Lake Arrowhead, CA
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Lake Arrowhead is a somewhat small town located in the state of California. With a population of 12,831 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Lake Arrowhead is the 384th 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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Lake Arrowhead is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Lake Arrowhead is a town of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lake Arrowhead who work in sales jobs (10.22%), office and administrative support (9.11%), and food service (8.50%).

A relatively large number of people in Lake Arrowhead telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 11.43% 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.

It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Lake Arrowhead has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Lake Arrowhead has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Lake Arrowhead than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Lake Arrowhead may be for you.

As is often the case in a small town, Lake Arrowhead doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

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: 30.57% of adults in Lake Arrowhead have a college degree.

The per capita income in Lake Arrowhead in 2018 was $35,238, which is middle income relative to California, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $140,952 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 Asian. 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 22.71% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lake Arrowhead include German, English, Irish, Scottish, and European.

Lake Arrowhead also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 15.29%.

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


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