Lake Forest, California Population 2022

87,576
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Lake Forest is a city located in Orange County California. With a 2020 population of 87,576, it is the 98th largest city in California and the 425th largest city in the United States. Lake Forest is currently growing at a rate of 0.99% annually and its population has increased by 2.00% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 85,858 in 2020. Spanning over 17 miles, Lake Forest has a population density of 5,265 people per square mile.

The average household income in Lake Forest is $134,490 with a poverty rate of 6.49%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $2,121 per month, and the median house value is $682,700. The median age in Lake Forest is 39.6 years, 37.8 years for males, and 41.3 years for females.

Lake Forest Demographics

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

  • White: 63.26%
  • Asian: 18.15%
  • Two or more races: 7.55%
  • Other race: 7.17%
  • Black or African American: 2.21%
  • Native American: 1.54%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.12%
The current population of Lake Forest, California is 87,576 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 85,858.

Lake Forest, California Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White53,56163.26%
Black or African American1,8682.21%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,3081.54%
Asian15,36418.15%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1000.12%
Some Other Race6,0737.17%
Two or More Races6,3927.55%
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Lake Forest Population by Race

Lake Forest Population Pyramid 2022

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Lake Forest Median Age

39.2


Total

37.6


Male

40.8


Female

Lake Forest Adults

There are 66,245 adults, (11,471 of whom are seniors) in Lake Forest.

Lake Forest Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

20.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Lake Forest Sex Ratio

Female

43,452

51.32%

Male

41,214

48.68%

Lake Forest Population by Age

Lake Forest Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Lake Forest Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married78.1%21.9%
All70.4%29.6%
Male65.7%34.3%
Non Family58.8%41.2%
Female57.1%42.9%

70.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Lake Forest Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All29,3422.8770.4
Married17,3803.4178.1
Male1,2593.3465.7
Female2,8733.5557.1
Non Family7,8301.3358.8

3.34

Average Family Size

2.87

Average Household Size

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Lake Forest Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,1483.59%
9th to 12th Grade2,3063.86%
High School Graduate8,03513.44%
Some College12,75221.33%
Associates Degree5,1408.60%
Bachelors Degree18,86631.55%
Graduate Degree10,54417.63%
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Lake Forest Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lake Forest Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian11,69011,3278,218
White32,97832,13617,409
Islander755837
2+ Races3,0182,8431,136
Hispanic12,1059,0812,742
Black1,3781,300266
Other Race3,5051,847410
Native American81247080

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 97.45%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 70.30%.

Lake Forest Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$59,402$73,177$47,616
Less Than 9th Grade$30,510$42,244$18,646
High School Graduate$31,926$42,147$29,638
Some College$45,471$52,286$37,196
Bachelors Degree$76,322$92,468$62,004
Graduate Degree$101,320$125,996$84,512

$59,402

Average Earnings

$73,177

Average Male

$47,616

Average Female

Lake Forest Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lake Forest Language by Age

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Lake Forest Language

67.02% of Lake Forest residents speak only English, while 32.98% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 15.92% of the population.

Lake Forest Language

Lake Forest Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black1,8531799.66%
Hispanic19,5641,8669.54%
Native1,3081229.33%
White43,7342,2965.25%
Asian15,3337254.73%
Other1,371NaN%
Multiple6,3901742.72%

6.49%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.73%

Male Poverty Rate

7.20%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lake Forest

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lake Forest is Black, with 9.66% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lake Forest is Multiple, with 2.72% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.12%. Among those working part-time, it was 6.93%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.71%.

Lake Forest Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade19.91%
High School12.20%
Some College4.81%
Bachelors or Greater2.82%

Lake Forest Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed2.59%
Male Unemployed10.69%
Female Employed3.15%
Female Unemployed9.14%

Lake Forest Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lake Forest Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$112,988$136,596
Families$130,000$150,218
Married Families$146,585$163,524
Non Families$64,591$91,762
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Income by Household Type

Lake Forest Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

54.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.9%

Male Marriage Rate

51.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Lake Forest Married by Age and Sex

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Lake Forest Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Lake Forest Marital Status by Race

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Lake Forest Marital Status

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2,822

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War571
First Gulf War621
Vietnam846
Korea270
World War II121

Lake Forest Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34191
35 to 54771
55 to 64386
65 to 74573
75+901

Lake Forest Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,2175.12%
Black1359.23%
Native American141.36%
Asian3462.79%
Other Race130.31%
2+ Races972.59%
Hispanic4162.91%

Lake Forest Veterans by Race

Lake Forest Veterans by Education

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5.54%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.04%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lake Forest Veterans by Education

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70.1%

Labor Force Participation

66.6%

Employment Rate

4.9%

Unemployment Rate

Lake Forest Employment by Age

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Lake Forest Employment by Race

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Lake Forest Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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54.99%

Born in Lake Forest

75.27%

Native Born

24.73%

Foreign Born

10.84%

Non Citizen

13.89%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

75.27% of Lake Forest residents were born in the United States, with 54.99% having been born in California. 10.84% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Lake Forest Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
199056,0000.00%
200058,7072,7070.47%
201077,26418,5572.78%
201178,1238591.11%
201278,9828591.10%
201379,8418591.09%
201480,7008591.08%
201581,5598591.06%
201682,4188591.05%
201783,2778591.04%
201884,1368591.03%
201984,9958591.02%
202085,8588631.02%
202186,7178591.00%
202287,5768590.99%

Lake Forest Population by Year