South Lake Tahoe, California

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Population in 2013: 21,387 (98% urban, 2% rural). Population change since 2000: -9.4%
 
Males: 11,665  (54.5%)
Females: 9,722  (45.5%)
Median resident age:  39.0 years
California median age:  35.7 years

Zip codes: 96150.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $36,311 (it was $34,707 in 2000)
South Lake Tahoe:

$36,311
CA:

$60,190

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $22,041 (it was $18,452 in 2000)

South Lake Tahoe city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $313,929 (it was $152,300 in 2000)
South Lake Tahoe:

$313,929
CA:

$373,100

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $384,319; Detached houses: $405,566; Townhouses or other attached units: $270,390; In 2-unit structures: $277,025; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $192,027; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $129,212; Mobile homes: $79,400; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $49,692

Median gross rent in 2013: $841.

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  • Races in South Lake Tahoe, CA (2013)

    South Lake Tahoe races chart
    • 12,30857.1%White alone
    • 7,37334.2%Hispanic
    • 1,1025.1%Asian alone
    • 5032.3%Two or more races
    • 2621.2%Black alone
    • 1380.6%American Indian alone
    • 530.2%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in South Lake Tahoe: 104.3 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (12.0%), German (11.2%), English (7.4%), Italian (5.2%), French (3.3%), United States (2.1%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 6260 feet

Land area: 10.1 square miles.

Population density: 2,127 people per square mile   (low).

South Lake Tahoe,CA real estate house value index trend

South Lake Tahoe, California map

For population 25 years and over in South Lake Tahoe:

  • High school or higher: 81.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.2%
  • Unemployed: 7.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in South Lake Tahoe city:

  • Never married: 39.3%
  • Now married: 42.2%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 5.4%
  • Divorced: 11.5%

4,446 residents are foreign born (15.1% Latin America, 4.7% Asia).

This city:

20.7%
California:

26.9%



According to our research of California and other state lists there were 21 registered sex offenders living in South Lake Tahoe, California as of September 01, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in South Lake Tahoe to the number of sex offenders is 1,014 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,463 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,168 (0.5%)

South Lake Tahoe satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Carson City, NV (20.3 miles , pop. 52,457).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Sacramento, CA (84.2 miles , pop. 407,018).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (346.7 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Stateline, NV (1.9 miles ), Zephyr Cove-Round Hill Village, NV (2.3 miles ), Kingsbury, NV (2.3 miles ), Round Hill Village, NV (2.4 miles ), Skyland, NV (2.6 miles ), Zephyr Cove, NV (2.6 miles ), Lakeridge, NV (2.8 miles ), Genoa, NV (3.0 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 31 buildings, average cost: $115,900
  • 1998: 55 buildings, average cost: $158,900
  • 1999: 40 buildings, average cost: $142,800
  • 2000: 48 buildings, average cost: $156,700
  • 2002: 50 buildings, average cost: $215,700
  • 2003: 49 buildings, average cost: $216,500
  • 2004: 68 buildings, average cost: $229,200
  • 2005: 57 buildings, average cost: $254,200
  • 2006: 71 buildings, average cost: $250,200
  • 2007: 52 buildings, average cost: $244,800
  • 2008: 25 buildings, average cost: $237,600
  • 2009: 23 buildings, average cost: $259,400
  • 2010: 12 buildings, average cost: $214,800
  • 2011: 10 buildings, average cost: $233,500
  • 2012: 13 buildings, average cost: $295,700

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 38.93 N, Longitude: 119.98 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,115 (+5.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 6,089 (63.0%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 775

South Lake Tahoe household income distribution South Lake Tahoe home values distribution

Crime rates in South Lake Tahoe by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murders 1000101100103
per 100,000 4.20.00.00.04.20.04.24.30.00.04.60.014.1
Rapes 16131523815121113145108
per 100,000 66.553.161.995.133.261.950.347.155.859.523.146.337.7
Robberies 20242928212125313026222716
per 100,000 83.298.1119.7115.887.286.7104.7132.8128.8110.5101.6125.175.3
Assaults 1331731638210111212511110012410211189
per 100,000 553.1706.8672.9339.0419.3462.2523.6475.6429.2526.8471.0514.2419.0
Burglaries 240167169252189236238260169171153152171
per 100,000 998.0682.3697.61,041.8784.7973.9997.01,113.9725.3726.4706.5704.2805.0
Thefts 456310351433301389313274237190260360368
per 100,000 1,896.21,266.51,448.91,790.11,249.71,605.31,311.21,173.91,017.2807.11,200.61,667.71,732.3
Auto thefts 63444675637452351616163246
per 100,000 262.0179.8189.9310.1261.6305.4217.8150.068.768.073.9148.2216.5
Arson 1551131215102
per 100,000 4.220.420.64.14.212.44.28.64.321.24.60.09.4
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 294.7) 143.2128.4134.7137.0106.6127.9127.7125.3104.8108.1100.7120.2121.2

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

Crime rate in South Lake Tahoe detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 56 (37 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.74
California average:

2.34

South Lake Tahoe tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.9%
California:

7.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +1,668 (+7.6%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Accommodation and food services (32%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (14%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (30%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (12%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (20%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (12%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)

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

Average climate in South Lake Tahoe, California

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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

Earthquake activity:

South Lake Tahoe-area historical earthquake activity is near California state average. It is 770% 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 175.5 miles away from the city center, causing $524,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 171.1 miles away from South Lake Tahoe center
On 12/21/1932 at 06:10:09, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 106.6 miles away from the city center
On 12/16/1954 at 11:07:12, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK) earthquake occurred 108.2 miles away from the city center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 277.2 miles away from South Lake Tahoe center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
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 159.1 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)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in El Dorado County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 5, Landslides: 4, Fires: 2, Mudslides: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
South Lake Tahoe topographic map

Birthplace of: Jerod Haase - Basketball coach, Shaun Palmer - Snowboarder, Jamie Anderson (snowboarder) - Snowboarder, Bob Ayrault - Baseball player, Leon Abravanel - Soccer, Tim Pugh - Baseball player.

Hospitals and medical centers in South Lake Tahoe:

  • BARTON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 2170 SOUTH AVENUE)
  • BARTON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL HHA AND HOSPICE (2092 LAKE TAHOE BLVD BLDG A STE 1)

Other hospitals and medical centers near South Lake Tahoe:

  • VALLEY MEADOWS LIVING CENTER, INC (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; GARDNERVILLE, NV)
  • GARDNERVILLE DIALYSIS (DCI) (Dialysis Facility, about 14 miles away; GARDNERVILLE, NV)

Airports and heliports located in South Lake Tahoe:

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Amtrak station:

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE (1000 LAKE TAHOE BLVD.) - Bus Station . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, public payphones, free short-term parking, call for taxi service.

College/University in South Lake Tahoe:

  • Lake Tahoe Community College (Full-time enrollment: 1,316; Location: One College Drive; Public; Website: www.ltcc.edu)

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

  • Western Nevada College (about 21 miles; Carson City, NV; Full-time enrollment: 2,338)
  • University of Nevada-Reno (about 44 miles; Reno, NV; FT enrollment: 15,092)
  • Truckee Meadows Community College (about 46 miles; Reno, NV; FT enrollment: 6,919)
  • Folsom Lake College (about 65 miles; Folsom, CA; FT enrollment: 5,308)
  • Sierra College (about 67 miles; Rocklin, CA; FT enrollment: 11,488)
  • American River College (about 76 miles; Sacramento, CA; FT enrollment: 20,452)
  • California State University-Sacramento (about 82 miles; Sacramento, CA; FT enrollment: 22,234)

Public high schools in South Lake Tahoe:

Public elementary/middle schools in South Lake Tahoe:

Private elementary/middle schools in South Lake Tahoe:

  • ST THERESA SCHOOL (Students: 187; Location: 1081 LYONS AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • TAHOE MONTESSORI HOUSE (Students: 46; Location: 848 GLORENE AVE; Grades: PK - 5)
See full list of schools located in South Lake Tahoe, School District: LAKE TAHOE UNIFIED

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Notable locations in South Lake Tahoe: Bijou Golf Course (A), Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit Ranger Station (B), Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit Headquarters (C), El Dorado County Campground (D), Beachcomer Marina (E), Timber Cove Marina (F), Tahoe Keys Marina (G), Ski Run Marina (H), Lakeside Marina (I), South Lake Tahoe Branch El Dorado County Library (J), Meyer Visitors Center (K), El Dorado Government Center (L), California Shock Trauma Air Rescue 6 (M), South Lake Tahoe Fire Department Station 2 (N), South Lake Tahoe Fire Department Station 1 (O), South Lake Tahoe Fire Department Station 3 (P). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Tahoe Crescent V Shopping Center (1), South Four Center Shopping Center (2), Lampson Plaza Shopping Center (3), Bijou Shopping Center (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in South Lake Tahoe include: First Baptist Church of South Lake Tahoe (A), Hope Lutheran Church of the Sierras (B), Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses (C), South Shore Christian Assembly Church (D), Church of Christ of South Lake Tahoe (E), Heavenly Valley Seventh Day Adventist Church (F), Saint Theresas Catholic Church (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Happy Homestead Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Swamps: Truckee Marsh (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Rivers and creeks: Bijou Creek (A), Upper Truckee River (B), Trout Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in South Lake Tahoe include: Bijou Community Park (1), South Lake Tahoe-El Dorado Recreation Area (2), Thomas F Regan Memorial City Beach (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beach: El Dorado Beach (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Area 51 Laser Tag (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1001 Heavenly Village Way).

Hotels: 7 Seas Inn-Lake Tahoe (4145 Manzanita Avenue), Best Western Station House (901 Park Avenue), Beachside Inn (930 Heavenly Village Way), Best Tahoe West Inn (4107 Pine Boulevard), Apex Inn (1171 Emerald Bay Road), Alpine Inn & Spa (920 Stateline Avenue), Avalon Lodge (4075 Manzanita Avenue), Aspen Hollow (541 Emerald Bay Road), Alpenrose Inn (4074 Pine Blvd).

Courts: California State - Rehabilitation Dept- Branch Offices- South Lake T (2489 Lake Tahoe Boulevard Suite 4), California State Of (2501 Lake Tahoe Boulevard).

El Dorado 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 66.2. This is about average.

City:

66.2
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2007 was 0.371. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.371
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2004 was 2.30. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.30
U.S.:

6.58

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 37.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

37.3
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 17.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.4
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2003 was 7.13. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 1.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.13
U.S.:

9.14

Drinking water stations with addresses in South Lake Tahoe and their reported violations in the past:

EAGLE FALLS (Population served: 500, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
TRAVEL INN (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
TAHOE CHALET INN (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JAN-2008 and MAR-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (APR-15-2008), St Tech Assistance Visit (APR-15-2008), St Compliance achieved (APR-15-2008), St Public Notif issued (APR-15-2008)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2007 and SEP-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif issued (DEC-10-2007), St Tech Assistance Visit (DEC-10-2007), St Compliance achieved (DEC-10-2007), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-10-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
STANFORD SIERRA CAMP (Population served: 100, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
KING S IV CONDOMINIUMS (Population served: 60, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
MATTERHORN MOTEL (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
TAHOE VALLEY LODGE (Population served: 42, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
COYOTE DEN (Population served: 32, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2005 and JUN-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-01-2005), St Public Notif issued (APR-01-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in South Lake Tahoe that have no violations reported:

  • PINEWOOD INN (Population served: 70, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • NATIONAL 9 (Population served: 60, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • VAGABOND INN (Population served: 30, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • HEATHER LAKE ROAD TRACT (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 19.4%
(15.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.8% for Black residents, 27.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 16.7% for American Indian residents, 25.7% for other race residents, 26.8% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
California:  2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  52.4%
Whole state:  68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  10.4%
Whole state:  7.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in South Lake Tahoe in 2010:

  • 107 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 77 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 56 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 47 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 39 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 22 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 9 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 6 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 6 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in South Lake Tahoe in 2000:

  • 99 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 16 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 6 people in halfway houses
  • 4 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 3 people in religious group quarters

South Lake Tahoe, California environmental map by EPA

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South Lake Tahoe compared to California state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.

Banks with branches in South Lake Tahoe (2011 data):

  • El Dorado Savings Bank, F.S.B.: Tahoe Y Branch, Bijou Branch, Al Tahoe Branch. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $1,706.7 mil, Deposits: $1,536.5 mil, headquarters in Placerville, CA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 35 total offices
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Raley's South Lake Tahoe Branch at 1040 Emerald Bay Road, branch established on 1995/01/17; South Lake Tahoe Branch at 4010 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, branch established on 1994/01/10. 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
  • U.S. Bank National Association: South Lake Tahoe Branch at 2850 South Lake Tahoe Boulevard, branch established on 1978/12/08. 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
  • Bank of America, National Association: South Lake Tahoe Branch at 3344 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, branch established on 1952/07/07. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Bank of the West: South Tahoe Branch at 2161 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, branch established on 1964/10/05. Info updated 2009/11/16: Bank assets: $62,408.3 mil, Deposits: $43,995.2 mil, headquarters in San Francisco, CA, positive income, 647 total offices, Holding Company: Bnp Paribas

Fire-safe hotels and motels in South Lake Tahoe, California:

  • Holiday Lodge, 4095 Layrel Ave, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96157 , Phone: (530) 544-4101, Fax: (530) 542-4932
  • Tahoe Seasons Resort, 3901 Saddle Rd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96157 , Phone: (916) 541-6700, Fax: (916) 541-0653
  • Embassy Suites Hotel Lake Tahoe Resort, 4130 Lk Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 , Phone: (530) 544-5400, Fax: (530) 544-4900
  • Inn By The Lake, 3300 LK Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 , Phone: (530) 542-0330, Fax: (916) 541-6596
  • Howard Johnson Express Inn, 3489 Lk Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 , Phone: (530) 541-4000, Fax: (530) 544-6985
  • Casino Area Travelodge, 4003 Lk Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 , Phone: (530) 541-5000, Fax: (530) 544-6910
  • Stateline Travelodge, 4011 Lk Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 , Phone: (530) 544-6000, Fax: (530) 544-6869
  • Tahoe Valley Motel, 2241 LK Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 , Phone: (916) 541-0353
  • 13 other hotels and motels
All 21 fire-safe hotels and motels in South Lake Tahoe, California

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.9
California average:

15.4

South Lake Tahoe travel time to work - commute South Lake Tahoe mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (85%)
  • Electricity (10%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Neighborhoods in South Lake Tahoe:

(South Lake Tahoe, California Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for South Lake Tahoe city (based on El Dorado County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic23,2986
Evangelical Protestant16,53869
Other8,92830
Mainline Protestant2,93711
Orthodox3152
None129,042-
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: 33
El Dorado County:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
California:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 17
El Dorado County:

0.97 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 40
El Dorado County:

2.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 173
Here:

9.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.7%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
El Dorado County:

19.9%
California:

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

13.1%
State:

17.9%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 9$53,986$71,9810$0
Other Government Administration 15$71,869$57,4950$0
Judicial and Legal 2$20,696$124,1761$4,428
Police Protection - Officers 37$327,955$106,3640$0
Police - Other 20$101,990$61,1946$10,313
Firefighters 33$243,859$88,6760$0
Fire - Other 1$4,534$54,4080$0
Streets and Highways 9$49,828$66,4378$24,626
Airports 5$39,201$94,0820$0
Parks and Recreation 12$67,020$67,02024$27,544
Housing and Community Development(Local) 3$14,247$56,9880$0
Other and Unallocable 19$134,678$85,0602$6,547
Totals for Government 165$1,129,863$82,17241$73,458

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

  • Construction - Housing & Community Development: $8,486,000 ($396.78)
    Parks & Recreation: $254,000 ($11.88)
    Central Staff Services: $97,000 ($4.54)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $6,397,000 ($299.11)
    Fire Protection: $3,634,000 ($169.92)
    Regular Highways: $2,594,000 ($121.29)
    Parks & Recreation: $2,376,000 ($111.10)
    Financial Administration: $2,064,000 ($96.51)
    Housing & Community Development: $1,319,000 ($61.67)
    General - Other: $1,085,000 ($50.73)
    Air Transportation: $1,015,000 ($47.46)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $864,000 ($40.40)
    Transit Utilities: $818,000 ($38.25)
    Central Staff Services: $707,000 ($33.06)
    Health Services - Other: $397,000 ($18.56)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $6,004,000 ($280.73)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $43,000 ($2.01)
    Fire Protection: $39,000 ($1.82)
    Regular Highways: $19,000 ($0.89)
    Protective Inspection & Regulation, NEC: $6,000 ($0.28)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $12,400,000 ($579.79)

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

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $468,000 ($21.88)
  • Charges - Housing & Community Development: $4,552,000 ($212.84)
    All Other: $1,596,000 ($74.62)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,255,000 ($58.68)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $322,000 ($15.06)
    Transit Utilities: $288,000 ($13.47)
    Housing & Community Development: $156,000 ($7.29)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $6,082,000 ($284.38)
    Interest Earnings: $1,581,000 ($73.92)
    Rents: $169,000 ($7.90)
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $218,000 ($10.19)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,470,000 ($68.73)
    All Other: $1,218,000 ($56.95)
    Highways: $1,032,000 ($48.25)
    Transit Utilities: $54,000 ($2.52)
  • Tax - Other Selective Sales: $9,255,000 ($432.74)
    Property: $5,792,000 ($270.82)
    Total General Sales: $4,788,000 ($223.87)
    Public Utilities: $1,037,000 ($48.49)
    NEC: $773,000 ($36.14)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $100,070,000 ($4679.01)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $98,685,000 ($4614.25)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $1,385,000 ($64.76)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $4,479,000 ($209.43)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $11,521,000 ($538.69)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $23,943,000 ($1119.51)

6.66% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($61,235 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.66%
California average:

5.03%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($107 average AGI)
El Dorado County:

0.03%
California average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Sacramento County, CA  2.00% ($65,387 average AGI)
from Placer County, CA  0.40% ($55,996)
from Santa Clara County, CA  0.22% ($86,841)


7.14% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($45,628 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.14%
California average:

5.12%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($429 average AGI)
El Dorado County:

0.05%
California average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Sacramento County, CA  2.11% ($46,329 average AGI)
to Placer County, CA  0.51% ($56,861)
to Douglas County, NV  0.28% ($43,367)

Strongest AM radio stations in South Lake Tahoe:

  • KTHO (590 AM; 3 kW; SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA; Owner: PARADISE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOWL (1490 AM; 1 kW; SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KKOH (780 AM; 50 kW; RENO, NV; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KPTL (1300 AM; 5 kW; CARSON CITY, NV; Owner: CASINO RADIO, LLC)
  • KHTK (1140 AM; 50 kW; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KCBC (770 AM; 50 kW; RIVERBANK, CA; Owner: KIERTRON, INC.)
  • KFIA (710 AM; 25 kW; CARMICHAEL, CA; Owner: VISTA BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KSTE (650 AM; 25 kW; RANCHO CORDOVA, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KFBK (1530 AM; 50 kW; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KBZZ (1270 AM; 13 kW; SPARKS, NV; Owner: AMERICOM LAS VEGAS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KPTT (630 AM; 5 kW; RENO, NV; Owner: LOTUS RADIO CORP.)
  • KAHI (950 AM; 10 kW; AUBURN, CA; Owner: IHR EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING)
  • KMJ (580 AM; 50 kW; FRESNO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in South Lake Tahoe:

  • KWYL (102.9 FM; SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • 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)
  • KLCA (96.5 FM; TAHOE CITY, CA; Owner: AMERICOM LAS VEGAS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKTO (90.5 FM; TAHOE CITY, CA; Owner: CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KDOT (104.5 FM; RENO, NV; Owner: LOTUS RADIO CORP.)
  • KOZZ-FM (105.7 FM; RENO, NV; Owner: LOTUS RADIO CORP.)
  • KTKE (101.5 FM; TRUCKEE, CA; Owner: TRUCKSTER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K207CP (89.3 FM; SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, NV; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KBUL-FM (98.1 FM; CARSON CITY, NV; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KNEV (95.5 FM; RENO, 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)
  • KSRN (107.7 FM; KINGS BEACH, CA; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • K286AG (105.1 FM; CARSON CITY, NV; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • K206BI (89.1 FM; CARSON CITY, NV; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around South Lake Tahoe:

  • K38FW (Channel 38; STATELINE, NV; Owner: RSN WEST, LLC)
  • K33CN (Channel 33; SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA; Owner: SIERRA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K43DB (Channel 43; STATELINE, ETC., CA; Owner: SARKES TARZIAN, INC.)
  • KMMK-LP (Channel 14; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: CABALLERO TELEVISION TEXAS, L.L.C.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of South Lake Tahoe fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 10m33ftTotal length
  • 34,550Total average daily traffic
  • 1,551Total average daily truck traffic
  • 45,010Total future (year 2027) average daily traffic
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 full and 3 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
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 ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED29$233,422147$262,256414$270,14921$245,8690$0337$278,7910$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$165,00023$246,29043$291,9261$64,9100$043$266,5850$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED9$181,76936$266,221183$326,3179$134,4541$155,790118$300,3884$25,170
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN6$151,41519$267,06498$287,0885$194,0340$056$289,3941$360,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$107,8907$223,28728$260,9351$385,0000$021$245,7660$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0301.01 , 0301.02, 0302.00, 0303.00, 0304.01, 0304.02

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full and 3 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED12$245,0541$409,0609$224,699
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$233,5551$342,0001$362,730
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$193,5805$291,2501$293,920
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0301.01 , 0301.02, 0302.00, 0303.00, 0304.01, 0304.02

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 80
  • Hazardous Condition: 98
  • Service Call: 20
  • Good Intent Call: 5

Incident types - South Lake Tahoe

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for South Lake Tahoe, CA
Most common first names in South Lake Tahoe, CA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John6374.7 years
Robert4769.8 years
James4371.3 years
William4374.2 years
Mary3875.9 years
Richard2764.4 years
Dorothy2382.0 years
Helen2281.2 years
Donald2268.3 years
Betty2071.6 years
Most common last names in South Lake Tahoe, CA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson2172.8 years
Smith1980.0 years
Wilson1278.7 years
Brown1270.9 years
Williams1080.7 years
Perry971.8 years
Martin976.1 years
Thomas873.1 years
Lee871.9 years
Jones774.0 years
Businesses in South Lake Tahoe, CA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven3Kmart1
AT&T1Marriott3
Applebee's1McDonald's1
Baja Fresh Mexican Grill1Motel 61
Best Western2Nike2
Blockbuster1Pier 1 Imports1
CVS2Pizza Hut1
Cold Stone Creamery1Quality1
DHL1Rite Aid1
Days Inn1Rodeway Inn1
Dennys1Staples1
FedEx3Starbucks3
GNC1Subway3
H&R Block1Super 81
Hilton1Taco Bell1
Holiday Inn1Toyota1
IHOP1True Value3
IZOD1U-Haul3
Jones New York1UPS8
KFC1Vons1

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  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Other health diagnosing and treating practitioners and technical occupations (population 5,000+)"
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  • #41 on the list of "Top 100 cities with strongest arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services industries"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Registered nurses (population 5,000+)"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest differences between morning and afternoon humidity (population 5,000+)"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of unmarried partner households (population 5,000+)"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Fuel dealers (population 5,000+)"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in halfway houses (population 5,000+)"
  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Jewelry, luggage, and leather goods stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #16 (96150) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most hotels or motels in 2005"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Ozone (8-hour) air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
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