Issaquah, WA
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Issaquah is a medium-sized city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 36,081 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Issaquah is the 36th largest community in Washington.

Issaquah home prices are not only among the most expensive in Washington, but Issaquah real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Issaquah is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 93.05% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Issaquah is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Issaquah who work in management occupations (18.69%), sales jobs (11.44%), and computer science and math (10.58%).

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

For the size of the city, public transportation in Issaquah is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Issaquah, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Issaquah, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Issaquah is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 60.12% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Issaquah in 2010 was $49,532, which is wealthy relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $198,128 for a family of four.

Issaquah is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Issaquah home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Issaquah residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Issaquah include Irish, English, Swedish, and European.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Issaquah's cultural character, accounting for 19.24% of the city’s population.

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