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Mount Laguna
Forest view near the town of Mount Laguna
Forest view near the town of Mount Laguna
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Coordinates: 32°52′20″N 116°25′3″W / 32.87222°N 116.41750°W / 32.87222; -116.41750Coordinates: 32°52′20″N 116°25′3″W / 32.87222°N 116.41750°W / 32.87222; -116.41750
Country  United States
State  California
County San Diego
 • Total 1.697 sq mi (4.395 km2)
 • Land 1.697 sq mi (4.395 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
5,738 ft (1,749 m)
 • Total 57
 • Density 33.59/sq mi (12.97/km2)
Time zone UTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP codes
Area code(s) 619
GNIS feature ID 2628763

Mount Laguna is a small census-designated place (CDP) in San Diego County, California. It is located at almost 6,000 feet above sea level in a forest of Jeffrey pine, east of San Diego in the Laguna Mountains on the eastern edge of the Cleveland National Forest. The hamlet sits at the high point of a scenic drive on Sunrise Highway from Interstate 8 to Highway 79. Mount Laguna consists of a small general store, rustic lodge and cabins, local restaurant, rural post office, and campgrounds adjacent to the Pacific Crest Trail. The Laguna Mountain Recreation Area surrounds the village, and the visitor's center for the pine-covered area is located here. The mountain backcountry of San Diego County is high enough to receive snowfall in winter months, and the Mount Laguna region offers locally-unique winter recreation in the form of snow play, sledding, and cross country skiing for several days after larger storms [1]. The population was 57 at the 2010 census.

The ZIP Code is 91948 and the community is inside area code 619.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP covers an area of 1.7 square miles (4.4 km²), all of it land.


The 2010 United States Census reported that Mount Laguna had a population of 57. The population density was 33.6 people per square mile (13.0/km²). The racial makeup of Mount Laguna was 55 (96.5%) White, 0 (0.0%) African American, 0 (0.0%) Native American, 1 (1.8%) Asian, 0 (0.0%) Pacific Islander, 1 (1.8%) from other races, and 0 (0.0%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1 persons (1.8%).

The Census reported that 57 people (100% of the population) lived in households, 0 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.

There were 32 households, out of which 3 (9.4%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 15 (46.9%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 0 (0%) had a female householder with no husband present, 1 (3.1%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 0 (0%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 0 (0%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 15 households (46.9%) were made up of individuals and 9 (28.1%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.78. There were 16 families (50.0% of all households); the average family size was 2.50.

The population was spread out with 4 people (7.0%) under the age of 18, 4 people (7.0%) aged 18 to 24, 3 people (5.3%) aged 25 to 44, 21 people (36.8%) aged 45 to 64, and 25 people (43.9%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 61.5 years. For every 100 females there were 90.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.3 males.

There were 167 housing units at an average density of 98.4 per square mile (38.0/km²), of which 25 (78.1%) were owner-occupied, and 7 (21.9%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 0%; the rental vacancy rate was 12.5%. 50 people (87.7% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 7 people (12.3%) lived in rental housing units.

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