South Lake Tahoe, CA Real Estate

According to census data in the year 2000 there were 14,036 housing units in South Lake Tahoe. This represents a 0.2% decline from 14,066 in 1990.

Of those housing units, 13,918 were located in either urbanized areas or urban clusters, and 118 were located in what is classified as a rural area.

Homeownership rate in South Lake Tahoe is about 43.2%. South Lake Tahoe's vacancy rate, including seasonal lodging, is about 32.7%. Average household size is 2.5 people.

The majority of houses, apartments or condos in South Lake Tahoe were built after 1970.


Housing Size

Housing Units by Size
Studio Type6%
One Bedroom16.40%
Two Bedrooms35.40%
Three Bedrooms32%
Four Bedrooms8.50%
Five Bedrooms or more1.80%
As % of Housing Units

Owned Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.35
Median year structure was built1970
Median Value of occupied units$157,800
Median Price asked for vacant units$187,500

Rented Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.61
Median year structure was built1969
Median Monthly Rent asked for vacant units$574

Owners Finance Status

Housing Finance
Second Mortgage & Equity Loan0.20%
Second Mortgage12.80%
Home Equity Loan7.20%
Simple Mortgage55.90%
Debt Free23.90%
As % of Housing Units
Median part of Monthly Household Income dedicated to covering home ownership costs23.3%