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.

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 service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lake Arrowhead who work in sales jobs (11.74%), office and administrative support (10.64%), and management occupations (9.50%).

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.93% 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 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 citizens of Lake Arrowhead are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 34.78% of adults in Lake Arrowhead have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Lake Arrowhead in 2010 was $30,429, which is upper middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $121,716 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 22.78% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lake Arrowhead include Irish, English, Italian, and French .

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

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