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.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Idyllwild-Pine Cove is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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 teaching (11.66%), office and administrative support (9.33%), and sales jobs (8.74%).
A relatively large number of people in Idyllwild-Pine Cove telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 10.54% 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.
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, Idyllwild-Pine Cove has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Idyllwild-Pine Cove a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
Being a small town, Idyllwild-Pine Cove does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
Idyllwild-Pine Cove is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 45.19% of adults in Idyllwild-Pine Cove have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
The per capita income in Idyllwild-Pine Cove in 2010 was $33,324, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $133,296 for a family of four. However, Idyllwild-Pine Cove contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Idyllwild-Pine Cove is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. 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. Idyllwild-Pine Cove also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.24% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Idyllwild-Pine Cove include Irish, English, European, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Idyllwild-Pine Cove is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.