Running Springs is a very small town located in the state of California. With a population of 5,021 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Running Springs is the 514th largest community in California.
Housing costs in Running Springs 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, Running Springs isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Running Springs are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Running Springs is a town of service providers, managers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Running Springs who work in management occupations (15.33%), office and administrative support (8.31%), and sales jobs (7.99%).
Also of interest is that Running Springs 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 Running Springs telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.91% 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 Running Springs 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.
One downside of living in Running Springs, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 34.46 minutes every day commuting to work.
The education level of Running Springs citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 23.68% of adults in Running Springs have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Running Springs in 2010 was $28,253, 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 $113,012 for a family of four. However, Running Springs contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Running Springs home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Running Springs residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Running Springs also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 14.38% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Running Springs include Irish, English, Italian, and Swedish.
The most common language spoken in Running Springs is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.