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Income/capita 7%
Household income 16%
Unemployment 13%
IndexBig Bear LakeCaliforniaNational
Income per capita$31,980$31,458$29,829
Median household income$46,655$63,783$55,322
Median income owner occupied$66,944$86,568$70,586
Median income renter occupied$26,065$43,419$35,192
Median earnings male$32,118$36,599$36,919
Median earnings female$28,197$27,020$26,250
Unemployment rate5.3%5.5%4.7%
Poverty level18.5%15.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Big Bear Lake is 7% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Big Bear Lake is 16% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Big Bear Lake is 13% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Big Bear Lake is 23% higher than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $31,100$46,655$93,310
      City
      $42,517$63,783$127,566
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
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      Big Bear Lake median earnings by income bracket

      Big Bear Lake employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry17.3%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector7.8%3.6%
      Financial & insurance services1.3%3.4%
      Wholesale & retail services11.9%20.4%
      Public administration5.1%1.7%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities2.5%0.8%
      Education, health & social services8.5%24.5%
      Other45.6%44.6%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Oak Glen, CA786$146,827165%
      Running Springs, CA4,624$62,34413%
      Mentone, CA9,901$56,1832%
      Yucaipa, CA52,886$55,7001%
      Big Bear City, CA13,859$45,68417%
      Big Bear Lake, CA5,149$46,65516%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Springhill, LA5,149$26,26053%
      Gilmer, TX5,148$41,10326%
      Shelbyville, IL5,147$34,65937%
      Fruitland, MD5,151$67,58322%
      Floral City, FL5,152$32,91341%
      Big Bear Lake, CA5,149$46,65516%
      Source: The Big Bear Lake, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).