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Affluent bedroom community

Lake Forest is a city in Orange County, in the Los Angeles-Long Beach metro area.

The latitude of Lake Forest is 33.646N. The longitude is -117.688W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 486 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 69,305.


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Median household income
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$67,967
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Lake Forest demographic reports
Lake Forest is in the Saddleback Valley
Much of the community's growth resulted from El Toro Marine Base
Well-known residents have included:
· Kaitlin Sandeno, Olympic gold medallist (swimming)
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Diedrich Coffee, Starbucks
Nearby parks & recreation: Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park, Cleveland National Forest
Historic sites and museums: Fightertown, Heritage Hill Historical Park
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National index: 100
Local index: 101

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15% of Lake Forest residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Lake Forest ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Lake Forest was $28,583, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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34% of Lake Forest residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Lake Forest, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $1,006.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,765.


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Libraries in Lake Forest include El Toro Branch Library ... View libraries

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Orange County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Lake Forest political report.

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The average commute time for Lake Forest workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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