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.

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.

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.

One downside of living in Rodeo, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.75 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

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: 26.69% of adults 25 and older in the town 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 German, Italian, Irish, English, and Portuguese.

In addition, Rodeo has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (25.43%).

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