Big Bear City, CA
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Living in Big Bear City

Big Bear City is a somewhat small town located in the state of California. With a population of 12,738 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Big Bear City is the 384th largest community in California.

Housing costs in Big Bear City 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.

Big Bear City is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Big Bear City is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Big Bear City who work in management occupations (13.87%), food service (10.97%), and sales jobs (10.83%).

A relatively large number of people in Big Bear City telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.56% 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 Big Bear City 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.

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, Big Bear City is worth considering.

Being a small town, Big Bear City does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The citizens of Big Bear City are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 22.77% of adults in Big Bear City having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Big Bear City in 2018 was $27,878, 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 $111,512 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 Black or African-American. 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 23.70% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Big Bear City include German, Irish, English, European, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Big Bear City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Scandinavian languages.

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