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.
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 managers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Arnold who work in management occupations (24.53%), office and administrative support (10.80%), and maintenance occupations (7.34%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 13.64% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Arnold is worth considering.
The overall education level of Arnold citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 30.48% of adults in Arnold have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in Arnold in 2010 was $32,213, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $128,852 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 Irish, English, European, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Arnold is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Asian languages.