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%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 10.54% 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.
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.
Idyllwild-Pine Cove is a small town, and as is often the case with smaller towns, the population isn't large or dense enough to support much in the way of a public transportation system. In fact, there are many rural roads around Idyllwild-Pine Cove, which makes walking or biking to and from work a bit difficult. This makes for a very car-oriented town: 82.85% of residents commute to work by private automobile, and people often drive out of town for work, shopping, and other activities.
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.
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.