Big Bear City, CA Profile: Facts & Data


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Big Bear City, California - Basic Facts

The Big Bear City Census Designated Place had a population of 13,729 as of July 1, 2018.

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, 2018.

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Big Bear City, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 13,729
Population in Households 13,707
Population in Familes 10,929
Population in Group Qrtrs 22
Population Density1 430
Diversity Index2 60


Median Household Income $51,255
Average Household Income $69,666
Per Capita Income $28,446


Total Housing Units 12,978 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,564 (27.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,028 (15.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 7,386 (56.9%)
Median Home Value $306,074
Average Home Value $383,296


Total Households 5,592
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 3,685
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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 1.34% 1.23%
Households 1.34% 1.18%
Families 1.31% 1.16%
Median Household Income   3.92%
Per Capita Income   4.19%

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, 2018 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 # 427 72nd
Population Density # 978 36th
Diversity Index # 837 45th
Median Household Income # 970 36th
Per Capita Income # 853 44th

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