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Overview

Introduction to Clearlake, California

Clearlake, California, in Lake County, is 36 miles N of Santa Rosa, California (center to center) and 66 miles NW of Sacramento, California

Clearlake History

Clearlake is a part of Lake County which has developed around the 43,000 acre Clear Lake. The area was shaped by volcanic action. The original inhabitants of the area were the Pomo Indians. The first modern settlers were from Europe and they came in the 1850s. The area of Clearlake was incorporated in 1980 by combining Clear Lake Highlands, Burns Valley, Cache Creek and a portion of Clear Lake.

Clearlake and nearby Attractions

  • Calpine Geothermal Visitor Center
  • Clearlake Park
  • Anderson Marsh
  • Redbud Park
  • Clearlake City Hall
  • Borax Lake

Things To Do In Clearlake

Clearlake offers great recreational opportunities, including shopping areas and restaurants. Clear Lake has very scenic views and is an ideal place for relaxation. The parks offer opportunities for health enhancing activities. The lake, being a major part of the community, makes fishing, swimming and boating the most popular activities.

Clearlake Transportation

Sacramento International Airport offers air transportation facilities.

Clearlake Higher Education

Napa Valley College serves the city.

People

Total Population 15,097
Male Share of the Population 51.6%
Female Share of the Population 48.4%
Senior Citizens 16.7%
Employed Population 16+ 4,573
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 35.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 8.5%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $29,586
% Above Poverty Level 62.5%
% Below Poverty Level 37.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 13.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4%
% Using Public Transportation 0.9%

Housing

People Living Alone 38.9%
Median Gross Rent $771
Median House Value $85,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 36.8%
US/American 0%
English 9.9%
Irish 12.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Clearlake Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 36 miles N of Santa Rosa, California (center to center)
Nearest Large City 66 miles NW of Sacramento, California
County Lake
Standard Zip Codes 95422
Phone Area Codes 707
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.958
Longitude -122.625

Clearlake Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station CLEARLAKE 4 SE
Distance 4.3 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 55 F
Apr Temp 39 to 67 F
Jul Temp 55 to 90 F
Oct Temp 42 to 74 F
Annual Precip 27.9 inches
Station CLOVERDALE
Distance 23.8 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 56 F
Apr Temp 46 to 72 F
Jul Temp 55 to 93 F
Oct Temp 50 to 78 F
Annual Precip 42 inches
Station HEALDSBURG
Distance 27 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 57 F
Apr Temp 46 to 73 F
Jul Temp 54 to 90 F
Oct Temp 49 to 76 F
Annual Precip 42.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Cloverdale 8,735 $70,717
Lakeport 4,740 $52,234

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Clearlake Hospitals

REDBUD COMMUNITY HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
15630 18TH AVE - HWY 53
(707) 994-6486
Emergency Service: No

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Clearlake High Schools

GENESIS HIGH
6840 SMITH CENTER DR.
707-994-5787
A Non-traditional School
A Title I School.
Serves 18 students.

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