Cougar is a tiny town located in the state of Washington. With a population of 118 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Cougar is the second largest community in Washington. Cougar has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Cougar, where the median household income is .
Housing costs in Cougar 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 Washington.
When you are in Cougar, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 44.00% of Cougar’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Cougar is a town of service providers, construction workers and builders, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Cougar who work in maintenance occupations (22.00%), food service (18.00%), and sales jobs (16.00%).
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Cougar has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Cougar has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Cougar than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Cougar may be for you.
One downside of living in Cougar is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Cougar, the average commute to work is 30.90 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
Cougar is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
In terms of college education, Cougar ranks among the least educated cities in the nation, as only 0.00% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Cougar in 2018 was $31,283, which is lower middle income relative to Washington, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $125,132 for a family of four.
The people who call Cougar home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Cougar residents report their race to be White. Important ancestries of people in Cougar include German, English, Swedish, French, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Cougar is English. Other important languages spoken here include German/Yiddish and Italian.