Lake Tahoe, California

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Population in July 2007: 16,057.
Males: 8,663  (54.0%)
Females: 7,394  (46.0%)
Median resident age:  34.9 years
California median age:  33.3 years

Zip code: 96145

Estimated median household income in 2012: $58,337 (it was $48,583 in 2000)
Lake Tahoe:

$58,337
CA:

$58,328
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $30,368 (it was $25,456 in 2000)

Lake Tahoe CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $439,343 (it was $287,300 in 2000)
Lake Tahoe:

$439,343
CA:

$349,400
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $800,165; Detached houses: $849,416; Townhouses or other attached units: $701,791; In 2-unit structures: $741,219; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $460,700; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $344,763; Mobile homes: $117,176; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $11,023
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Lake Tahoe races chart
  • White alone - 9,337 (76.8%)
  • Hispanic - 2,432 (20.0%)
  • Two or more races - 151 (1.2%)
  • Asian alone - 128 (1.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 65 (0.5%)
  • Black alone - 35 (0.3%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 5 (0.04%)
  • Other race alone - 5 (0.04%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Lake Tahoe: 289.1 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Land area: 73.5 square miles.

Population density: 218 people per square mile   (very low).

Lake Tahoe, California map

For population 25 years and over in Lake Tahoe:

  • High school or higher: 85.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 34.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.4%
  • Unemployed: 4.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lake Tahoe CCD:

  • Never married: 37.4%
  • Now married: 47.5%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 3.2%
  • Divorced: 11.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Lake Tahoe CCD:  0.6% ($1,826)
California:  0.8% ($1,564)
Lake Tahoe satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Carson City, NV (19.2 miles , pop. 52,457).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Sacramento, CA (85.1 miles , pop. 407,018).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (365.5 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Dollar Point, CA (0.6 miles ), Sunnyside-Tahoe City, CA (1.8 miles ), Carnelian Bay, CA (1.8 miles ), Tahoe Vista, CA (2.3 miles ), Kings Beach, CA (2.5 miles ), Crystal Bay, NV (2.5 miles ), Tahoma, CA (2.8 miles ), Incline Village, NV (3.1 miles ).

Latitude: 39.18 N, Longitude: 120.11 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 775

Lake Tahoe household income distribution Lake Tahoe home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.0%
California:

7.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (24%)
  • Accommodation and food services (22%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Public administration (3%)
  • Accommodation and food services (24%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
  • Health care (5%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Carpenters (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)

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

Average climate in Lake Tahoe, California

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Lake Tahoe, California average temperatures Lake Tahoe, California average precipitation Lake Tahoe, California humidity Lake Tahoe, California wind speed Lake Tahoe, California snowfall Lake Tahoe, California sunshine Lake Tahoe, California clear and cloudy days

Earthquake activity:

Lake Tahoe-area historical earthquake activity is near California state average. It is 754% greater than the overall U.S. average.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Placer County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 6, Fires: 4, Landslides: 4, Mudslides: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Birthplace of: Bob Regan - Country songwriter.

Hospitals and medical centers near Lake Tahoe:

  • INCLINE VILLAGE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 10 miles away; INCLINE VILLAGE, NV)
  • INCLINE VILLAGE HEALTH CENTER Critical Access Hospitals (about 10 miles away; INCLINE VILLAGE, NV)
  • TAHOE FOREST HOSPITAL D/P SNF (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; TRUCKEE, CA)

Amtrak stations near Lake Tahoe:

  • 11 miles: TRUCKEE (RAILROAD ST. & COMMERCIAL ROW) . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, car rental agency, call for taxi service.
  • 17 miles: SODA SPRINGS (DONNER SUMMIT LODGE) - Bus Station . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, public payphones, full-service food facilities, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.
  • 18 miles: STATELINE (STATELINE AVE. AT LAKE TAHOE BLVD.) - Bus Station . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, free short-term parking, call for taxi service, intercity bus service.

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

  • Western Nevada College (about 18 miles; Carson City, NV; Full-time enrollment: 2,338)
  • University of Nevada-Reno (about 30 miles; Reno, NV; FT enrollment: 15,092)
  • Truckee Meadows Community College (about 32 miles; Reno, NV; FT enrollment: 6,919)
  • Sierra College (about 66 miles; Rocklin, CA; FT enrollment: 11,488)
  • Folsom Lake College (about 66 miles; Folsom, CA; FT enrollment: 5,308)
  • American River College (about 77 miles; Sacramento, CA; FT enrollment: 20,452)
  • Yuba College (about 77 miles; Marysville, CA; FT enrollment: 4,737)

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Notable locations in Lake Tahoe: Brockway Golf Club (A), Tahoe Tavern (B), Granlibakken Ski Area (C), Tahoe Ski Bowl Area (D), Homewood Ski Area (E), Lake Forest Campground (F), Tahoe Nordic (G), Brockway Winter Sports Center (H), Stateline Lookout (I), Kaspian Picnic Area (J), William Kent Guard Station and Camp (K), Bear Trap Cabin (L), Coon Street Picnic Area (M), Tahoe City Golf Course (N), Tahoe City Branch Auburn-Placer County Library (O), Kings Beach Branch Auburn-Placer County Library (P), Westshore Community Center (Q), North Tahoe Fire Protection District Station 55 North Tahoe (R), North Tahoe Fire Protection District Station 52 North Tahoe (S), North Tahoe Fire Protection District Station 51 North Tahoe (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Ellis Lake (A), Watson Lake (B), Lake Louise (C), McKinney Lake (D), Buck Lake (E), Lake Tahoe (F), Quail Lake (G), Dollar Reservoir (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Griff Creek (A), Ward Creek (B), Dollar Creek (C), McKinney Creek (D), Madden Creek (E), Burton Creek (F), Blackwood Creek (G), Watson Creek (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Lake Tahoe include: Tahoe State Recreation Area (1), Burton Creek State Park (2), Tahoe Park (3), Tahoe City Public Beach (4), Ward Creek Project (5), William B Layton Park (6), Kailua Park (7), Kasian Recreation Area (8), North Tahoe Regional Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beaches: Atagam Beach (A), Patton Beach (B), Moondunes Beach (C), Secline Beach (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Placer County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 96.2. This is worse than average.

City:

96.2
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.373. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.373
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2003 was 9.99. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.99
U.S.:

6.58

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 37.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

37.3
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 16.1. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 0.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.1
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 5.96. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.96
U.S.:

9.14
Average household size:
This place:  2.3 people
California:  2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  53.2%
Whole state:  68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  9.8%
Whole state:  7.2%

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

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

10.9%
Whole state:

14.2%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

5.7%
Whole state:

6.3%
79 people in other noninstitutional facilities in 2010
7 people in college/university student housing in 2010

People in group quarters in Lake Tahoe in 2000:

  • 88 people in nursing homes
  • 50 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 35 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 10 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 5 people in other group homes
  • 2 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

Lake Tahoe compared to California state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (78%)
  • Electricity (10%)
  • Wood (8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Lake Tahoe CCD (based on Placer County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 37.21%
Here: 37.2%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchSouthern Baptist Convention The Evangelical Covenant ChurchAssemblies of God
Adherents42.5%11.0%5.1%4.8%4.7%
Congregations6.1%14.5%7.9%1.2%6.7%
Name Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentChristian Churches and Churches of ChristEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchOther
Adherents4.2%3.2%3.0%2.5%18.9%
Congregations0.6%1.8%4.2%6.1%50.9%
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: 55
Placer County:

1.66 / 10,000 pop.
California:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 20
Placer County:

0.60 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 74
Placer County:

2.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 299
Here:

9.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.7%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Placer County:

17.6%
California:

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

14.5%
State:

17.9%

8.26% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($57,659 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.26%
California average:

5.03%

0.08% of residents moved from foreign countries ($491 average AGI)
Placer County:

0.08%
California average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Sacramento County, CA  3.13% ($55,535 average AGI)
from Nevada County, CA  0.38% ($46,189)
from El Dorado County, CA  0.26% ($56,861)


7.23% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($46,420 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.23%
California average:

5.12%

0.09% of residents moved to foreign countries ($519 average AGI)
Placer County:

0.09%
California average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Sacramento County, CA  2.64% ($39,051 average AGI)
to Nevada County, CA  0.30% ($53,635)
to El Dorado County, CA  0.20% ($55,996)

Strongest AM radio stations in Lake Tahoe:

  • KKOH (780 AM; 50 kW; RENO, NV; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KTHO (590 AM; 3 kW; SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA; Owner: PARADISE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPTL (1300 AM; 5 kW; CARSON CITY, NV; Owner: CASINO RADIO, LLC)
  • KBZZ (1270 AM; 13 kW; SPARKS, NV; Owner: AMERICOM LAS VEGAS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KPTT (630 AM; 5 kW; RENO, NV; Owner: LOTUS RADIO CORP.)
  • KFIA (710 AM; 25 kW; CARMICHAEL, CA; Owner: VISTA BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KHTK (1140 AM; 50 kW; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KSTE (650 AM; 25 kW; RANCHO CORDOVA, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KCBC (770 AM; 50 kW; RIVERBANK, CA; Owner: KIERTRON, INC.)
  • KFBK (1530 AM; 50 kW; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KIHM (920 AM; 5 kW; RENO, NV; Owner: IHR EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING)
  • KQLO (1590 AM; 5 kW; SUN VALLEY, NV; Owner: THOMAS AQUINAS SCHOOL)
  • KAHI (950 AM; 10 kW; AUBURN, CA; Owner: IHR EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lake Tahoe:

  • KTKE (101.5 FM; TRUCKEE, CA; Owner: TRUCKSTER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTHX-FM (100.1 FM; DAYTON, NV; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • KRNO (106.9 FM; INCLINE VILLAGE, NV; Owner: AMERICOM LAS VEGAS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KODS (103.7 FM; CARNELIAN BAY, CA; Owner: AMERICOM, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKTO (90.5 FM; TAHOE CITY, CA; Owner: CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KLCA (96.5 FM; TAHOE CITY, CA; Owner: AMERICOM LAS VEGAS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KDOT (104.5 FM; RENO, NV; Owner: LOTUS RADIO CORP.)
  • KOZZ-FM (105.7 FM; RENO, NV; Owner: LOTUS RADIO CORP.)
  • KWYL (102.9 FM; SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KSRN (107.7 FM; KINGS BEACH, CA; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • KNEV (95.5 FM; RENO, NV; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KBUL-FM (98.1 FM; CARSON CITY, NV; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KNIS (91.3 FM; CARSON CITY, NV; Owner: WESTERN INSPIRATIONAL BROADCASTERS, INC)
  • KUNR (88.7 FM; RENO, NV; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, RENO)
  • KWNZ (97.3 FM; CARSON CITY, NV; Owner: AMERICOM LAS VEGAS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KSSJ (94.7 FM; FAIR OAKS, CA; Owner: ENTERCOM SACRAMENTO LICENSE, LLC)
  • K273AF (102.5 FM; CARSON CITY, NV; Owner: EDDIE FLOYD)
  • K286AG (105.1 FM; CARSON CITY, NV; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • K206BI (89.1 FM; CARSON CITY, NV; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • K207CP (89.3 FM; SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, NV; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Lake Tahoe:

  • KMMK-LP (Channel 14; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: CABALLERO TELEVISION TEXAS, L.L.C.)
  • KTVN (Channel 2; RENO, NV; Owner: SARKES TARZIAN, INC.)
  • K38FW (Channel 38; STATELINE, NV; Owner: RSN WEST, LLC)
  • K56BW (Channel 56; TAHOE CITY, CA; Owner: SIERRA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KNVV-LP (Channel 41; RENO, NV; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • K58AO (Channel 58; CRYSTAL BAY, NV; Owner: KOLO LICENSEE CORP.)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Lake Tahoe)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • STATION, 1.1 Mi E Of Donner Beacon (Lat: 39.321833 Lon: -120.336583), Overall height: 12.2 m, Call Sign: WNEP257
    Assigned Frequencies: 952.012 MHz, 928.012 MHz, 928.337 MHz, 952.337 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/01/2001, Expiration Date: 08/08/2011, Cancellation Date: 10/08/2011
    Registrant: Phone: (202) 463-2914

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: K6EML, Licensee ID: L01376877
    Grant Date: 03/07/2008, Expiration Date: 04/27/2018
    Registrant: Eugene E Collins, 1743 Arrowhead Ave, S Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
  • Call Sign: K6PZN, Licensee ID: L00217569
    Grant Date: 01/04/2006, Expiration Date: 02/27/2016
    Registrant: Michael J Chernus, S Lake Tahoe, CA 96158

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-30 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 139 mph), Engine: LYCOMING IO-320 SERIES (150 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7087Y , Serial Number: 30-102, Year manufactured: 1963, Airworthiness Date: 09/05/1963
    Registrant (Individual): Ronald W Schuler, Po Box 4273, S Lake Tahoe, CA 95729

Businesses in Lake Tahoe, CA

  • Jamba Juice: 1

Lake Tahoe on our top lists:

  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Sporting goods, camera, and hobby and toy stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Accommodation and food services (population 5,000+)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Media and communication equipment workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Accommodation and food services (population 5,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other workers' dormitories (population 5,000+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Legal occupations: (population 5,000+)"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of unmarried partner households (population 5,000+)"
  • #75 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest differences between morning and afternoon humidity"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for the mentally retarded (population 5,000+)"
  • #74 (96145) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Australian first ancestries (pop 1,000+)"
  • #101 (96145) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers reporting profit/loss from business in 2004 (pop 1,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Ozone (8-hour) air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
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