Blue Lake, California Population 2024

1,157

Blue Lake is a city located in Humboldt County California. Blue Lake has a 2024 population of 1,157. Blue Lake is currently declining at a rate of -1.11% annually and its population has decreased by -3.58% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,200 in 2020.

The average household income in Blue Lake is $76,152 with a poverty rate of 24.41%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Blue Lake is 56.3 years, 49.1 years for males, and 56.8 years for females.

Blue Lake Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Blue Lake was:

  • White: 84.19%
  • Two or more races: 7.61%
  • Native American: 5.35%
  • Other race: 2.85%
  • Black or African American:
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
0.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,951.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-3.58% (-43)
The current population of Blue Lake, California is 1,157 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,200.

Blue Lake, California Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White70884.19%
Two or more races647.61%
Native American455.35%
Other race242.85%
Black or African American
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Native American

Other race

Black or African American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Blue Lake Population by Race

Blue Lake Population Pyramid 2024

Blue Lake Median Age

56.3

Total

49.1

Male

56.8

Female

Blue Lake Adults

There are 738 adults, (220 of whom are seniors) in Blue Lake.

Blue Lake Age Dependency

62.4

Age Dependency Ratio

42.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

19.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Blue Lake Sex Ratio

Female43751.96%
Male40448.04%

Blue Lake Population by Age

Blue Lake Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All4491.8754.845.2
Non Family2191.2244.355.7
Married1812.3770.729.3
Male37351.448.6
Female122.8316.783.3
showing: 5 rows

2.28

Average Family Size

1.87

Average Household Size

54.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Blue Lake Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Blue Lake Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Blue Lake Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 91.67%.

Blue Lake Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$40,455

Average Earnings

$37,917

Average Male

$48,199

Average Female

Blue Lake Earnings by Educational Attainment

Blue Lake Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Blue Lake Language

97.18% of Blue Lake residents speak only English, while 2.82% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.82% of the population.

Blue Lake Language

Blue Lake Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White68518426.86%
Multiple361233.33%
showing: 2 rows

24.41%

Overall Poverty Rate

31.98%

Male Poverty Rate

17.11%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Blue Lake

The race most likely to be in poverty in Blue Lake is Multiple, with 33.33% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Blue Lake is White, with 26.86% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.32%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.53%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 42.02%.

Blue Lake Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade100%
Some College26.13%
Bachelors or Greater12.75%
High School6.02%
showing: 4 rows

Blue Lake Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed100%
Male Unemployed50%
Male Employed5.7%
Female Employed4.02%
showing: 4 rows

Blue Lake Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Blue Lake Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Blue Lake Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

48.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.9%

Male Marriage Rate

50.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Blue Lake Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Blue Lake Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Blue Lake Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Blue Lake Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

53

Number of Veterans

53

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

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Blue Lake Veterans by War

count

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Blue Lake Veterans by Age

count

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Blue Lake Veterans by Race

Blue Lake Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.85%

Veteran Disability Rate

Blue Lake Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

56.1%

Labor Force Participation

51.8%

Employment Rate

7.7%

Unemployment Rate

Blue Lake Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Blue Lake Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Blue Lake Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

76.58%

Born in Blue Lake

100%

Native Born

Foreign Born

Non Citizen

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100% of Blue Lake residents were born in the United States, with 76.58% having been born in California. of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Blue Lake Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,092-13-1.18%
20281,105-13-1.16%
20271,118-13-1.15%
20261,131-13-1.14%
20251,144-13-1.12%
20241,157-13-1.11%
20231,170-13-1.1%
20221,183-13-1.09%
20211,196-4-0.33%
20201,200-51-4.08%
20191,251-8-0.64%
20181,259-5-0.4%
20171,264-1-0.08%
20161,265151.2%
20151,25090.73%
20141,241-4-0.32%
20131,245-4-0.32%
20121,249-8-0.64%
20111,25730.24%
20101,254
showing: 20 rows

Blue Lake Population by Year