Edmonds, WA
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Edmonds is a medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Washington. With a population of 41,840 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Edmonds is the 25th largest community in Washington.

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

Edmonds is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.05% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Edmonds is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Edmonds who work in management occupations (13.97%), office and administrative support (12.72%), and sales jobs (11.07%).

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

One of the nice things about Edmonds is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.

One downside of living in Edmonds, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.55 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, Edmonds 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 Edmonds area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

Edmonds is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 48.83% of adults in Edmonds have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Edmonds in 2010 was $47,113, which is wealthy relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $188,452 for a family of four.

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

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