Rio Oso is a tiny town located in the state of California. With a population of 372 people and just one neighborhood, Rio Oso is the 811th largest community in California.
Housing costs in Rio Oso are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.
Unlike some towns, Rio Oso isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Rio Oso are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Rio Oso is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Rio Oso who work in management occupations (20.89%), sales jobs (17.09%), and office and administrative support (9.49%).
Also of interest is that Rio Oso has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Of important note, Rio Oso is also a town of artists. Rio Oso has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Rio Oso’s character.
The overall crime rate in Rio Oso is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.
One downside of living in Rio Oso, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 35.59 minutes every day commuting to work.
As is often the case in a small town, Rio Oso doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
In terms of college education, Rio Oso is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 27.83% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Rio Oso in 2018 was $44,118, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $176,472 for a family of four.
The people who call Rio Oso home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Rio Oso residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Rio Oso include English, German, British, Irish, and Romanian.
The most common language spoken in Rio Oso is English. Other important languages spoken here include Langs. of India and Spanish.
The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.
Each year, fewer and fewer Americans make their living as farmers, foresters, or fishers. But the neighborhood truly stands out among U.S. neighborhoods. According to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, this neighborhood has a greater proportion of farmers, foresters, or fishers than 98.8% of all American neighborhoods. This is truly a unique cultural characteristic of this neighborhood.
Most American households own a car or other vehicle. Many own two cars or perhaps three. In the United States, it is useful to have an automobile not only for commuting, but also for shopping and getting to other services one needs. But NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed that households in the neighborhood have a highly unusual car ownership. Residents of this neighborhood must really love automobiles. NeighborhoodScout's Analysis reveals that 35.2% of the households here have four, five, or more cars. That is more cars per household than in 96.3% of the neighborhoods in the nation.
Unpopulated, and rural, the neighborhood is one of the least crowded neighborhoods in all of America. If you like open space, no traffic, and lots of room, this neighborhood may be just what you are looking for. According to NeighborhoodScout's leading research, this neighborhood is less densely populated than 95.0% of the neighborhoods in America.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more Swiss and Romanian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.5% of this neighborhood's residents have Swiss ancestry and 1.0% have Romanian ancestry.
There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Rio Oso are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 65.7% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 5.8% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 62.8% of America's neighborhoods.
The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.
In the neighborhood, 40.0% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 20.0% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (18.8%), and 11.6% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 84.6% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (10.2%).
Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.
In the neighborhood in Rio Oso, CA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (16.6%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (15.7%), and residents who report English roots (12.6%), and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (10.9%), along with some Asian ancestry residents (3.0%), among others.
Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (33.2% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.
Here most residents (71.6%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (10.0%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.