Lucerne, Lake County, California

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Lucerne (formerly, Clear Lake Beach) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Lake County, California, United States.[1] Lucerne is located 7.25 miles (12 km) east-northeast of Lakeport,[2] at an elevation of 1329 feet (405 m).[1] The population was 2,870 at the 2000 census.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 19.5 square miles (50.4 km²), of which, 6.1 square miles (15.8 km²) of it is land and 13.4 square miles (34.6 km²) of it (68.67%) is water.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 2,870 people, 1,325 households, and 744 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 469.8 people per square mile (181.4/km²). There were 1,814 housing units at an average density of 296.9/sq mi (114.6/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 87.87% White, 1.67% African American, 3.14% Native American, 0.42% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 3.41% from other races, and 3.38% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.54% of the population.

There were 1,325 households out of which 20.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.8% were married couples living together, 10.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.8% were non-families. 36.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.16 and the average family size was 2.78.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 20.8% under the age of 18, 4.9% from 18 to 24, 20.5% from 25 to 44, 28.3% from 45 to 64, and 25.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47 years. For every 100 females there were 93.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.3 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $24,969, and the median income for a family was $27,656. Males had a median income of $26,612 versus $20,227 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $13,396. About 13.7% of families and 15.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.2% of those under age 18 and 10.2% of those age 65 or over.

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