The small city of Redmond, Washington is home to approximately 61,000 people. Young professionals account for a higher percentage of the population here (24%) than nationally (15%), making it a great place to transition into adulthood, while retirees are less well-represented. Overall, the city's residents, at an average age of just over 35, skew younger than most cities in Washington. Residents are evenly split between owning (50%) and renting (50%) their home despite paying roughly $489 a month more in rent than the state average.
There are three primary industries in Redmond: scientific, retail, and manufacturing. Combined, these industries account for 30% of the city's labor force. Redmond workers earn an average annual income of about $121K, around $39,000 more than those elsewhere in the state. Redmond's average income also compares favorably to the national average of $73,345. Redmond has a high concentration of residents over the age of 25 who have advanced degrees compared to the national average (7%), as 20% possess a Master's degree or a Doctorate. Additionally, 27% have earned a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average.
With an average commute time of about 25 minutes, faster than most cities in Washington, Redmond residents know that traveling to work isn't overly time-consuming. Many residents (41%) commute to work by car or truck, while public transit is used by just 6% of the population. Walking (2%) isn't a common method of commuting to work, though the number exceeds the national average.