Shoreline, Washington is a town with a population of just over 55,000. At an average age of just under 42, the city's population is a bit older than other municipalities in Washington, which has an average age of 38. Renters tend to be in the minority in Shoreline, and 64% of residents own their homes. Relatively high rent costs may be a factor, as the average rent of $1,312/month is substantially higher than the state average of $1,208.
Many Shoreline residents work in one of five industries: healthcare, retail, scientific, entertainment, and education. Combined, these industries account for 32% of the city's workforce. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many residents work in management, which ranks as the top field in the city. Shoreline workers earn an average annual income of nearly $89K, around $6,000 more than the average Washington resident. Shoreline's average income also compares favorably to the national average of $73,345. Shoreline has a high concentration of residents older than 25 with advanced degrees compared to the national average (7%), as 10% possess a Master's or a Doctoral degree. Additionally, 23% have earned a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average.
Shoreline has an average commute time of about 34 minutes, longer than the state average of about 29 minutes. Driving a car or truck is the typical mode of getting to work, opted for by 40% of workers, while public transportation is used by just 8% of the city. Walking isn't a common method of commuting to work.