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, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Idyllwild-Pine Cove who work in sales jobs (11.79%), management occupations (11.63%), and office and administrative support (11.47%).
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.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 15.26% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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 such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The population of Idyllwild-Pine Cove is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 39.80% of adults in Idyllwild-Pine Cove have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Idyllwild-Pine Cove in 2010 was $33,070, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $132,280 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 Italian.
The most common language spoken in Idyllwild-Pine Cove is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.