Big Bear Lake, California Population 2024

4,963

Big Bear Lake is a city located in San Bernardino County California. Big Bear Lake has a 2024 population of 4,963. Big Bear Lake is currently declining at a rate of -0.68% annually and its population has decreased by -1.7% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,049 in 2020.

The average household income in Big Bear Lake is $106,083 with a poverty rate of 13.87%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Big Bear Lake is 47.5 years, 47 years for males, and 50.1 years for females.

Big Bear Lake Demographics

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

  • White: 76.87%
  • Two or more races: 15.66%
  • Other race: 4.03%
  • Asian: 2.65%
  • Native American: 0.53%
  • Black or African American: 0.26%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
6.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
795.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.7% (-86)
The current population of Big Bear Lake, California is 4,963 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 5,049.

Big Bear Lake, California Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White3,88976.87%
Two or more races79215.66%
Other race2044.03%
Asian1342.65%
Native American270.53%
Black or African American130.26%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Big Bear Lake Population by Race

Big Bear Lake Population Pyramid 2024

Big Bear Lake Median Age

47.5

Total

47

Male

50.1

Female

Big Bear Lake Adults

There are 3,925 adults, (1,002 of whom are seniors) in Big Bear Lake.

Big Bear Lake Age Dependency

73.1

Age Dependency Ratio

34.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Big Bear Lake Sex Ratio

Female2,35346.51%
Male2,70653.49%

Big Bear Lake Population by Age

Big Bear Lake Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,1712.3265.534.5
Married1,0132.9280.219.8
Non Family8811.2752.347.7
Female1873.7157.842.2
Male902.8744.455.6
showing: 5 rows

2.97

Average Family Size

2.32

Average Household Size

65.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Big Bear Lake Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Big Bear Lake Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Big Bear Lake Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 100%.

Big Bear Lake Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$50,510

Average Earnings

$51,250

Average Male

$50,053

Average Female

Big Bear Lake Earnings by Educational Attainment

Big Bear Lake Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Big Bear Lake Language

80.62% of Big Bear Lake residents speak only English, while 19.38% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 13.16% of the population.

Big Bear Lake Language

Big Bear Lake Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White3,29737111.25%
Hispanic1,49325016.74%
Other1987236.36%
Asian1342921.64%
Multiple786263.31%
Native27933.33%
Black1317.69%
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13.87%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.51%

Male Poverty Rate

11.98%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Big Bear Lake

The race most likely to be in poverty in Big Bear Lake is Other, with 36.36% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Big Bear Lake is Multiple, with 3.31% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.46%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.47%.

Big Bear Lake Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade36.12%
High School14.66%
Some College13.04%
Bachelors or Greater5.64%
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Big Bear Lake Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed47.62%
Male Employed6.66%
Female Employed5.08%
Female Unemployed
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Big Bear Lake Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Big Bear Lake Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Big Bear Lake Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

51.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.2%

Male Marriage Rate

51.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Big Bear Lake Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Big Bear Lake Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Big Bear Lake Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Big Bear Lake Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

366

Number of Veterans

356

Male Veterans

10

Female Veterans

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Big Bear Lake Veterans by War

count

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Big Bear Lake Veterans by Age

count

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Big Bear Lake Veterans by Race

Big Bear Lake Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

11.75%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.96%

Veteran Disability Rate

Big Bear Lake Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

57.2%

Labor Force Participation

53.4%

Employment Rate

6%

Unemployment Rate

Big Bear Lake Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Big Bear Lake Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Big Bear Lake Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

67.15%

Born in Big Bear Lake

87.78%

Native Born

12.22%

Foreign Born

4.49%

Non Citizen

7.73%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

87.78% of Big Bear Lake residents were born in the United States, with 67.15% having been born in California. 4.49% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Big Bear Lake Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20294,793-34-0.7%
20284,827-34-0.7%
20274,861-34-0.69%
20264,895-34-0.69%
20254,929-34-0.69%
20244,963-34-0.68%
20234,997-34-0.68%
20225,031-34-0.67%
20215,065160.32%
20205,049-274-5.15%
20195,323180.34%
20185,305250.47%
20175,280310.59%
20165,249390.75%
20155,210400.77%
20145,170300.58%
20135,140150.29%
20125,125310.61%
20115,094450.89%
20105,049-389-7.15%
20005,438871.63%
19905,351
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Big Bear Lake Population by Year