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.
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 service providers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Idyllwild-Pine Cove who work in management occupations (13.44%), food service (12.12%), and maintenance occupations (8.88%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.58% 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 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.
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 education level of Idyllwild-Pine Cove citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 39.29% 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 $36,272, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $145,088 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 Black or African-American. 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 11.02% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Idyllwild-Pine Cove include German, English, Irish, European, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Idyllwild-Pine Cove is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.