Bothell, WA
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Bothell is a medium-sized city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 44,546 people and 19 constituent neighborhoods, Bothell is the 30th largest community in Washington.

Bothell home prices are not only among the most expensive in Washington, but Bothell real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Bothell is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 86.31% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Bothell is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bothell who work in management occupations (12.49%), office and administrative support (11.22%), and sales jobs (10.51%).

Also of interest is that Bothell has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One downside of living in Bothell, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.85 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.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Bothell is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Bothell area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

The citizens of Bothell are among the most well-educated in the nation: 48.36% of adults in Bothell have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Bothell in 2010 was $40,623, which is wealthy relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $162,492 for a family of four. However, Bothell contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Bothell is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Bothell home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Bothell residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Bothell include Irish, English, Norwegian, and Swedish.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Bothell's cultural character, accounting for 18.87% of the city’s population.

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