Lake Forest

Lake Forest, surrounded by Irvine and Mission Viejo is a city comprised of 10 planned communities that make up 12 square miles of land.

Welcome to Lake Forest

 
Lake Forest, surrounded by Irvine and Mission Viejo is a city comprised of 10 planned communities that make up 12 square miles of land. With a population of nearly 80,000, it is the most densely populated city in Orange County, but also has the distinction of being ranked as one of the safest cities in the country.
 
Lake Forest residents enjoyed two man-made lakes in addition to 27 city parks, Etnies Skate Park, and Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park provide nearly endless opportunities for fun. Lake Forest Beach and Tennis Club is another popular option for recreation. The Club features several pools and lagoons, tennis courts, volleyball and basketball courts, a gym, and an adults-only bar and lounge. Golf enthusiasts will appreciate having the Lake Forest Golf and Practice Center right in their backyard. This 9-hole executive course offers a friendly atmosphere for all skill levels.
 
The central location of Lake Forest with easy access to both the 5 Freeway and 241 toll road makes trips to nearby attractions easy as well.
 
Lake Forest is also known for being the home of the 8th largest church congregation in the country, Saddleback Community Church. Annual events hosted by the city also help develop a sense of community among Lake Forest residents. In celebration of the area's rich history, the Rancho Days Fiesta held in May at Heritage Hills Historical Park features Native American Dancers, crafting exhibits, and storytellers who bring the past to life. The Victorian Christmas celebration, held on the first Saturday of December is another popular event each year.
 
Despite being a new city, incorporated in 1991, Lake Forest is surrounded by a rich natural environment. Neighborhoods are full of mature trees. Homes have been built over the past several decades and are new today, guaranteeing that buyers will find many different sizes and styles to choose from. Overseeing everything Lake Forest related, is the Lake Forest Community Association which enforces all Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions (CC and Rs). It also maintains an active website that allows Lake Forest residents to communicate via message boards and a resident directory.

Overview for Lake Forest, CA

17,002 people live in Lake Forest, where the median age is 35.9 and the average individual income is $57,338. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

17,002

Total Population

35.9 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$57,338

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Lake Forest, CA

Lake Forest has 5,774 households, with an average household size of 2.94. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Lake Forest do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 17,002 people call Lake Forest home. The population density is 1,730.05 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

17,002

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

35.9

Median Age

48.36 / 51.64%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
5,774

Total Households

2.94

Average Household Size

$57,338

Average individual Income

Households with Children

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Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Lake Forest, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Lake Forest. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Foothill Ranch Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
4/5
Guidepost Montessori Foothill Ranch
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
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