Lake Forest, California Population 2021

85,831
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Lake Forest is a city located in California. With a 2020 population of 85,831, it is the 96th largest city in California and the 399th largest city in the United States. Lake Forest is currently growing at a rate of 0.18% annually and its population has increased by 11.09% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 77,264 in 2010. Lake Forest reached it's highest population of 85,831 in 2021. Spanning over 17 miles, Lake Forest has a population density of 5,160 people per square mile.

The average household income in Lake Forest is $134,490 with a poverty rate of 6.94%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $2,025 per month, and the median house value is $647,500. The median age in Lake Forest is 39.6 years, 37.8 years for males, and 41.3 years for females. For every 100 females there are 95.7 males.

Lake Forest Demographics

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

  • White: 65.94%
  • Asian: 18.83%
  • Other race: 6.72%
  • Two or more races: 5.16%
  • Black or African American: 2.19%
  • Native American: 1.02%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.13%
The current population of Lake Forest, California is 85,831, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 85,381.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 77,264.

Lake Forest, California Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White55,37465.94%
Asian15,81618.83%
Some Other Race5,6406.72%
Two or More Races4,3365.16%
Black or African American1,8372.19%
American Indian and Alaska Native8601.02%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1110.13%
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Lake Forest Population by Race

Lake Forest Population Pyramid 2021

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Lake Forest Median Age

39.6


Total

37.8


Male

41.3


Female

Lake Forest Adults

There are 65,694 adults, (11,451 of whom are seniors) in Lake Forest.

Lake Forest Age Dependency

54.8

Age Dependency Ratio

21.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Lake Forest Sex Ratio

Female

42,911

51.10%

Male

41,063

48.90%

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
Married79.2%20.8%
All69.3%30.7%
Non Family57.4%42.6%
Male53.2%46.8%
Female52.3%47.7%

69.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Lake Forest Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All29,3382.8469.3
Married17,0603.3879.2
Non Family7,7831.3457.4
Female3,1663.4752.3
Male1,3293.3453.2

3.28

Average Family Size

2.84

Average Household Size

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Lake Forest Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,8163.05%
9th to 12th Grade2,2083.71%
High School Graduate8,20213.77%
Some College13,03021.88%
Associates Degree5,2908.88%
Bachelors Degree18,64631.31%
Graduate Degree10,36417.40%
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Lake Forest Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lake Forest Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White33,52132,72417,179
Asian12,02511,6328,304
Hispanic11,1388,5542,618
Other Race3,4101,935373
Multiple Races1,8441,746799
Black1,3621,271312
Native American550433108
Islander886442

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 97.62%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 69.06%.

Lake Forest Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$59,676$71,579$48,675
Less Than High School$23,388$29,773$17,405
High School Grad$32,106$42,385$28,737
Some College$50,324$62,197$40,761
Bachelors Degree$75,929$86,935$63,125
Graduate Degree$96,202$110,805$82,278

$59,676

Average Earnings

$71,579

Average Male

$48,675

Average Female

Lake Forest Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lake Forest Language by Age

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Lake Forest Language

67.22% of Lake Forest residents speak only English, while 32.78% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 15.05% of the population.

Lake Forest Language

Lake Forest Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White44,5282,5065.63%
Hispanic18,3352,15911.78%
Other5,6131,33623.80%
Asian15,8027074.47%
Multiple4,3352275.24%
Black1,8361709.26%
Native860617.09%

6.94%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.34%

Male Poverty Rate

7.52%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lake Forest

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lake Forest is Other, with 23.80% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lake Forest is Asian, with 4.47% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.97%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.35%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.49%.

Lake Forest Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School20.83%
High School10.79%
Some College5.07%
Bachelors or Greater3.29%

Lake Forest Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed19.75%
Male Unemployed12.26%
Female Employed2.76%
Male Employed2.66%

Lake Forest Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lake Forest Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$109,492$134,490
Families$125,343$148,709
Married Families$142,708$165,013
Non Families$64,514$86,383
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Income by Household Type

Lake Forest Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

54.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.8%

Male Marriage Rate

52.4%

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 55-64, 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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3,178

Number of Veterans

2,914

Male Veterans

264

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam989
First Gulf War695
Second Gulf War610
Korea326
World War II159

Lake Forest Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+874
35 to 54853
65 to 74719
55 to 64467
18 to 34265

Lake Forest Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,5585.74%
Hispanic4083.13%
Asian2722.14%
2 or More1717.60%
Black14910.35%
Indian192.82%
Other90.23%

Lake Forest Veterans by Race

Lake Forest Veterans by Education

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4.14%

Veteran Poverty Rate

19.92%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lake Forest Veterans by Education

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71.1%

Labor Force Participation

68.1%

Employment Rate

4.2%

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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53.66%

Born in California

75.21%

Native Born

24.79%

Foreign Born

10.59%

Non Citizen

14.19%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

75.21% of Lake Forest residents were born in the United States, with 53.66% having been born in California. 10.59% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202185,8311500.18%
202085,6811500.18%
201985,5311500.18%
201885,3811,5031.79%
201783,8788591.03%
201683,0191,0551.29%
201581,9642,2862.87%
201479,6785660.72%
201379,1123850.49%
201278,7274280.55%
201178,2997470.96%
201077,55218,8452.82%
200058,7072,7070.47%
199056,0000.00%

Lake Forest Population by Year