Clearlake is a city in Lake County, California. Take a look below for 8 interesting and fun facts about Clearlake, California, United States.
1. Clearlake is 4.5 miles (7.2 km) north-northwest of Lower Lake, at an elevation of 1,417 feet (432 m).
2. As of the 2020 census, the city had a total population of 16,685, up from 15,250 in 2010.
3. It takes its name from Clear Lake.
4. The Clearlake post office opened in 1923, “Konocti” then Clearlake Highlands until incorporation in 1981 when the official name became City of Clearlake.
5. The first inhabitants of Clearlake were the Pomo Indians, who named many of the area’s features, including Mount Konocti.
6. Beginning in 1821, enslavement and mistreatment by Spanish soldiers and missionaries, Mexican land barons, European settlers, and gold diggers, combined with a lack of natural immunity to European diseases, resulted in a massive wave of deaths.
7. The result of this was massive amounts of land freed up for the white settlers who arrived during the gold rush.
8. Clearlake has a hot-summer Mediterranean climate (Csa) according to the Köppen climate classification system.