Bothell, WA
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Bothell profile


Living in Bothell


Bothell is a medium-sized city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 47,415 people and 19 constituent neighborhoods, Bothell is the 30th largest community in Washington.

Bothell home prices are not only among the most expensive in Washington, but Bothell real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Bothell is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 87.19% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Bothell is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bothell who work in management occupations (12.69%), computer science and math (11.78%), and office and administrative support (10.40%).

Also of interest is that Bothell has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One downside of living in Bothell is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Bothell, the average commute to work is 31.98 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the city, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Bothell is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Bothell area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

If knowledge is power, Bothell is a pretty powerful place. 52.66% of the adults in Bothell have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Bothell in 2018 was $46,507, which is wealthy relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $186,028 for a family of four. However, Bothell contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Bothell is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Bothell home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Bothell residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Bothell also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.45% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Bothell include German, English, Irish, Norwegian, and Italian.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Bothell's cultural character, accounting for 21.37% of the city’s population.

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