Snoqualmie is a somewhat small city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 13,622 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Snoqualmie is the 78th largest community in Washington. Much of the housing stock in Snoqualmie was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Snoqualmie economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Snoqualmie, where the median household income is $144,148.00.
Snoqualmie home prices are not only among the most expensive in Washington, but Snoqualmie real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Snoqualmie is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 93.06% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Snoqualmie is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Snoqualmie who work in management occupations (22.42%), sales jobs (11.60%), and computer science and math (10.62%).
Also of interest is that Snoqualmie has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 10.09% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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, Snoqualmie is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.
Because of many things, Snoqualmie is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Snoqualmie really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Snoqualmie perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
In Snoqualmie, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 33.33 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
In Snoqualmie, a lot of people use the bus to get to work every day though Snoqualmie is a relatively small city. Those that ride the bus are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.
If knowledge is power, Snoqualmie is a pretty powerful place. 66.11% of the adults in Snoqualmie have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Snoqualmie in 2018 was $52,950, which is wealthy relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $211,800 for a family of four.
Snoqualmie is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Snoqualmie home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Snoqualmie residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Snoqualmie include German, Irish, English, European, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Snoqualmie is English. Other important languages spoken here include Langs. of India and Spanish.