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, 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 sales jobs (11.71%), office and administrative support (9.89%), and management occupations (9.71%).
Another notable thing is that Lake Arrowhead is a major vacation destination. Much of the town’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Lake Arrowhead’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
The population of Lake Arrowhead is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 34.19% of adults in Lake Arrowhead have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Lake Arrowhead in 2010 was $29,997, which is upper middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $119,988 for a family of four. However, Lake Arrowhead contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Lake Arrowhead is a somewhat 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 25.95% 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 Armenian.