Lake Arrowhead, CA

Lake Arrowhead profile

Living in Lake Arrowhead

Lake Arrowhead is a somewhat small town located in the state of California. With a population of 12,401 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Lake Arrowhead is the 390th largest community in California.

Housing costs in Lake Arrowhead 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.

Unlike some towns, Lake Arrowhead isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Lake Arrowhead are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Lake Arrowhead is a town of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lake Arrowhead who work in management occupations (10.73%), maintenance occupations (8.82%), and office and administrative support (8.47%).

Also of interest is that Lake Arrowhead has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

A relatively large number of people in Lake Arrowhead telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 13.72% 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 Lake Arrowhead 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, Lake Arrowhead has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Lake Arrowhead a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

Being a small town, Lake Arrowhead does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

In terms of college education, Lake Arrowhead is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 30.95% of adults in Lake Arrowhead have a college degree.

The per capita income in Lake Arrowhead in 2018 was $38,896, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $155,584 for a family of four. However, Lake Arrowhead contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Lake Arrowhead is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Lake Arrowhead home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lake Arrowhead residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Lake Arrowhead also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 24.12% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lake Arrowhead include German, English, Irish, Swedish, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Lake Arrowhead is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Slavic languages.