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 is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 89.75% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Kingston is a town of professionals, managers and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Kingston who work in management occupations (14.44%), teaching (13.70%) and personal care services (11.92%).
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.
Of important note, Kingston is also a town of artists. Kingston has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Kingston’s character.
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: 13.20% 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. 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 is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Kingston, the average commute to work is 38.26 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
Even though Kingston is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly a ferryboat for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
The citizens of Kingston are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 36.25% of adults in Kingston have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Kingston in 2010 was $28,611, which is upper middle income relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $114,444 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 German, English, Irish, French, Norwegian and Croatian.
The most common language spoken in Kingston is English.
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||908|
|KINGSTON HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||70.35%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||29.65%|
|TYPE OF KINGSTON HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||67.50%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||6.81%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||5.75%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||18.50%|
|SIZE OF KINGSTON HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||2.30%|
|AGE OF KINGSTON HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||28.76%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||38.45%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||19.08%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||13.71%|
|KINGSTON REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$297,079|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,440|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $58,000||0.00%|
|$58,001 - $116,000||12.34%|
|$116,001 - $232,000||22.81%|
|$232,001 - $349,000||39.22%|
|$349,001 - $465,000||16.25%|
|$465,001 - $581,000||2.03%|
|$581,001 - $871,000||7.34%|
|$871,001 - $1,162,000||0.00%|
|PEOPLE OF KINGSTON||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||2.21%|
|5 TO 17||19.29%|
|18 TO 24||5.92%|
|25 TO 34||12.79%|
|35 TO 54||16.79%|
|55 TO 64||23.81%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||19.19%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||96.69%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$54,524|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$28,611|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||3.81%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Education (19.14%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (10.46%)
Information Technology (4.60%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||0.00%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||1.73%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||3.27%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||0.00%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||7.07%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||1.54%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||German (23.18%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (97.74%)
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