Lake Isabella is a city located in Kern County California. With a 2020 population of 3,595, it is the 713th largest city in California and the 8015th largest city in the United States. Lake Isabella is currently growing at a rate of 0.31% annually but its population has decreased by -0.72% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,621 in 2020. Spanning over 22 miles, Lake Isabella has a population density of 166 people per square mile.
The average household income in Lake Isabella is $48,234 with a poverty rate of 24.11%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $879 per month, and the median house value is $91,500. The median age in Lake Isabella is 48.6 years, 45.5 years for males, and 50.1 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Lake Isabellawas:
Rate of Home Ownership
Average Family Size
Average Household Size
The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 13.92%.
93.96% of Lake Isabella residents speak only English, while 6.04% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.95% of the population.
Overall Poverty Rate
Male Poverty Rate
Female Poverty Rate
The race most likely to be in poverty in Lake Isabella is White, with 20.42% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Lake Isabella is Hispanic, with 42.34% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 9.77%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.91%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.62%.
Number of Veterans
Veteran Poverty Rate
Veteran Disability Rate
Labor Force Participation
Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Lake Isabella
93.68% of Lake Isabella residents were born in the United States, with 75.53% having been born in California. 4.67% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.