Lake Forest, California

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Population in 2019: 85,531 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +45.7%
Males: 41,970  (49.1%)
Females: 43,561  (50.9%)
Median resident age:

39.9 years
California median age:

37.0 years

Zip codes: 92630.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $118,888 (it was $67,967 in 2000)
Lake Forest:

$118,888
CA:

$80,440

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $52,017 (it was $28,583 in 2000)

Lake Forest city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $730,200 (it was $258,500 in 2000)
Lake Forest:

$730,200
CA:

$568,500

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $739,071; detached houses: $849,679; townhouses or other attached units: $558,023; in 2-unit structures: $548,153; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $348,682; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $668,471; mobile homes: $121,449

Median gross rent in 2019: $2,165.

March 2019 cost of living index in Lake Forest: 87.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 6.5%
(4.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 9.3% for Black residents, 11.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 7.1% for American Indian residents, 23.8% for other race residents, 5.2% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Lake Forest, CA (2019)
    • 43,76852.0%White alone
    • 18,42121.9%Hispanic
    • 16,16519.2%Asian alone
    • 3,5164.2%Two or more races
    • 1,6552.0%Black alone
    • 2050.2%American Indian alone
    • 1160.1%Other race alone
    • 710.08%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of California and other state lists, there were 31 registered sex offenders living in Lake Forest, California as of September 23, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Lake Forest is 2,635 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Lake Forest by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(1.3)
1
(1.3)
1
(1.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(2.6)
0
(0.0)
2
(2.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(1.2)
1
(1.2)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
6
(7.8)
6
(7.9)
7
(9.3)
3
(4.0)
8
(10.6)
1
(1.3)
8
(10.1)
12
(15.1)
19
(23.8)
15
(18.6)
17
(20.4)
19
(22.6)
14
(16.4)
7
(8.1)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
25
(32.4)
32
(41.9)
32
(42.3)
30
(39.7)
32
(42.2)
22
(28.1)
20
(25.3)
23
(29.0)
18
(22.6)
23
(28.5)
13
(15.6)
24
(28.5)
36
(42.2)
14
(16.1)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
65
(84.3)
54
(70.7)
68
(89.9)
76
(100.7)
52
(68.6)
64
(81.9)
79
(99.8)
68
(85.7)
67
(84.0)
71
(87.9)
75
(89.8)
90
(106.9)
108
(126.6)
44
(50.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
205
(265.9)
209
(273.7)
178
(235.3)
179
(237.1)
161
(212.5)
140
(179.1)
227
(286.7)
150
(189.1)
127
(159.3)
134
(165.8)
135
(161.7)
166
(197.1)
139
(163.0)
108
(124.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
793
(1,029)
765
(1,002)
680
(899.0)
721
(954.9)
736
(971.2)
763
(976.1)
798
(1,008)
620
(781.5)
493
(618.2)
684
(846.6)
533
(638.2)
504
(598.4)
510
(597.9)
503
(580.2)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
106
(137.5)
78
(102.1)
63
(83.3)
64
(84.8)
62
(81.8)
44
(56.3)
63
(79.6)
43
(54.2)
62
(77.7)
90
(111.4)
78
(93.4)
87
(103.3)
112
(131.3)
73
(84.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
18
(23.3)
25
(32.7)
21
(27.8)
11
(14.6)
5
(6.6)
8
(10.2)
4
(5.1)
1
(1.3)
2
(2.5)
2
(2.5)
7
(8.4)
2
(2.4)
10
(11.7)
2
(2.3)
City-Data.com crime index106.2103.099.896.895.187.0102.491.884.795.383.294.099.362.4

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

- means the value is smaller than the state average.
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City-data.com crime index in Lake Forest, CA

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

Ancestries: German (5.4%), American (4.4%), English (3.8%), Italian (3.6%), Irish (3.6%), European (2.6%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Land area: 12.5 square miles.

Population density: 6,846 people per square mile   (high).

Lake Forest, California map

21,249 residents are foreign born (7.5% Latin America, 6.1% Asia, 2.9% Europe).

This city:

25.2%
California:

26.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $5,108 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $2,944 (0.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: South Coast, CA (8.5 miles , pop. 288,147).

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 )

Latitude: 33.64 N, Longitude: 117.69 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -3,179 (-3.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 9,970 (21.8%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 949

Distribution of median household income in Lake Forest, CA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Lake Forest, CA in 2019
Lake Forest satellite photo by USGS

Lake Forest tourist attractions:

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.2%
California:

7.9%
Most common industries in Lake Forest, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (9.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.0%)
  • Health care (7.0%)
  • Educational services (6.3%)
  • Construction (6.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.9%)
  • Computer & electronic products (4.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (10.3%)
  • Construction (9.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.5%)
  • Computer & electronic products (5.2%)
  • Transportation equipment (3.8%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (11.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (10.6%)
  • Educational services (10.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (8.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.5%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (4.1%)
  • Social assistance (3.0%)
Most common occupations in Lake Forest, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2019
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.9%)
  • Computer specialists (6.4%)
  • Engineers (3.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.1%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (2.8%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (2.8%)
  • Customer service representatives (2.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2019
  • Computer specialists (9.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.8%)
  • Engineers (5.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.7%)
  • Top executives (3.3%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2019
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.0%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.6%)
  • Customer service representatives (3.5%)
  • Computer specialists (3.0%)
  • Accountants and auditors (3.0%)
  • Cashiers (2.9%)

Average climate in Lake Forest, California

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 121. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

121
U.S.:

74
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.198. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 1.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.198
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 11.8. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.8
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2016 was 0.113. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.113
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 34.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

34.1
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 24.6. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.6
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.78. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.78
U.S.:

8.46

Earthquake activity:

Lake Forest-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above California state average. It is 6790% 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 Lake Forest 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 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 120.1 miles away from Lake Forest center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
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 the city center
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 118.7 miles away from Lake Forest center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
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 11/4/1927 at 13:51:53, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK) earthquake occurred 210.2 miles away from Lake Forest center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Orange County (32) is a lot greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 22
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 15, Fires: 13, Storms: 9, Landslides: 6, Winter Storms: 6, Mudslides: 5, Earthquakes: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Lake Forest topographic map

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 and medical centers in Lake Forest:

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

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.

College/University in Lake Forest:

  • Marinello Schools of Beauty-Lake Forest (Full-time enrollment: 618; 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 (about 5 miles; Irvine, CA; Full-time enrollment: 6,027)
  • Irvine Valley College (about 6 miles; Irvine, CA; FT enrollment: 8,005)
  • Saddleback College (about 7 miles; Mission Viejo, CA; FT enrollment: 13,716)
  • Concordia University-Irvine (about 7 miles; Irvine, CA; FT enrollment: 3,284)
  • University of California-Irvine (about 9 miles; Irvine, CA; FT enrollment: 28,587)
  • Coastline Community College (about 11 miles; Fountain Valley, CA; FT enrollment: 4,591)
  • University of Phoenix-Southern California Campus (about 12 miles; Costa Mesa, CA; FT enrollment: 8,110)

Public high school in Lake Forest:

  • EL TORO HIGH (Students: 2,017, Location: 25255 TOLEDO WAY, Grades: 9-12)

Private high school in Lake Forest:

  • ESCALADE ACADEMY (Students: 10, Location: 23832 ROCKFIELD BLVD STE 180, Grades: UG-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Lake Forest:

Private elementary/middle schools in Lake Forest:

  • GRACE CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS (Students: 463, Location: 26052 TRABUCO RD, Grades: PK-6)
  • ABIDING SAVIOR LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 376, Location: 23262 EL TORO RD, Grades: PK-8)
  • MONTESSORI ON THE LAKE (Students: 343, Location: 23311 MUIRLANDS BLVD, Grades: PK-8)
  • LAKE FOREST MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 87, Location: 25435 TRABUCO RD STE 5, Grades: PK-1)
  • ARBOR CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 74, Location: 23302 EL TORO RD, Grades: PK-6)
See full list of schools located in Lake Forest

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Birthplace of Kaitlyn Sandeno- US. Olmympic medal winner

Points of interest:

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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

Main business address in Lake Forest include: LIQUIDMETAL TECHNOLOGIES INC (A), APRIA HEALTHCARE GROUP INC (B), I FLOW CORP /DE/ (C), SPARTA INC /DE (D), WESTERN DIGITAL CORP (E), MAI SYSTEMS CORP (F), INSIGHT HEALTH SERVICES HOLDINGS CORP (G). 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

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.

Orange County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
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

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

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

For population 15 years and over in Lake Forest:

Marital status in Lake Forest, CA
  • Never married: 27.0%
  • Now married: 58.2%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 3.4%
  • Divorced: 10.5%

For population 25 years and over in Lake Forest:

  • High school or higher: 95.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 50.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 17.7%
  • Unemployed: 3.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.7
California average:

14.9

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Lake Forest
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Neighborhoods in Lake Forest:

(Lake Forest, California Neighborhood Map)

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic797,47367
Evangelical Protestant345,893894
Other141,815329
Mainline Protestant76,574202
Orthodox13,40619
Black Protestant2,4248
None1,632,647-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 530
Orange County:

1.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 18
Orange County:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
California:

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

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

1.46 / 10,000 pop.
California:

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

8.19 / 10,000 pop.
California:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Orange County:

6.3%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Orange County:

18.5%
State:

21.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Orange County:

16.4%
California:

17.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Lake Forest:

51.7%
California:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

51.2%
State:

48.0%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.0
State:

28.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
Lake Forest:

19.6%
California:

20.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

10.0%
California:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

32.4%
California:

31.5%

General health condition:
This city:

59.3%
California:

56.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Lake Forest:

81.6%
State:

80.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Lake Forest, CA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 33$266,688$96,9779$14,470
Parks and Recreation 10$69,594$83,51335$38,748
Housing and Community Development (Local) 10$74,205$89,0462$3,462
Financial Administration 6$46,930$93,8600$0
Streets and Highways 3$28,673$114,6920$0
Natural Resources 1$8,146$97,7520$0
Police - Other 1$6,702$80,4240$0
Totals for Government 64$500,938$93,92646$56,680

Lake Forest government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $18,915,000 ($221.15)
    Parks and Recreation: $8,552,000 ($99.99)
    Housing and Community Development: $765,000 ($8.94)
    Central Staff Services: $389,000 ($4.55)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $15,935,000 ($186.31)
    Regular Highways: $10,772,000 ($125.94)
    Central Staff Services: $8,561,000 ($100.09)
    Parks and Recreation: $5,645,000 ($66.00)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $3,324,000 ($38.86)
    Health - Other: $1,104,000 ($12.91)
    Financial Administration: $1,012,000 ($11.83)
    Housing and Community Development: $140,000 ($1.64)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $605,000 ($7.07)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $17,994,000 ($210.38)
    Other - Water Utilities: $605,000 ($7.07)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $736,000 ($8.61)
    Regular Highways: $429,000 ($5.02)
    Housing and Community Development: $32,000 ($0.37)

Lake Forest government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $3,787,000 ($44.28)
    Parks and Recreation: $743,000 ($8.69)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $410,000 ($4.79)
    Other: $218,000 ($2.55)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $2,257,000 ($26.39)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $33,610,000 ($392.96)
    General Revenue - Other: $1,276,000 ($14.92)
    Interest Earnings: $633,000 ($7.40)
    Fines and Forfeits: $422,000 ($4.93)
    Rents: $114,000 ($1.33)
    Donations From Private Sources: $8,000 ($0.09)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,608,000 ($18.80)
    Other: $328,000 ($3.83)
    General Local Government Support: $52,000 ($0.61)
  • Tax - Property: $17,149,000 ($200.50)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $16,962,000 ($198.31)
    Other License: $4,456,000 ($52.10)
    Other Selective Sales: $3,775,000 ($44.14)
    Public Utilities Sales: $2,335,000 ($27.30)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $737,000 ($8.62)

Lake Forest government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,400,000 ($180.05)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,375,000 ($168.07)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,025,000 ($11.98)

Lake Forest government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $88,571,000 ($1035.54)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $57,877,000 ($676.68)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $575,000 ($6.72)

4.66% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($76,703 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.66%
California average:

5.03%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,018 average AGI)
Orange County:

0.05%
California average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Los Angeles County, CA  1.64% ($74,627 average AGI)
from Riverside County, CA  0.45% ($58,801)
from San Diego County, CA  0.27% ($69,550)


4.99% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($72,976 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.99%
California average:

5.21%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,308 average AGI)
Orange County:

0.07%
California average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Los Angeles County, CA  1.35% ($64,742 average AGI)
to Riverside County, CA  0.64% ($64,976)
to San Diego County, CA  0.30% ($85,709)
Businesses in Lake Forest, CA
NameCountNameCount
24 Hour Fitness1Holiday Inn3
7-Eleven3Home Depot2
99 Cents Only Stores1Jamba 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
Carl\s Jr.1Payless1
Casual Male XL1Penske1
Catherines1PetSmart1
Chipotle2Pier 1 Imports1
Circle K1Quiznos2
Curves1Staples2
DHL2Starbucks5
Decora Cabinetry3Subaru1
Dennys1T-Mobile1
Discount Tire1Taco Bell1
Domino's Pizza1The Room Place1
El Pollo Loco3U-Haul3
Extended Stay America1UPS12
FedEx10Vans1
GameStop1Verizon Wireless2
H&R Block1Walgreens1

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
See more detailed statistics of Lake Forest fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 54Number of bridges
  • 577ft / 176mTotal length
  • $12,698,000Total costs
  • 1,179,271Total average daily traffic
  • 30,475Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,331,263Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic
New bridges in Lake Forest, CA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21930-1939
  • 31940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 31960-1969
  • 171970-1979
  • 41980-1989
  • 241990-1999
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: 111 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Lake Forest, CA)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 370 (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: 45 (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 in Lake Forest, CA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Lake Forest, CA - Value

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

  • Extended Stay America - Orange County - Lake Forest, 20251 Lk Forest Dr, Lake Forest, California 92630 , Phone: (949) 598-1898, Fax: (949) 598-1893
  • Comfort Suites, 20768 Lk Forest Dr, Lake Forest, California 92630 , Phone: (949) 900-1288, Fax: (949) 900-1299
  • Staybridge Suites Lake Forest, 2 Orch, Lake Forest, California 92630 , Phone: (949) 462-9500, Fax: (949) 458-8899
  • Americas Best Value Inn - Irvine, 23150 Lk Center Dr, Lake Forest, California 92630 , Phone: (949) 855-1000, Fax: (949) 830-4447
  • Quality Inn & Suites, 23702 Rockfield Blvd, Lake Forest, California 92630 , Phone: (949) 458-1900, Fax: (949) 830-3325
  • Holiday Inn Lake Forest/Irvine Spectrum, 23131 Lk Center Dr, Lake Forest, California 92630 , Phone: (949) 455-7000, Fax: (949) 455-7001
All 6 fire-safe hotels and motels in Lake Forest, California
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Lake Forest, CA
  • 79.8%Utility gas
  • 17.1%Electricity
  • 1.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%No fuel used
  • 0.8%Solar energy
  • 0.3%Wood
  • 0.1%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Lake Forest, CA
  • 56.4%Utility gas
  • 41.3%Electricity
  • 1.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%No fuel used
  • 0.1%Wood


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.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Lake Forest on our top lists:

  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: construction (population 50,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index increase from 2011 to 2012 (population 50,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 100 safest cities (lowest city-data.com crime index) (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: management occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest city-data.com crime index (population 50,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest temperature differences during a year (population 50,000+)"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest number of thefts per 100,000 residents (population 50,000+)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: community and social service occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest number of murders per 100,000 residents (population 50,000+)"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: architecture and engineering occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest percentage of single-parent households, population 50,000+"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the least people below the poverty level (population 50,000+)"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest number of burglaries per 100,000 residents (population 50,000+)"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest number of auto thefts per 100,000 residents (population 50,000+)"
  • #75 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: business and financial operations occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest median house value (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest number of robberies per 100,000 residents (population 50,000+)"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: finance and insurance (population 50,000+)"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: personal care and service occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #97 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: sales and related occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic adherents"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant adherents"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
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