Shoreline is a larger medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Washington. With a population of 55,439 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Shoreline is the 19th largest community in Washington.
Shoreline home prices are not only among the most expensive in Washington, but Shoreline real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Shoreline is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.09% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Shoreline is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Shoreline who work in office and administrative support (12.56%), management occupations (10.92%), and sales jobs (9.76%).
Also of interest is that Shoreline has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Shoreline 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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
One downside of living in Shoreline is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Shoreline, the average commute to work is 31.66 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the city, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
Like elsewhere in America, most people in Shoreline use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Shoreline‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.
The education level of Shoreline ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Shoreline, 42.15% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in Shoreline in 2010 was $34,715, which is wealthy relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $138,860 for a family of four. However, Shoreline contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Shoreline is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Shoreline home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Shoreline residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Shoreline include English, Irish, Norwegian, and Swedish.
In addition, Shoreline has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (18.68%).
The most common language spoken in Shoreline is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.