Snoqualmie, WA
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Snoqualmie is a somewhat small city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 13,169 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 $124,264.00.

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 93.61% 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 (23.83%), sales jobs (12.19%), and office and administrative support (11.85%).

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: 10.57% 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", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.

Snoqualmie is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Snoqualmie’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Snoqualmie, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.98 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.

Even though Snoqualmie is a smaller city, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Snoqualmie, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Snoqualmie is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 59.97% 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 Snoqualmie in 2010 was $47,576, which is wealthy relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $190,304 for a family of four.

Snoqualmie is a somewhat 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 Irish, English, Norwegian, and French .

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

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