City of Lakeport, California

Lakeport Community Profile

The City of Lakeport is the oldest incorporated (1888) community in Lake County and is the Lake County seat. Lakeport has a land area of 2.7 square miles and a population of 4,800 people. The population in the greater Lakeport area is 11,176.  The City's median age is 40.8 years. The 2009 median household income was $42,305.
 
EMPLOYMENT: The largest employment sectors in the Lakeport area are: government (federal, state, local); education; and the service and retail trades. The agricultural and construction sectors are important and the transportation/public utilities, wholesale trade, finance/insurance/real estate and manufacturing sectors round out the employment picture. Some of the larger employers in the primary trade area include Sutter Lakeside Community Hospital, Lakeport Skilled Nursing Center, PG&E, Lake County Record Bee, Konocti Vista Casino, the City of Lakeport and the County of Lake. 
Approximately 45 percent of all jobs in the County are located in the Lakeport area.
 
TRADE AREA: The City’s permanent retail trade area population is approximately 35,000 people with 45,000 within a 10-mile radius. Lakeport’s historic downtown area is the center of commercial activity within the community and it is a California Main Street City. There are also commercial areas along Lakeport Boulevard, Parallel Drive, Eleventh Street, North High Street, and South Main Street.
 
LEISURE/RECREATION: The Lakeport area is known for its active outdoor recreation opportunities. Residents and visitors alike enjoy a wide variety of year-round recreational and cultural things to do.  The City is home to Library Park on the shoreline of Clear Lake. Several free public boat ramps provide access to Clear Lake, Lakeport is a popular site for water sports of all kinds.  Westside Park is the City’s newest public park and includes two soccer fields, a dog park, a paved walking trail and baseball/athletic fields.
 
CITY GOVERNMENT: Lakeport is a General Law City with five elected City Council members. There is a City Manager system with 48 employees. Sewer services are provided by the City of Lakeport Municipal Sewer District. The community water supply is provided by the City of Lakeport.
 
The City has an active Economic Development Program which includes a business loan program.   For more information about development opportunities and land availability, call the Lakeport Planning Department.
 
LAW ENFORCEMENT
FIRE PROTECTION
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Lakeport Police Dept. 263-5491
Lakeport / CountyFire
ClearLakeHigh School
9 sworn officers + volunteers
Protection District 263-4396
TerraceSchool
 
Ten firefighters and
Lakeport Elementary
 
20+ volunteers
MendocinoCollege -
    Lake County Campus
 
TRAFFIC COUNTS ON MAJOR STREETS
 
ROADWAY
    LOCATION_______
 VOLUME   
Lakeport Blvd.
West of Main Street
11,950
Lakeport Blvd.
West of Larrecou Lane
9,494
Eleventh St.
East of Hwy. 29
10,265
Eleventh St.
Tunis St. to North St.
9,182
South Main St.
South of Lakeport Blvd
9,317
South Main St.
North of Lakeport Blvd
12,086
South Main St.
Downtown
14,500
Highway 29
At Eleventh Street
16,400