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 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 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%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.58% 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 destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the town’s population swells significantly during the vacation season, and drops again when the season ends. Because of this, much of the local economy is centered around tourism; some businesses may be operated only during the high season. During the low season, year-round residents will notice that the city is a substantially quieter place to live.
The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Idyllwild-Pine Cove has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Idyllwild-Pine Cove a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
Being a small town, Idyllwild-Pine Cove does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The citizens of Idyllwild-Pine Cove are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 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.