Lake Arrowhead is a somewhat small town located in the state of California. With a population of 12,831 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Lake Arrowhead is the 384th largest community in California.
Housing costs in Lake Arrowhead 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.
Lake Arrowhead is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Lake Arrowhead is a town of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lake Arrowhead who work in sales jobs (10.22%), office and administrative support (9.11%), and food service (8.50%).
A relatively large number of people in Lake Arrowhead telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 11.43% 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 Lake Arrowhead 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.
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Lake Arrowhead is worth considering.
Lake Arrowhead is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
In terms of college education, Lake Arrowhead is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 30.57% of adults in Lake Arrowhead have a college degree.
The per capita income in Lake Arrowhead in 2018 was $35,238, 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 $140,952 for a family of four. However, Lake Arrowhead contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Lake Arrowhead is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Lake Arrowhead home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lake Arrowhead residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Lake Arrowhead also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 22.71% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lake Arrowhead include German, English, Irish, Scottish, and European.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Lake Arrowhead's cultural character, accounting for 15.29% of the town’s population.
The most common language spoken in Lake Arrowhead is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Slavic languages.