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Big Bear City, California - Basic Facts

The Big Bear City Census Designated Place had a population of 13,344 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Big Bear City is located at latitude 34.2541 and longitude -116.7964 in San Bernardino County. The formal boundaries for the Big Bear City Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 31.95 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. San Bernardino County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 6,772 feet.

The Big Bear City Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2407838) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Big Bear City Census Designated Place is located within Big Bear CCD of San Bernardino County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Big Bear City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Big Bear City, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 13,344
Daytime Population: Workers 1,548
Daytime Population: Residents 7,558
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 9,106
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.68
Population in Households 13,322
Population in Familes 10,539
Population in Group Qrtrs 22
Population Density2 418
Diversity Index3 59


Median Household Income $49,936
Average Household Income $65,590
Per Capita Income $26,732


Total Housing Units 12,932 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,582 (27.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,840 (14.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 7,509 (58.1%)
Median Home Value $290,545
Average Home Value $350,949


Total Households 5,423
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 3,573
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.13% 1.02%
Households 1.1% 0.96%
Families 1.06% 0.94%
Median Household Income   1.19%
Per Capita Income   2.69%

Big Bear City, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Big Bear City to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 430 72nd
Population Density # 980 35th
Diversity Index # 855 44th
Median Household Income # 955 37th
Per Capita Income # 886 42nd

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