Snoqualmie, WA
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Snoqualmie is a somewhat small city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 13,500 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Snoqualmie is the 78th largest community in Washington. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Snoqualmie, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Snoqualmie, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Snoqualmie’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Snoqualmie does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $136,508.00.

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 93.78% 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 (22.69%), sales jobs (13.03%), and office and administrative support (9.63%).

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.

A relatively large number of people in Snoqualmie telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.32% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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 people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.

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.

One downside of living in Snoqualmie is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Snoqualmie, the average commute to work is 33.46 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.

Despite being a small city, Snoqualmie has a lot of people using the bus to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the bus are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Snoqualmie. 65.87% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Snoqualmie in 2010 was $51,091, which is wealthy relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $204,364 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, Norwegian, and European.

The most common language spoken in Snoqualmie is English. Other important languages spoken here include Langs. of India and Slavic languages.


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