Big Pine - Independence is a very small town located in the state of California. With a population of 2,598 people and just one neighborhood, Big Pine - Independence is the 629th largest community in California.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Big Pine - Independence is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Big Pine - Independence is a town of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Big Pine - Independence who work in management occupations (12.94%), office and administrative support (12.75%), and teaching (7.00%).
It is a fairly quiet town 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 Pine - Independence 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 Pine - Independence has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Big Pine - Independence than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Big Pine - Independence may be for you.
The education level of Big Pine - Independence citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 20.21% of adults 25 and older in Big Pine - Independence have a college degree.
The per capita income in Big Pine - Independence in 2018 was $31,871, which is middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $127,484 for a family of four. However, Big Pine - Independence contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Big Pine - Independence is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Big Pine - Independence home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Big Pine - Independence residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Big Pine - Independence also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 15.77% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Big Pine - Independence include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Dutch.
The most common language spoken in Big Pine - Independence is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Korean.
When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
This neighborhood has wide open spaces, few people, and lots of space to stretch out. If you like locations that fit that description, you may like this neighborhood. Based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, with only 1 people per square mile living here, this neighborhood is less crowded than 99.4% of America.
The neighborhood has a greater proportion of government workers living in it than 97.3% of the neighborhoods in America, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. This is a unique feature of this neighborhood, and one that shapes its character.
There is an especially high percentage of incarcerated people (1.2%) living in the neighborhood.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more Native American and Austrian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 15.6% of this neighborhood's residents have Native American ancestry and 1.2% have Austrian ancestry.
is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.4% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Native American languages at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 98.4% of the neighborhoods in America.
How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Big Pine - Independence are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 73.1% of U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, 6.7% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 60.0% of America's neighborhoods.
A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.
In the neighborhood, 35.0% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 23.7% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (22.1%), and 17.3% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 84.2% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Korean.
Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.
In the neighborhood in Big Pine - Independence, CA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Native American (15.6%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (13.5%), and residents who report Mexican roots (12.9%), and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (9.7%), along with some English ancestry residents (8.4%), among others.
How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (45.5% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (71.8%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (13.1%) and 6.9% of residents also hop out the door and walk to work for their daily commute. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.