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South Lake Tahoe city, California

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South Lake Tahoe city, California
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $49,390
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 22,197
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 21,397
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 3.7%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 21,330
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 21,403
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
Persons under 18 years, percent
Persons 65 years and over, percent
Female persons, percent
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
Asian alone, percent(a)
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Two or More Races, percent
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 1,177
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 20.6%
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) X
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 41.0%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $403,600
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,799
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $574
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $1,020
Building permits, 2020 X
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 8,932
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.42
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 81.5%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 30.5%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 88.7%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 80.5%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 86.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 24.3%
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 12.2%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 68.4%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 65.4%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 166,185
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 200,618
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 11,082
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 309,507
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $14,540
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 16.2
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $49,390
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $30,441
Persons in poverty, percent
Total employer establishments, 2019 X
Total employment, 2019 X
Total annual payroll, 2019 ($1,000) X
Total employment, percent change, 2018-2019 X
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 X
All firms, 2012 2,648
Men-owned firms, 2012 1,510
Women-owned firms, 2012 790
Minority-owned firms, 2012 281
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 2,295
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 214
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 2,297
Population per square mile, 2010 2,106.3
Land area in square miles, 2010 10.16
FIPS Code 0673108
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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