Sammamish is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 66,630 people and 14 constituent neighborhoods, Sammamish is the 19th largest community in Washington.
Sammamish home prices are not only among the most expensive in Washington, but Sammamish real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Also of interest is that Sammamish has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 24.57% 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.
Sammamish is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Sammamish’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Sammamish, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.36 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.
For the size of the city, public transportation in Sammamish is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Sammamish, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Sammamish, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Sammamish is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 75.96% 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 Sammamish in 2018 was $79,050, which is wealthy relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $316,200 for a family of four.
Sammamish is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Sammamish home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Sammamish residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Sammamish include German, English, Irish, Italian, and Swedish.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Sammamish's cultural character, accounting for 33.15% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Sammamish is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Langs. of India.