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 94.07% 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 (28.94%), management occupations (15.50%), and sales jobs (7.62%).

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 that you will notice about Redmond is that there is a good-sized population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. Many singles consider Redmond a good place to live without being in a really big city, with opportunities for friendships and fun with others like themselves.

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 like to read, write and learn? If you move to Redmond, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Redmond is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 70.57% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Redmond in 2010 was $60,465, which is wealthy relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $241,860 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, Italian, and European.

In addition, Redmond has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (40.48%).

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