Big Bear City is a somewhat small town located in the state of California. With a population of 12,707 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Big Bear City is the 386th largest community in California.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Big Bear City is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Big Bear City is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Big Bear City who work in sales jobs (19.03%), office and administrative support (10.45%), and management occupations (9.41%).
Another notable thing is that Big Bear City 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, Big Bear City’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, Big Bear City has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Big Bear City a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
Big Bear City is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
In terms of college education, the citizens of Big Bear City rank slightly lower than the national average. 14.96% of adults 25 and older in Big Bear City have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in Big Bear City in 2010 was $23,007, which is lower middle income relative to California, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $92,028 for a family of four. However, Big Bear City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Big Bear City is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Big Bear City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Big Bear City residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Big Bear City also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 20.06% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Big Bear City include Irish, Italian, English, and French .
The most common language spoken in Big Bear City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.