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.
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 food service (12.53%), sales jobs (12.22%), and management occupations (11.59%).
Another notable thing is that Big Bear City is an extremely popular vacation destination. A significant portion of the population is seasonal. During the vacation season, the town experiences a large influx of people who take up residence in second homes they own in the area. As the vacation season ends, the population drops again, leaving behind a substantially quieter and smaller town.
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.
The education level of Big Bear City citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 17.73% of adults 25 and older in Big Bear City have a college degree.
The per capita income in Big Bear City in 2018 was $26,458, 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 $105,832 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 26.75% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Big Bear City include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Big Bear City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Scandinavian languages.