South Lake Tahoe is a city located in El Dorado County California. With a 2020 population of 21,316, it is the 338th largest city in California and the 2165th largest city in the United States. South Lake Tahoe is currently declining at a rate of -0.03% annually and its population has decreased by -5.41% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 22,535 in 2020. Spanning over 17 miles, South Lake Tahoe has a population density of 2,099 people per square mile.
The average household income in South Lake Tahoe is $69,434 with a poverty rate of 11.64%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,092 per month, and the median house value is $425,700. The median age in South Lake Tahoe is 37.1 years, 36.2 years for males, and 38.4 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of South Lake Tahoewas:
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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 white people with a rate of 34.22%.
71.25% of South Lake Tahoe residents speak only English, while 28.75% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 21.56% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in South Lake Tahoe is Black, with 44.00% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in South Lake Tahoe is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.81%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.27%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.41%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in South Lake Tahoe
80.18% of South Lake Tahoe residents were born in the United States, with 52.29% having been born in California. 9.45% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.