Running Springs is a very small town located in the state of California. With a population of 5,268 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Running Springs is the 514th largest community in California.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Running Springs is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Running Springs is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Running Springs who work in office and administrative support (12.26%), sales jobs (9.65%), and teaching (9.12%).
Of important note, Running Springs is also a town of artists. Running Springs has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Running Springs’s character.
Another notable thing is that Running Springs 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.
In Running Springs, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.94 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
The percentage of people in Running Springs who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 27.64% of adults in Running Springs have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Running Springs in 2018 was $29,353, 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 $117,412 for a family of four. However, Running Springs contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Running Springs is a very ethnically-diverse town. 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 Black or African-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 12.72% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Running Springs include German, Irish, English, Norwegian, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Running Springs is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.