Blue Lake is a city located in Humboldt County California. With a 2020 population of 1,200, it is the 975th largest city in California and the 13872nd largest city in the United States. Blue Lake is currently declining at a rate of -0.33% annually and its population has decreased by -0.66% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,208 in 2020. Spanning over 1 miles, Blue Lake has a population density of 2,024 people per square mile.
The average household income in Blue Lake is $63,530 with a poverty rate of 24.20%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,294 per month, and the median house value is $328,000. The median age in Blue Lake is 50.5 years, 37.8 years for males, and 56.2 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Blue Lakewas:
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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 90.63%.
96.79% of Blue Lake residents speak only English, while 3.21% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.21% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Blue Lake is White, with 27.31% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Blue Lake is Multiple, with 19.70% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.23%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.05%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 36.11%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Blue Lake
100.00% of Blue Lake residents were born in the United States, with 69.16% having been born in California. 0.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.