Rodeo, CA
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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 (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.

Because there are quite a few people attending college in Rodeo, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Rodeo provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.

One of the nice things about Rodeo is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.

In Rodeo, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 33.75 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

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.