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. Snoqualmie has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Snoqualmie, where 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.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.32% 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.
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.
In Snoqualmie, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 33.46 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.
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.
If knowledge is power, Snoqualmie is a pretty powerful place. 65.87% 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 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.