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Lake Mathews
census-designated place
Country  United States
State  California
County Riverside
Area
 • Total 15.927 sq mi (41.252 km2)
 • Land 15.927 sq mi (41.252 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation 1,775 ft (541 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 5,890
 • Density 369.8/sq mi (142.78/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
GNIS feature ID 2583051

Lake Mathews is a census-designated place in Riverside County, California. Lake Mathews sits at an elevation of 1,775 feet (541 m). The 2010 United States census reported Lake Mathews's population was 5,890.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP covers an area of 15.9 square miles (41.3 km²), all of it land. Woodcrest and the Lake Mathews reservoir are located to the north, and Mead Valley is located to the east.

Demographics

The 2010 United States Census reported that Lake Mathews had a population of 5,890. The population density was 369.8 people per square mile (142.8/km²). The racial makeup of Lake Mathews was 4,239 (72.0%) White, 253 (4.3%) African American, 59 (1.0%) Native American, 193 (3.3%) Asian, 3 (0.1%) Pacific Islander, 891 (15.1%) from other races, and 252 (4.3%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1,808 persons (30.7%).

The Census reported that 5,866 people (99.6% of the population) lived in households, 24 (0.4%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.

There were 1,847 households, out of which 710 (38.4%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 1,209 (65.5%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 182 (9.9%) had a female householder with no husband present, 104 (5.6%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 104 (5.6%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 16 (0.9%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 248 households (13.4%) were made up of individuals and 87 (4.7%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.18. There were 1,495 families (80.9% of all households); the average family size was 3.47.

The population was spread out with 1,415 people (24.0%) under the age of 18, 560 people (9.5%) aged 18 to 24, 1,287 people (21.9%) aged 25 to 44, 1,903 people (32.3%) aged 45 to 64, and 725 people (12.3%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41.0 years. For every 100 females there were 105.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.9 males.

There were 1,978 housing units at an average density of 124.2 per square mile (47.9/km²), of which 1,574 (85.2%) were owner-occupied, and 273 (14.8%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 2.3%; the rental vacancy rate was 3.5%. 4,932 people (83.7% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 934 people (15.9%) lived in rental housing units.


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