Kingston, WA
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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.

Kingston is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Kingston is a town of managers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Kingston who work in management occupations (14.89%), office and administrative support (12.62%), and business and financial occupations (10.90%).

Kingston is home to a number of people employed in the armed forces. When you visit or walk around Kingston, some of the people you will bump into will be military people In and out of uniform, jogging, shopping and generally out and about town.

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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 11.10% 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.

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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

One downside of living in Kingston, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 39.13 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.

Despite being a small town, Kingston has a lot of people using a ferryboat to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on a ferryboat are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

The citizens of Kingston are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 35.98% of adults in Kingston have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Kingston in 2010 was $29,874, which is upper middle income relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $119,496 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 Native Hawaiian. Important ancestries of people in Kingston include English, Croatian, Irish, and Norwegian.

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

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