South Lake Tahoe, California Population 2022

21,316
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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.

South Lake Tahoe Demographics

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

  • White: 80.84%
  • Other race: 6.90%
  • Asian: 6.17%
  • Two or more races: 4.85%
  • Black or African American: 0.81%
  • Native American: 0.25%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.17%
The current population of South Lake Tahoe, California is 21,316 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 22,535.

South Lake Tahoe, California Population 2022

Population by Race

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South Lake Tahoe Population by Race

South Lake Tahoe Population Pyramid 2022

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South Lake Tahoe Median Age

38.8


Total

38.3


Male

39.8


Female

South Lake Tahoe Adults

There are 19,091 adults, (3,534 of whom are seniors) in South Lake Tahoe.

South Lake Tahoe Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

22.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

22.1

Child Dependency Ratio

South Lake Tahoe Sex Ratio

Female

10,799

47.92%

Male

11,736

52.08%

South Lake Tahoe Population by Age

South Lake Tahoe Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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South Lake Tahoe Household Types

41.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

South Lake Tahoe Households and Families

3.03

Average Family Size

2.33

Average Household Size

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South Lake Tahoe Households by Type

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South Lake Tahoe Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

South Lake Tahoe Educational Attainment by Race

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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%.

South Lake Tahoe Educational Attainment by Race

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$34,803

Average Earnings

$36,812

Average Male

$32,578

Average Female

South Lake Tahoe Earnings by Educational Attainment

South Lake Tahoe Language by Age

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South Lake Tahoe Language

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.

South Lake Tahoe Language

South Lake Tahoe Poverty by Race

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11.64%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.92%

Male Poverty Rate

13.48%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in South Lake Tahoe

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%.

South Lake Tahoe Poverty

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South Lake Tahoe Poverty Rate by Education

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South Lake Tahoe Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

South Lake Tahoe Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

South Lake Tahoe Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

41.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

38.8%

Male Marriage Rate

43.5%

Female Marriage Rate

South Lake Tahoe Married by Age and Sex

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South Lake Tahoe 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 45-54.

South Lake Tahoe Marital Status by Race

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South Lake Tahoe Marital Status

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997

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

South Lake Tahoe Veterans by War

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South Lake Tahoe Veterans by Age

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South Lake Tahoe Veterans by Race

South Lake Tahoe Veterans by Education

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4.46%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.59%

Veteran Disability Rate

South Lake Tahoe Veterans by Education

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69.7%

Labor Force Participation

65.9%

Employment Rate

4.9%

Unemployment Rate

South Lake Tahoe Employment by Age

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South Lake Tahoe Employment by Race

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South Lake Tahoe 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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52.29%

Born in South Lake Tahoe

80.18%

Native Born

19.82%

Foreign Born

9.45%

Non Citizen

10.37%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

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.

South Lake Tahoe Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

South Lake Tahoe Population by Year