Suquamish is a very small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Washington. With a population of 4,266 people and just one neighborhood, Suquamish is the 147th largest community in Washington.
Housing costs in Suquamish are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Washington.
Suquamish is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Suquamish is a town of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Suquamish who work in management occupations (10.81%), sales jobs (9.71%), and office and administrative support (9.16%).
Also of interest is that Suquamish 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: 14.37% 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.
Suquamish is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
In Suquamish, a lot of people use a ferryboat to get to work every day though Suquamish is a relatively small town. Those that ride a ferryboat are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.
The overall education level of Suquamish citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 33.77% of adults in Suquamish have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in Suquamish in 2018 was $39,878, which is upper middle income relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $159,512 for a family of four. However, Suquamish contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Suquamish is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Suquamish home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Suquamish residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Suquamish include German, Irish, English, Norwegian, and French.
The most common language spoken in Suquamish is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Scandinavian languages.
Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Suquamish, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Do you like a coastal setting? If so, this neighborhood may be to your liking. The neighborhood is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet. Often such coastal places have amenities and recreational activities on the waterfront that are attractive to residents and visitors alike. In addition to being coastal, is a very nautical neighborhood, meaning that it is somewhat historic, walkable, densely populated and on the water. This gives the neighborhood a very nautical feel, with some seaside and shipping feel, which some may really enjoy the sights and sounds of.
If you like to ride a ferry to work, this neighborhood may be for you. NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that 4.8% of the neighborhood's commuters ride a ferry to and from work each day, which is more than we found in 99.8% of America's neighborhoods.
The neighborhood has a greater proportion of government workers living in it than 95.6% of the neighborhoods in America, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. This is a unique feature of this neighborhood, and one that shapes its character.
Whether walking, biking, riding, or driving, the length of one's commute is an important factor for one's quality of life. The neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's analysis. Long commutes can be brutal. They take time, money, and energy, leaving less of you for yourself and your family. The residents of the neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having, on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America. 10.0% of commuters here travel more than one hour just one-way to work. That is more than two hours per day. This percentage with two-hour + round-trip commutes is higher than NeighborhoodScout found in 95.4% of all neighborhoods in America.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more West Indian and Native American ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 0.0% of this neighborhood's residents have West Indian ancestry and 6.0% have Native American ancestry.
There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Suquamish are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 71.1% of the neighborhoods in America. With 14.0% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 57.3% of U.S. neighborhoods.
What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.
In the neighborhood, 43.6% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 24.0% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (19.0%), and 13.3% in government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 89.2% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (6.1%).
Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.
In the neighborhood in Suquamish, WA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (15.9%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (12.8%), and residents who report English roots (11.8%), and some of the residents are also of Norwegian ancestry (9.0%), along with some Mexican ancestry residents (7.8%), among others.
How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (35.2% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans. However, there is also a significant group of residents (10.0%) who commute over an hour in each direction.
Here most residents (63.8%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (12.1%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.