Redmond, WA
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Redmond is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 60,598 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 91.27% 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 (27.89%), management occupations (14.82%), and office and administrative support (8.31%).

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.

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.

If knowledge is power, Redmond is a pretty powerful place. 62.40% 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 $50,787, which is wealthy relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $203,148 for a family of four. However, Redmond contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 English, Irish, European, and Italian.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Redmond's cultural character, accounting for 37.30% of the city’s population.

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