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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population15,070
Male Share of the Population50.9%
Female Share of the Population49.1%
Senior Citizens16%
Employed Population 16+4,446
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married33.1%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher9.1%
Median Earnings25+$20,238
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$14,315
Median Earnings With High School Degree$18,822

Wealth

Median Family Income$29,466
% Above Poverty Level61.9%
% Below Poverty Level38.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home12.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.1%
% Using Public Transportation1.1%

Housing

People Living Alone37.4%
Median Gross Rent$805
Median House Value$84,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)35.1%
Irish11.1%
English8.7%
Italian4.7%
French Except Basque3.8%
Portuguese2%
Scottish1.8%
Swedish1.6%
Norwegian1.1%
Welsh0.7%
Russian0.5%
Danishn0.5%
Polish0.4%
Belgian0.3%
Swiss0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
West Indian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
African0.1%
German0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Arab0.1%
Czech0.1%
Dutch0.1%
Greek0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Iranian0.1%
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Clearlake Almanac

CategoryValue
County Lake County
Standard Zip Codes95422
Phone Area Codes707
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude38.96
Approximate Longitude-122.64

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)

StationCLEARLAKE 4 SE
Distance4.3 miles
Jan Temp32 to 55 F
Apr Temp39 to 67 F
Jul Temp55 to 90 F
Oct Temp42 to 74 F
Annual Precip27.9 inches
StationCLOVERDALE
Distance23.8 miles
Jan Temp39 to 56 F
Apr Temp46 to 72 F
Jul Temp55 to 93 F
Oct Temp50 to 78 F
Annual Precip42 inches
StationHEALDSBURG
Distance27 miles
Jan Temp39 to 57 F
Apr Temp46 to 73 F
Jul Temp54 to 90 F
Oct Temp49 to 76 F
Annual Precip42.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Cloverdale8,763$71,099
Lakeport4,754$55,859

Clearlake Hospitals

St. Helena Hospital - Clearlake
(Non-profit)
15630 18th Ave - Hwy 53

Clearlake Public Schools

Blue Heron
15850 Dam Rd.
ZIP: 95422
Other
Total Enrollment 27
Burns Valley
3620 Pine St.
ZIP: 95422
Primary
Total Enrollment 564
Clearlake Community
6945 Old Highway 53
ZIP: 95422
Clearlake Creativity
6945 Old Highway 53
ZIP: 95422
Other
Total Enrollment 16
Highlands Academy
15850-a Dam Rd. Ext.
ZIP: 95422
Primary
Total Enrollment 16
Pomo
3350 Acacia St.
ZIP: 95422
Primary
Total Enrollment 736
Richard H. Lewis Alternative
15850 Dam Rd Ex
ZIP: 95422
Other
Total Enrollment 48

Clearlake Private Schools

Clearlake Sda Christian School
15150 Davis Ave
ZIP: 95422
Elementary
Total Enrollment 11
Zemorah Christian Academy
14110 Lakeshore Dr
ZIP: 95422
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 12
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