A town located in Washington, Sammamish has a population of approximately 62,000. It's a nice place to raise a family, as children aged 5-14 make up a higher percentage of the population here (24%) than nationally (19%), while young adults are less well-represented. Overall, the city's residents, at an average age of just under 36, are younger than most cities in Washington. Home ownership is more common than renting in the area, and 14% of residents rent. The average rent for Sammamish is $679/month more than the state average.
Averaging about 35 minutes, the commute time for Sammamish residents is slower than the Washington average of about 29 minutes. Many residents (38%) drive themselves to work, while public transportation is used by only 4% of the population. Walking isn't a common way to get to work.
Many Sammamish residents work in one of two industries: scientific and retail. Combined, these industries make up 21% of the city's workforce. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many residents work in management, making it the top career path in the city. With an average annual income of around $150,000, fifth-highest in the state, Sammamish workers are generally well-compensated for their efforts. The city's average income also compares favorably to the national average ($73,345). Sammamish has a high number of residents over the age of 25 who have advanced degrees compared to the national average (7%), as 18% possess a Master's or a Doctoral degree. Furthermore, 27% have a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average.