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Arnold, CA
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Living in Arnold


Arnold is a very small town located in the state of California. With a population of 3,288 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Arnold is the 593rd largest community in California.

Arnold is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Arnold is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Arnold who work in sales jobs (21.75%), management occupations (10.06%), and maintenance occupations (9.47%).

A relatively large number of people in Arnold telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 24.89% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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 a major vacation destination. Much of the town’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Arnold’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.

The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Arnold has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Arnold a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

One downside of living in Arnold is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Arnold, the average commute to work is 32.35 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

Even though Arnold is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

In terms of college education, Arnold is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 33.03% of adults in Arnold have a college degree.

The per capita income in Arnold in 2018 was $44,425, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $177,700 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 English, Irish, German, Italian, and Scots-Irish.

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


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