DuPont is a somewhat small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Washington. With a population of 9,313 people and just one neighborhood, DuPont is the 96th largest community in Washington. DuPont 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 DuPont, where the median household income is $80,754.
Real Estate Prices
Housing costs in DuPont 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.
Occupations and Workforce
The armed forces are a huge part of the life in DuPont, employing 18.24% of the workforce. While it is a military town, the civilian sector still plays an important role in the local economy, where the Healthcare and Public Service industries employ 23.86% and 22.67% of the civilian workforce, respectively.
Also of interest is that DuPont has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Setting & Lifestyle
Because of many things, DuPont is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making DuPont a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, DuPont has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, DuPont’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
DuPont 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.