Belfair, WA
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Belfair is a very small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Washington. With a population of 3,936 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Belfair is the 140th largest community in Washington.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Belfair is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Belfair is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Belfair who work in office and administrative support (15.82%), management occupations (10.16%), and healthcare suport services (7.05%).

Belfair is home to a number of people employed in the armed forces. When you visit or walk around Belfair, some of the people you will bump into will be military people In and out of uniform, jogging, shopping and generally out and about town.

The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Belfair has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Belfair a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

Belfair 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 Belfair is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Belfair, the average commute to work is 36.18 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

The population of Belfair has a very low overall level of education: only 8.26% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.

The per capita income in Belfair in 2010 was $22,918, which is middle income relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $91,672 for a family of four. However, Belfair contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Belfair is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Belfair home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Belfair residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Belfair also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 18.13% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Belfair include German, English, Dutch, and Italian.

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

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