Lucerne, California Statistic: Population, Charts, Map, Steets and More

When considering where to live, you may want to look at the Population & Steets in a particular neighborhood. The following statistics provide a general overview of the local population. The Lucerne Valley is located 50 to 80 miles east of Los Angeles and is part of the Inland Empire. The southern and eastern portions of this metropolitan area are part of Riverside County and San Bernardino County. This region stretches into the Mojave Desert and the Nevada/Arizona border.

Old Town Lucerne is located just north of Reuss and features beautiful half-timbered buildings with painted fronts and eight tall watchtowers. The oldest covered bridge in Europe, Chapel Bridge is located on the banks of the Reuss. The largest tower houses a 15th century clock and is the only one authorized to ring a bell one minute before any other bell in the region.

Lucerne is the capital of the Lucerne canton and is located on the Reuss River, which issues from the northwestern branch of Lake Lucerne. Lucerne's name derives from the Benedictine monastery of St. Leodegar, founded in the 8th century. Initially, the city was a fishing village, and the inhabitants were serfs of the monastery. After the opening of the St. Gotthard Pass in 1230, Lucerne became an important trade center between the upper Rhine and Lombardy.

The Grosser Stadtrat is Lucerne's legislative body. It consists of 48 members who are elected every four years to determine the local government's policies and regulations. Representatives are chosen by proportional representation. A majority of Lucerne's population is educated, with 73.6% completing at least upper secondary education. Lucerne City is home to several soccer clubs, including FC Luzern.