Population: 6,222

Male 52% Female 48%
Married 57%
Single 43%

City rating

This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.


Overall value

This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.


Density (Population per mile²)

Compared to New York, Big Bear Lake has a very low population density. Big Bear Lake is perfect for those who like a quiet city.

984 Big Bear Lake
27,441 New York

City Info

With a quality of life rating of 7/10 and an overall value of 6/10, there are many things to love about Big Bear Lake, CA, but there are also a few factors that may not be the best fit for everyone. Most homeowners will be happy in Big Bear Lake, but be sure to visit first to make sure it’s the best place for you.

Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Big Bear Lake has a population density of 984, with 6,222 current residents.

Out of the 6,222 current residents, 52% are male and 48% are female. 57% of the residents are married and 43% are single.



Air quality

Bad air quality


  • 78% Sun
  • 22% Rain
  • 62% Snow


51°F average temperature

  • 28 years Median home age
  • $258,490 Median home price
  • -15.4% Home appreciation rate
  • 9.16% Annual property tax
  • 16.9%
    Homes owned
  • 9.8%
    Homes rented
  • 73.3%
    Homes vacant


As for living in Big Bear Lake, the air quality is 1% and the weather, on average, is 78% sunny, 22% rainy, and 62% snowy. The average temperature is 51°F.

Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Big Bear Lake, you should know that 16.9% of homes are owned while 9.8% of homes are rented, and 73.3% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $258,490, the median age of homes is 28 years, the annual home appreciation is -15.40% and the annual property tax is 9.16%.



Religious diversity

  • Crime rate (per 100,000)

  • Average age

  • Political majority

    Democrat Democrat


When looking at the community of Big Bear Lake, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Big Bear Lake’s crime rate is 7 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Big Bear Lake is 42 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 52.07% Democratic, 45.75% Republican, and 2.18% Independent.






Student teacher ratio 1:21


  • Management, Business, Art & Sciences
  • Sales & Office Occupations
  • Service Occupations
  • Production, Transportation & Material Moving
  • Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
  • 85%
    High school diploma
  • 9%
    Some college or associates degree
  • 16%
    Bachelors degree
  • 8%
    Graduate or professional degree


When looking at Big Bear Lake, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 14.00% of residents are unemployed in Big Bear Lake (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Big Bear Lake residents: 16.9% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 16.72% are in the arts and sciences field, 21.7% are in the customer service field, 27.1% are in the sales field, 0.00% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 12.5% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 5.1% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:21. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 85.32%, 9.05% of residents have an associate’s degree, 15.51% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 7.74% have a master’s degree.



Average commute time

Daily breakdown: by transport type

  • Public
  • Car
  • Carpool
  • Work at home


If you plan on commuting to work in Big Bear Lake, you should be aware that the average commute time is 23 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Big Bear Lake have a few different options. 65% of commuters use their own cars, 10% of commuters carpool, 0% of commuters use the transit system, and 10% of residents work from home.

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