Kingston, WA

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Living in Kingston

Kingston is a very small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Washington. With a population of 2,110 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Kingston is the 185th largest community in Washington.

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

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Kingston is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Kingston is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Kingston who work in sales jobs (17.01%), office and administrative support (9.62%), and healthcare (8.55%).

Also of interest is that Kingston has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Kingston is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

One downside of living in Kingston, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 39.23 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.

In Kingston, a lot of people use a ferryboat to get to work every day though Kingston is a relatively small town. Those that ride a ferryboat are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

The education level of Kingston citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 37.25% of adults in Kingston have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Kingston in 2018 was $35,913, which is upper middle income relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $143,652 for a family of four. However, Kingston contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Kingston is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Kingston home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Kingston residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Kingston include English, Irish, German, Swedish, and Italian.

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

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