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. 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 $130,060.00.

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 92.43% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Snoqualmie is a city of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Snoqualmie who work in management occupations (26.37%), sales jobs (11.51%), and office and administrative support (11.01%).

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: 8.29% 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.

Because of many things, Snoqualmie is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Snoqualmie a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Snoqualmie has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local 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 32.80 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Snoqualmie. 59.82% 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 $48,885, which is wealthy relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $195,540 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 English, Irish, Norwegian, and French .

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

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