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Sammamish is a medium-sized city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 51,229 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 94.24% 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 management occupations (19.65%), computer science and math (15.79%) and sales jobs (13.41%).

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.

A relatively large number of people in Sammamish telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.61% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.

The median sales price for homes in Sammamish for Feb 2015 to Feb 2017 was $775,000 which is an increase of 14%.

In addition, Sammamish is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.

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 ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

One downside of living in Sammamish, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.93 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.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Sammamish 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 Sammamish area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

Price Per Square Ft.
Average price per square foot for Sammamish was $283, an increase of 7.6% compared to the same period last year.

 

Crime

Knowing more about crime activity in Sammamish can help keep you aware of crime in the area. Crime activity is most helpful when comparing two locations to understand the relative safety of each location.

According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI crime statistics, Sammamish is safer than 83% of the cities and towns in the US of all population sizes. In Washington, only on the order of 4% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Sammamish. If you live in Sammamish, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in the community is 1 in 130. The US average across communities from the largest to the smallest is 1 in 34. It is for these reasons that Sammamish is ranked as one of the top 100 safest cities in the U.S.A.

Most frequent crimes in the past year listed above:

Sammamish Information and Demographics

If knowledge is power, Sammamish is a pretty powerful place. 71.67% 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 median household income in Sammamish is $143,241, which is wealthy relative to Washington and the nation. This actually rankest Sammamish as one of the wealthiest in the United States and the world abroad.

Demographics

Get to know your neighbors in Sammamish by reviewing our census driven map. Get insights into median age, how many people are married, and percentage of people with a college degree.

Sammamish is a very 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, Italian and Norwegian.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Sammamish's cultural character, accounting for 24.42% of the city’s population.

The languages spoken by people in Sammamish are also diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in Sammamish is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese, Other Asian languages, Hindi and Spanish.

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