Indian Wells is a very small city located in the state of California. With a population of 4,757 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Indian Wells is the 532nd 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 93.58% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Indian Wells is a city of managers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Indian Wells who work in management occupations (37.40%), sales jobs (16.13%), and healthcare (7.11%).
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.
A relatively large number of people in Indian Wells telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 15.29% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.
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.
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 52.48% 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 2018 was $102,466, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $409,864 for a family of four.
Indian Wells is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. 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 German, English, Irish, Italian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Indian Wells is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.