Lake & Mendocino Counties PUMA, CA

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2022 Population
159,169
0.0716% 1-year decline
US Senator
Alex Padilla
Democratic Party
US Senator
Laphonza Butler
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
44
0.228% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
16.3%
0.502% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$58,949
6.96% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$384,400
11% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
55,518
0.983% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Lake & Mendocino Counties PUMA, CA had a population of 159k people with a median age of 44 and a median household income of $58,949. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Lake & Mendocino Counties PUMA, CA declined from 159,283 to 159,169, a −0.0716% decrease and its median household income grew from $55,112 to $58,949, a 6.96% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lake & Mendocino Counties PUMA, CA are White (Non-Hispanic) (64.4%), Other (Hispanic) (9.34%), White (Hispanic) (8.08%), Two+ (Hispanic) (6.81%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.06%).

20.1% of the households in Lake & Mendocino Counties PUMA, CA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

94% of the residents in Lake & Mendocino Counties PUMA, CA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Lake & Mendocino Counties PUMA, CA are Mendocino College (636 degrees awarded in 2022), Dharma Realm Buddhist University (14 degrees), and Ukiah Adult School (0 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Lake & Mendocino Counties PUMA, CA was $384,400, and the homeownership rate was 64.6%.

Most people in Lake & Mendocino Counties PUMA, CA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Lake & Mendocino Counties PUMA, CA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Lake & Mendocino Counties PUMA, CA is home to a population of 159k people, from which 94% are citizens. As of 2022, 10.6% of Lake & Mendocino Counties PUMA, CA residents were born outside of the country (16.9k people).

In 2022, there were 6.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (103k people) in Lake & Mendocino Counties PUMA, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 14.9k Other (Hispanic) and 12.9k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Lake & Mendocino Counties PUMA, CA are Spanish (25,853 households), Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (761 households), and German (524 households).

Residents by Gender and Age

RACE/ETHNICITY
80,174
Women
50.4%
78,800
Men
49.6%

The resident population of United States in 2022 was 158,974 inhabitants, with 49.6% men, and 50.4% women.

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Citizenship

94%
2022 Citizenship
93.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 94% of Lake & Mendocino Counties PUMA, CA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Lake & Mendocino Counties PUMA, CA was 93.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Lake & Mendocino Counties PUMA, CA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    103k ± 524
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    14.9k ± 1.47k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    12.9k ± 1.65k
25.2%
Hispanic Population
40.1k people

In 2022, there were 6.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (103k people) in Lake & Mendocino Counties PUMA, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 14.9k Other (Hispanic) and 12.9k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

25.2% of the people in Lake & Mendocino Counties PUMA, CA are hispanic (40.1k people).

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    11,387 ± 2,524 people
  2. Philippines
    527 ± 563 people
  3. China
    484 ± 539 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Lake & Mendocino Counties PUMA, CA was Mexico, the natal country of 11,387 Lake & Mendocino Counties PUMA, CA residents, followed by Philippines with 527 and China with 484.

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Foreign-Born Population

10.6%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
16.9k people
10.9%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
17.4k people

As of 2022, 10.6% of Lake & Mendocino Counties PUMA, CA residents (16.9k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lake & Mendocino Counties PUMA, CA was 10.9%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    25,853 households (17.2%)
  2. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)
    761 households (0.506%)
  3. German
    524 households (0.348%)

20.1% of the households in Lake & Mendocino Counties PUMA, CA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.7%. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

In 2022, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Lake & Mendocino Counties PUMA, CA was Spanish. 17.2% of the households in Lake & Mendocino Counties PUMA, CA reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    4,284 ± 499
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,083 ± 269
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    753 ± 200

Lake & Mendocino Counties PUMA, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.96 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Lake & Mendocino Counties PUMA, CA employs 55.5k people. The largest industries in Lake & Mendocino Counties PUMA, CA are Construction (3,769 people), Elementary & secondary schools (3,363 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (3,313 people), and the highest paying industries are Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($255,646), Electric power generation, transmission & distribution ($204,741), and Offices of physicians ($140,503).

Males in Lake & Mendocino Counties PUMA, CA have an average income that is 1.21 times higher than the average income of females, which is $55,640. The income inequality in Lake & Mendocino Counties PUMA, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.465, which is lower than than the national average.

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
26,719
Women
49.9%
26,843
Men
50.1%

The workforce of Lake & Mendocino Counties PUMA, CA in 2020 was 53,562 people, with 49.9% woman, and 50.1% men.

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Occupations

55.5k
2022 Value
−0.983%
1 Year decline
± −0.983%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Lake & Mendocino Counties PUMA, CA declined at a rate of −0.983%, from 56.1k employees to 55.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lake & Mendocino Counties PUMA, CA, are Personal care aides (2,168 people), Cashiers (1,970 people), and Miscellaneous agricultural workers, including animal breeders (1,610 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lake & Mendocino Counties PUMA, CA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

55.5k
2022 Value
−0.983%
1 Year decline
± −0.983%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Lake & Mendocino Counties PUMA, CA declined at a rate of −0.983%, from 56.1k employees to 55.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lake & Mendocino Counties PUMA, CA, are Construction (3,769 people), Elementary & secondary schools (3,363 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (3,313 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lake & Mendocino Counties PUMA, CA, though some of these residents may live in Lake & Mendocino Counties PUMA, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$43,721
Median earning men ± $1,567
$32,561
Median earning women ± $1,800

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($81,932), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($62,483), and Information ($53,750).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($60,806), Manufacturing ($47,303), and Public Administration ($46,887).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.57%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 17.9M people employed in California. This represents a 2.57% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 14%.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in California went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 63.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (34.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.07%).

Alex Padilla and Laphonza Butler are the senators currently representing the state of California. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

California is currently represented by 52 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from California

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Alex Padilla
Senator from California3
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Kamala Harris, who had become Vice President of the United States.
Laphonza Butler
Senator from California1
Assumed office on October 3, 2023
Appointed to the seat following the death of Dianne Feinstein.

Alex Padilla and Laphonza Butler are the senators currently representing California.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from California

California is currently represented by 52 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Lake & Mendocino Counties PUMA, CA awarded 650 degrees. The student population of Lake & Mendocino Counties PUMA, CA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,310 male students and 2,276 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Lake & Mendocino Counties PUMA, CA are White (291 and 44.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (256 and 39.5%), American Indian or Alaska Native (39 and 6.02%), and Asian (35 and 5.4%).

The largest universities in Lake & Mendocino Counties PUMA, CA by number of degrees awarded are Mendocino College (636 and 97.8%), Dharma Realm Buddhist University (14 and 2.15%), and Ukiah Adult School (0 and 0%).

The most popular majors in Lake & Mendocino Counties PUMA, CA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (132 and 20.3%), General Health Services (96 and 14.8%), and Other Health Preparatory Programs (96 and 14.8%).

The median tuition cost in Lake & Mendocino Counties PUMA, CA for private four year colleges is $21,000.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2022 in Lake & Mendocino Counties PUMA, CA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 54.5%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 66.7%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 3,586 (36.5% men and 63.5% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 3,586 students enrolled in Lake & Mendocino Counties PUMA, CA, 36.5% men and 63.5% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,577 records, of which 64.8% were women and 35.2% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Lake & Mendocino Counties PUMA, CA was General Health Services with 96 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 636 degrees awarded
  2. 14 degrees awarded
  3. 0 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Mendocino College with 636 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 174 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Lake & Mendocino Counties PUMA, CA, which is 0.366 times less than the 476 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 291 degrees mean that there were 1.14 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 256 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($21,000) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($43) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,080) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2022, 1.13% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.06% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Lake & Mendocino Counties PUMA, CA in 2022 were Some college (35.6k), High School or Equivalent (34.7k), and Secondary Education (18.9k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lake & Mendocino Counties PUMA, CA was $384,400 in 2022, which is 1.36 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $346,200 to $384,400, a 11% increase. The homeownership rate in Lake & Mendocino Counties PUMA, CA is 64.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Lake & Mendocino Counties PUMA, CA have an average commute time of 25.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Lake & Mendocino Counties PUMA, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Lake & Mendocino Counties PUMA, CA is $58,949. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Lake & Mendocino Counties PUMA, CA was Santa Clara County (Southwest)--Cupertino, Saratoga Cities & Los Gatos Town PUMA, CA with a value of $222,873, followed by Santa Clara County (Northwest)--Palo Alto City & Los Altos Hills Town PUMA, CA and Contra Costa County (South)--San Ramon City & Danville Town PUMA, CA, with respective values of $206,924 and $199,849.

Property

$384,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$11,726
$39,464
Median Property Taxes
±$1,530

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Rent vs Own

64.6%
Homeownership
2022
64.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 64.6% of the housing units in Lake & Mendocino Counties PUMA, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 64.1%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lake & Mendocino Counties PUMA, CA was Santa Clara County (Southwest)--Cupertino, Saratoga Cities & Los Gatos Town PUMA, CA with a value of $222,873, followed by Santa Clara County (Northwest)--Palo Alto City & Los Altos Hills Town PUMA, CA and Contra Costa County (South)--San Ramon City & Danville Town PUMA, CA, with respective values of $206,924 and $199,849.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Lake & Mendocino Counties PUMA, CA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$58,949
Median Household Income
± $1,646
61k
Number of Households
± 1,921

In 2022, the median household income of the 61k households in Lake & Mendocino Counties PUMA, CA grew to $58,949 from the previous year's value of $55,112.

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Wage Distribution

0.465
2022 Wage GINI in Lake & Mendocino Counties PUMA, CA
0.46
2021 Wage GINI in Lake & Mendocino Counties PUMA, CA

In 2022, the income inequality in Lake & Mendocino Counties PUMA, CA was 0.465 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.934% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Lake & Mendocino Counties PUMA, CA was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Lake & Mendocino Counties PUMA, CA in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (71.1%)
  2. Worked At Home (12%)
  3. Carpooled (10.2%)

In 2022, 71.1% of workers in Lake & Mendocino Counties PUMA, CA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (12%) and those who carpooled to work (10.2%).

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Commute Time

25.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lake & Mendocino Counties PUMA, CA have a shorter commute time (25.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 5.17% of the workforce in Lake & Mendocino Counties PUMA, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Lake & Mendocino Counties PUMA, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Lake & Mendocino Counties PUMA, CA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

16.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lake & Mendocino Counties PUMA, CA (25.5k out of 156k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lake & Mendocino Counties PUMA, CA is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

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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Health

92% of the population of Lake & Mendocino Counties PUMA, CA has health coverage, with 27.5% on employee plans, 32.4% on Medicaid, 15.9% on Medicare, 14% on non-group plans, and 2.11% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in California see 1240 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.12% decrease from the previous year (1254 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1132 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 244 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,240 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in California

Primary care physicians in California see an average of 1,240 patients per year. This represents a 1.12% decrease from the previous year (1,254 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.4% under 18 years, 16.9% between 18 and 34 years, 37.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 23.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.3% were men and 51.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

8.04%
Uninsured
27.5%
Employer Coverage
32.4%
Medicaid
15.9%
Medicare
14%
Non-Group
2.11%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lake & Mendocino Counties PUMA, CA declined by 4.63% from 8.43% to 8.04%.

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