Sammamish is a medium-sized city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 65,892 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Sammamish is the 23rd largest community in Washington.
Sammamish home prices are not only among the most expensive in Washington, but Sammamish real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Sammamish is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 94.43% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Sammamish is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Sammamish who work in computer science and math (20.54%), management occupations (20.10%), and business and financial occupations (10.98%).
Also of interest is that Sammamish has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in Sammamish telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.67% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.
In addition, Sammamish is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.
Sammamish is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Sammamish’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Sammamish, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 34.72 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Sammamish 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 Sammamish area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Sammamish. 75.16% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Sammamish in 2018 was $70,377, which is wealthy relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $281,508 for a family of four.
Sammamish is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Sammamish home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Sammamish residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Sammamish include German, English, Irish, European, and Italian.
In addition, Sammamish has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (30.12%).
The most common language spoken in Sammamish is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Langs. of India.