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 a major vacation destination. Much of the town’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Idyllwild-Pine Cove’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
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.
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.