Lucerne, California

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Population in 2010: 3,067. Population change since 2000: +6.9%
Males: 1,483  (48.4%)
Females: 1,584  (51.6%)
Median resident age:  40.7 years
California median age:  35.7 years

Zip codes: 95458.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $25,000 (it was $24,969 in 2000)
Lucerne:

$25,000
CA:

$60,190

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $13,444 (it was $13,396 in 2000)

Lucerne CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $120,769 (it was $71,300 in 2000)
Lucerne:

$120,769
CA:

$373,100

Median gross rent in 2013: $875.

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  • Races in Lucerne, CA (2013)

    Lucerne races chart
    • 1,94261.2%White alone
    • 51516.2%American Indian alone
    • 36311.4%Hispanic
    • 993.1%Black alone
    • 943.0%Two or more races
    • 912.9%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Lucerne: 88.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (16.5%), English (15.2%), German (9.3%), Italian (5.4%), Dutch (2.0%), French (1.8%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Land area: 6.11 square miles.

Population density: 502 people per square mile   (low).

Lucerne,CA real estate house value index trend

Lucerne, California map

For population 25 years and over in Lucerne:

  • High school or higher: 85.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.8%
  • Unemployed: 11.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lucerne CDP:

  • Never married: 26.3%
  • Now married: 39.7%
  • Separated: 4.0%
  • Widowed: 11.8%
  • Divorced: 18.2%

63 residents are foreign born

This place:

2.0%
California:

26.9%



According to our research of California and other state lists there were 17 registered sex offenders living in Lucerne, California as of September 04, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Lucerne to the number of sex offenders is 180 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,567 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $870 (1.0%)

Lucerne satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Santa Rosa, CA (44.5 miles , pop. 147,595).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Sacramento, CA (80.2 miles , pop. 407,018).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (423.9 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Nice, CA (2.0 miles ), Soda Bay, CA (2.4 miles ), North Lakeport, CA (2.5 miles ), Lakeport, CA (2.7 miles ), Upper Lake, CA (2.8 miles ), Clearlake Oaks, CA (2.8 miles ), Kelseyville, CA (2.9 miles ), Clearlake Riviera, CA (3.2 miles ).

Latitude: 39.09 N, Longitude: 122.79 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 707

Lucerne household income distribution Lucerne home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

9.1%
California:

7.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (16%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (11%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (10%)
  • Wholesale trade (10%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Utilities (7%)
  • Public administration (24%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (16%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Office and administrative support occupations (24%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (18%)
  • Sales and related occupations (16%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (16%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (3%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (17%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Community and social service occupations (10%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (5%)

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

Average climate in Lucerne, California

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Lucerne-area historical earthquake activity is near California state average. It is 689% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/1906 at 13:12:21, a magnitude 7.9 (7.9 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 76.1 miles away from the city center, causing $524,000,000 total damage
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 184.1 miles away from Lucerne center
On 4/25/1992 at 18:06:04, a magnitude 7.2 (6.3 MB, 7.1 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.1 MW, Depth: 9.4 mi) earthquake occurred 110.6 miles away from the city center, causing $75,000,000 total damage
On 11/8/1980 at 10:27:34, a magnitude 7.2 (6.2 MB, 7.2 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.0 ML) earthquake occurred 161.0 miles away from the city center
On 1/22/1923 at 09:04:18, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 165.8 miles away from Lucerne center
On 10/18/1989 at 00:04:15, a magnitude 7.1 (6.5 MB, 7.1 MS, 6.9 MW, 7.0 ML) earthquake occurred 147.7 miles away from the city center, causing 62 deaths (62 shaking deaths) and 3757 injuries, causing $1,305,032,704 total damage
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
Lucerne topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Lucerne:

  • SUTTER LAKESIDE HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 7 miles away; LAKEPORT, CA)
  • ROCKY POINT CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; LAKEPORT, CA)
  • HOSPICE SERVICES OF LAKE COUNTY (Hospital, about 8 miles away; LAKEPORT, CA)
  • SUTTER VISITING NURSE ASSOCIATION AND HOSPICE (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; LAKEPORT, CA)
  • EVERGREEN LAKEPORT HEALTHCARE (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; LAKEPORT, CA)
  • CLEARLAKE DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; CLEARLAKE, CA)
  • MEADOWOOD NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; CLEARLAKE, CA)

Airports located in Lucerne:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lucerne:

  • Mendocino College (about 25 miles; Ukiah, CA; Full-time enrollment: 2,263)
  • Santa Rosa Junior College (about 44 miles; Santa Rosa, CA; FT enrollment: 13,047)
  • Sonoma State University (about 53 miles; Rohnert Park, CA; FT enrollment: 7,796)
  • Napa Valley College (about 63 miles; Napa, CA; FT enrollment: 3,780)
  • California State University-Chico (about 68 miles; Chico, CA; FT enrollment: 14,838)
  • Yuba College (about 68 miles; Marysville, CA; FT enrollment: 4,737)
  • University of California-Davis (about 68 miles; Davis, CA; FT enrollment: 30,845)

Public elementary/middle school in Lucerne:

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Notable locations in Lucerne: Lucerne Christian Conference Center (A), Northshore Fire Protection District Station 80 Lucerne Headquarters (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Lucerne include: Queen of the Rosary Catholic Church (A), Sonrise Assembly Charismatic Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lake: Clear Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Morrison Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Lake 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
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 64.7. This is about average.

City:

64.7
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2008 was 0.419. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 8.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.419
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2009 was 5.45. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 12.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.45
U.S.:

6.58

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 22.7. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

22.7
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.76. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.76
U.S.:

20.22

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 4.06. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.06
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 42.3%
(33.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 69.7% for Black residents, 25.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 74.3% for American Indian residents, 58.2% for other race residents, 34.5% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.2 people
California:  2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  52.1%
Whole state:  68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  13.0%
Whole state:  7.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.8% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
35 people in other noninstitutional facilities in 2010
6 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse in 2000

Lucerne, California environmental map by EPA

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Lucerne compared to California state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.0
California average:

15.4

Lucerne travel time to work - commute Lucerne mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (47%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (31%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (9%)
  • Utility gas (6%)
  • Wood (6%)
  • Other fuel (0%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Lucerne CDP (based on Lake County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic6,8576
Evangelical Protestant5,37344
Other3,08016
Mainline Protestant1,14114
Orthodox501
None48,164-
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: 24
Lake County:

3.72 / 10,000 pop.
California:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Lake County:

0.78 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 21
Lake County:

3.26 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 40
Here:

6.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.3%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Lake County:

23.7%
California:

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

14.4%
State:

17.9%

Strongest AM radio stations in Lucerne:

  • KCBS (740 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KXBX (1270 AM; 1 kW; LAKEPORT, CA; Owner: BICOASTAL MEDIA LLC)
  • KTRB (860 AM; 50 kW; MODESTO, CA; Owner: PAPPAS RADIO OF CALIFORNIA, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFBK (1530 AM; 50 kW; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KNBR (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KNBR LICO, INC.)
  • KFIA (710 AM; 25 kW; CARMICHAEL, CA; Owner: VISTA BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KGO (810 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KGO-AM RADIO, 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.)
  • KTCT (1050 AM; 50 kW; SAN MATEO, CA; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA RADIO CORP.)
  • KIQI (1010 AM; 35 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF SAN FRANCISCO LICENSE CORP.)
  • KFAX (1100 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: GOLDEN GATE BROADCASTING CO, INC.)
  • KCBC (770 AM; 50 kW; RIVERBANK, CA; Owner: KIERTRON, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lucerne:

  • KXBX-FM (98.3 FM; LAKEPORT, CA; Owner: BICOASTAL MEDIA LLC)
  • KPFZ-LP (104.5 FM; LUCERNE, CA; Owner: LAKE COUNTY COMMUNITY RADIO)
  • KWNE (94.5 FM; UKIAH, CA; Owner: BROADCASTING CORP. OF MENDICINO CTY.)
  • KQPM (105.9 FM; UKIAH, CA; Owner: BICOASTAL MEDIA LLC)
  • K296ES (107.1 FM; LAKEPORT, CA; Owner: MOON BROADCASTING UKIAH, LLC)
  • KNTI (99.5 FM; LAKEPORT, CA; Owner: BICOASTAL MEDIA LLC)
  • K242AH (96.3 FM; KELSEYVILLE, CA; Owner: MOON BROADCASTING UKIAH, LLC)
  • KNDL (89.9 FM; ANGWIN, CA; Owner: HOWELL MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KLVR (91.9 FM; SANTA ROSA, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KXTS (100.9 FM; CALISTOGA, CA; Owner: SINCLAIR TELECABLE, INC.)
  • KFGY (92.9 FM; HEALDSBURG, CA; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF SANTA ROSA LICENSE LLC)
  • KBBF (89.1 FM; SANTA ROSA, CA; Owner: BILINGUAL B/CING. FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • KRCB-FM (91.1 FM; SANTA ROSA, CA; Owner: RURAL CALIFORNIA BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • K242AD (96.3 FM; BOONVILLE, CA; Owner: MOON BROADCASTING UKIAH, LLC)
  • KSXY (98.7 FM; MIDDLETOWN, CA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • K238AE (95.5 FM; LUCERNE, CA; Owner: MOON BROADCASTING UKIAH, LLC)
  • KUKI-FM (103.3 FM; UKIAH, CA; Owner: MOON BROADCASTING UKIAH, LLC)
  • KZYZ (91.5 FM; WILLITS, CA; Owner: MENDOCINO COUNTY PUBLIC BROADCASTING)
  • KPRA (89.5 FM; UKIAH, CA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KKCY (103.1 FM; COLUSA, CA; Owner: RESULTS RADIO LICENSEE, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Lucerne:

  • K15FJ (Channel 15; LAKEPORT, CA; Owner: THE LAKE COUNTY TELEVISION CLUB)
  • K26GK (Channel 26; LAKEPORT, CA; Owner: THE LAKE COUNTY TELEVISION CLUB)
  • K33CH (Channel 33; LAKEPORT, CA; Owner: THE LAKE COUNTY TELEVISION CLUB)
  • K64AZ (Channel 64; LAKEPORT, CA; Owner: THE LAKE COUNTY TELEVISION CLUB)
  • K46DR (Channel 46; LAKEPORT, CA; Owner: THE LAKE COUNTY TELEVISION CLUB)
  • K54CY (Channel 54; LAKEPORT, CA; Owner: THE LAKE COUNTY TELEVISION CLUB)
  • K52AJ (Channel 52; LAKEPORT, ETC., CA; Owner: THE LAKE COUNTY TELEVISION CLUB)
  • K56AW (Channel 56; LAKEPORT, CA; Owner: THE LAKE COUNTY TELEVISION CLUB)
  • K58AW (Channel 58; LAKEPORT, CA; Owner: THE LAKE COUNTY TELEVISION CLUB)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 1m3ftTotal length
  • $383,000Total costs
  • 8,900Total average daily traffic
  • 890Total average daily truck traffic
  • 13,300Total future (year 2027) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 6257 7th St (Lat: 39.091556 Lon: -122.792778), Call Sign: WNGA242
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.055 MHz, 155.025 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/27/2012, Expiration Date: 12/09/2022
    Registrant: County Of Lake, 255 N. Forbest St, Lakeport, CA 95453, Phone: (707) 263-2580

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

31 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Lucerne)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • Aircraft: LUSCOMBE 8A (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 86 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1291B , Serial Number: 5918, Year manufactured: 1947, Airworthiness Date: 09/13/1955
    Registrant (Co-Owned): William W Ellis, Sr 7921 Richard Dr, Lucerne, CA 95458, Other Owners: Ross N Calvert
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172H (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1641F , Serial Number: 17255036, Year manufactured: 1966
    Registrant (Individual): James V Baugher, Po Box 354, Lucerne, CA 95458
  • Aircraft: BEECH D35 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 120 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR E225 SERIES (225 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2954B , Serial Number: D-3595, Year manufactured: 1953, Airworthiness Date: 07/07/1956
    Registrant (Individual): William W Ellis, 7921 Richard Dr, Lucerne, CA 95458
  • Aircraft: BEECH M35 (Category: Land, Seats: 5, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 150 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR I0-470 SERIES (260 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9709R , Serial Number: D-6263, Year manufactured: 1959, Airworthiness Date: 12/21/1959
    Registrant (Individual): Jay C Hagen, Po Box 1420, Lucerne, CA 95458

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 29
  • Hazardous Condition: 10

Incident types - Lucerne

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Lucerne, CA
Most common first names in Lucerne, CA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William5277.0 years
John4574.9 years
James4472.8 years
George3276.5 years
Charles3076.0 years
Mary2979.0 years
Robert2969.6 years
Joseph2274.2 years
Thomas1968.1 years
Dorothy1878.6 years
Most common last names in Lucerne, CA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1775.8 years
Williams1475.1 years
Wilson1180.0 years
Johnson1170.5 years
Thomas1068.6 years
Thompson974.2 years
Brown873.9 years
Taylor875.7 years
Jones877.3 years
Mcdonald878.8 years

Businesses in Lucerne, CA

  • Subway: 1

Lucerne on our top lists:

  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Other health and personal care stores"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Retail sales workers except cashiers"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Special education teachers"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Other health diagnosing and treating practitioners and technical occupations"
  • #100 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Book stores and news dealers"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #75 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2004 Presidential Election, pop. 50,000+"
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