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Issaquah, WA
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Issaquah profile

Living in Issaquah

Issaquah is a medium-sized city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 39,344 people and eight associated neighborhoods, Issaquah is the 30th largest community in Washington. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Issaquah, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Issaquah, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Issaquah’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Issaquah does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $143,006.00.

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.

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.

Of important note, Issaquah is also a city of artists. Issaquah has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Issaquah’s character.

A relatively large number of people in Issaquah telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 29.02% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Issaquah is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Issaquah area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

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 68.46% 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 2018 was $83,644, which is wealthy relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $334,576 for a family of four.

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, German, Irish, Italian, and Norwegian.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Issaquah's cultural character, accounting for 29.44% of the city’s population.

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