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, Idyllwild-Pine Cove isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Idyllwild-Pine Cove are a mix 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 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.
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!) Idyllwild-Pine Cove 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. Idyllwild-Pine Cove has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Idyllwild-Pine Cove than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Idyllwild-Pine Cove may be for you.
Being a small town, Idyllwild-Pine Cove does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The education level of Idyllwild-Pine Cove ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Idyllwild-Pine Cove, 43.74% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate 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.