Redwood City, CA
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Redwood City 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 86,200 people and 21 constituent neighborhoods, Redwood City is the 101st largest community in California.

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

Redwood City is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.08% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Redwood City is a city of professionals, managers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Redwood City who work in management occupations (14.60%), office and administrative support (8.84%), and sales jobs (8.62%).

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

Another interesting thing about Redwood City, 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.

Redwood City 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.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Redwood City use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Redwood City‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the train. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

Redwood City is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 47.96% of adults in Redwood City have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Redwood City in 2010 was $53,836, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $215,344 for a family of four. However, Redwood City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Redwood City is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Redwood City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Redwood City residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Redwood City also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 37.24% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Redwood City include German, Irish, Italian, English, and French.

In addition, Redwood City has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (34.14%).

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