Rodeo, CA
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Living in Rodeo


Rodeo is a somewhat small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of California. With a population of 9,299 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Rodeo is the 429th largest community in California.

Housing costs in Rodeo 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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Rodeo is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Rodeo is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Rodeo who work in office and administrative support (21.85%), sales jobs (8.39%), and management occupations (8.27%).

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

In addition, Rodeo is a college town. There are a lot of students in Rodeo attending college, and as a result Rodeo provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.

Rodeo 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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

One downside of living in Rodeo is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Rodeo, the average commute to work is 33.75 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

Even though Rodeo is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

The percentage of people in Rodeo who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 26.69% of adults in Rodeo have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Rodeo in 2010 was $28,842, which is middle income relative to California, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $115,368 for a family of four. However, Rodeo contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Rodeo is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Rodeo home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Rodeo, accounting for 29.22% of the town’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Rodeo residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Rodeo include Italian, Irish, English, and Portuguese.

Rodeo also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 25.43%.

The most common language spoken in Rodeo is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.