Kings Beach, California

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Kings Beach is a census-designated place (CDP) in Placer County, California, United States on the north shore of Lake Tahoe. It is part of the SacramentoArden-ArcadeRoseville Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 4,037 at the 2000 census.

The town's post office was erected in 1937. It was shut down between the years of 1942-1945. The area's name is after the first postmaster, Joe King.[1]



Kings Beach is located at 39°14′28″N 120°1′24″W / 39.24111°N 120.02333°W / 39.24111; -120.02333 (39.241170, -120.023295).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 3.4 square miles (8.9 km²), all of it land.

California State Route 28 passes through Kings Beach along the Lake Tahoe shore. California State Route 267 meets Route 28 in Kings Beach and connects the town to Northstar, Truckee, and Interstate 80.


As of the census of 2000, there were 4,037 people, 1,411 households, and 788 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 454.4/km² (1,176.4/sq mi). There were 2,284 housing units at an average density of 665.6/sq mi (257.1/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 70.03% White, 0.72% Black or African American, 1.88% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 23.61% from other races, and 3.34% from two or more races. 48.43% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,411 households out of which 34.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.4% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 44.1% were non-families. 28.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.86 and the average family size was 3.69.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 28.0% under the age of 18, 13.3% from 18 to 24, 38.0% from 25 to 44, 17.4% from 45 to 64, and 3.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29 years. For every 100 females there were 122.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 133.2 males.

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