Indian Wells, CA
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Indian Wells is a very small city located in the state of California. With a population of 5,289 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Indian Wells is the 508th largest community in California.

Indian Wells home prices are not only among the most expensive in California, but Indian Wells real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Indian Wells is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 93.51% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Indian Wells is a city of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Indian Wells who work in sales jobs (20.12%), management occupations (19.16%), and healthcare (10.75%).

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 13.25% 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 Indian Wells is a major vacation destination. Much of the city’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, Indian Wells’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.

In addition, Indian Wells is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.

The city 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, Indian Wells has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Indian Wells a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Indian Wells, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Indian Wells is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 56.19% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Indian Wells in 2010 was $90,749, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $362,996 for a family of four. However, Indian Wells contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Indian Wells home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Indian Wells residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Indian Wells include Irish, German, Italian, and French .

The most common language spoken in Indian Wells is English. Other important languages spoken here include Japanese and Pacific Island languages.

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