Issaquah, WA
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Living in Issaquah


Issaquah is a medium-sized city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 37,322 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Issaquah is the 36th largest community in Washington. Much of the housing stock in Issaquah was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Issaquah economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Issaquah, where the median household income is $92,071.00.

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 92.20% 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 (17.38%), computer science and math (12.31%), and sales jobs (10.14%).

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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.89% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

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.

If knowledge is power, Issaquah is a pretty powerful place. 62.11% of the adults in Issaquah have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Issaquah in 2010 was $49,206, which is wealthy relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $196,824 for a family of four. However, Issaquah contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Issaquah is an extremely 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 English, Irish, European, and Norwegian.

In addition, Issaquah has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (22.06%).

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