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Lakeside, California
—  CDP  —
Location in San Diego County and the state of California
Coordinates: 32°50′58″N 116°54′20″W / 32.84944°N 116.90556°W / 32.84944; -116.90556
Country United States
State California
County San Diego
Area
 - Total 6 sq mi (15.7 km2)
 - Land 5.7 sq mi (14.8 km2)
 - Water 0.3 sq mi (0.9 km2)
Elevation 413 ft (126 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 19,560
 - Density 3,260/sq mi (1,245.9/km2)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 - Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 92040
Area code(s) 619
FIPS code 06-39766
GNIS feature ID 1656556

Lakeside is a unincorporated community in San Diego County, California. The Census Designated Place (CDP) population was 39,331 as of the 2000 census.

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History

Lakeside began when the land that it is on, near Lindo Lake, was purchased by the El Cajon Valley Land Company in 1886. It started as a resort town, based around the once renowned automobile race course at Lindo Lake that Barney Oldfield made famous in 1907.[1] It was once home to the historic Lakeside Hotel, a destination for health and relaxation reached by a long day's buggy ride or by train.

It has long been known as a "cowboy town" or "rodeo town" due to the rural setting, the large percentage of ranches and the abundant horse ownership in the area. It is home to an 8-acre (32,000 m2) permanent rodeo facility known as Lakeside Rodeo Grounds.[2] The rodeo grounds is manned by a totally volunteer group and has been for over 47 years, with the intention to support of the youth of Lakeside. The proceeds from any facility rentals are donated to local youth through sports, service and education grants. The premier rodeo of the Southern California season is the PRCA sanctioned Lakeside Rodeo, usually the last weekend in April, which draws over 20,000 observers to the arena. The Lakeside Optimists annually host the Bulls Only Rodeo (July) at the facility. Many social and service groups are very active in Lakeside including VFW, Elks, Optimist, Soroptimist, 4H, FFA, Boys and Girls Club, Boys Scouts, Girls Scouts, Peacebuilders, PLAY, youth soccer, baseball and football teams, BMX and the Lakeside Historical Society, which tries to keep the Americana feel to the Main Street.[3] A major focus of the community has been the establishment of a River Park along the meandering bed of the San Diego River, where equestrians and walkers alike can enjoy pristine, safe paths and native animals can reside.

As the years have passed, the area has also changed with its ethnic make-up, returning it closer to its original diversity that helped define the town in the 1945-65 period. During mid-century, Lakeside was home to "significant" Native American, Spanish-speaking and Filipino populations. The U.S. Navy maintains two large housing sites for military dependents in the town.

The Barona Casino is slightly north of Lakeside (30 minutes from downtown San Diego), and is home to a hotel, golf course and buffet. The legal gambling age at the property is 18. The spokesman is singer Kenny Rogers. Other Native American casinos are nearby as well such as the Viejas casino is located a few miles east of Lakeside on I-8.

Lakeside has been used for filming movies and television shows, including the TV series 'Renegade.

Lakeside contains two large reservoirs, El Capitan and San Vicente.

Geography

Lakeside is located at 32°50′58″N 116°54′20″W / 32.84944°N 116.90556°W / 32.84944; -116.90556 (32.849533, -116.905420).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, Lakeside has a total area of 6.1 mi² (15.7 km²). 5.7 mi² (14.8 km²) of it is land and 0.3 mi² (0.9 km²) of it (5.62%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 19,560 people, 6,849 households, and 5,150 families residing in the census-designated place (CDP). The population density was 1,320.3/km² (3,420.7/mi²). There were 7,047 housing units at an average density of 475.7/km² (1,232.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 89.83% White, 0.75% African American, 1.10% Native American, 1.27% Asian, 0.28% Pacific Islander, 3.28% from other races, and 3.49% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.52% of the population.

There were 6,849 households out of which 39.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.9% were married couples living together, 12.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.8% were non-families. 18.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.83 and the average family size was 3.22.

In the CDP the population by age was 29.0% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 30.8% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, and 10.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 96.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.2 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $48,910, and the median income for a family was $55,336. Males had a median income of $41,258 versus $29,375 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $20,100. About 6.9% of families and 8.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.4% of those under age 18 and 9.5% of those age 65 or over.

Notable residents

Politics

In the state legislature Lakeside is located in the 36th Senate District, represented by Republican Dennis Hollingsworth, and in the 77th Assembly District, represented by Republican Joel Anderson. Federally, Lakeside is located in California's 52nd congressional district, which has a Cook PVI of R +9[6] and is represented by Republican Duncan D. Hunter.

References

External links

Lakeside Chamber of Commerce

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