The average death rate in Lake County, California, is reported to be 1,234 per 100,000 people, as reported by The Press Democrat in 2013. This death rate is roughly double the state average.
The common causes of death in Lake County include cancer, drug abuse, liver failure and suicide. High unemployment rates and high poverty levels, in combination with higher than average tobacco usage, attribute to these death rates, according to AllGov.com
Lake County is also reported to have high rates of firearms-related deaths, infant mortality, coronary heart disease and deaths due to pneumonia and influenza, according to Lake County News.