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 41,375 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 86.98% 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 (14.25%), office and administrative support (13.01%), and sales jobs (10.59%).

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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

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 30.62 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.

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.

The education level of Edmonds ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Edmonds, 47.11% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Edmonds in 2010 was $42,433, which is wealthy relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $169,732 for a family of four. However, Edmonds contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Edmonds is a somewhat 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 Irish, English, Norwegian, and Swedish.

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