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Income/capita 19%
Household income 17%
Unemployment 33%
IndexBig Bear CityCaliforniaNational
Income per capita$24,146$31,458$29,829
Median household income$45,684$63,783$55,322
Median income owner occupied$52,923$86,568$70,586
Median income renter occupied$37,932$43,419$35,192
Median earnings male$35,104$36,599$36,919
Median earnings female$20,782$27,020$26,250
Unemployment rate6.2%5.5%4.7%
Poverty level17.7%15.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Big Bear City is 19% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Big Bear City is 17% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Big Bear City is 33% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Big Bear City is 17% higher than the national average

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      $Input your household income
      $30,452$45,684$91,368
      City
      $42,517$63,783$127,566
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
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      Big Bear City median earnings by income bracket

      Big Bear City employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry15.7%1.3%
      Manufacturing sector6.7%2.8%
      Financial & insurance services2.6%3.6%
      Wholesale & retail services9.7%18.3%
      Public administration2.9%2.0%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities10.0%0.2%
      Education, health & social services9.3%23.1%
      Other43.1%48.2%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Running Springs, CA4,624$62,34413%
      Big Bear Lake, CA5,149$46,65516%
      Lucerne Valley, CA5,263$33,45640%
      Big Bear City, CA13,859$45,68417%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Auburn, CA13,858$54,2272%
      Hickory Hills, IL13,858$61,70812%
      Fairburn, GA13,860$40,95426%
      Oneonta, NY13,863$41,47325%
      Brookside, DE13,853$57,0573%
      Big Bear City, CA13,859$45,68417%
      Source: The Big Bear City, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).