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, Rodeo isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Rodeo are a mix 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 (18.33%), sales jobs (9.43%), and healthcare (7.57%).
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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
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 36.08 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.
Despite being a small town, Rodeo has a lot of people using the bus to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the bus are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.
In terms of college education, Rodeo is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 25.54% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Rodeo in 2010 was $34,356, which is upper middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $137,424 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 33.61% 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 German, Italian, Irish, English, and French.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Rodeo's cultural character, accounting for 23.27% of the town’s population.
The most common language spoken in Rodeo is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.