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 87.18% 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 (13.69%), office and administrative support (11.68%), and sales jobs (10.17%).

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.

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

A relatively large number of people in Kenmore telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.74% 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.

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.

One downside of living in Kenmore, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.50 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

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.

Kenmore is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 49.15% of adults in Kenmore have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Kenmore in 2010 was $39,387, which is wealthy relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $157,548 for a family of four. However, Kenmore contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Kenmore is a somewhat 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. Kenmore also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.00% of the city’s residents. 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 (17.34%).

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