Big Bear Lake, California Population 2022

5,052
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Big Bear Lake is a city located in San Bernardino County California. With a 2020 population of 5,052, it is the 638th largest city in California and the 6547th largest city in the United States. Big Bear Lake is currently growing at a rate of 0.06% annually but its population has decreased by -4.72% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,302 in 2020. Spanning over 6 miles, Big Bear Lake has a population density of 810 people per square mile.

The average household income in Big Bear Lake is $77,439 with a poverty rate of 15.74%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,039 per month, and the median house value is $394,800. The median age in Big Bear Lake is 43.7 years, 43.5 years for males, and 44 years for females.

Big Bear Lake Demographics

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

  • White: 87.33%
  • Two or more races: 6.68%
  • Other race: 2.02%
  • Asian: 1.72%
  • Native American: 1.49%
  • Black or African American: 0.57%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.21%
The current population of Big Bear Lake, California is 5,052 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 5,302.

Big Bear Lake, California Population 2022

Population by Race

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Big Bear Lake Population by Race

Big Bear Lake Population Pyramid 2022

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Big Bear Lake Median Age

40.6


Total

40.7


Male

40.5


Female

Big Bear Lake Adults

There are 4,056 adults, (972 of whom are seniors) in Big Bear Lake.

Big Bear Lake Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

31.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Big Bear Lake Sex Ratio

Female

2,562

48.32%

Male

2,740

51.68%

Big Bear Lake Population by Age

Big Bear Lake Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Big Bear Lake Household Types

56.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Big Bear Lake Households and Families

3.06

Average Family Size

2.48

Average Household Size

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Big Bear Lake Households by Type

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Big Bear Lake Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Big Bear Lake Educational Attainment by Race

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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 78.95%.

Big Bear Lake Educational Attainment by Race

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$35,674

Average Earnings

$38,882

Average Male

$33,700

Average Female

Big Bear Lake Earnings by Educational Attainment

Big Bear Lake Language by Age

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Big Bear Lake Language

80.36% of Big Bear Lake residents speak only English, while 19.64% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 17.27% of the population.

Big Bear Lake Language

Big Bear Lake Poverty by Race

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15.74%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.08%

Male Poverty Rate

14.31%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Big Bear Lake

The race most likely to be in poverty in Big Bear Lake is Native, with 72.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Big Bear Lake is Hispanic, with 16.92% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.78%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.62%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.52%.

Big Bear Lake Poverty

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Big Bear Lake Poverty Rate by Education

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Big Bear Lake Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Big Bear Lake Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Big Bear Lake Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

47.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.5%

Male Marriage Rate

48.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Big Bear Lake Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Big Bear Lake Marital Status

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367

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Big Bear Lake Veterans by War

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Big Bear Lake Veterans by Age

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Big Bear Lake Veterans by Race

Big Bear Lake Veterans by Education

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6.27%

Veteran Poverty Rate

20.44%

Veteran Disability Rate

Big Bear Lake Veterans by Education

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58.6%

Labor Force Participation

55.8%

Employment Rate

4.8%

Unemployment Rate

Big Bear Lake Employment by Age

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Big Bear Lake Employment by Race

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Big Bear Lake 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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67.54%

Born in Big Bear Lake

86.84%

Native Born

13.16%

Foreign Born

6.73%

Non Citizen

6.43%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

86.84% of Big Bear Lake residents were born in the United States, with 67.54% having been born in California. 6.73% 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: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Big Bear Lake Population by Year