Redondo Beach, CA
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Redondo Beach is a larger medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of California. With a population of 68,166 people and 13 constituent neighborhoods, Redondo Beach is the 121st largest community in California.

Redondo Beach home prices are not only among the most expensive in California, but Redondo Beach real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Redondo Beach is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 91.15% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Redondo Beach is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Redondo Beach who work in management occupations (19.80%), sales jobs (13.70%), and office and administrative support (10.62%).

Of important note, Redondo Beach is also a city of artists. Redondo Beach has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Redondo Beach’s character.

Also of interest is that Redondo Beach has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.84% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Redondo Beach is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Redondo Beach, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Redondo Beach is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 56.81% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Redondo Beach in 2010 was $52,775, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $211,100 for a family of four. However, Redondo Beach contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Redondo Beach is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Redondo Beach home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Redondo Beach residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Redondo Beach also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 17.89% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Redondo Beach include Irish, English, Italian, and French .

Foreign born people are also an important part of Redondo Beach's cultural character, accounting for 18.45% of the city’s population.

The most common language spoken in Redondo Beach is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.