Kenmore, WA
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Kenmore is a medium-sized city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 22,030 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 86.95% 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 (14.03%), office and administrative support (11.77%), and sales jobs (9.11%).

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: 9.19% 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.

Kenmore is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Kenmore’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

In Kenmore, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 34.09 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Kenmore 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 Kenmore area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Kenmore, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Kenmore is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 50.59% 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 Kenmore in 2010 was $40,093, which is wealthy relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $160,372 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.

Kenmore also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 16.88%.

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