Bainbridge Island 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 24,546 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Bainbridge Island is the 48th largest community in Washington.
Bainbridge Island home prices are not only among the most expensive in Washington, but Bainbridge Island real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Also of interest is that Bainbridge Island has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Of important note, Bainbridge Island is also a city of artists. Bainbridge Island has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Bainbridge Island’s character.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 29.11% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.
Because of many things, Bainbridge Island is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Bainbridge Island a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Bainbridge Island has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Bainbridge Island’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One of the nice things about Bainbridge Island 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 Bainbridge Island, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 34.06 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.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Bainbridge Island 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, a ferryboat helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Bainbridge Island area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Bainbridge Island. 73.85% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Bainbridge Island in 2018 was $78,542, which is wealthy relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $314,168 for a family of four.
The people who call Bainbridge Island home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Bainbridge Island residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Bainbridge Island include English, German, Irish, Scottish, and European.
The most common language spoken in Bainbridge Island is English. Other important languages spoken here include German/Yiddish and Spanish.