Borrego Springs is a very small town located in the state of California. With a population of 3,561 people and just one neighborhood, Borrego Springs is the 560th largest community in California.
Occupations and Workforce
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Borrego Springs is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 36.05% of the Borrego Springs workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Borrego Springs is a town of service providers, farmers, fishers, or foresters and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Borrego Springs who work in farm management occupations (17.24%), maintenance occupations (13.90%) and management occupations (13.17%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.67% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that Borrego Springs 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.
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!) Borrego Springs 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. Borrego Springs has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Borrego Springs than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Borrego Springs may be for you.
Borrego Springs 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.