Redmond is located in King County, Washington. Sitting 16 miles (26 km) east of Seattle, the population was 54,144 at the 2010 census, up from 45,256 in 2000.
Redmond is best known as the home of Microsoft and Nintendo of America.
With an annual bike race on city streets and the state’s only velodrome, Redmond is also known as “the bicycle capital of the Northwest”. However, its main form of transportation is the automobile (2000 Census). The city is predominantly suburban in character.
Redmond has a historic downtown with many individually owned businesses, adjacent to the modern downtown Redmond.
Due to its large population of highly paid technology workers, especially those of Microsoft, Redmond is an affluent community. Based on per capita income, Redmond ranks 20th of the 522 areas in the state of Washington to be ranked.
The median income for a household in the city was $66,735, and the median income for a family was $78,430 (these figures had risen to $82,349 and $94,863 respectively as of a 2007 estimate). Males had a median income of $58,112 versus $37,200 for females. The per capita income for the city was $36,233. About 3.3% of families and 5.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.3% of those under age 18 and 6.5% of those age 65 or over.
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City of Redmond
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