Lakeside is a medium-sized town located in the state of California. With a population of 21,441 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Lakeside is the 305th largest community in California.
Housing costs in Lakeside are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Lakeside is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Lakeside is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lakeside who work in sales jobs (13.71%), management occupations (12.46%), and office and administrative support (11.83%).
The citizens of Lakeside are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 16.03% of adults in Lakeside have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Lakeside in 2010 was $30,546, which is middle income relative to California, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $122,184 for a family of four. However, Lakeside contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Lakeside is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Lakeside home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lakeside residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Lakeside also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 18.62% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lakeside include German, Irish, English, Italian, and European.
The most common language spoken in Lakeside is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.