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Big Bear Lake is a city in San Bernardino County, in the Riverside-San Bernardino metro area.

The latitude of Big Bear Lake is 34.243N. The longitude is -116.91W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 6,752 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 5,889.


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Median household income
Local
$34,447
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Big Bear Lake demographic reports
Home of the Big Bear Solar Observatory, which takes advantage of the area's elevation and usually cloudless skies.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 36. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 6.2 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1998 movie, "Doctor Dolittle"
· 1969 movie, "Paint Your Wagon"
Local festivals include:
  • Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest - Sept. 15 - Oct. 27, 2007
Dates often change. Check Big Bear Lake web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: San Bernardino National Forest, Magic Mountain Recreation Area
Big Bear Lake attractions: Alpine Slide, Moonridge Animal Park
Historic sites and museums: Discovery Center

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Big Bear Lake demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the San Bernardino County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Riverside-San Bernardino area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 92315 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

14% of Big Bear Lake residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Big Bear Lake ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Big Bear Lake was $21,517, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

23% of Big Bear Lake residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Big Bear Lake, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $491.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,339.


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Libraries in Big Bear Lake include Big Bear Lake Branch Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Big Bear Lake include Big Bear Grizzly

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San Bernardino County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Big Bear Lake political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Big Bear Lake workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

Travel

Hotels in Big Bear Lake include Best Western Big Bear Chateau, Big Bear Frontier, Big Bear Lake Inn, Big Bear Lakefront Lodge, Cozy Hollow Lodge, Golden Bear Cottages Resort, Lagonita Lodge, Marina Resort, Northwoods Resort & Conf Center, Our Secret Garden Mountain Retreat ... More hotels.

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