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Moving to Redmond, Washington is a big decision

Should you move to Redmond, Washington? Is Redmond,Washington a good place to live? When determining what cities are good for your personality type, life situation, and personal preferences, there are many factors to consider including climate, cost of living, community, job opportunities, population makeup, activities, and things to do.

With data on over 50,000 cities in the United States, Dwellics makes it easy to find the best place for you to move based on your personal preferences. This page contains detailed facts and statistics to help you determine if moving to Redmond, Washington is the right decision for you.

Cost of living in Redmond, Washington

Is it expensive to live in Redmond, Washington? When calculating the cost of living in Redmond, Washington we factor in state income tax rates, average housing rental prices, average property values, cost of living index, and more.

The cost of living in Redmond, Washington is the highestAnalytics team at Dwellics grouped locations into 5 ranges for each metric: Lowest, Low, Moderate, High, Highest in the United States and the highestAnalytics team at Dwellics grouped locations into 5 ranges for each metric: Lowest, Low, Moderate, High, Highest in Washington, while median household income in Redmond is $132,188 which is the highest Analytics team at Dwellics grouped locations into 5 ranges for each metric: Lowest, Low, Moderate, High, Highest in the United States and the highestAnalytics team at Dwellics grouped locations into 5 ranges for each metric: Lowest, Low, Moderate, High, Highest in Washington.

Taxes in Redmond, Washington

The sales tax rate in Redmond, Washington is 10%. Last year, the average property taxes paid was 1% Redmond, Washington.

The state of Washington is one of the states with no state income taxes.

Housing costs in Redmond, Washington

In Redmond, Washington, 50% of the population owns their homes, while approximately 50% rent. The average cost of a single-family home in Redmond, Washington in 2021 is $961,904 which is the highestAnalytics team at Dwellics grouped locations into 5 ranges for each metric: Lowest, Low, Moderate, High, Highest in the United States and the highestAnalytics team at Dwellics grouped locations into 5 ranges for each metric: Lowest, Low, Moderate, High, Highest in Washington. The average one-bedroom apartment cost is approximately $1,972 per month.

Rental SizeMonthly CostCompared to Washington
1 Bedroom$1,972the highestAnalytics team at Dwellics grouped locations into 5 ranges for each metric: Lowest, Low, Moderate, High, Highest
2 Bedroom$2,364the highestAnalytics team at Dwellics grouped locations into 5 ranges for each metric: Lowest, Low, Moderate, High, Highest
3 Bedroom$3,352the highestAnalytics team at Dwellics grouped locations into 5 ranges for each metric: Lowest, Low, Moderate, High, Highest
4 Bedroom$3,944the highestAnalytics team at Dwellics grouped locations into 5 ranges for each metric: Lowest, Low, Moderate, High, Highest

Climate in Redmond, Washington

What is the climate like in Redmond, Washington? There are many important factors that may affect your personal climate preferences including average temperature and humidity, annual rainfall and snow, number of cloudy days, wind speeds, and more.

Climate comfort in Redmond, Washington

In a typical year, Redmond, Washington temperatures fall below 50F° for 237 days per year. Annual precipitation in Redmond is typically 43.5 inches per year (highAnalytics team at Dwellics grouped locations into 5 ranges for each metric: Lowest, Low, Moderate, High, Highest in the US) and snow covers the ground 23 days per year or 6.3% of the year (lowAnalytics team at Dwellics grouped locations into 5 ranges for each metric: Lowest, Low, Moderate, High, Highest in the US). It may be helpful to understand the yearly precipitation by imagining 9 straight days of moderate rain per year. The humidity in Redmond, Washington is below 60% for approximately 28 days or 7.7% of the year.

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Climate Mood comfort

Sunrise and sunset times vary by region in the United States. The duration of each day and the amount of sunlight can affect people's moods in a significant way. In Redmond,Washington, the shortest day starts at 07:57 a.m. and ends at 04:16 p.m. and lasts for 8 hours 24 minutes. The longest day starts at 05:10 a.m. and ends at 09:10 p.m. and lasts for 15 hours 59 minutes.

Is Redmond, Washington a safe place to live?

Dwellics analytics team assigned the score 43.5 to Redmond, Washington (with 100 being the best). This score helps find the safest places to live in America. When determining if Redmond, Washington is a safe place to live, we analyze factors including air quality, water quality, crime rates, natural disaster frequency, substance abuse rates, cancer instances, and more.

Crime rates in Redmond, Washington

In Redmond, Washington, violent crime rates are considered to be data not availableAnalytics team at Dwellics grouped locations into 5 ranges for each metric: Lowest, Low, Moderate, High, Highest in the United States according to our research. Arson crimes are data not availableAnalytics team at Dwellics grouped locations into 5 ranges for each metric: Lowest, Low, Moderate, High, Highest and property crimes, including vandalism rank data not availableAnalytics team at Dwellics grouped locations into 5 ranges for each metric: Lowest, Low, Moderate, High, Highest.

Environmental Hazards Redmond, Washington

In Redmond, Washington, cancer instances are considered to be the lowestAnalytics team at Dwellics grouped locations into 5 ranges for each metric: Lowest, Low, Moderate, High, Highest in the United States according to our research. Substance abuse in Redmond, Washington is the highestAnalytics team at Dwellics grouped locations into 5 ranges for each metric: Lowest, Low, Moderate, High, Highest in the United States according to our research.

Natural Disasters in Redmond, Washington

Natural Disaster CategoryProbability
EarthquakesEarthquakes in Redmondare possible
HurricanesHurricanes inRedmond are unlikely
Severe StormsSevere Storms inRedmond are unlikely
TornadosTornadoes in Redmondare unlikely
VolcanoesVolcanic hazard in Redmond is medium
WildfiresWildfires in Redmondare very low

Smoking Laws in Redmond, Washington

Smoking is prohibited inside restaurants and bars in Redmond. Smoking inside of workplaces in Redmond is prohibited. The use of e-cigarettes is not banned. In Redmond, Washington recreational and medical marijuana use is legal.

Air & Water Quality in Redmond, Washington

Redmond, Washington has good air quality 91% of the time or 332 days per year. The water quality index calculated by Dwellics team in Redmond is 100 out of 100 (100 being the best) based on the number of acute health-based violations for every water utility in the last 5 years.

Does Redmond, Washington have good schools?

When determining if Redmond, Washington, has good schools, we analyze key factors including math proficiency, reading/language proficiency, students-per-teacher ratio, average teacher salaries, National Blue Ribbon awards, Spelling Bee and STEM/non-STEM national competitions, and more.

SchoolsNational RankingsPrivate School Enrollment
Elementary schools in RedmondRank 91.4Dwellics analytics team assigned the score 91.4 to elementary education in Redmond, Washington (with 100 being the best). in the country.9.6%
Middle schools in RedmondRank 87.8Dwellics analytics team assigned the score 87.8 to middle education in Redmond, Washington (with 100 being the best). in the country.11.6%
High schools in RedmondRank 84.5Dwellics analytics team assigned the score [r_high] to high education in Redmond, Washington (with 100 being the best). in the country.9.8%

Dwellics searched for winners of 69 nationwide competitions for school children in both STEM and non-STEM fields and found 188 winners in the Redmond, Washington in the last 5 years.

Elementary Schools in Redmond, Washington

There are 7 public elementary schools in Redmond, Washington. The public elementary schools in Redmond are rated 91.4 (with 100 being the best) in the United States according to our research. Among elementary school students, approximately 9.6% are enrolled at private schools in Redmond.

The average percentage of students proficient in math in Redmond, Washington at the elementary level is 79.9%, and proficient in reading & language arts 82.9%.

The average salary of an elementary school teacher in Redmond is $73,001 per year. The average number of elementary school students assigned to a teacher’s classroom in Redmond is 16.

Middle Schools in Redmond, Washington

There are 3 public middle schools inRedmond, Washington. The public middle schools in Redmond are rated 87.8 (with 100 being the best) in the United States according to our research. Among middle school students, approximately 11.6% are enrolled at private schools in Redmond.

The average percentage of students proficient in math in Redmond, Washington at the elementary level is 79.2%, and proficient in reading & language arts 82.1%.

The average salary of a middle school teacher in Redmond is $73,001 per year. The average number of middle school students assigned to a teacher’s classroom in Redmond is 21.

High Schools in Redmond, Washington

There are 2 high schools in Redmond, Washington. The public high schools in Redmond are rated 84.5 (with 100 being the best) in the United States according to our research. Among high school students, approximately 9.8% are enrolled at private schools in Redmond.

The average percentage of students proficient in math in Redmond, Washington at the elementary level is 75%, and proficient in reading & language arts 89%.

The average salary of a high school teacher in Redmond is $73,001 per year. The average number of high school students assigned to a teacher’s classroom in Redmond is 20.

Infrastructure and Government in Redmond, Washington

Redmond, Washington is a mid-size suburb in a metro area in the Pacific Time Zone. The wireless internet speeds in Redmond are approximately 82 Mbps, while wired internet connections average a speed of 173 Mbps.

Transportation in Redmond, Washington

The nearest airport to Redmond is 13 miles away. The nearest coastline is 11 miles away. Compared to national averages, traffic on highways and roads in Redmond is lowAnalytics team at Dwellics grouped locations into 5 ranges for each metric: Lowest, Low, Moderate, High, Highest. The road network is highAnalytics team at Dwellics grouped locations into 5 ranges for each metric: Lowest, Low, Moderate, High, Highest.

Community Demographics in Redmond, Washington

In terms of political views, the Redmond population skews Democratic. The top religion in Redmond is Protestant. The top age group is 25-44 per census data.

Household Types in Redmond, Washington

Household TypePercentage of Population
Singles in Redmond37.9%
Married Couples in Redmond62.1%

Age Groups of People Living in Redmond, Washington

Age GroupPercentage of Population
18 to 24 year olds5.4%
25 to 44 year olds41.7%
45 to 64 year olds19.8%
65+ year olds10.8%

Race Diversity in Redmond, Washington

The Race Diversity score in Redmond, Washington is 26.Race diversity score ranges from 0 to 100. The more diverse, the higher the score.

Race DiversityPercentage of Population
Latino/Hispanics6.8%
Whites55%
Black or African Americans1.8%
American Indian & Alaska Natives0.2%
Asians36.4%
Native Hawaiians & Other Pacific Islanders0.2%
Multi4.7%
Other1.6%

The Religion of people living in Redmond, Washington

The primary religious affiliation in Redmond, Washington is Protestant. The Religion Diversity score inRedmond, Washington is 31.3.Religion diversity score ranges from 0 to 100. The more diverse, the higher the score..

ReligionPercentage of Population
Protestant16.4%
Catholic14.4%
Orthodox0.6%
Other / Christian0%
Mormon3%
Jewish0.8%
Muslim0.6%
Buddhist1.2%
Hindu0.2%
Other / Non-Christian0.3%

Industry and Occupation in Redmond, Washington

The top industry present in Redmond, Washington is Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services. 70.9 % of residents work in Management, business, science, and arts occupations, while only 1.8% work in Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations. The Industry Diversity score in Redmond, Washington is 53.7.Industry diversity score ranges from 0 to 100. The more diverse, the higher the score.

IndustryPercentage of Population
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining0.1%
Construction1.9%
Manufacturing9%
Wholesale trade2.1%
Retail trade10.9%
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities2.4%
Information6.2%
Finance and insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing4.2%
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services41%
Educational services, health care, and social assistance12.7%
Arts, entertainment, recreation, and accommodation and food services5.3%
Other services, except public administration2.7%
Public administration1.6%

The Occupation Diversity score in Redmond, Washington is 36.3.Occupation diversity score ranges from 0 to 100. The more diverse, the higher the score.

OccupationPercentage of Population
Management, business, science, and arts occupations70.9%
Service occupations8.6%
Sales and office occupations14.3%
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations1.8%
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations4.4%

Average Educational level of people living in Redmond,Washington

88.9% of residents in Redmond, Washington have earned a Bachelor’s degree or higher, compared to the U.S. average of 46.6%. 68.5% of residents in Redmond, Washington hold STEM degrees (STEM = Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics). The Educational level Diversity score in Redmond, Washington is 60.3.Educational diversity score ranges from 0 to 100. The more diverse, the higher the score.

Educational levelPercentage of Population
Less than high school graduate3%
High school graduate (includes equivalency)8.1%
Some college or associate's degree17.2%
Bachelor's degree38%
Graduate or professional degree33.7%