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 85.19% 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 (13.79%), office and administrative support (12.85%), and sales jobs (10.09%).

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.

In Edmonds, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.79 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

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 education level of Edmonds ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Edmonds, 47.55% 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 $44,680, which is wealthy relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $178,720 for a family of four. However, Edmonds contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 Irish, English, Norwegian, and Italian.

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