The town of Bainbridge Island, Washington is home to approximately 24,000 residents. It's a nice place to settle down, as retirees account for a greater percentage of the population (21%) here than they do nationally (14%), while young adults are less well-represented. Overall, the city's population, with an average age of just under 43, is older than most cities in Washington. Only 24% of residents rent in Bainbridge Island, as most own their homes. With an average rent of $1,343 a month, exceeding the state average by $135 a month, relatively high rent costs may play a role in the higher levels of ownership.
Bainbridge Island has an average commute time of about 46 minutes, longer than the Washington average of about 29 minutes. Driving is the most common mode of getting to work, selected by 22% of commuters, while public transit is used by just 12% of the population. Few workers (2%) commute on foot, though the number exceeds the national average.
There are two primary industries in Bainbridge Island: scientific and healthcare. Combined, these industries account for 16% of the workforce in the city. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many workers in these industries are in management, as 11% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any career path. Bainbridge Island workers earn an average annual income of just under $118K, about $35,000 more than the Washington average. The city's average income also compares favorably to the national average ($73,345). Bainbridge Island has a large concentration of residents over the age of 25 who have advanced degrees compared to the national average (7%), as 17% have earned a Master's degree or a Doctorate. Furthermore, 27% possess a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average.