Shoreline is a larger medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Washington. With a population of 57,027 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Shoreline is the 19th largest community in Washington.
Shoreline home prices are not only among the most expensive in Washington, but Shoreline real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Shoreline is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.59% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Shoreline is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Shoreline who work in management occupations (12.50%), office and administrative support (9.29%), and sales jobs (8.94%).
Also of interest is that Shoreline has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Shoreline 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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
In Shoreline, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.62 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Shoreline 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, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Shoreline area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
The education level of Shoreline ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Shoreline, 48.90% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in Shoreline in 2018 was $43,810, which is wealthy relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $175,240 for a family of four. However, Shoreline contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Shoreline is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Shoreline home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Shoreline residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Shoreline include German, English, Irish, Norwegian, and European.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Shoreline's cultural character, accounting for 21.50% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Shoreline is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.