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.
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 sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Running Springs who work in management occupations (15.00%), sales jobs (10.92%), and office and administrative support (9.28%).
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.
One downside of living in Running Springs is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Running Springs, the average commute to work is 36.41 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
Being a small town, Running Springs does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The education level of Running Springs citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 21.83% of adults in Running Springs have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Running Springs in 2010 was $27,910, 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 $111,640 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 13.98% 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.