Kenmore is a medium-sized city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 23,097 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Kenmore is the 47th largest community in Washington.
Kenmore home prices are not only among the most expensive in Washington, but Kenmore real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Kenmore is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 87.45% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Kenmore is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Kenmore who work in management occupations (13.80%), computer science and math (10.41%), and business and financial occupations (9.52%).
Also of interest is that Kenmore 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: 8.41% 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.
Because of many things, Kenmore is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Kenmore really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Kenmore perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
One downside of living in Kenmore, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 35.78 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 Kenmore is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Kenmore, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Kenmore, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Kenmore is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 56.76% 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 Kenmore in 2018 was $53,144, which is wealthy relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $212,576 for a family of four.
Kenmore is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Kenmore home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Kenmore residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Kenmore include German, English, Irish, Norwegian, and European.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Kenmore's cultural character, accounting for 18.38% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Kenmore is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.