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Carnelian Bay, California
Location of Carnelian Bay in Placer County, California.
Location of Carnelian Bay in Placer County, California.
Carnelian Bay, California is located in the United States
Carnelian Bay, California
Carnelian Bay, California
Location in the United States
Country  United States
State  California
County Placer
Area
 • Total 1.50 sq mi (3.88 km2)
 • Land 1.30 sq mi (3.36 km2)
 • Water 0.20 sq mi (0.52 km2)  0.18%
Elevation
6,325 ft (1,928 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 518
 • Density 398.77/sq mi (153.98/km2)
Time zone UTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP Code
96140
Area code(s) 530
GNIS feature ID 2628716

Carnelian Bay (formerly, Cornelian Bay) is an unincorporated community on the shore of Lake Tahoe in Placer County, California, United States. The Cornelian Bay post office operated from 1883 to 1887 and from 1891 to 1893. The Carnelian Bay post office opened in 1908.

For statistical purposes, the United States Census Bureau has defined Carnelian Bay as a census-designated place (CDP). The census definition of the area may not precisely correspond to local understanding of the area with the same name. The population was 524 at the 2010 census. The elevation is 6,325 feet (1,928 m).

Nearby cities and towns include: Tahoe Vista, Brockway, Kings Beach, Crystal Bay, Incline Village, Truckee, Tahoma, Homewood, and Tahoe City. Its ZIP code is 96140 and its area code 530.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP covers an area of 1.3 square miles (3.4 km²), 99.82% of it land, and 0.18% of it water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
2020 518
U.S. Decennial Census

At the 2010 census Carnelian Bay had a population of 524. The population density was 402.0 people per square mile (155.2/km²). The racial makeup of Carnelian Bay was 493 (94.1%) White, 1 (0.2%) African American, 4 (0.8%) Native American, 14 (2.7%) Asian, 0 (0.0%) Pacific Islander, 1 (0.2%) from other races, and 11 (2.1%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 13 people (2.5%).

The whole population lived in households, no one lived in non-institutionalized group quarters and no one was institutionalized.

There were 256 households, 38 (14.8%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 113 (44.1%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 14 (5.5%) had a female householder with no husband present, 11 (4.3%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 19 (7.4%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 3 (1.2%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 78 households (30.5%) were one person and 26 (10.2%) had someone living alone who was 65 or older. The average household size was 2.05. There were 138 families (53.9% of households); the average family size was 2.45.

The age distribution was 60 people (11.5%) under the age of 18, 39 people (7.4%) aged 18 to 24, 127 people (24.2%) aged 25 to 44, 184 people (35.1%) aged 45 to 64, and 114 people (21.8%) who were 65 or older. The median age was 49.3 years. For every 100 females, there were 126.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 126.3 males.

There were 947 housing units at an average density of 726.5 per square mile, of the occupied units 171 (66.8%) were owner-occupied and 85 (33.2%) were rented. The homeowner vacancy rate was 10.0%; the rental vacancy rate was 7.9%. 345 people (65.8% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 179 people (34.2%) lived in rental housing units.

Climate

Carnelian Bay has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate (Köppen climate classification Csb) that is characterized by warm (but not hot) dry summers, and mild to chilly rainy and/or snowy winters.

Climate data for Carnelian Bay, California
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 70
(21)
75
(24)
83
(28)
89
(32)
96
(36)
103
(39)
104
(40)
105
(41)
101
(38)
91
(33)
77
(25)
70
(21)
105
(41)
Average high °F (°C) 45
(7)
51
(11)
56
(13)
64
(18)
73
(23)
82
(28)
91
(33)
89
(32)
81
(27)
70
(21)
55
(13)
46
(8)
67
(20)
Daily mean °F (°C) 32
(0)
38
(3)
41
(5)
48
(9)
56
(13)
63
(17)
70
(21)
68
(20)
61
(16)
51
(11)
40
(4)
33
(1)
50
(10)
Average low °F (°C) 19
(−7)
23
(−5)
26
(−3)
31
(−1)
38
(3)
44
(7)
49
(9)
47
(8)
40
(4)
32
(0)
25
(−4)
20
(−7)
33
(0)
Record low °F (°C) −16
(−27)
−16
(−27)
-0
(−18)
13
(−11)
18
(−8)
25
(−4)
33
(1)
24
(−4)
20
(−7)
8
(−13)
1
(−17)
−16
(−27)
−16
(−27)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 1.00
(25)
0.90
(23)
0.70
(18)
0.40
(10)
0.70
(18)
0.40
(10)
0.30
(7.6)
0.20
(5.1)
0.30
(7.6)
0.40
(10)
0.80
(20)
1.00
(25)
1.83
(46)
Average snowfall inches (cm) 5.99
(15.2)
5.00
(12.7)
4.02
(10.2)
0.98
(2.5)
0.98
(2.5)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
2.01
(5.1)
4.02
(10.2)
23
(58.4)
Source: http://www.myforecast.com/bin/climate.m?city=514511&metric=false

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