Indian Wells, CA

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Living in Indian Wells

Indian Wells is a very small city located in the state of California. With a population of 5,470 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Indian Wells is the 508th largest community in California.

Indian Wells home prices are not only among the most expensive in California, but Indian Wells real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Indian Wells is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 90.34% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Indian Wells is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Indian Wells who work in sales jobs (18.14%), management occupations (16.73%), and healthcare (12.41%).

Of important note, Indian Wells is also a city of artists. Indian Wells has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Indian Wells’s character.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 14.76% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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 Indian Wells is a major vacation destination. Much of the city’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, Indian Wells’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.

It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Indian Wells has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Indian Wells has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Indian Wells than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Indian Wells may be for you.

In Indian Wells, a lot of people use the bus to get to work every day though Indian Wells is a relatively small city. Those that ride the bus are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Indian Wells. 55.54% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Indian Wells in 2018 was $107,078, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $428,312 for a family of four.

The people who call Indian Wells home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Indian Wells residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Indian Wells include English, German, Irish, Italian, and French.

The most common language spoken in Indian Wells is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.

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