South Lake Tahoe INFORMATION

Population: 23,620

Male 52% Female 48%
Married 48%
Single 52%

City rating

This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.


Overall value

This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.


Density (Population per mile²)

Compared to New York, South Lake Tahoe has a very low population density. South Lake Tahoe is perfect for those who like a quiet city.

2,349 South Lake Tahoe
27,441 New York

City Info

With a quality of life rating of 7/10 and an overall value of 5/10, there are many things to love about South Lake Tahoe, CA, but there are also a few factors that may not be the best fit for everyone. Most homeowners will be happy in South Lake Tahoe, but be sure to visit first to make sure it’s the best place for you.

Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. South Lake Tahoe has a population density of 2,349, with 23,620 current residents.

Out of the 23,620 current residents, 52% are male and 48% are female. 48% of the residents are married and 52% are single.



Air quality

Bad air quality


  • 68% Sun
  • 12% Rain
  • 64% Snow


48°F average temperature

  • 37 years Median home age
  • $302,250 Median home price
  • -17.76% Home appreciation rate
  • 8.37% Annual property tax
  • 28.2%
    Homes owned
  • 36.8%
    Homes rented
  • 35%
    Homes vacant


As for living in South Lake Tahoe, the air quality is 1% and the weather, on average, is 68% sunny, 12% rainy, and 64% snowy. The average temperature is 48°F.

Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in South Lake Tahoe, you should know that 28.2% of homes are owned while 36.8% of homes are rented, and 35% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $302,250, the median age of homes is 37 years, the annual home appreciation is -17.76% and the annual property tax is 8.37%.



Religious diversity

  • Crime rate (per 100,000)

  • Average age

  • Political majority

    Republican Republican


When looking at the community of South Lake Tahoe, it’s important to determine the crime rate. South Lake Tahoe’s crime rate is 7 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in South Lake Tahoe is 35 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 43.61% Democratic, 54.14% Republican, and 2.24% Independent.






Student teacher ratio 1:19


  • Management, Business, Art & Sciences
  • Sales & Office Occupations
  • Service Occupations
  • Production, Transportation & Material Moving
  • Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
  • 81%
    High school diploma
  • 7%
    Some college or associates degree
  • 14%
    Bachelors degree
  • 5%
    Graduate or professional degree


When looking at South Lake Tahoe, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 12.10% of residents are unemployed in South Lake Tahoe (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed South Lake Tahoe residents: 10.1% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 12.40% are in the arts and sciences field, 37.8% are in the customer service field, 23% are in the sales field, 0.93% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 8.4% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 7.4% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:19. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 80.67%, 7.09% of residents have an associate’s degree, 13.91% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 4.83% have a master’s degree.



Average commute time

Daily breakdown: by transport type

  • Public
  • Car
  • Carpool
  • Work at home


If you plan on commuting to work in South Lake Tahoe, you should be aware that the average commute time is 18 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of South Lake Tahoe have a few different options. 64% of commuters use their own cars, 17% of commuters carpool, 5% of commuters use the transit system, and 5% of residents work from home.

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