Why Sammamish

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Sammamish by the Numbers

Sammamish is a highly educated and family oriented city with a growing business community and strategic in the central Puget Sound region.

Highly Educated Residents

HIGHLY EDUCATED RESIDENTS

45%
Residents over 25
Have a Bachelors Degree
King County: 30%
28%
Residents over 25
Have Graduate or Professional Degree
King County: 18%
Population and Diversity

POPULATION and DIVERSITY

61,250
61,250
Total Population
31%
31%
People of Color, 2016
From 14% in 2000
Family Oriented City

FAMILY-ORIENTED CITY

55%
55%
Households with Children
King County: 29%
Household Income

HOUSEHOLD INCOME

$144,750
$ 144,750
Median HH Income
King County: $75,302
73%
73%
Households Making Over $100K
King County: 38%
Highly Skilled Workforce

HIGHLY SKILLED WORKFORCE

23%
23%
Work in Software or Technology
King County: 9%
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ROOM TO GROW

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  • 3,800 new households by 2040
  • 2,000 more jobs by 2040
  • 1/2 million square feet of commercial development capacity
1st
America's Friendliest Town
Forbes and Nextdoor, 2012
TOP 40
Best American Suburbs
Business Insider, 2015
13th
Best Small Cities for Families
NerdWallet, 2016

About Sammamish

The City of Sammamish is a community of approximately 65,000 residents and is located above Lake Sammamish on the Sammamish Plateau in King County, WA. The City is strategically located near several major employers (such as Microsoft) and borders the communities of Issaquah to the south and Redmond to the North. The City is uniquely positioned near major employment areas (Seattle, Bellevue) as well as two important transportation corridors (Interstate 90 and State Route 520). The City incorporated in 1999 and is in the midst of a number of major commercial, residential and infrastructure projects that are helping to define the City's next chapter.

What we heard

WHAT WE HEARD: VIRTUAL TOWN HALL

Greatest Opportunities for Local Businesses

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Sammamish's Economic Strength

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