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Silverlake, WA

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Overview


Silverlake is a very small town located in the state of Washington. With a population of 2,198 people and just one neighborhood, Silverlake is the 213th largest community in Washington.

Occupations and Workforce

When you are in Silverlake, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 42.22% of Silverlake’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Silverlake is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Silverlake who work in office and administrative support (15.87%), management occupations (8.23%), and teaching (7.93%).

Setting & Lifestyle

Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Silverlake is worth considering.

One downside of living in Silverlake, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 38.54 minutes every day commuting to work.

Silverlake is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

Demographics

The percentage of adults in Silverlake who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 17.60% of the adults in Silverlake have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Silverlake in 2018 was $30,982, which is middle income relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $123,928 for a family of four. However, Silverlake contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Silverlake is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Silverlake home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Silverlake residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Silverlake include German, English, Irish, Dutch, and French.

The most common language spoken in Silverlake is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Native American languages.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Silverlake, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Real Estate

Uncrowded roads, rural America and space to be the individual you are. If you like these characteristics, this neighborhood may fit you. With just 5 residents per square mile, is less crowded than 98.3% of all U.S. neighborhoods. One of the notable things about is that it is one of the quietest neighborhoods in America, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and quantitative rating of quietness. When you are here, you will find it to be very quiet. If quiet and peaceful are your cup of tea, you may have found a great place for you.

Car Ownership

We Americans love our cars. Not only are they a necessity for most Americans due to the shape of our neighborhoods and the distances between where we live, work, shop, and go to school, but we also fancy them. As a result, most households in America have one, two, or three cars. But NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis shows that the neighborhood has a highly unusual pattern of car ownership. Residents of this neighborhood must really love automobiles. NeighborhoodScout's Analysis reveals that 38.4% of the households here have four, five, or more cars. That is more cars per household than in 97.7% of the neighborhoods in the nation.

Occupations

Each year, fewer and fewer Americans make their living as farmers, foresters, or fishers. But the neighborhood truly stands out among U.S. neighborhoods. According to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, this neighborhood has a greater proportion of farmers, foresters, or fishers than 95.7% of all American neighborhoods. This is truly a unique cultural characteristic of this neighborhood.

Length of Commute

Whether walking, biking, riding, or driving, the length of one's commute is an important factor for one's quality of life. The neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's analysis. Long commutes can be brutal. They take time, money, and energy, leaving less of you for yourself and your family. The residents of the neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having, on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America. 9.9% of commuters here travel more than one hour just one-way to work. That is more than two hours per day. This percentage with two-hour + round-trip commutes is higher than NeighborhoodScout found in 95.3% of all neighborhoods in America.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more Dutch and Finnish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 11.4% of this neighborhood's residents have Dutch ancestry and 2.9% have Finnish ancestry.

is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 0.9% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Native American languages at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 97.0% of the neighborhoods in America.

The Neighbors

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the neighborhood in Silverlake are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 48.9% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 1.6% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 76.9% of America's neighborhoods.

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the neighborhood, 38.2% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations, with 20.4% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (20.2%), and 17.2% in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 98.0% of households. Some people also speak Italian (5.1%).

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.

In the neighborhood in Silverlake, WA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (14.5%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (14.4%), and residents who report Irish roots (13.3%), and some of the residents are also of Dutch ancestry (11.4%), along with some French ancestry residents (4.0%), among others.

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 45 minutes and one hour commuting one-way to work (31.4% of working residents), longer and tougher than most commutes in America.

Here most residents (80.5%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (10.0%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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