Redmond is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 73,256 people and 18 constituent neighborhoods, Redmond is the 17th 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 92.42% 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 (32.39%), management occupations (15.09%), and business and financial occupations (7.21%).
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.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 15.83% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.
Another interesting thing about Redmond, despite not being a huge city, is that there is a relatively high proportion of people living here who are young, single, and upwardly-mobile professionals. This makes it a good choice for other relocating single professionals. Here, these young singles will find many others like themselves, with 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.
If knowledge is power, Redmond is a pretty powerful place. 71.77% of the adults in Redmond have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Redmond in 2018 was $66,031, which is wealthy relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $264,124 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.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Redmond's cultural character, accounting for 40.56% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Redmond is English. Other important languages spoken here include Langs. of India and Chinese.