Kings Beach is a very small town located in the state of California. With a population of 4,007 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Kings Beach is the 547th largest community in California.
Housing costs in Kings Beach 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.
Kings Beach is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Kings Beach is a town of service providers, construction workers and builders, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Kings Beach who work in food service (30.13%), maintenance occupations (9.61%), and management occupations (8.68%).
Another notable thing is that Kings Beach 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.
One of the benefits of Kings Beach is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.65 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
Kings Beach, even though it is a small town, has many people who use public transportation every day to get to and from work. This is a great benefit for people in the, town who have a need for low-cost transportation.
The overall education level of Kings Beach is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 25.24% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Kings Beach in 2010 was $21,170, which is lower middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $84,680 for a family of four. However, Kings Beach contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Kings Beach is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Kings Beach home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Kings Beach, accounting for 49.12% of the town’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Kings Beach residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Kings Beach include Irish, English, Italian, and Swedish.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Kings Beach's cultural character, accounting for 36.96% of the town’s population.
The most common language spoken in Kings Beach is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.