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South Lake Tahoe California Language Watch Edit South Lake Tahoe is the most populous city in El Dorado County California United States in the Sierra Nevada The city s population was 21 403 at the 2010 census down from 23 609 at the 2000 census The city extends about 5 miles 8 km west southwest along U S Route 50 also known as Lake Tahoe Boulevard The east end of the city on the California Nevada state line right next to the town of Stateline Nevada is mainly geared towards tourism with T shirt shops restaurants hotels and Heavenly Mountain Resort with the Nevada casinos just across the state line in Stateline The western end of town is mainly residential and clusters around The Y the X shaped intersection of US 50 State Route 89 and the continuation of Lake Tahoe Boulevard after it loses its federal highway designation South Lake Tahoe CaliforniaCityCity of South Lake TahoeSouth Lake Tahoe near Heavenly VillageLocation in El Dorado County and the state of CaliforniaSouth Lake Tahoe CaliforniaLocation in the United StatesCoordinates 38 56 24 N 119 58 37 W 38 94000 N 119 97694 W 38 94000 119 97694 Coordinates 38 56 24 N 119 58 37 W 38 94000 N 119 97694 W 38 94000 119 97694 1 CountryUnited StatesState CaliforniaCountyEl DoradoIncorporatedNovember 30 1965 2 Government TypeMayor council MayorTamara Wallace 3 State SenateBrian Dahle R 4 State AssemblyFrank Bigelow R 5 U S CongressTom McClintock R 6 Area 7 Total16 60 sq mi 42 98 km2 Land10 15 sq mi 26 30 km2 Water6 44 sq mi 16 68 km2 38 80 Elevation 8 6 237 ft 1 901 m Population 2010 Total21 403 Estimate 2019 9 22 197 Density2 186 04 sq mi 844 01 km2 Time zoneUTC 8 Pacific PST Summer DST UTC 7 PDT ZIP code96150Area code s 530FIPS code06 73108GNIS feature IDs1659822 2411938Websitewww wbr cityofslt wbr us Contents 1 Geography 2 Demographics 3 Education 4 Politics 5 History 6 Crime 7 Transportation 8 Landscape 9 Climate 10 Angora Fire 11 See also 12 References 13 External linksGeography EditAccording to the United States Census Bureau the city has a total area of 16 6 square miles 43 km2 of which 10 2 square miles 26 km2 is land and 6 4 square miles 17 km2 or 38 80 is water Its elevation is about 6 237 feet 1 901 m above sea level 8 Demographics EditHistorical populationCensus Pop 197012 921 198020 68160 1 199021 5864 4 200023 6099 4 201021 403 9 3 2019 est 22 197 9 3 7 U S Decennial Census 10 Beachfront walkway South Lake Tahoe Memorial Day weekend 2007 The 2010 United States Census 11 reported that South Lake Tahoe had a population of 21 403 The population density was 1 289 1 people per square mile 497 7 km2 The racial makeup of South Lake Tahoe was 15 733 73 5 White 182 0 9 African American 232 1 1 Native American 1 186 5 5 Asian 39 0 2 Pacific Islander 3 230 15 1 from other races and 801 3 7 from two or more races Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6 665 persons 31 1 The Census reported that 21 034 people 98 3 of the population lived in households 181 0 8 lived in non institutionalized group quarters and 188 0 9 were institutionalized There were 8 918 households out of which 2 421 27 1 had children under the age of 18 living in them 3 100 34 8 were opposite sex married couples living together 983 11 0 had a female householder with no husband present 594 6 7 had a male householder with no wife present There were 857 9 6 unmarried opposite sex partnerships and 67 0 8 same sex married couples or partnerships 2 918 households 32 7 were made up of individuals and 652 7 3 had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older The average household size was 2 36 There were 4 677 families 52 4 of all households the average family size was 3 06 The population was spread out with 4 400 people 20 6 under the age of 18 2 478 people 11 6 aged 18 to 24 6 416 people 30 0 aged 25 to 44 6 013 people 28 1 aged 45 to 64 and 2 096 people 9 8 who were 65 years of age or older The median age was 35 6 years For every 100 females there were 113 6 males For every 100 females age 18 and over there were 115 7 males There were 15 087 housing units at an average density of 908 7 per square mile 350 8 km2 of which 8 918 were occupied of which 3 473 38 9 were owner occupied and 5 445 61 1 were occupied by renters The homeowner vacancy rate was 4 5 the rental vacancy rate was 14 6 7 684 people 35 9 of the population lived in owner occupied housing units and 13 350 people 62 4 lived in rental housing units Education EditSouth Lake Tahoe and the surrounding unincorporated communities are serviced by Lake Tahoe Unified School District which is composed of four elementary schools Bijou Community School Sierra House Elementary School Tahoe Valley Elementary School and the Lake Tahoe Environmental Science Magnet School a middle school South Tahoe Middle School and a high school South Tahoe High School 12 Due to budget cuts Al Tahoe Elementary School and Meyers Elementary School closed in 2004 however Meyers Elementary School reopened as Lake Tahoe Environmental Science Magnet School after a year s absence 13 South Lake Tahoe also houses a community college Lake Tahoe Community College 14 Politics EditThe city council of South Lake Tahoe is composed of five elected members three council members a Mayor and a Mayor Pro Tem The Mayor changes every year and is elected by the City Council 15 In the state legislature South Lake Tahoe is in the 1st Senate District represented by Republican Brian Dahle 4 and the 5th Assembly District represented by Republican Frank Bigelow 5 Federally South Lake Tahoe is in California s 4th congressional district represented by Republican Tom McClintock 6 History EditThe city incorporated in 1965 by combining the previously unincorporated communities of Al Tahoe Bijou Bijou Park Stateline Tahoe Valley and Tallac Village 16 A post office was established in 1967 16 Gambling arrived at the Lake in 1944 when Harvey s Wagon Wheel Saloon and Gambling Hall opened in Nevada as one of the area s first gaming establishments Competition soon sprang up and so did the need for more permanent accommodations By the 1950s roads began to be plowed year round enabling access to permanent residences When the 1960 Winter Olympics came to Squaw Valley Lake Tahoe was put firmly on the map as the skiing center of the western United States In 2012 the Lakeview Commons Park was renamed As reported in the local media The Washoe Tribe has presented the name Tahnu Leweh Pronounced Tah New Lay Way which in native language means all the people s place It is a name the Tribe would like to gift to El Dorado County and South Lake Tahoe as a symbol of peace prosperity and goodness 17 Crime EditSome notable crimes have taken place or been linked to South Lake Tahoe On December 8 1963 Frank Sinatra Jr was kidnapped by Barry Keenan Johnny Irwin and Joe Amsler Sinatra was released unharmed soon after 18 The disappearance of Donna Lass on September 6 1970 has been linked to the Zodiac Killer 19 The bombing of Harvey s Lake Tahoe took place just outside the city limits in Stateline Nevada 20 On May 18 1987 Herbert James Coddington was arrested for the murder of two women and the kidnapping of two teenagers 21 He was found guilty of these crimes and sentenced to death in 1988 22 23 In 1991 Jaycee Lee Dugard age 11 was abducted from a bus stop in South Lake Tahoe she was found alive in Antioch California in 2009 Transportation EditSouth Lake Tahoe is served by a major east west highway U S 50 which links the area with Sacramento California and Carson City Nevada The Lake Tahoe Airport serves general aviation while the closest scheduled passenger airline service is available via the Reno Tahoe International Airport in Reno Nevada Landscape Edit Panoramic view of the lake from shoreClimate EditSouth Lake Tahoe has a snowy highland climate featuring chilly winters with regular snowfall and summers that feature warm to hot days and cool nights with very low humidity The climate is either classified as a warm summer Mediterranean climate Koppen Csb using the 27 F 2 8 C isotherm of the original Koppen scheme or a continental Mediterranean climate Koppen Dsb using the 32 F 0 C isotherm preferred by some climatologists Summertime is also the dry season with July averaging only 0 31 inches 7 9 mm of precipitation in contrast to December s 3 81 inches or 96 8 millimeters Depending on the year snowfall can be extremely heavy in winter with an average of 107 inches or 2 72 meters while the wettest rain year has been from July 2005 to June 2006 with 31 12 inches 790 4 mm and the driest from July 2002 to June 2003 with 9 26 inches 235 2 mm December 2005 has been the wettest month with 13 83 inches 351 3 mm of total water equivalent precipitation South Lake Tahoe averages two days per year that reach 90 F or 32 2 C or higher most commonly occurring in July and August Every month of the year averages at least two nights with a low temperature of 32 F or 0 C or lower 24 and overall there are 227 mornings in an average year that fall below freezing although only seven fall to 0 F or 17 8 C High temperatures below 32 F 0 C occur on average on sixteen days per year The all time record high is 99 F 37 2 C set on July 22 1988 and the all time record low is 29 F 33 9 C set on December 29 1972 and subsequently tied on February 7 1989 Climate data for South Lake Tahoe CaliforniaMonth Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec YearRecord high F C 66 19 65 18 71 22 75 24 84 29 90 32 99 37 96 36 94 34 84 29 71 22 64 18 99 37 Average high F C 43 0 6 1 44 1 6 7 48 5 9 2 54 2 12 3 63 5 17 5 72 3 22 4 80 8 27 1 80 3 26 8 73 6 23 1 62 8 17 1 50 5 10 3 43 2 6 2 59 7 15 4 Daily mean F C 29 5 1 4 30 9 0 6 35 5 1 9 40 4 4 7 47 9 8 8 54 7 12 6 61 1 16 2 60 3 15 7 54 0 12 2 45 5 7 5 36 3 2 4 29 8 1 2 43 8 6 6 Average low F C 16 1 8 8 17 7 7 9 22 5 5 3 26 6 3 0 32 2 0 1 37 1 2 8 41 4 5 2 40 2 4 6 34 5 1 4 28 1 2 2 22 1 5 5 16 5 8 6 27 9 2 3 Record low F C 28 33 29 34 10 23 1 18 7 14 21 6 25 4 24 4 19 7 11 12 9 23 29 34 29 34 Average precipitation inches mm 1 95 50 2 24 57 1 76 45 1 27 32 0 97 25 0 20 5 1 0 31 7 9 0 42 11 0 17 4 3 1 72 44 1 61 41 3 81 97 16 44 418 Average snowfall inches cm 15 6 40 27 1 69 36 2 92 7 4 19 4 3 11 0 3 0 76 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 10 12 5 32 107 4 273 76 Average precipitation days 0 01 in 8 6 9 7 8 0 8 9 6 3 2 3 1 5 1 6 1 4 6 2 7 0 12 1 73 6Source 1 NOAA normals 1981 2010 25 Source 2 NOAA precipitation and snowfall 26 Angora Fire EditMain article Angora Fire View of the Angora Fire from nearby Flames approach at 4 42pm on June 24 On June 24 2007 a wildfire broke out at the Seneca Pond recreation area near Meyers three miles south of South Lake Tahoe 27 The Angora Fire so named for its proximity to Angora Ridge stands as the worst forest fire in recorded Lake Tahoe history 28 The fire spread throughout the Angora region rapidly destroying dozens of homes and large tracts of forest Highway closures followed by evacuations put the residents in the direct line of the fire Hotels in the area responded by opening their doors to the hundreds of evacuees who needed shelter On June 25 2007 a state of emergency was announced by Lt Gov John Garamendi acting on behalf of the absent Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger who was traveling in Europe No lives were lost but over three thousand acres 12 5 square kilometers were burned while more than 275 structures including 254 homes and 26 other buildings were damaged or destroyed 29 On June 27 2007 Schwarznegger toured the area after he returned to California 30 Full containment of the fire was announced on July 2 31 See also EditTahoe Keys California Blacklist Festival Susie LakeReferences Edit US Gazetteer files 2010 2000 and 1990 United States Census Bureau February 12 2011 Retrieved April 23 2011 California Cities by Incorporation Date California Association of Local Agency Formation Commissions Archived from the original Word on November 3 2014 Retrieved April 5 2013 City Council South Lake Tahoe CA Official Website www cityofslt us Retrieved February 9 2019 a b Senators State of California Retrieved April 5 2013 a b Members Assembly State of California Retrieved April 5 2013 a b California s 4th Congressional District Representatives amp District Map Civic Impulse LLC Retrieved March 3 2013 2019 U S Gazetteer Files United States Census Bureau Retrieved July 1 2020 a b South Lake Tahoe Geographic Names Information System United States Geological Survey a b Population and Housing Unit Estimates United States Census Bureau May 24 2020 Retrieved May 27 2020 Census of Population and Housing Census gov Retrieved June 4 2015 2010 Census Interactive Population Search CA South Lake Tahoe city U S Census Bureau Archived from the original on July 15 2014 Retrieved July 12 2014 Campus Maps Lake Tahoe Unified School District ltusd org Retrieved January 16 2016 South Shore students head back to school TahoeDailyTribune com Tahoe Daily Tribune Retrieved January 16 2016 Earn Your Associate s Degree LTCC www ltcc edu Retrieved January 16 2016 South Lake Tahoe CA Official Website City Council www cityofslt us Retrieved January 16 2016 a b Durham David L 1998 California s Geographic Names A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State Clovis Calif Word Dancer Press p 559 ISBN 1 884995 14 4 Jeff Munson April 16 2012 Washoe offers sacred name Tahnu Leweh for Lakeview Commons in South Lake Tahoe Carson City Nevada News Carson Now Retrieved August 5 2012 https www fbi gov history famous cases frank sinatra jr kidnapping FBI History Retrieved September 4 2017 True Crime Unsolved Crimes ISBN 0 7835 0012 2 p 43 https www fbi gov video repository newss harveys casino bomb view FBI History Retrieved September 4 2017 https articles latimes com 1987 05 20 news mn 816 1 mobile home Retrieved September 4 2017 http www sfgate com news article Death Penalty Upheld for Tahoe Man He killed 2 2714445 php Retrieved September 4 2017 http www cdcr ca gov capital punishment docs condemnedinmatelistsecure pdf California Death row roster retrieved September 4 2017 Historical Weather for South Lake Tahoe Airport CA Weatherbase Retrieved February 25 2012 NOWData NOAA Online Weather Data National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Retrieved June 28 2013 NOWData NOAA Online Weather Data NOAA Archived from the original on December 13 2010 Retrieved February 25 2012 http www 590klbj com News Article aspx ID 1165263 Archived July 7 2011 at the Wayback Machine 590klbj com Lake Tahoe Fire Angora Fire Blog at WordPress com June 25 2007 Retrieved June 29 2007 http sfgate com cgi bin article cgi f c a 2007 06 28 BAG6AQNJD94 DTL sfgate com Gov Schwarzenegger Commits California to Comprehensive Review of Lake Tahoe Area Land Management Retrieved June 19 2013 Lagos Marisa July 2 2007 South Lake Tahoe fire fully contained The San Francisco Chronicle Retrieved June 19 2013 External links EditWikimedia Commons has media related to South Lake Tahoe California Wikivoyage has a travel guide for South Lake Tahoe Official 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