Redmond, WA
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Redmond is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 67,678 people and 17 constituent neighborhoods, Redmond is the 18th largest community in Washington.

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

Redmond is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 93.13% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Redmond is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Redmond who work in computer science and math (27.93%), management occupations (16.06%), and sales jobs (8.14%).

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

One thing noticeable about Redmond, although not a huge city, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because Redmond is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Redmond a pretty good place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Redmond use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Redmond‘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 Redmond. 68.62% 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 Redmond in 2010 was $56,356, which is wealthy relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $225,424 for a family of four.

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

Redmond also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 40.05%.

The most common language spoken in Redmond is English. Other important languages spoken here include Langs. of India and Other Asian languages.