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South Lake Tahoe
  • Town in California

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grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade B
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C
  3. Housing
    grade C minus
  4. Nightlife
    grade A
  5. Good for Families
    grade B minus
  6. Diversity
    grade A
  7. Jobs
    grade C
  8. Weather
    grade B+
  9. Cost of Living
    grade C minus
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A+
  12. Commute
    grade A+

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South Lake Tahoe is a town in California with a population of 21,355. South Lake Tahoe is in El Dorado County. Living in South Lake Tahoe offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In South Lake Tahoe there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in South Lake Tahoe and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in South Lake Tahoe are above average.

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About South Lake Tahoe...
Population
21,355

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$449,200
National
$244,900
Median Rent
$1,156
National
$1,163
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    56%
  • Own
    44%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    327.6
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    80.8
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    89.7
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    363.5
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,400
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    152.6
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    18%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    national  21%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    national  26%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    national  11%

Working in South Lake Tahoe

Jobs
grade C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$57,976
National
$69,021

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