Everett, WA


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Everett is a larger medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Washington. With a population of 108,010 people and 32 constituent neighborhoods, Everett is the sixth largest community in Washington.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Everett is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Everett is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Everett who work in office and administrative support (13.83%), sales jobs (8.66%), and management occupations (7.87%).

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

Everett 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.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Everett use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Everett‘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 education level of Everett citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 21.64% of adults in Everett have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Everett in 2010 was $26,910, which is upper middle income relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $107,640 for a family of four. However, Everett contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Everett is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Everett home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Everett residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Everett also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 14.58% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Everett include Irish, English, Norwegian, and Swedish.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Everett's cultural character, accounting for 18.22% of the city’s population.

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