Edmonds is a medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Washington. With a population of 42,605 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Edmonds is the 25th largest community in Washington.
Edmonds home prices are not only among the most expensive in Washington, but Edmonds real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Edmonds is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Edmonds is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Edmonds who work in office and administrative support (12.53%), management occupations (12.13%), and sales jobs (10.29%).
Also of interest is that Edmonds has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.33% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
One of the nice things about Edmonds is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
One downside of living in Edmonds is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Edmonds, the average commute to work is 32.16 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, Edmonds 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 Edmonds area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
The citizens of Edmonds are among the most well-educated in the nation: 48.18% of adults in Edmonds have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Edmonds in 2018 was $51,534, which is wealthy relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $206,136 for a family of four.
Edmonds is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Edmonds home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Edmonds residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Edmonds include German, English, Irish, Norwegian, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Edmonds is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.