Big Bear City, California Population 2022

12,824
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Big Bear City is a city located in San Bernardino County California. With a 2020 population of 12,824, it is the 436th largest city in California and the 3388th largest city in the United States. Big Bear City is currently growing at a rate of 0.34% annually and its population has increased by 0.68% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 12,738 in 2020. Spanning over 32 miles, Big Bear City has a population density of 401 people per square mile.

The average household income in Big Bear City is $64,673 with a poverty rate of 18.42%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,119 per month, and the median house value is $296,800. The median age in Big Bear City is 42.2 years, 40.7 years for males, and 43.4 years for females.

Big Bear City Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Big Bear Citywas:

  • White: 91.96%
  • Two or more races: 4.32%
  • Black or African American: 1.17%
  • Native American: 1.11%
  • Other race: 0.93%
  • Asian: 0.52%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Big Bear City, California is 12,824 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 12,738.

Big Bear City, California Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White11,60691.96%
Black or African American1481.17%
American Indian and Alaska Native1401.11%
Asian650.52%
Some Other Race1170.93%
Two or More Races5454.32%
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Big Bear City Population by Race

Big Bear City Population Pyramid 2022

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Big Bear City Median Age

44.1


Total

41.5


Male

45.9


Female

Big Bear City Adults

There are 9,837 adults, (2,542 of whom are seniors) in Big Bear City.

Big Bear City Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

34.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Big Bear City Sex Ratio

Female

6,457

51.16%

Male

6,164

48.84%

Big Bear City Population by Age

Big Bear City Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Big Bear City Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married74.3%25.7%
Non Family65.7%34.3%
All64.5%35.5%
Male56.8%43.2%
Female32.8%67.2%

64.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Big Bear City Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,3732.3564.5
Married2,2393.0174.3
Male3892.8956.8
Female6853.2932.8
Non Family2,0601.265.7

2.96

Average Family Size

2.35

Average Household Size

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Big Bear City Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2572.91%
9th to 12th Grade5416.13%
High School Graduate2,54528.82%
Some College2,73530.97%
Associates Degree7438.41%
Bachelors Degree1,47216.67%
Graduate Degree5396.10%
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Big Bear City Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Big Bear City Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Black14014084
2+ Races392264164
Hispanic1,6501,259459
White6,6716,3291,351
Asian65599
Other Race2723
Native American9563

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 60.00%.

Big Bear City Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,537$43,783$30,265
Less Than 9th Grade$27,095$46,875$20,852
High School Graduate$32,196$42,050$25,301
Some College$34,828$42,283$28,586
Bachelors Degree$47,404$53,850$45,529
Graduate Degree$49,265$42,500$66,304

$37,537

Average Earnings

$43,783

Average Male

$30,265

Average Female

Big Bear City Earnings by Educational Attainment

Big Bear City Language by Age

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Big Bear City Language

88.22% of Big Bear City residents speak only English, while 11.78% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 9.64% of the population.

Big Bear City Language

Big Bear City Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic2,99165521.90%
White8,9131,60518.01%
Black148128.11%
Native14096.43%
Asian6534.62%
Other84NaN%
Multiple545366.61%

18.42%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.38%

Male Poverty Rate

21.33%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Big Bear City

The race most likely to be in poverty in Big Bear City is Hispanic, with 21.90% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Big Bear City is Multiple, with 6.61% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.68%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.87%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.97%.

Big Bear City Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade18.05%
High School22.48%
Some College10.98%
Bachelors or Greater16.01%

Big Bear City Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed7.53%
Male Unemployed36.82%
Female Employed8.33%
Female Unemployed25.32%

Big Bear City Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Big Bear City Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$50,069$64,335
Families$60,815$72,540
Married Families$83,680-
Non Families$35,412$47,800
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Income by Household Type

Big Bear City Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

46.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.1%

Male Marriage Rate

46.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Big Bear City Married by Age and Sex

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Big Bear City Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Big Bear City Marital Status by Race

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Big Bear City Marital Status

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1,283

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War129
First Gulf War206
Vietnam499
Korea186
World War II29

Big Bear City Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3489
35 to 54181
55 to 64307
65 to 74388
75+318

Big Bear City Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,09912.26%
Black4832.43%
2+ Races13631.85%
Hispanic24010.95%

Big Bear City Veterans by Race

Big Bear City Veterans by Education

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9.82%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.48%

Veteran Disability Rate

Big Bear City Veterans by Education

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54.1%

Labor Force Participation

49.8%

Employment Rate

7.9%

Unemployment Rate

Big Bear City Employment by Age

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Big Bear City Employment by Race

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Big Bear City Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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73.42%

Born in Big Bear City

94.30%

Native Born

5.70%

Foreign Born

3.10%

Non Citizen

2.60%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.30% of Big Bear City residents were born in the United States, with 73.42% having been born in California. 3.10% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Big Bear City Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
201012,3040.00%
201112,347430.35%
201212,390430.35%
201312,433430.35%
201412,476430.35%
201512,519430.34%
201612,562430.34%
201712,605430.34%
201812,648430.34%
201912,691430.34%
202012,738470.37%
202112,781430.34%
202212,824430.34%

Big Bear City Population by Year