4Papa John's Pizza1
Casual Male XL1Payless1
Catherines1Penske1
Chipotle2PetSmart1
Curves1Pier 1 Imports1
DHL2Quiznos2
Decora Cabinetry3Staples2
Dennys1Starbucks5
Discount Tire1T-Mobile1
Domino's Pizza1Taco Bell1
El Pollo Loco3The Room Place1
Extended Stay America1U-Haul3
FedEx10UPS12
GameStop1Vans1
H&R Block1Verizon Wireless2
Holiday Inn3Walgreens1
Browse common businesses in Lake Forest, CA


Lake Forest on our top lists:

  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Electrical and electronic goods merchant wholesalers (population 50,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 100 high-educated but low-earning cities (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Sporting goods, camera, and hobby and toy stores (population 50,000+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest median gross rent in 2007"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Therapists (population 50,000+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Electrical and electronic goods merchant wholesalers (population 50,000+)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Management of companies and enterprises (population 50,000+)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Furniture and home furnishing merchant wholesalers (population 50,000+)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 100 safest cities (lowest city-data.com crime index) (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with high-earning residents located near cities with low-earning residents (pop 50,000+)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 larger cities with the highest increase in household income from 2000 to 2005"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Real estate and rental and leasing (population 50,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Protective service occupations: (population 50,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Farm product raw material merchant wholesalers (population 50,000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Radio, TV, and computer and software, and other electronic stores (population 50,000+)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most Other Asian residents (pop 50,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Health technologists and technicians (population 50,000+)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most Asian Indian residents (pop 50,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Vending machine operators (population 50,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Personal appearance workers (population 50,000+)"
  • #96 (92630) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Iranian first ancestries"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving out compared to moving in (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
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Total of 1019 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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