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Shoreline, WA
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Living in Shoreline


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 58,608 people and 12 constituent neighborhoods, Shoreline is the 22nd 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 85.47% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Shoreline is a city of professionals, managers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Shoreline who work in management occupations (12.02%), office and administrative support (8.93%), and business and financial occupations (8.82%).

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 11.24% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.

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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

One downside of living in Shoreline, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.88 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, Shoreline 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 Shoreline area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Shoreline, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Shoreline is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 51.07% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Shoreline in 2018 was $46,184, which is wealthy relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $184,736 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 German, English, Irish, Norwegian, and European.

In addition, Shoreline has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (22.61%).

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