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 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.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Redmond is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Redmond area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

If knowledge is power, Redmond is a pretty powerful place. 68.62% 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 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.