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Welcome to Clearlake ...

The city of Clearlake is located in Lake County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Clearlake, you might get a feel for its founding by knowing that they incorporated November 14, 1980.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Clearlake has a population of 15,199 people<2> (see below for details).

Clearlake is 1,360 feet [415 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Clearlake lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Clearlake: (707)

The ZIP code for Clearlake: 95422<4>

Websites for Clearlake ...

Official Website:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Clearlake had an population of 15,199 people. This is a decrease of 0.33% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 15.65% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Clearlake had a population of 15,250 people (or 23.58% of the total population of Lake County). This makes Clearlake the county's most populous community.

The population of Clearlake represents 0.04% of the population of California (which has 37,253,956 people), making it the state's 321st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 15,250 people, the population of Clearlake increased 16.04% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 13,142 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Clearlake.

Communities near Clearlake ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Clearlake.

  • Lakeport
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the west)
  • Clearlake Oaks
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northwest)
  • Seigler Springs
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seigler Springs
    • Seigler Springs is located in Lake County
  • Glenhaven
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest)
  • Salminas Resort
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salminas Resort
    • Salminas Resort is located in Lake County
  • Glenview
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenview
    • Glenview is located in Lake County
  • Cobb
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest)
  • Glenbrook
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenbrook
    • Glenbrook is located in Lake County
  • Soda Bay
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the west)
  • Hidden Valley Lake
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hidden Valley Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hidden Valley Lake
    • Hidden Valley Lake is located in Lake County

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Clearlake. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Clearlake.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Clearlake. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Clearlake.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Clearlake. Our list includes 5 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Clearlake.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Clearlake ...

Looking for more information about Clearlake? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Clearlake, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Clearlake.

The official website for Clearlake:

The official website for Lake County:

The official website for State of California:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of California's counties, including Lake, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Clearlake.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Clearlake - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Clearlake). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Clearlake or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.


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