Arnold, CA
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Arnold is a very small town located in the state of California. With a population of 3,763 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Arnold is the 545th largest community in California.

Housing costs in Arnold are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.

Unlike some towns, Arnold isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Arnold are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Arnold is a town of managers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Arnold who work in management occupations (22.94%), teaching (10.22%), and office and administrative support (8.15%).

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 12.36% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Another notable thing is that Arnold is an extremely popular destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the town’s population swells significantly during the vacation season, and drops again when the season ends. Because of this, much of the local economy is centered around tourism; some businesses may be operated only during the high season. During the low season, year-round residents will notice that the city is a substantially quieter place to live.

It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Arnold has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Arnold has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Arnold than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Arnold may be for you.

The population of Arnold is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 35.13% of adults in Arnold have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Arnold in 2010 was $33,988, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $135,952 for a family of four. However, Arnold contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Arnold home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Arnold residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Arnold include German, European, English, and Swedish.

The most common language spoken in Arnold is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Asian languages.

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