Rio Linda, CA
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Rio Linda is a medium-sized town located in the state of California. With a population of 15,701 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Rio Linda is the 349th largest community in California.

Unlike some towns, Rio Linda isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Rio Linda are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Rio Linda is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Rio Linda who work in office and administrative support (15.99%), sales jobs (8.88%), and maintenance occupations (7.08%).

Also of interest is that Rio Linda 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: 7.51% 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.

In Rio Linda, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.40 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

The percentage of adults in Rio Linda with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 13.54% of adults in Rio Linda have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Rio Linda in 2010 was $21,131, which is lower middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $84,524 for a family of four. However, Rio Linda contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Rio Linda is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Rio Linda home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Rio Linda residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Rio Linda also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 19.07% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Rio Linda include Irish, English, Italian, and Russian.

The most common language spoken in Rio Linda is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Russian.