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Big Bear Lake is a somewhat small city located in the state of California. With a population of 5,173 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Big Bear Lake is the 506th largest community in California.
Housing costs in Big Bear Lake 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.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Big Bear Lake is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Big Bear Lake is a city of sales and office workers, service providers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Big Bear Lake who work in sales jobs (15.82%), office and administrative support (12.02%) and food service (9.64%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 10.11% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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 Lake is an extremely popular destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the city’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.
It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Big Bear Lake has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Big Bear Lake has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Big Bear Lake than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Big Bear Lake may be for you.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Big Bear Lake spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 17.33 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
The citizens of Big Bear Lake are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 21.37% of adults in Big Bear Lake having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Big Bear Lake in 2010 was $30,115, which is upper middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $120,460 for a family of four. However, Big Bear Lake contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Big Bear Lake is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Big Bear Lake home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Big Bear Lake residents report their race to be White, followed by Native Hawaiiam. Big Bear Lake also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 20.69% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Big Bear Lake include English, German, Irish, Italian, Polish and Swedish.
The most common language spoken in Big Bear Lake is English. Some people also speak Spanish.
|BIG BEAR LAKE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||2,174|
|BIG BEAR LAKE HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||55.64%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||44.36%|
|TYPE OF BIG BEAR LAKE HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||83.91%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||3.07%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||4.97%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||4.45%|
|SIZE OF BIG BEAR LAKE HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||3.07%|
|AGE OF BIG BEAR LAKE HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||10.01%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||55.13%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||31.07%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||3.78%|
|BIG BEAR LAKE REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$484,405|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,101|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $73,000||7.81%|
|$73,001 - $146,000||0.00%|
|$146,001 - $293,000||16.86%|
|$293,001 - $439,000||12.42%|
|$439,001 - $586,000||24.10%|
|$586,001 - $732,000||16.94%|
|$732,001 - $1,098,000||12.25%|
|$1,098,001 - $1,464,000||8.55%|
|PEOPLE OF BIG BEAR LAKE||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||4.00%|
|5 TO 17||17.67%|
|18 TO 24||4.25%|
|25 TO 34||9.95%|
|35 TO 54||27.59%|
|55 TO 64||15.54%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||21.00%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||87.73%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$41,058|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$30,115|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||15.80%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Accommodation (19.05%)
Real estate (6.89%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (4.80%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||1.39%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||1.04%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||2.51%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||7.19%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||0.65%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||20.69%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||English (17.40%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (82.61%)
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