Redmond, WA
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Redmond is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 64,291 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.

For the size of the city, public transportation in Redmond is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Redmond, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

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 68.62% 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 $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.

In addition, Redmond has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (40.05%).

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