Lake Almanor West, California

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Lake Almanor West is a census-designated place (CDP) in Plumas County, California, United States. The population was 329 at the 2000 census.



Lake Almanor West is located at 40°14′7″N 121°12′15″W / 40.23528°N 121.20417°W / 40.23528; -121.20417 (40.235246, -121.204180)[1], along the southwest shore of Lake Almanor. It is locally referred to as "West Shore."

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.3 square miles (6.0 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 329 people, 165 households, and 134 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 143.0 people per square mile (55.2/km²). There were 367 housing units at an average density of 159.5/sq mi (61.6/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 98.78% White, 0.30% from other races, and 0.91% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.82% of the population.

There were 165 households out of which 7.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 78.8% were married couples living together, 1.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.2% were non-families. 15.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.99 and the average family size was 2.19.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 7.0% under the age of 18, 0.3% from 18 to 24, 9.4% from 25 to 44, 45.6% from 45 to 64, and 37.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 60 years. For every 100 females there were 104.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.4 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $48,092, and the median income for a family was $49,539. Males had a median income of $80,102 versus $42,875 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $29,294. About 13.0% of families and 13.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 48.0% of those under age 18 and 5.5% of those age 65 or over.


The primary local news source is the Chester Progressive, a newspaper published every Wednesday.

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