Redwood City is a larger medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of California. With a population of 85,925 people and 21 constituent neighborhoods, Redwood City is the 101st largest community in California.
Redwood City home prices are not only among the most expensive in California, but Redwood City real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Redwood City is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.01% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Redwood City is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Redwood City who work in management occupations (15.01%), office and administrative support (8.96%), and computer science and math (8.76%).
Also of interest is that Redwood City has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One thing that you will notice about Redwood City is that there is a good-sized population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. Many singles consider Redwood City a good place to live without being in a really big city, with opportunities for friendships and fun with others like themselves.
Redwood City 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.
Like elsewhere in America, most people in Redwood City use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Redwood City‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the train. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Redwood City, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Redwood City is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 50.18% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Redwood City in 2018 was $60,389, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $241,556 for a family of four. However, Redwood City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Redwood City is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Redwood City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Redwood City residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Redwood City also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 35.44% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Redwood City include German, Irish, English, Italian, and European.
In addition, Redwood City has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (34.02%).
The most common language spoken in Redwood City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.