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 67,412 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 91.04% 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 (18.40%), sales jobs (12.15%), and office and administrative support (10.35%).

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.

A relatively large number of people in Redondo Beach telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.64% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.

Another interesting thing about Redondo Beach, despite not being a huge city, is that there is a relatively high proportion of people living here who are young, single, and upwardly-mobile professionals. This makes it a good choice for other relocating single professionals. Here, these young singles will find many others like themselves, with opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.

One of the nice things about Redondo Beach is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy 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 57.98% 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 $56,447, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $225,788 for a family of four.

Redondo Beach is an extremely 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 17.08% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Redondo Beach include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

Redondo Beach also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 18.89%.

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