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South Lake Tahoe, California

South Lake Tahoe is a city in El Dorado County, California, in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The population was 23,609 at the 2000 census. The east end of the city, on the California-Nevada state line, is mainly geared towards tourism, with T-shirt shops, restaurants, hotels, and the Heavenly Ski Resort with the Nevada casinos just across the state line in Stateline, Nevada. The city extends about five miles west-southwest along highway 50, also known as Lake Tahoe Blvd. The western end of town is mainly residential, and clusters around "The Y", the X-shaped intersection of US Highway 50, state highway 89, and Lake Tahoe Boulevard after it loses its federal/state highway designation. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 42.7 km² . 26.1 km² of it is land and 16.7 km² of it is water. Elevation is 6260 ft.

South Lake Tahoe Careers

Among the most common occupations in South Lake Tahoe are Service occupations, 35%; Sales and office occupations, 21%; and Management, professional, and related occupations, 21%. Approximately 74 percent of workers in South Lake Tahoe, California work for companies, 10 percent work for the government and 8 percent are self-employed.

South Lake Tahoe Industries

The leading industries in South Lake Tahoe, California are Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services, 40%; Educational, health and social services, 11%; and Retail trade, 9%. Simply Hired's South Lake Tahoe job listings indicate that the following industries in South Lake Tahoe are hiring the most workers:

South Lake Tahoe Job Salaries

According to government data, the average salary for jobs in South Lake Tahoe, California is $24,316, and the median income of households in South Lake Tahoe was $34,707.

Average Salaries in South Lake Tahoe, CA

South Lake Tahoe, CA


According to our South Lake Tahoe Trends data, the number of South Lake Tahoe, California jobs has decreased by 29% since July 2013.
South Lake Tahoe job trends

South Lake Tahoe Employment Statistics

Population of South Lake Tahoe
Total population 23,609
Male 51.69%
Female 48.31%
Median age 33.4
South Lake Tahoe Housing
Owner-occupied homes 43.1%
Median cost of a home $157,800
Median mortgage payment $845
Renter-occupied homes 56.9%
Vacant housing 32.8%
Median monthly rent $642
Average Income
Median for all male full-time $26,352
Median for all female full-time $22,280
Household Income
Less than $10,000 8%
$10,000 to $14,999 8%
$15,000 to $24,999 15%
$25,000 to $34,999 20%
$35,000 to $49,999 19%
$50,000 to $74,999 17%
$75,000 to $99,999 7%
$100,000 to $149,999 4%
$150,000 to $199,999 1%
$200,000 or more 1%
Less than 9th grade 8%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 11%
High school graduate 23%
Some college, no degree 32%
Associate's degree 7%
Bachelor's degree 14%
Graduate degree 5%
Marital Status
Never married 34%
Currently married 44%
Separated 3%
Widowed 4%
Divorced 14%
White 79%
Black or African American 1%
Asian 6%
Other 14%
South Lake Tahoe Commute
Carpool 16.6%
Public transportation 4.9%
Average travel time 16 minutes