Clearlake, CA
Demographics And Statistics

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2023-11-16

Living In Clearlake, California Summary

Life in Clearlake research summary. HomeSnacks has been researching the quality of life in Clearlake over the past eight years using Census data, FBI crime data, cost of living data, and other primary sources. Based on the most recently available data, we found the following about life in Clearlake:

  • The population in Clearlake is 16,468.

  • The median home value in Clearlake is $155,200.

  • The median income in Clearlake is $37,783.

  • The cost of living in Clearlake is 100 which is 1.0x lower than the national average.

  • The median rent in Clearlake is $959.

  • The unemployment rate in Clearlake is 16.9%.

  • The poverty rate in Clearlake is 26.5%.

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Jobs
3/10
Housing
6
Affordability
4
Diversity
9
Safety
4
Amenities
8.5
Education
3
Commute
4
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Clearlake, CA Crime Report

Crime in Clearlake summary. We use data from the FBI to determine the crime rates in Clearlake. Key points include:

  • There were 502 total crimes in Clearlake in the last reporting year.

  • The overall crime rate per 100,000 people in Clearlake is 2,970.2 / 100k people.

  • The violent crime rate per 100,000 people in Clearlake is 846.1 / 100k people.

  • The property crime rate per 100,000 people in Clearlake is 2,124.1 / 100k people.

  • Overall, crime in Clearlake is 27.80% above the national average.

502
Total Crimes
27.80%
Above National Average

Crime In Clearlake Comparison Table

Statistic Count
Raw
Clearlake
/ 100k People
California
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 502 2,970.2 2,581.0 2,324.2
Violent Crime 143 846.1 442.0 369.8
Murder 1 5.9 5.6 6.3
Robbery 17 100.6 113.6 66.1
Aggravated Assault 113 668.6 288.7 268.2
Property Crime 359 2,124.1 2,138.9 1,954.4
Burglary 119 704.1 369.7 269.8
Larceny 162 958.5 1,341.7 1,401.9
Car Theft 78 461.5 427.6 282.7

Clearlake, CA Cost Of Living

Cost of living in Clearlake summary. We use data on the cost of living to determine how expensive it is to live in Clearlake. Real estate prices drive most of the variance in cost of living around California. Key points include:

  • The cost of living in Clearlake is 100 with 100 being average.

  • The cost of living in Clearlake is 1.0x lower than the national average.

  • The median home value in Clearlake is $155,200.

  • The median income in Clearlake is $37,783.

100
Clearlake's Overall Cost Of Living
1.0x
Lower Than The National Average

Cost Of Living In Clearlake Comparison Table

Living Expense Clearlake California National Average
Overall 100 139 100
Services 118 110 100
Groceries 110 112 100
Health 123 109 100
Housing 59 204 100
Transportation 133 126 100
Utilities 110 124 100

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2 Reviews & Comments About Clearlake

Overall User Rating
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HomeSnacks User - 2019-03-14 19:27:37.807351

Schools are bad, crime is bad, cops, county and city workers horrible, stealing funds, picking on poor folks so they never rise up the ladder. I own a home here. I hate this place.

Horrible people, starting at the top like the local law and judges.


HomeSnacks User - 2019-05-10 14:46:31.886006

I taught the children of Clearlake for 32 years. I felt terrible for them. Born into poverty with very little chance of breaking the cycle of family dysfunction. Unhealthiest county in CA, highest arrest rate in CA, tourism has dried up, schools are chaotic and violent. Zero leadership in this county. Board of Sups is a joke and corrupt to the core. This place is a sociological thesis waiting to happen. You tell people about this place and they think you're exaggerating. Come on up and see for yourself. Buy a kid on the street some clean clothes and feed them. If you're really feeling empathetic, take them to a dentist.

There are no favorite places except the two highways out of the county. The Bad that stood out....not enough room to state. It's dreary, depressing, lacks every kind of resource imaginable, the lake stinks to high heaven in the summertime with toxic algae. It's a third world country in the middle of CA.

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Clearlake Demographics And Statistics

Population over time in Clearlake

The current population in Clearlake is 16,468. The population has increased 9.2% from 2010.

Year Population % Change
2021 16,468 7.5%
2020 15,323 1.7%
2019 15,061 -0.1%
2018 15,070 -0.2%
2017 15,097 -0.2%
2016 15,121 -0.0%
2015 15,127 0.0%
2014 15,127 -0.0%
2013 15,134 0.4%
2012 15,074 -

Race / Ethnicity in Clearlake

White
57.5% (9,474)
African American
4.0% (654)
American Indian
2.5% (410)
Asian
0.8% (126)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.1% (23)
Two Or More
5.5% (907)
Hispanic
29.6% (4,874)

Clearlake is:

  • 57.5% White with 9,474 White residents.

  • 4.0% African American with 654 African American residents.

  • 2.5% American Indian with 410 American Indian residents.

  • 0.8% Asian with 126 Asian residents.

  • 0.0% Hawaiian with 0 Hawaiian residents.

  • 0.1% Other with 23 Other residents.

  • 5.5% Two Or More with 907 Two Or More residents.

  • 29.6% Hispanic with 4,874 Hispanic residents.

Race Clearlake CA USA
White 57.5% 35.8% 59.4%
African American 4.0% 5.4% 12.2%
American Indian 2.5% 0.3% 0.6%
Asian 0.8% 14.7% 5.6%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.3% 0.2%
Other 0.1% 0.4% 0.4%
Two Or More 5.5% 3.6% 3.2%
Hispanic 29.6% 39.5% 18.4%

Gender in Clearlake

Female
50.8% (8,371)
Male
49.2% (8,097)
  • Clearlake is 50.8% female with 8,371 female residents.

  • Clearlake is 49.2% male with 8,097 male residents.

Gender Clearlake CA USA
Female 50.8% 50.0% 50.5%
Male 49.2% 50.0% 49.5%

Highest level of educational attainment in Clearlake for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
6.0% (988)
9-12th Grade
14.0% (2,305)
High School / GED
36.0% (5,928)
Some College
27.0% (4,446)
Associate's Degree
9.0% (1,482)
Bachelor's Degree
5.0% (823)
Master's Degree
2.0% (329)
Professional Degree
1.0% (164)
Doctorate Degree
0.0% (0)
  • 6.0% of adults in Clearlake completed < 9th grade.

  • 14.0% of adults in Clearlake completed 9-12th grade.

  • 36.0% of adults in Clearlake completed high school / ged.

  • 27.0% of adults in Clearlake completed some college.

  • 9.0% of adults in Clearlake completed associate's degree.

  • 5.0% of adults in Clearlake completed bachelor's degree.

  • 2.0% of adults in Clearlake completed master's degree.

  • 1.0% of adults in Clearlake completed professional degree.

  • 0.0% of adults in Clearlake completed doctorate degree.

Education Clearlake CA USA
< 9th Grade 6.0% 8.0% 5.0%
9-12th Grade 14.0% 7.0% 6.0%
High School / GED 36.0% 20.0% 26.0%
Some College 27.0% 21.0% 20.0%
Associate's Degree 9.0% 8.0% 9.0%
Bachelor's Degree 5.0% 22.0% 21.0%
Master's Degree 2.0% 9.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 1.0% 3.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 0.0% 2.0% 2.0%

Household Income For Clearlake, California

  • 7.5% of households in Clearlake earn Less than $10,000.

  • 10.6% of households in Clearlake earn $10,000 to $14,999.

  • 12.8% of households in Clearlake earn $15,000 to $24,999.

  • 13.6% of households in Clearlake earn $25,000 to $34,999.

  • 18.3% of households in Clearlake earn $35,000 to $49,999.

  • 18.2% of households in Clearlake earn $50,000 to $74,999.

  • 7.3% of households in Clearlake earn $75,000 to $99,999.

  • 7.2% of households in Clearlake earn $100,000 to $149,999.

  • 2.8% of households in Clearlake earn $150,000 to $199,999.

  • 1.6% of households in Clearlake earn $200,000 or more.

Less than $10,000
7.5% (123,194)
$10,000 to $14,999
10.6% (175,325)
$15,000 to $24,999
12.8% (210,171)
$25,000 to $34,999
13.6% (224,438)
$35,000 to $49,999
18.3% (301,812)
$50,000 to $74,999
18.2% (299,892)
$75,000 to $99,999
7.3% (120,999)
$100,000 to $149,999
7.2% (118,804)
$150,000 to $199,999
2.8% (45,820)
$200,000 or more
1.6% (26,340)
Income Clearlake CA USA
Less than $10,000 7.5% 4.6% 5.5%
$10,000 to $14,999 10.6% 3.6% 3.9%
$15,000 to $24,999 12.8% 6.2% 7.8%
$25,000 to $34,999 13.6% 6.7% 8.2%
$35,000 to $49,999 18.3% 9.4% 11.4%
$50,000 to $74,999 18.2% 14.7% 16.8%
$75,000 to $99,999 7.3% 12.3% 12.8%
$100,000 to $149,999 7.2% 17.5% 16.3%
$150,000 to $199,999 2.8% 9.9% 7.8%
$200,000 or more 1.6% 15.1% 9.5%

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