Issaquah is a medium-sized city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 40,051 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Issaquah is the 30th largest community in Washington. Issaquah has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Issaquah, where the median household income is $122,053.00.
Issaquah home prices are not only among the most expensive in Washington, but Issaquah real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Issaquah is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 92.34% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Issaquah is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Issaquah who work in management occupations (18.29%), computer science and math (14.61%), and business and financial occupations (9.72%).
Also of interest is that Issaquah 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: 16.27% 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 downside of living in Issaquah, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.18 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
Like elsewhere in America, most people in Issaquah use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Issaquah‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Issaquah, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Issaquah is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 66.69% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Issaquah in 2018 was $68,492, which is wealthy relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $273,968 for a family of four.
Issaquah is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Issaquah home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Issaquah residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Issaquah include German, English, Irish, Norwegian, and European.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Issaquah's cultural character, accounting for 27.81% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Issaquah is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.