Blue Lake, CA

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Population

1,096

4.45% decline

Median Age

40


Median Household Income

$50,500

1.53% growth

Poverty Rate

21.4%


Number of Employees

549

4.19% decline

Median Property Value

$277,600

9.29% growth

About

In 2017, Blue Lake, CA had a population of 1.1k people with a median age of 40 and a median household income of $50,500. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Blue Lake, CA declined from 1,147 to 1,096, a -4.45% decrease and its median household income grew from $49,737 to $50,500, a 1.53% increase.

The population of Blue Lake, CA is 82.4% White Alone, 6.2% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone, and 5.84% Two or More Races. 2.98% of the people in Blue Lake, CA speak a non-English language, and 100% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Blue Lake, CA are Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theatre (27 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Blue Lake, CA is $277,600, and the homeownership rate is 57.4%. Most people in Blue Lake, CA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 13.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Blue Lake, CA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Blue Lake, CA employs 549 people. The largest industries in Blue Lake, CA are Health Care & Social Assistance (117 people), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (73 people), and Educational Services (54 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($82,778), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($47,875), and Construction ($43,636).

Median household income in Blue Lake, CA is $50,500. Males in Blue Lake, CA have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,252. The income inequality in Blue Lake, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.5, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$50,500

2017 value

± $5,762

1.53%

1 Year Growth

± 32.1%

Households in Blue Lake, CA have a median annual income of $50,500, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $49,737 in 2016, which represents a 1.53% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$72,235

Average Male Salary

± $699

$57,252

Average Female Salary

± $582

In 2017, full-time male employees in Blue Lake, CA made 1.26 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $65,946 ± $1,081

  2. White

    $59,925 ± $556

  3. Two or More Races

    $49,289 ± $1,826

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Blue Lake, CA workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.1 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Blue Lake, CA is from California.

0.5

2017 Wage GINI

0.5

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in California was 0.5 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.16% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for California was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in California in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in California across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 12

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Blue Lake, CA was Census Tract 12 with a value of $37,064, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

21.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Blue Lake, CA (234 out of 1.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 35 - 44.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    232 ± 107

  2. Hispanic

    17 ± 64

  3. Native American

    2 ± 60

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Blue Lake, CA is White, followed by Hispanic and Native American.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

549

2017 Value

± 126

-4.19%

1 Year decline

± 33.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Blue Lake, CA declined at a rate of -4.19%, from 573 employees to 549 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Blue Lake, CA, are Personal Care & Service Occupations (75 people), Management Occupations (58 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (56 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Blue Lake, CA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Blue Lake, CA, by number of employees, are Personal Care & Service Occupations (75 people), Management Occupations (58 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (56 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Blue Lake, CA has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (4.05 times higher than expected), Personal Care & Service Occupations (3.65 times), and Community & Social Service Occupations (3.62 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Blue Lake, CA, by median earnings, are Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($65,673), Community & Social Service Occupations ($50,952), and Production Occupations ($46,042).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

549

2017 Value

± 126

-4.19%

1 Year decline

± 33.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Blue Lake, CA declined at a rate of -4.19%, from 573 employees to 549 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Blue Lake, CA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (117 people), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (73 people), and Educational Services (54 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Blue Lake, CA, though some of these residents may live in Blue Lake, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Blue Lake, CA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (117 people), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (73 people), and Educational Services (54 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Blue Lake, CA has an unusually high number of Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (6.04 times higher than expected), Utilities (4.02 times), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.7 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Blue Lake, CA, by median earnings, are Public Administration ($82,778), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($47,875), and Construction ($43,636).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $196B

  2. $157B

  3. $127B

In 2015, the top outbound California product (by dollars) was Electronics with $196B, followed by Mixed freight with $157B and Gasoline and $127B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound California products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$1.54T

2015 Value

$2.48T

Projected 2045 Value

61.2% growth

In 2015, total outbound California trade was $1.54T. This is expected to increase 61.2% to $2.48T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound California trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $63.1B

  2. $42.2B

  3. $31.2B

In 2015, the top outbound California domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $63.1B, followed by Arizona with $42.2B and Washington and $31.2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that California shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

88.1% of the population of Blue Lake, CA has health coverage, with 38.7% on employee plans, 14.6% on Medicaid, 19.5% on Medicare, 12.1% on non-group plans, and 3.19% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Blue Lake, CA was $7,549 in 2014. This is a 4.04% increase from the previous year ($7,256).

Primary care physicians in Blue Lake, CA see 1281 patients per year on average, which represents a 0% change from the previous year (1281 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1214 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 324 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (10.6%). Additionally, Tulare County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,281 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in California see an average of 1,281 patients per year. This represents a 0% change from the previous year (1,281 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,549

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,735

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,368

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,833

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in California (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.04%, from $7,256 to $7,549.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

11.9%

Uninsured

38.7%

Employer Coverage

14.6%

Medicaid

19.5%

Medicare

12.1%

Non-Group

3.19%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Blue Lake, CA declined by 26.5% from 16.1% to 11.9%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Blue Lake, CA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 10.6% prevalence

  2. 10.5% prevalence

  3. 10.3% prevalence

Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in California, at 10.6%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in California by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Blue Lake, CA is home to a population of 1.1k people, from which 100% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.274% of Blue Lake, CA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Blue Lake, CA is composed of 903 White Alone residents (82.4%), 68 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (6.2%), 64 Two or More Races residents (5.84%), 46 Hispanic or Latino residents (4.2%), 15 Asian Alone residents (1.37%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), 0 Black or African American Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Blue Lake, CA are Spanish or Spanish Creole (37 speakers), French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) (0 speakers), and French Creole (0 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

N/A

Median Native-Born Age

± N/A

N/A

Median Foreign-Born Age

± N/A

In 2017, the median age of all people in Blue Lake, CA was 40. Native-born citizens, with a median age of N/A, were generally N/A than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of N/A. But people in Blue Lake, CA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Blue Lake, CA residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.274%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.05%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 0.274% of Blue Lake, CA residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Blue Lake, CA was 1.05%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    4,212,695 ± 47,591 people

  2. Philippines

    836,199 ± 22,209 people

  3. China

    612,429 ± 19,062 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Blue Lake, CA was Mexico, the natal country of 4,212,695 Blue Lake, CA residents, followed by Philippines with 836,199 and China with 612,429.

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Citizenship

100%

2017 Citizenship

99.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 100% of Blue Lake, CA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Blue Lake, CA was 99.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    903 ± 173

  2. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    68 ± 68

  3. Two or More Races

    64 ± 52.4

In 2017, there were 13.3 times more White Alone residents (903 people) in Blue Lake, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 68 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone and 64 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Blue Lake, CA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    37 speakers (2.98%)

  2. French (Incl. Patois, Cajun)

    0 speakers (0%)

  3. French Creole

    0 speakers (0%)

2.98% of Blue Lake, CA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Blue Lake, CA was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 2.98% of the overall population of Blue Lake, CA are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0% speak French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) and 0% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    46 ± 45

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    10 ± 23

  3. Korea

    4 ± 13

Blue Lake, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.6 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Blue Lake, CA awarded 27 degrees. The student population of Blue Lake, CA is skewed towards women, with 20 male students and 27 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Blue Lake, CA are White (8 and 50%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (4 and 25%), Two or More Races (3 and 18.8%), and Black or African American (1 and 6.25%).

The largest universities in Blue Lake, CA by number of degrees awarded are Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theatre (27 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Blue Lake, CA are General Drama & Theater Arts (27 and 100%).

The median tuition costs in Blue Lake, CA are $12,600 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  2. 17 degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Blue Lake, CA was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Blue Lake, CA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

27 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$12,600

Median Private

In 2016, the Blue Lake, CA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theatre with 27 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

15

Degrees Awarded to Men

12

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 15 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Blue Lake, CA, which is 1.25 times more than the 12 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    8 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    4 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    3 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Blue Lake, CA were to White students. These 8 degrees mean that there were 2 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 4 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Blue Lake, CA was $277,600 in 2017, which is 1.28 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $254,000 to $277,600, a 9.29% increase. The homeownership rate in Blue Lake, CA is 57.4%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Blue Lake, CA have an average commute time of 13.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Blue Lake, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$50,500

Median Household Income

± $5,762

488

Number of Households

± 103

In 2017, the median household income of the 488 households in Blue Lake, CA grew to $50,500 from the previous year's value of $49,737.

The following chart displays the households in Blue Lake, CA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $50k - $60k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$277,600

2017 Median

± $44,573

$254,000

2016 Median

± $40,903

In 2017, the median property value in Blue Lake, CA grew to to $277,600 from the previous year's value of $254,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Blue Lake, CA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Blue Lake, CA the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Blue Lake, CA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Blue Lake, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

57.4%

2017 Homeownership

54.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 57.4% of the housing units in Blue Lake, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 54.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Blue Lake, CA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Blue Lake, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Blue Lake, CA have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

13.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Blue Lake, CA have a shorter commute time (13.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0% of the workforce in Blue Lake, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    74.2%

  2. Walked

    15.1%

  3. Carpooled

    4.08%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Blue Lake, CA was Drove Alone, followed by those who Walked and those who Carpooled.

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