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.
Lake Arrowhead is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 13.72% 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 Lake Arrowhead is an extremely popular vacation destination. A significant portion of the population is seasonal. During the vacation season, the town experiences a large influx of people who take up residence in second homes they own in the area. As the vacation season ends, the population drops again, leaving behind a substantially quieter and smaller town.
Residents will find that the town 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, Lake Arrowhead is worth considering.
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: 30.95% 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.