Kenmore is a medium-sized city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 23,097 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 87.45% 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 (13.80%), computer science and math (10.41%), and business and financial occupations (9.52%).
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.
A relatively large number of people in Kenmore telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.41% 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.
Because of many things, Kenmore is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Kenmore really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Kenmore perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
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 35.78 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. 56.76% 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 2018 was $53,144, which is wealthy relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $212,576 for a family of four.
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 German, English, Irish, Norwegian, and European.
Kenmore also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 18.38%.
The most common language spoken in Kenmore is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.