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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    D-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    D+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    C-
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B-
Lake County is located in California with a population of 64,095. In Lake County, most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Lake County and residents tend to lean liberal.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$182,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$914
National
$949
Area Feel
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    34%
  • Own
    66%
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Lake County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    545.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    5.1
    6.1
  • Rape
    101
    40.7
  • Robbery
    217.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,374.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,187.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    798.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    17%
  • 65+ years
    21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    39%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%

Working in Lake County

Jobs
C-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$40,446
National
$55,322

Lake County Reviews

3 reviews
what I like about the lake is it's a resort town and the fishing is awesome in the summer. There are many different casinos. Lake county is known for Mt.Knocti mountain. Very close to fort brag ,Lake county has many different lakes, like Blue Lakes, Clearlake lake was so clean that you could see the bottom, there is an inactive volcano that is monitored constantly.
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Lake County doesn’t really have a lot of things to do. It’s a beautiful place with nice landscapes and the lake but that is basically the only intresting thing.
Lake county California is not a place for people who are not drug Addicts to live. There are some nice areas to Lake county but the majority are non safe areas, the area is scary and unsafe