About This Place
Big Bear City is an unincorporated, census-designated place in San Bernardino County, California immediately east of Big Bear Lake. The population was 12,304 at the 2010 census, up from 5,779 at the 2000 census. The makeup of Big Bear City is mostly residential with smaller houses and cabins laid out in typical square block fashion.
Despite the name, Big Bear City is not an incorporated city.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 32.0 square miles (82.8 km²), 99.95% of it land and 0.05% of it water.