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 2,474 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.
Friday Harbor is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 office and administrative support (11.83%), sales jobs (10.62%), and food service (9.57%).
One of the nice things about Friday Harbor 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.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Friday Harbor spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 13.20 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the town are less than they would otherwise be.
The overall education level of Friday Harbor citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 31.37% of adults in Friday Harbor have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in Friday Harbor in 2010 was $29,531, which is upper middle income relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $118,124 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 12.61% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Friday Harbor include German, English, Irish, Russian, and Norwegian.
The most common language spoken in Friday Harbor is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.