Big Bear Lake, California

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Population in 2017: 5,262 (97% urban, 3% rural).
Population change since 2000: -3.2%
 
Males: 2,514  (47.8%)
Females: 2,748  (52.2%)
Median resident age:

43.5 years
California median age:

36.5 years

Zip codes: 92314.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $52,347 (it was $34,447 in 2000)
Big Bear Lake:

$52,347
CA:

$71,805

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $32,050 (it was $21,517 in 2000)

Big Bear Lake city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $443,976 (it was $180,900 in 2000)
Big Bear Lake:

$443,976
CA:

$509,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $352,001; detached houses: $373,576; townhouses or other attached units: $338,422; in 2-unit structures: $256,230; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $246,237; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $285,622; mobile homes: $71,759; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $4,265

Median gross rent in 2017: $978.

March 2019 cost of living index in Big Bear Lake: 83.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 16.0%
(15.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 39.3% for Black residents, 14.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 50.0% for American Indian residents, 7.9% for other race residents, 25.1% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Big Bear Lake, CA (2017)
    • 3,37864.0%White alone
    • 1,45727.6%Hispanic
    • 1162.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 671.3%American Indian alone
    • 591.1%Black alone
    • 581.1%Asian alone
    • 200.4%Two or more races

Races in Big Bear Lake detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of California and other state lists, there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Big Bear Lake, California as of May 26, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Big Bear Lake is 1,743 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Big Bear Lake by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(16.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(19.7)
1
(19.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
5
(80.5)
7
(111.5)
8
(128.6)
4
(64.4)
1
(16.1)
2
(39.4)
3
(58.4)
5
(97.2)
3
(58.3)
5
(96.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
5
(80.5)
4
(63.7)
5
(80.4)
2
(32.2)
5
(80.5)
2
(39.4)
4
(77.8)
5
(97.2)
6
(116.6)
5
(96.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
44
(708.2)
31
(493.9)
27
(433.9)
35
(563.6)
22
(354.3)
22
(433.2)
34
(661.3)
46
(894.2)
35
(679.9)
44
(844.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
90
(1,449)
95
(1,514)
88
(1,414)
150
(2,415)
58
(934.1)
77
(1,516)
125
(2,431)
77
(1,497)
103
(2,001)
75
(1,440)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
166
(2,672)
169
(2,693)
195
(3,134)
208
(3,349)
190
(3,060)
171
(3,367)
170
(3,307)
126
(2,449)
141
(2,739)
157
(3,014)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
18
(289.7)
22
(350.5)
11
(176.8)
15
(241.5)
5
(80.5)
17
(334.8)
18
(350.1)
12
(233.3)
18
(349.7)
16
(307.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
3
(48.3)
1
(15.9)
3
(48.2)
3
(48.3)
0
(0.0)
2
(39.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(19.4)
2
(38.9)
6
(115.2)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)461.6448.9484.4496.3302.1437.0571.7507.2495.1520.4

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Crime rate in Big Bear Lake detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
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Ancestries: German (8.8%), English (6.7%), European (6.1%), Irish (4.5%), Italian (4.3%), American (4.1%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 6754 feet

Land area: 6.32 square miles.

Population density: 832 people per square mile   (low).

Big Bear Lake, California map

731 residents are foreign born (9.5% Latin America, 2.3% Europe).

This city:

13.8%
California:

27.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $3,439 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $3,376 (0.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Redlands, CA (20.0 miles , pop. 63,591).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Riverside, CA (34.8 miles , pop. 255,166).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (85.0 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Big Bear, CA (0.9 miles ),
Big Bear City, CA (1.9 miles ),
Woodlands, CA (2.4 miles ),
Running Springs, CA (3.5 miles ),
Lucerne Valley, CA (3.8 miles ),
North Shore, CA (4.0 miles ),
Lake Arrowhead, CA (4.1 miles ),
Yucaipa, CA (4.1 miles )

Latitude: 34.24 N, Longitude: 116.90 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +4,094 (+77.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,511 (69.3%)

Area code: 909

Distribution of median household income in Big Bear Lake, CA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Big Bear Lake, CA in 2017

Property values in Big Bear Lake, CA

Big Bear Lake satellite photo by USGS

Big Bear Lake tourist attractions:

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.3%
California:

4.6%
Population change in the 1990s: +40 (+0.7%).
Most common industries in Big Bear Lake, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (23.9%)
  • Construction (11.0%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (8.0%)
  • Educational services (7.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.1%)
  • Health care (4.3%)
  • Public administration (3.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (21.5%)
  • Construction (17.4%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (6.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.2%)
  • Educational services (4.6%)
  • Public administration (4.0%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (27.1%)
  • Educational services (11.0%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (10.4%)
  • Health care (5.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.6%)
  • Public administration (3.5%)
Most common occupations in Big Bear Lake, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (10.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (8.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.7%)
  • Cashiers (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (10.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.1%)
  • Construction laborers (4.9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.8%)
  • Carpenters (3.7%)
  • Top executives (3.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (10.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (9.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.2%)
  • Cashiers (6.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.8%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.4%)

Average climate in Big Bear Lake, California

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Big Bear Lake, California environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 131. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

131
U.S.:

74
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.332. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.332
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 5.82. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.82
U.S.:

5.56
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 39.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

39.1
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 22.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

22.6
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.68. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.68
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 0.0106. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0106
U.S.:

0.0098

Earthquake activity:

Big Bear Lake-area historical earthquake activity is near California state average. It is 726% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/28/1992 at 11:57:34, a magnitude 7.6 (6.2 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.3 MW, Depth: 0.7 mi, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 21.6 miles away from the city center, causing 3 deaths (1 shaking deaths, 2 other deaths) and 400 injuries, causing $100,000,000 total damage and $40,000,000 insured losses
On 10/16/1999 at 09:46:44, a magnitude 7.4 (6.3 MB, 7.4 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.3 ML) earthquake occurred 32.8 miles away from Big Bear Lake center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 130.4 miles away from Big Bear Lake center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
On 6/28/1992 at 15:05:30, a magnitude 6.9 (6.3 MB, 6.7 MS, 6.5 MW, 6.9 ME, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 5.9 miles away from Big Bear Lake center
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 98.9 miles away from the city center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
On 4/21/1918 at 22:32:30, a magnitude 6.8 (6.8 UK) earthquake occurred 42.8 miles away from Big Bear Lake center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in San Bernardino County (44) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 27
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 23, Floods: 18, Storms: 9, Winter Storms: 6, Landslides: 5, Mudslides: 4, Heavy Rains: 2, Earthquake: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Big Bear Lake topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Big Bear Lake:

  • BEAR VALLEY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Government - Hospital District or Authority, provides emergency services, 41870 GARSTIN DR)
  • BEAR VALLEY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (41870 GARSTIN RD)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Big Bear Lake:

  • MOUNTAINS COMMUNITY HOSP DPSNF (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; LAKE ARROWHEAD, CA)

Heliports located in Big Bear Lake:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Big Bear Lake:

  • Crafton Hills College (about 19 miles; Yucaipa, CA; Full-time enrollment: 3,222)
  • University of Redlands (about 20 miles; Redlands, CA; FT enrollment: 4,854)
  • The Art Institute of California-Argosy University Inland Empire (about 25 miles; San Bernardino, CA; FT enrollment: 2,238)
  • California State University-San Bernardino (about 25 miles; San Bernardino, CA; FT enrollment: 15,748)
  • Loma Linda University (about 25 miles; Loma Linda, CA; FT enrollment: 2,839)
  • San Bernardino Valley College (about 26 miles; San Bernardino, CA; FT enrollment: 7,444)
  • Victor Valley College (about 26 miles; Victorville, CA; FT enrollment: 7,630)

Public elementary/middle schools in Big Bear Lake:

Private elementary/middle school in Big Bear Lake:

  • SINGING PINES OUTDOOR EDUCATION CENTER (Students: 10, Location: 657 MODOC, Grades: KG-4)
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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Big Bear Lake: Snow Forest Ski Area (A), Red Ant Landing (B), Pine Summit Conference Grounds (C), Pine Knot Landing (D), Metcalf Bay Landing (E), Holloways Camp (F), Gold Mine Golf Course (G), Gibralter Landing (H), Eastwood Landing (I), East Landing (J), Sawmill Cove Landing (K), Gold Mine Ski Area (L), Big Bear Lake Fire Protection District Station 282 (M), Big Bear Lake Fire Protection District Station 283 (N), Big Bear Lake Fire Protection District (O), Big Bear Lake Branch San Bernardino County Library (P), Big Bear Convention Center (Q). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Lakeview Shopping Center (1), Interlaken Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Simmons Trout Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Metcalf Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Big Bear Lake include: Meadow Park (1), Animal Park (2), Moonridge Zoo (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Alpine Trout Lakes (Amusement & Theme Parks; 440 Catalina Road) (1), Bowling Barn (Amusement & Theme Parks; 40625 Lakevw Drive) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Best Western Big Bear Chateau (42200 Moon Ridge Road) (1), Alpine Village Suites (546 Pine Knot Avenue) (2), Cal-Pine Chalets (41545 Big Bear Blvd) (3), Stage Coach Lodge (652 Jeffries Rd) (4), Oak Knoll Lodge (949 Tulip Ln) (5), Big Bear Cabin Rentals (40451 Big Bear Blvd) (6), Big Bear Lake Inn - Cienega (39471 Big Bear Blvd.) (7), Black Forest Lodge-Cabins & Motel Resort (41121 Big Bear Boulevard) (8), Big Bear Frontier (40472 Big Bear Blvd) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

San Bernardino County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Big Bear Lake and their reported violations in the past:

SNOW SUMMIT (Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JAN-2010 and MAR-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-01-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
California:

2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

60.4%
Whole state:

68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

8.4%
Whole state:

7.2%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households

People in group quarters in Big Bear Lake in 2010:

  • 21 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 3 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 2 people in other noninstitutional facilities
19 people in nursing homes in 2000
5 people in religious group quarters in 2000

Banks with branches in Big Bear Lake (2011 data):

  • First Mountain Bank: at 40865 Big Bear Boulevard, branch established on 1981/09/28; Big Bear Lake Branch at 42142 Big Bear Boulevard, branch established on 1967/01/20. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $140.4 mil, Deposits: $124.8 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: First Mountain Bancorp
  • Union Bank, National Association: Big Bear Branch at 42138 Big Bear Boulevard, branch established on 1974/06/14. Info updated 2011/09/01: Bank assets: $88,967.5 mil, Deposits: $65,286.4 mil, headquarters in San Francisco, CA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 403 total offices, Holding Company: Mitsubishi Ufj Financial Group, Inc.
  • Citibank, National Association: 41969 Big Bear Blvd Branch at 41969 Big Bear Blvd, branch established on 1890/01/01. Info updated 2012/01/10: Bank assets: $1,288,658.0 mil, Deposits: $882,541.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, International Specialization, 1048 total offices, Holding Company: Citigroup Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Big Bear Lake:

Marital status in Big Bear Lake, CA
  • Never married: 23.6%
  • Now married: 49.6%
  • Separated: 3.1%
  • Widowed: 5.8%
  • Divorced: 17.9%

For population 25 years and over in Big Bear Lake:

  • High school or higher: 89.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.2%
  • Unemployed: 6.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.1
California average:

15.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Big Bear Lake
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Big Bear Lake, CA (based on San Bernardino County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic445,33455
Evangelical Protestant243,524832
Other80,047205
Mainline Protestant26,062135
Black Protestant14,96937
Orthodox3,86810
None1,221,406-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 301
San Bernardino County:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 11
Here:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 114
This county:

0.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 320
This county:

1.60 / 10,000 pop.
California:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 940
Here:

4.69 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
San Bernardino County:

7.4%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

27.1%
California:

21.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.2%
State:

17.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Big Bear Lake:

47.0%
California:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

42.2%
California:

47.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.6
California:

28.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
Big Bear Lake:

23.7%
California:

20.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

9.6%
California:

11.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Big Bear Lake:

6.8
California:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

35.7%
State:

31.3%

General health condition:
Big Bear Lake:

51.1%
State:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Big Bear Lake:

74.9%
California:

80.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Big Bear Lake, CA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Firefighters 16$185,002$138,7521$2,125
Streets and Highways 12$70,288$70,2880$0
Solid Waste Management 9$47,335$63,1130$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 9$67,483$89,9770$0
Financial Administration 8$48,070$72,1051$3,414
Other Government Administration 7$53,249$91,2845$2,196
Sewerage 6$39,996$79,9920$0
Welfare 3$26,386$105,5440$0
Fire - Other 2$9,024$54,1442$4,570
Parks and Recreation 2$8,995$53,9700$0
Other and Unallocable 2$10,984$65,9040$0
Water Supply 0$0 0$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 76$566,812$89,4979$12,305

Big Bear Lake government finances - Expenditure in 2013 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $14,418,000 ($2740.02)
    Regular Highways: $3,678,000 ($698.97)
    General - Other: $144,000 ($27.37)
  • Current Operations - Local Fire Protection: $6,163,000 ($1171.23)
    Central Staff Services: $5,470,000 ($1039.53)
    Water Utilities: $5,448,000 ($1035.35)
    Sewerage: $3,736,000 ($710.00)
    Police Protection: $2,732,000 ($519.19)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,488,000 ($472.82)
    Regular Highways: $1,839,000 ($349.49)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $720,000 ($136.83)
    Parks and Recreation: $575,000 ($109.27)
    General - Other: $82,000 ($15.58)
    Health - Other: $34,000 ($6.46)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $751,000 ($142.72)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $61,000 ($11.59)
    Parks and Recreation: $23,000 ($4.37)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,630,000 ($499.81)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,504,000 ($285.82)

Big Bear Lake government finances - Revenue in 2013 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $4,890,000 ($929.30)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,691,000 ($511.40)
    Other: $857,000 ($162.87)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $2,379,000 ($452.11)
    Other: $1,141,000 ($216.84)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $982,000 ($186.62)
    Rents: $76,000 ($14.44)
    Special Assessments: $75,000 ($14.25)
    Fines and Forfeits: $69,000 ($13.11)
    Interest Earnings: $53,000 ($10.07)
    Donations From Private Sources: $3,000 ($0.57)
    Sale of Property: $2,000 ($0.38)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $11,074,000 ($2104.52)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $554,000 ($105.28)
    Highways: $459,000 ($87.23)
    General Local Government Support: $33,000 ($6.27)
  • Tax - Property: $10,672,000 ($2028.13)
    Other Selective Sales: $3,497,000 ($664.58)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,885,000 ($548.27)
    Public Utilities Sales: $746,000 ($141.77)
    Other License: $439,000 ($83.43)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $130,000 ($24.71)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $50,000 ($9.50)
    Other: $43,000 ($8.17)

Big Bear Lake government finances - Debt in 2013 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $34,704,000 ($6595.21)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $32,374,000 ($6152.41)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,331,000 ($442.99)

Big Bear Lake government finances - Cash and Securities in 2013 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,249,000 ($427.40)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $25,132,000 ($4776.13)

6.15% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($45,506 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.15%
California average:

5.03%

0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($422 average AGI)
San Bernardino County:

0.06%
California average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Los Angeles County, CA  2.36% ($47,062 average AGI)
from Riverside County, CA  1.21% ($44,347)
from Orange County, CA  0.45% ($54,634)


6.04% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($50,360 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.04%
California average:

5.21%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($442 average AGI)
San Bernardino County:

0.06%
California average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Riverside County, CA  1.44% ($51,234 average AGI)
to Los Angeles County, CA  1.41% ($44,592)
to Orange County, CA  0.44% ($65,610)
Businesses in Big Bear Lake, CA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1McDonald's1
Ace Hardware1Motel 61
Best Western1Nike2
Blockbuster1Payless1
CVS1Quiznos1
Carl\s Jr.1RadioShack1
Curves1Sears1
Domino's Pizza1Starbucks3
FedEx3Subway1
H&R Block1T-Mobile1
IHOP1Taco Bell1
KFC1True Value1
Kmart1U-Haul1
La-Z-Boy1UPS3
Little Caesars Pizza1Vons1

Strongest AM radio stations in Big Bear Lake:

  • KCAA (1050 AM; 1 kW; LOMA LINDA, CA; Owner: BROADCASTING MANAGEMENT SERVICES, INC)
  • KPLS (830 AM; 50 kW; ORANGE, CA; Owner: CRN LICENSES, LLC)
  • KLAC (570 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KFI (640 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KTNQ (1020 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KTNQ-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KHPY (1670 AM; 10 kW; MORENO VALLEY, CA; Owner: DELBERT L. VAN VOORHIS)
  • KDIS (1110 AM; 50 kW; PASADENA, CA; Owner: ABC,INC.)
  • KXTA (1150 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKDD (1290 AM; 5 kW; SAN BERNARDINO, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KSPN (710 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • KFWB (980 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KCAL (1410 AM; 5 kW; REDLANDS, CA; Owner: LAZER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KIXW (960 AM; 5 kW; APPLE VALLEY, CA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Big Bear Lake:

  • KXSB (101.7 FM; BIG BEAR LAKE, CA; Owner: LAZER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KBHR (93.3 FM; BIG BEAR CITY, CA; Owner: PARALLEL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KLRD (90.1 FM; YUCAIPA, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KCXX (103.9 FM; LAKE ARROWHEAD, CA; Owner: ALL-PRO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K201AR (88.1 FM; BANNING, CA; Owner: KSGN, INC.)
  • K232CX (94.3 FM; DESERT HOT SPRINGS, CA; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KGGI (99.1 FM; RIVERSIDE, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KLYY (97.5 FM; RIVERSIDE, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • K201CD (88.1 FM; VICTORVILLE, CA; Owner: SAN BERNARDINO COMMNTY COLLEGE DIST.)
  • KUOR-FM (89.1 FM; REDLANDS, CA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF REDLANDS)
  • KIXA (106.5 FM; LUCERNE VALLEY, CA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • K295AI (106.9 FM; MUSCOY, CA; Owner: ASSOCIATION FOR COMMUNITY EDUCATION, INC.)
  • KOLA (99.9 FM; SAN BERNARDINO, CA; Owner: INLAND EMPIRE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KVCR (91.9 FM; SAN BERNARDINO, CA; Owner: SAN BERNARDINO COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT)
  • KUCR (88.3 FM; RIVERSIDE, CA; Owner: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIV. OF CA)
  • KWRP (96.1 FM; SAN JACINTO, CA; Owner: MAGIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KATY-FM (101.3 FM; IDYLLWILD, CA; Owner: ALL PRO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPLM-FM2 (106.1 FM; SAN JACINTO, CA; Owner: RM BROADCASTING L.L.C.)
  • KHMS (88.5 FM; VICTORVILLE, CA; Owner: FAITH COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • KRTM (88.9 FM; TEMECULA, CA; Owner: PENFOLD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Big Bear Lake:

  • K06MU (Channel 6; BIG BEAR LAKE, CA; Owner: BEAR VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KHIZ (Channel 64; BARSTOW, CA; Owner: SUNBELT TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KTRO-LP (Channel 50; LANCASTER, CA; Owner: ROBERT D. ADELMAN)
  • K15CA (Channel 15; LUCERNE VALLEY, CA; Owner: COUNTY OF SAN BERNARDINO, AREA 29)
  • K19BT (Channel 19; LUCERNE VALLEY, CA; Owner: COUNTY OF SAN BERNARDINO, AREA 29)
  • K50EW (Channel 50; LUCERNE VALLEY, CA; Owner: COUNTY OF SAN BERNARDINO AREA 29)
  • K68CW (Channel 68; LUCERNE VALLEY, CA; Owner: COUNTY OF SAN BERNARDINO, AREA 29)
  • K33DK (Channel 33; LUCERNE VALLEY, CA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K41CB (Channel 41; LUCERNE VALLEY, CA; Owner: COUNTY OF SAN BERNARDINO, AREA # 29)
  • K43EE (Channel 43; LUCERNE VALLEY, CA; Owner: COUNTY OF SAN BERNARDINO AREA 29)
  • K69CO (Channel 69; RUNNING SPRINGS, CA; Owner: COMMUNITY TV OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA)
Big Bear Lake fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Big Bear Lake fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 8Number of bridges
  • 72ft / 21.6mTotal length
  • 20,994Total average daily traffic
  • 1,394Total average daily truck traffic
  • 26,586Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 110 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Big Bear Lake)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Big Bear Lake, CA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 21 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 211 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Big Bear Lake)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Big Bear Lake)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 34 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED13$214,415222$245,472328$256,8799$267,356442$252,8232$155,275
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$367,35015$426,36738$277,1842$346,61539$318,2740$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED7$205,12649$219,860147$274,6574$127,283137$258,4982$145,490
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$335,44033$237,07762$308,0974$131,15864$266,5481$52,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$09$299,78918$254,4292$140,94018$274,7890$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0112.01 , 0112.02

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED4$176,0202$204,5002$216,840
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$184,6632$243,0005$207,998
APPLICATIONS DENIED4$177,9331$348,0005$211,944
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$243,0001$243,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0112.01 , 0112.02

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Big Bear Lake, CA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Big Bear Lake, CA - Value

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Big Bear Lake, California:

  • Motel 6, 42899 Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear Lake, California 92315 , Phone: (909) 585-6666
  • Lagonita Lodge, 183 Lagunita, Big Bear Lake, California 92315 , Phone: (909) 866-6531, Fax: (909) 866-6360
  • Holiday Inn Resort @ The Lodge, 40650 Village Dr, Big Bear Lake, California 92315 , Phone: (909) 866-3121, Fax: (909) 878-2122
  • Snow Lake Lodge, 41579 Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear Lake, California 92315 , Phone: (909) 866-4694
All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in Big Bear Lake, California
Most common first names in Big Bear Lake, CA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Robert4171.6 years
John4075.7 years
William4072.0 years
Mary3182.7 years
Dorothy3174.2 years
James3069.4 years
Richard2769.6 years
Charles2572.5 years
George2370.7 years
Edward2375.2 years
Most common last names in Big Bear Lake, CA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson1873.2 years
Davis1477.1 years
Smith1077.0 years
Miller980.2 years
Evans974.2 years
Baker975.8 years
Young977.2 years
Williams877.4 years
Thompson867.7 years
Bell781.7 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Big Bear Lake, CA
  • 90.4%Utility gas
  • 5.6%Wood
  • 2.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.7%Electricity
  • 0.3%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Big Bear Lake, CA
  • 85.9%Utility gas
  • 7.5%Wood
  • 5.6%Electricity
  • 1.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Big Bear Lake compared to California state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Big Bear Lake on our top lists:

  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: accommodation and food services (population 5,000+)"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 100 highest located cities (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest ratio of median house value to median household income (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of divorced people (15+ years)(population 5,000+)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 100 cities with strongest arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services industries (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest percentage of workers working at home, population 5,000+"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of burglaries per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: construction and extraction occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: transportation occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: real estate and rental and leasing (population 5,000+)"
  • #97 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: food preparation and serving related occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant congregations"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
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