Lake Forest, California Population 2020

87,345
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Lake Forest is a city located in California. With a 2020 population of 87,345, it is the 94th largest city in California and the 392nd largest city in the United States. Lake Forest is currently growing at a rate of 1.00% annually and its population has increased by 13.05% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 77,264 in 2010. Spanning over 17 miles, Lake Forest has a population density of 5,252 people per square mile.

The average household income in Lake Forest is $126,528 with a poverty rate of 7.06%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,949 per month, and the median house value is $621,000. The median age in Lake Forest is 39 years, 36.6 years for males, and 41.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 97.0 males.

Lake Forest Demographics

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

  • White: 67.31%
  • Asian: 17.15%
  • Other race: 7.11%
  • Two or more races: 4.92%
  • Black or African American: 2.23%
  • Native American: 1.18%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.11%
The current population of Lake Forest, California is 87,345, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 85,623.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 77,264.

Lake Forest, California Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White55,80567.31%
Asian14,21617.15%
Some Other Race5,8977.11%
Two or More Races4,0774.92%
Black or African American1,8452.23%
American Indian and Alaska Native9771.18%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander940.11%
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Lake Forest Population Pyramid 2020

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Lake Forest Median Age

39


Total

36.6


Male

41.5


Female

Lake Forest Adults

There are 64,875 adults, (10,801 of whom are seniors) in Lake Forest.

Lake Forest Age Dependency

53.3

Age Dependency Ratio

20

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Lake Forest Sex Ratio

Female

42,086

50.76%

Male

40,825

49.24%

Lake Forest Households and Families

Lake Forest Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Lake Forest Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married80%20%
All69.5%30.5%
Non Family57.5%42.5%
Female52.6%47.4%
Male48.2%51.8%

69.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All28,7132.8769.5
Married16,5243.3980
Non Family7,5851.3157.5
Female3,3783.5452.6
Male1,2263.5848.2

3.31

Average Family Size

2.87

Average Household Size

4.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Lake Forest Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,0863.58%
9th to 12th Grade2,3864.09%
High School Graduate8,29114.21%
Some College13,22322.67%
Associates Degree5,0118.59%
Bachelors Degree17,53630.06%
Graduate Degree9,79916.80%
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Lake Forest Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White33,50532,78316,805
Hispanic11,1838,2792,339
Asian10,89710,3357,275
Other Race3,5681,948350
Multiple Races1,6811,568720
Black1,3361,202320
Native American528394106
Islander805444

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 97.85%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 66.76%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$57,475$66,814$46,768
Less Than High School$22,098$28,590$16,905
High School Grad$31,461$42,066$26,501
Some College$48,105$60,779$40,382
Bachelors Degree$74,710$84,191$67,923
Graduate Degree$90,780$107,100$77,296

$57,475

Average Earnings

$66,814

Average Male

$46,768

Average Female

Lake Forest Language

Lake Forest Language by Age

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Lake Forest Language

68.00% of Lake Forest residents speak only English, while 32.00% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 15.71% of the population.

Lake Forest Poverty

Lake Forest Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White44,6472,4305.44%
Hispanic18,7532,21011.78%
Other5,8711,26621.56%
Asian14,1958295.84%
Multiple4,0762656.50%
Black1,8441196.45%
Native977525.32%
Islander9422.13%

7.06%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.77%

Male Poverty Rate

7.34%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lake Forest

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lake Forest is Other, with 21.56% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lake Forest is Islander, with 2.13% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.22%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.12%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.20%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School18.44%
High School10.48%
Some College5.17%
Bachelors or Greater3.43%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed23.78%
Male Unemployed15.16%
Female Employed3.22%
Male Employed3.11%

Lake Forest Income

Lake Forest Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$104,449$126,528
Families$120,046$139,838
Married Families$138,832-
Non Families$62,906$80,145
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Lake Forest Marital Status

Lake Forest Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

54.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.1%

Male Marriage Rate

52.1%

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 Veterans

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3,346

Number of Veterans

3,118

Male Veterans

228

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,116
First Gulf War655
Second Gulf War590
Korea312
World War II173
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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74889
35 to 54832
75+808
55 to 64543
18 to 34274
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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,7256.07%
Hispanic3932.97%
Asian3052.64%
Black15811.13%
2 or More1336.44%
Indian131.97%
Other120.29%

Lake Forest Veterans by Education

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4.15%

Veteran Poverty Rate

19.44%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lake Forest Employment Status

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71.7%

Labor Force Participation

68.2%

Employment Rate

4.8%

Unemployment Rate

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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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54.11%

Born in California

75.70%

Native Born

24.30%

Foreign Born

11.04%

Non Citizen

13.26%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

75.70% of Lake Forest residents were born in the United States, with 54.11% having been born in California. 11.04% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202087,3458611.00%
201986,4848611.01%
201885,6231,6271.94%
201783,9968611.04%
201683,1351,0841.32%
201582,0512,3112.90%
201479,7405840.74%
201379,1564000.51%
201278,7564480.57%
201178,3087500.97%
201077,55818,8512.82%
200058,7072,7070.47%
199056,0000.00%