City Profile

Demographic Composition*

Category Measure        
Population 85,965 People        
Median Age
38.2 years old
*2020 Census State Adjusted Redistricting Data          

Distribution by Ethnicity & Race*

Ethnicity Distribution
White 53.2%
Black 1.9%
American Indian 0.3%
Asian 18.5%
Native Hawaiian 0.1%
Some Other Race 0.1%
Two or More 4.0%
*Esri, January 2019  
Ethnic Composition Graph

Hispanic/Latino is not a racial category. Consequently, a person that identifies as Hispanic/Latino is also included into the general racial categories (i.e. White, Black, American Indian, Asian, Native American, Other, or Two or More races). Residents that self-identify as Hispanic/Latino represent approximately 21.9% of the total population.*

Employment Profile Graph

Employment Profile*

Profession Distribution
Agricultural, Forestry, and Oil/Gas Extraction 5.3%
Manufacturing and Wholesale & Retail Trade  26.4%
Transportation and Warehousing 2.6%
Information and Utilities 3.5%
Finance and Insurance 6.0%
Real Estate and Rental & Leasing 2.5%
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 12.1%
Administrative and Waste Management 3.6%
Educational Services 8.4%
Health Care and Social Assistance 11.4%
Accommodation, Food, and Recreation 15.1%
Public Administration 3.0%
*Esri, January 2019  


Type Distribution
Residential 3,756 Acres
Commercial and Professional Office 353 Acres
Business Park and Light Industrial 925 Acres
Open Space and Parks 3,065 Acres
*Based on Lake Forest General Plan  


Category Distribution
Median Household Income $109,492
Households 29,338
*Esri, January 2019  

Major Employers

Company Distribution
Panasonic Avionics 2,290 Employees
loanDepot 2,049 Employees
Oakley 1,400 Employees
Schneider Electric 500 Employees
Spectrum Brands HHI 494 Employees
Cox Communications 491 Employees
Bal Seal Engineering 423 Employees
Home Depot USA Inc. 348 Employees
Walmart 340 Employees
Alcon Research 315 Employees
Toshiba America Business Solutions 300 Employees
Kawasaki Motors Corp. USA 300 Employees
Apria Healthcare Group 282 Employees
Herbalife 256 Employees
Dynacast 207 Employees
Del Taco 195 Employees
Applied Medical 65 Employees

Distance to Airports

Airport Distance
John Wayne Orange County 11 Miles
Long Beach Airport 25 Miles
LA/Ontario International Airport 45 Miles
Los Angeles International Airport 50 Miles

Distance to Ports

Port Distance
Long Beach 25 Miles
Los Angeles 45 Miles

Regional Destinations

Location Distance
Irvine Spectrum 3 Miles
Beaches 7 Miles
Inland Empire 28 Miles
Los Angeles 45 Miles
San Diego 77 Miles

Nearby Colleges and Universities

Institution Distance
Irvine Valley Community College 8.8 Miles
Concordia University 9.2 Miles
University of California, Irvine 11.6 Miles
Saddleback Community College 12.0 Miles
Soka University 12.9 Miles
Chapman University 18.1 Miles
California State University, Fullerton 24.1 Miles

Educational Attainment (Population 25+)*

Education Distribution
No College 20.5%
Some College 21.9%
Associate's Degree 8.9%
Bachelor's Degree 31.3%
Professional Degree or Higher 17.3%
*Esri, January 2019  
Educational Attainment Graph