Kenmore, WA
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Kenmore is a medium-sized city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 22,357 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Kenmore is the 47th largest community in Washington.

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

Kenmore is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 87.98% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Kenmore is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Kenmore who work in management occupations (14.96%), office and administrative support (11.54%), and sales jobs (9.01%).

Also of interest is that Kenmore 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: 10.03% 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.

Because of many things, Kenmore is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Kenmore a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Kenmore has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Kenmore’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Kenmore is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Kenmore, the average commute to work is 34.86 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the city, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Kenmore use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Kenmore‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Kenmore. 52.15% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Kenmore in 2010 was $42,354, which is wealthy relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $169,416 for a family of four. However, Kenmore contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

In addition, Kenmore has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (17.44%).

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