Sammamish is a medium-sized city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 65,892 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Sammamish is the 23rd 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.
Sammamish is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 94.43% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Sammamish is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Sammamish who work in computer science and math (20.54%), management occupations (20.10%), and business and financial occupations (10.98%).
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.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.67% 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.
In addition, Sammamish is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.
Because of many things, Sammamish 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, Sammamish really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Sammamish 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 Sammamish is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Sammamish, the average commute to work is 34.72 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the city, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
Like elsewhere in America, most people in Sammamish use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Sammamish‘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.
If knowledge is power, Sammamish is a pretty powerful place. 75.16% of the adults in Sammamish have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Sammamish in 2018 was $70,377, which is wealthy relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $281,508 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, European, and Italian.
Sammamish also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 30.12%.
The most common language spoken in Sammamish is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Langs. of India.