Indian Wells is a very small city located in the state of California. With a population of 5,404 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Indian Wells is the 508th largest community in California.
Housing costs in Indian Wells 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.
Indian Wells is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 94.28% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Indian Wells is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Indian Wells who work in sales jobs (21.27%), management occupations (19.16%), and healthcare (10.78%).
Of important note, Indian Wells is also a city of artists. Indian Wells has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Indian Wells’s character.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 16.89% 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 Indian Wells is an extremely popular destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the city’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.
In addition, Indian Wells is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.
Residents will find that the city is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Indian Wells is worth considering.
Despite being a small city, Indian Wells has a lot of people using the bus to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the bus are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Indian Wells. 58.05% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Indian Wells in 2010 was $100,613, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $402,452 for a family of four.
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 English, German, Irish, Italian, and French.
The most common language spoken in Indian Wells is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.