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 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 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.
One downside of living in Running Springs, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.94 minutes every day commuting to work.
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.