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.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Edmonds use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Edmonds‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

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 English, Irish, Norwegian, and Italian.

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