Idyllwild-Pine Cove is a very small town located in the state of California. With a population of 4,153 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Idyllwild-Pine Cove is the 543rd largest community in California.
Housing costs in Idyllwild-Pine Cove 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.
Idyllwild-Pine Cove is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Idyllwild-Pine Cove is a town of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Idyllwild-Pine Cove who work in food service (11.21%), management occupations (10.99%), and teaching (10.61%).
Of important note, Idyllwild-Pine Cove is also a town of artists. Idyllwild-Pine Cove has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Idyllwild-Pine Cove’s character.
A relatively large number of people in Idyllwild-Pine Cove telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 15.58% 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 Idyllwild-Pine Cove 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.
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, Idyllwild-Pine Cove is worth considering.
Idyllwild-Pine Cove 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 citizens of Idyllwild-Pine Cove are among the most well-educated in the nation: 43.74% of adults in Idyllwild-Pine Cove have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Idyllwild-Pine Cove in 2010 was $34,132, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $136,528 for a family of four. However, Idyllwild-Pine Cove contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Idyllwild-Pine Cove home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Idyllwild-Pine Cove residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Idyllwild-Pine Cove include Irish, English, Scottish, and European.
The most common language spoken in Idyllwild-Pine Cove is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.