Friday Harbor is a very small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Washington. With a population of 2,340 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Friday Harbor is the 183rd largest community in Washington.
Friday Harbor home prices are not only among the most expensive in Washington, but Friday Harbor real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Friday Harbor is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Friday Harbor is a town of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Friday Harbor who work in food service (12.38%), teaching (11.21%), and sales jobs (9.51%).
Friday Harbor 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 of the benefits of Friday Harbor is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 12.90 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
The education level of Friday Harbor citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 29.74% of adults in Friday Harbor have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Friday Harbor in 2010 was $28,323, which is upper middle income relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $113,292 for a family of four. However, Friday Harbor contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Friday Harbor is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Friday Harbor home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Friday Harbor residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Friday Harbor also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.63% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Friday Harbor include English, Irish, Russian, and Norwegian.
The most common language spoken in Friday Harbor is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Pacific Island languages.