Lakeside is a medium-sized town located in the state of California. With a population of 21,152 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Lakeside is the 310th 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, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lakeside who work in office and administrative support (14.04%), management occupations (12.20%), and sales jobs (10.61%).
Also of interest is that Lakeside has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 11.21% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
The education level of Lakeside citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 20.46% of adults 25 and older in Lakeside have a college degree.
The per capita income in Lakeside in 2018 was $33,356, 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 $133,424 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 Asian. Lakeside also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 21.71% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lakeside include German, Irish, English, European, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Lakeside is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.