Redondo Beach, CA
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Living in Redondo Beach


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 90.45% 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 (16.39%), sales jobs (11.57%), and office and administrative support (8.98%).

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 9.31% 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.

One thing that you will notice about Redondo Beach is that there is a good-sized population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. Many singles consider Redondo Beach a good place to live without being in a really big city, with opportunities for friendships and fun with others like themselves.

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.

In Redondo Beach, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.63 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Redondo Beach. 59.18% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Redondo Beach in 2010 was $58,514, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $234,056 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 17.39% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Redondo Beach include German, Irish, English, Italian, and French.

Redondo Beach also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 19.36%.

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