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 42,209 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.

Edmonds 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.

One downside of living in Edmonds is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Edmonds, the average commute to work is 32.55 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the city, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

For the size of the city, public transportation in Edmonds is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Edmonds, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

The citizens of Edmonds are among the most well-educated in the nation: 48.83% of adults in Edmonds 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 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 German, English, Irish, Norwegian, and Italian.

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