South Lake Tahoe, California

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Population in 2017: 21,978 (98% urban, 2% rural).
Population change since 2000: -6.9%
 
Males: 11,612  (52.8%)
Females: 10,366  (47.2%)
Median resident age:

38.2 years
California median age:

36.5 years

Zip codes: 96150.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $47,958 (it was $34,707 in 2000)
South Lake Tahoe:

$47,958
CA:

$71,805

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $28,267 (it was $18,452 in 2000)

South Lake Tahoe city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $435,695 (it was $152,300 in 2000)
South Lake Tahoe:

$435,695
CA:

$509,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $458,031; detached houses: $491,917; townhouses or other attached units: $375,285; in 2-unit structures: $521,675; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $805,064; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $257,822; mobile homes: $62,774

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,017.

March 2019 cost of living index in South Lake Tahoe: 107.0 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 15.5%
(13.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 46.9% for Black residents, 18.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 21.4% for other race residents, 28.7% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in South Lake Tahoe, CA (2017)
    • 14,33564.7%White alone
    • 6,14727.8%Hispanic
    • 8183.7%Asian alone
    • 5022.3%Two or more races
    • 3181.4%Black alone
    • 780.4%American Indian alone
    • 390.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of California and other state lists, there were 14 registered sex offenders living in South Lake Tahoe, California as of May 29, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in South Lake Tahoe is 1,558 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in South Lake Tahoe by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(4.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.2)
1
(4.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.6)
0
(0.0)
3
(14.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.6)
0
(0.0)
3
(13.6)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
8
(33.2)
15
(61.9)
12
(50.3)
11
(47.1)
13
(55.8)
14
(59.5)
5
(23.1)
10
(46.3)
8
(37.7)
14
(65.5)
5
(23.2)
12
(55.1)
12
(55.1)
9
(40.8)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
21
(87.2)
21
(86.7)
25
(104.7)
31
(132.8)
30
(128.8)
26
(110.5)
22
(101.6)
27
(125.1)
16
(75.3)
21
(98.2)
19
(88.1)
23
(105.7)
8
(36.8)
22
(99.7)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
101
(419.3)
112
(462.2)
125
(523.6)
111
(475.6)
100
(429.2)
124
(526.8)
102
(471.0)
111
(514.2)
89
(419.0)
77
(360.2)
41
(190.2)
35
(160.8)
38
(174.6)
148
(670.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
189
(784.7)
236
(973.9)
238
(997.0)
260
(1,114)
169
(725.3)
171
(726.4)
153
(706.5)
152
(704.2)
171
(805.0)
147
(687.6)
105
(487.1)
90
(413.5)
129
(592.6)
114
(516.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
301
(1,250)
389
(1,605)
313
(1,311)
274
(1,174)
237
(1,017)
190
(807.1)
260
(1,201)
360
(1,668)
368
(1,732)
332
(1,553)
404
(1,874)
297
(1,365)
280
(1,286)
279
(1,265)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
63
(261.6)
74
(305.4)
52
(217.8)
35
(150.0)
16
(68.7)
16
(68.0)
16
(73.9)
32
(148.2)
46
(216.5)
37
(173.1)
39
(180.9)
43
(197.6)
73
(335.4)
61
(276.5)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(4.2)
3
(12.4)
1
(4.2)
2
(8.6)
1
(4.3)
5
(21.2)
1
(4.6)
0
(0.0)
2
(9.4)
1
(4.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.6)
7
(31.7)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)270.7324.8324.4318.2266.1274.6255.8305.3307.7278.0206.6216.5209.8332.8

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City-data.com crime index in South Lake Tahoe, CA

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 56 (32 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.45
California average:

1.99
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Ancestries: Irish (7.2%), European (5.7%), Italian (5.6%), German (5.3%), American (4.9%), English (3.4%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 6260 feet

Land area: 10.1 square miles.

Population density: 2,185 people per square mile   (low).

South Lake Tahoe, California map

3,534 residents are foreign born (10.8% Latin America, 4.6% Asia, 1.6% Europe).

This city:

16.0%
California:

27.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,889 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,836 (0.5%)

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 )

Latitude: 38.93 N, Longitude: 119.98 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +523 (+2.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 6,258 (57.0%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 775

Distribution of median household income in South Lake Tahoe, CA in 2017
Distribution of house value in South Lake Tahoe, CA in 2017
South Lake Tahoe satellite photo by USGS

South Lake Tahoe tourist attractions:

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.4%
California:

4.6%
Historical population in South Lake Tahoe, CA
Historical housing units in South Lake Tahoe, CA

Population change in the 1990s: +1,668 (+7.6%).
Most common industries in South Lake Tahoe, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (27.3%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (16.3%)
  • Construction (5.6%)
  • Health care (5.1%)
  • Educational services (4.8%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (4.4%)
  • Public administration (4.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (29.4%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (17.0%)
  • Construction (10.0%)
  • Public administration (4.9%)
  • Educational services (3.9%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.7%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (3.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (24.8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (15.6%)
  • Health care (9.4%)
  • Educational services (5.9%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (5.3%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.0%)
  • Public administration (3.3%)
Most common occupations in South Lake Tahoe, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10.1%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (6.5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.5%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (3.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7.0%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (6.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11.7%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (6.1%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (6.1%)
  • Cashiers (5.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.5%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (4.2%)

Average climate in South Lake Tahoe, California

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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South Lake Tahoe, California environmental map by EPA

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 88.7. This is about average.

City:

88.7
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2007 was 0.375. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.375
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2004 was 5.67. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.67
U.S.:

5.56
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 38.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

38.6
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 18.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

18.0
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.51. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.51
U.S.:

8.46

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 South Lake Tahoe 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 (13).
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

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 school in South Lake Tahoe:

  • ST THERESA SCHOOL (Students: 135, Location: 1081 LYONS AVE, Grades: UG-8)
See full list of schools located in South Lake Tahoe

Points of interest:

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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).

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

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

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)
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

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

For population 15 years and over in South Lake Tahoe:

Marital status in South Lake Tahoe, CA
  • Never married: 36.7%
  • Now married: 44.9%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 5.1%
  • Divorced: 12.3%

For population 25 years and over in South Lake Tahoe:

  • High school or higher: 87.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 27.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.5%
  • Unemployed: 7.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.7
California average:

15.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - South Lake Tahoe
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Neighborhoods in South Lake Tahoe:

(South Lake Tahoe, California Neighborhood Map)

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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.
State:

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

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
California:

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
This county:

2.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.87 / 10,000 pop.
California:

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:
El Dorado County:

13.1%
California:

17.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

47.5%
California:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
South Lake Tahoe:

45.0%
California:

47.1%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.2
California:

28.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
South Lake Tahoe:

21.9%
California:

20.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

10.2%
State:

11.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
California:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

30.9%
State:

31.3%

General health condition:
This city:

55.3%
State:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

80.0%
California:

80.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of South Lake Tahoe, CA Residents
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
Police Protection - Officers 37$327,955$106,3640$0
Firefighters 33$243,859$88,6760$0
Police - Other 20$101,990$61,1946$10,313
Other and Unallocable 19$134,678$85,0602$6,547
Other Government Administration 15$71,869$57,4950$0
Parks and Recreation 12$67,020$67,02024$27,544
Streets and Highways 9$49,828$66,4378$24,626
Financial Administration 9$53,986$71,9810$0
Airports 5$39,201$94,0820$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 3$14,247$56,9880$0
Judicial and Legal 2$20,696$124,1761$4,428
Fire - Other 1$4,534$54,4080$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 165$1,129,863$82,17241$73,458

South Lake Tahoe government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $11,519,000 ($524.12)
    Police Protection: $266,000 ($12.10)
    Central Staff Services: $217,000 ($9.87)
    Air Transportation: $157,000 ($7.14)
  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $11,624,000 ($528.89)
    Police Protection: $9,816,000 ($446.63)
    Local Fire Protection: $5,016,000 ($228.23)
    Housing and Community Development: $3,184,000 ($144.87)
    General - Other: $2,866,000 ($130.40)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,763,000 ($125.72)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $2,689,000 ($122.35)
    Regular Highways: $2,367,000 ($107.70)
    Health - Other: $1,065,000 ($48.46)
    Financial Administration: $915,000 ($41.63)
    Air Transportation: $846,000 ($38.49)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $491,000 ($22.34)
    Parking Facilities: $426,000 ($19.38)
    Transit Utilities: $6,000 ($0.27)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $8,049,000 ($366.23)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Natural Resources - Other: $427,000 ($19.43)
    Parks and Recreation: $97,000 ($4.41)
    Regular Highways: $82,000 ($3.73)
    Local Fire Protection: $20,000 ($0.91)
    Central Staff Services: $8,000 ($0.36)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $14,170,000 ($644.74)

South Lake Tahoe government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $10,030,000 ($456.37)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,795,000 ($81.67)
    Parking Facilities: $1,019,000 ($46.36)
    Parks and Recreation: $878,000 ($39.95)
    Air Transportation: $671,000 ($30.53)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $851,000 ($38.72)
    Air Transportation: $423,000 ($19.25)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $6,007,000 ($273.32)
    General Revenue - Other: $388,000 ($17.65)
    Rents: $243,000 ($11.06)
    Fines and Forfeits: $7,000 ($0.32)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,759,000 ($80.03)
    Other: $675,000 ($30.71)
    General Local Government Support: $92,000 ($4.19)
  • Tax - Property: $15,146,000 ($689.14)
    Other Selective Sales: $7,737,000 ($352.03)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $4,838,000 ($220.13)
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,373,000 ($62.47)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,010,000 ($45.96)
    Other License: $701,000 ($31.90)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $151,000 ($6.87)

South Lake Tahoe government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $202,022,000 ($9192.01)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $197,125,000 ($8969.20)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,897,000 ($222.81)

South Lake Tahoe government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $432,000 ($19.66)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $15,589,000 ($709.30)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $24,080,000 ($1095.64)

7.73% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($82,229 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.73%
California average:

5.03%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($451 average AGI)
El Dorado County:

0.04%
California average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Sacramento County, CA  2.20% ($88,349 average AGI)
from Placer County, CA  0.42% ($78,108)
from Santa Clara County, CA  0.34% ($156,094)


6.94% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($71,459 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.94%
California average:

5.21%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($228 average AGI)
El Dorado County:

0.03%
California average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Sacramento County, CA  1.89% ($60,934 average AGI)
to Placer County, CA  0.49% ($68,726)
to Douglas County, NV  0.25% ($60,155)
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

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
See more detailed statistics of South Lake Tahoe fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 10Number of bridges
  • 69ft / 21.4mTotal length
  • $1,291,000Total costs
  • 68,560Total average daily traffic
  • 2,773Total average daily truck traffic
  • 92,675Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic
New bridges in South Lake Tahoe, CA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 51990-1999
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for South Lake Tahoe, CA
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 in South Lake Tahoe, CA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in South Lake Tahoe, CA - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 16. The highest number of reported fires - 80 took place in 2002, and the least - 0 in 2003. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in South Lake Tahoe, CA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (51.4%), and Outside Fires (37.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in South Lake Tahoe, CA
    • 14451.4%Structure Fires
    • 10437.1%Outside Fires
    • 196.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 134.6%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for South Lake Tahoe, CA

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

  • Holiday Lodge, 4095 Layrel Ave, South Lake Tahoe, California 96157 , Phone: (530) 544-4101, Fax: (530) 542-4932
  • Tahoe Seasons Resort, 3901 Saddle Rd, South Lake Tahoe, California 96157 , Phone: (916) 541-6700, Fax: (916) 541-0653
  • Embassy Suites Hotel Lake Tahoe Resort, 4130 Lk Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, California 96150 , Phone: (530) 544-5400, Fax: (530) 544-4900
  • Inn By The Lake, 3300 LK Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, California 96150 , Phone: (530) 542-0330, Fax: (916) 541-6596
  • Howard Johnson Express Inn, 3489 Lk Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, California 96150 , Phone: (530) 541-4000, Fax: (530) 544-6985
  • Casino Area Travelodge, 4003 Lk Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, California 96150 , Phone: (530) 541-5000, Fax: (530) 544-6910
  • Stateline Travelodge, 4011 Lk Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, California 96150 , Phone: (530) 544-6000, Fax: (530) 544-6869
  • Motel 6, #250, 2375 LK Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, California 96150 , Phone: (530) 542-1400, Fax: (530) 542-2801
  • 10 other hotels and motels
All 18 fire-safe hotels and motels in South Lake Tahoe, California
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in South Lake Tahoe, CA
  • 88.5%Utility gas
  • 6.5%Electricity
  • 3.5%Wood
  • 1.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in South Lake Tahoe, CA
  • 81.4%Utility gas
  • 13.3%Electricity
  • 2.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.0%Wood
  • 0.5%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Other fuel


South Lake Tahoe compared to California state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.

South Lake Tahoe on our top lists:

  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: accommodation and food services (population 5,000+)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: accommodation and food services (population 5,000+)"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: personal care and service occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: food preparation and serving related occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: arts, entertainment, and recreation (population 5,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 100 cities with strongest arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services industries"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: arts, entertainment, and recreation (population 5,000+)"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 100 highest located cities (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people taking a bicycle to work (population 5,000+)"
  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #16 (96150) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most hotels or motels in 2005"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
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