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Tahoma is a census-designated place in Placer and El Dorado counties, California, United States. Tahoma is located along Lake Tahoe 2mi southeast of Homewood. Tahoma has a population of 1,191 .Tahoma has a post office with ZIP code 96142, which opened in 1946.HistoryStarted as a resort in 1916, the word was created from combining 'Tahoe' and 'home'During the 1960 Winter Olympics in near-by Squaw Valley, Tahoma was selected as the site of the cross-country skiing and biathlon, as there was insufficient space in Squaw Valley. The temporary McKinney Creek Stadium was built for the game and demolished afterwards.GeographyAccording to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP covers an area of 2.6 square miles (6.7 km²), all of it land.DemographicsThe 2010 United States Census reported that Tahoma had a population of 1,191. The population density was 459.2 people per square mile (177.3/km²). The racial makeup of Tahoma was 1,129 (94.8%) White, 6 (0.5%) African American, 10 (0.8%) Native American, 14 (1.2%) Asian, 0 (0.0%) Pacific Islander, 12 (1.0%) from other races, and 20 (1.7%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 51 persons (4.3%).
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