Sequim, WA
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Sequim is a somewhat small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Washington. With a population of 6,826 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Sequim is the 111th largest community in Washington.

Unlike some cities, Sequim isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Sequim are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Sequim is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Sequim who work in food service (17.64%), sales jobs (14.76%), and office and administrative support (14.62%).

It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Sequim has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Sequim has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Sequim than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Sequim may be for you.

Sequim is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

The citizens of Sequim are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 24.36% of adults in Sequim having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Sequim in 2010 was $26,569, which is upper middle income relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $106,276 for a family of four. However, Sequim contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Sequim is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Sequim home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Sequim residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Sequim also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.58% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Sequim include English, Irish, Norwegian, and Swedish.

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

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