Running Springs, CA
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Living in Running Springs

Running Springs is a somewhat 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, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Running Springs who work in management occupations (11.73%), office and administrative support (11.47%), and teaching (6.45%).

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.

A relatively large number of people in Running Springs telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 10.06% 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.

In Running Springs, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.63 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

The overall education level of Running Springs is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 28.03% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Running Springs in 2018 was $29,374, which is middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $117,496 for a family of four. However, Running Springs contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Running Springs is an extremely 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 Asian. 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 18.87% 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 Tagalog.

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