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Encyclopedia > Redmond, Washington
City of Redmond, Washington
Official seal of City of Redmond, Washington
Seal
Location of Redmond within King County, and King County within Washington.
Coordinates: 47°40′10″N 122°7′26″W / 47.66944, -122.12389
Country United States
State Washington
County King
Government
 - Mayor Rosemarie Ives
Area
 - City  16.6 sq mi (42.9 km²)
 - Land  15.9 sq mi (41.2 km²)
 - Water  0.7 sq mi (1.7 km²)
Elevation  43 ft (13 m)
Population (2000)
 - City 46,391
 - Density 1,274.3/sq mi (492.0/km²)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 - Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP codes 98000-98099
Area code(s) 425
FIPS code 53-57535GR2
GNIS feature ID 1533331GR3
Website: http://www.redmond.gov/

Redmond is a city in King County, Washington, USA. It is situated on the eastern edge of the Seattle urban area, in what is known as the Eastside. In 2003 the Census Bureau estimated the city population was 46,391. Redmond is best known as the home of Microsoft (for which "Redmond" has become a metonym) 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." Despite this, the city is suburban in character, with its main form of transportation being the automobile. Redmond has a historic downtown with many personally owned businesses which is connected to the modern downtown Redmond. The city has many parks and is known for its woods. Image File history File links City seal of Redmond, Washington [1] File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... 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Due to its large population of highly paid tech workers, especially those of Microsoft, Redmond is known for its affluence. Based on per capita income, one of the more reliable measures of affluence, Redmond ranks 20th of 522 areas in the state of Washington to be ranked. Microsoft Corporation, (NASDAQ: MSFT, HKSE: 4338) is a multinational computer technology corporation with global annual revenue of US$44. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

Contents

History

Native Americans had settled in the Redmond area 3,000 years ago, and the first European settlers arrived in the 1870s. Luke McRedmond filed a Homestead Act claim for land next to the Sammamish Slough on September 9, 1870, and the following year Warren Perrigo took up land adjacent to him. The rivers and streams had so many salmon that the settlement was initially named Salmonberg. More settlers came, and with the establishment of the first post office in 1881, the name of the community was changed to Melrose. The new name was taken from the Perrigos' successful inn, Melrose House, which upset McRedmond. After becoming postmaster, he successfully petitioned to have the name changed to Redmond in 1883. This article is about the people indigenous to the United States. ... The Homestead Act was a United States Federal law that gave freehold title to 160 acres (one quarter section or about 65 hectares) of undeveloped land in the American West. ... The Sammamish River (usually referred to as Sammamish Slough by long-time local residents) flows for about 14 miles through north King County, Washington, draining Lake Sammamish into Lake Washington. ... is the 252nd day of the year (253rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1870 (MDCCCLXX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... For other uses, see Salmon (disambiguation). ... Small-town post office and town hall in Lockhart, Alabama A post office is a facility (in most countries, a government one) where the public can purchase postage stamps for mailing correspondence or merchandise, and also drop off or pick up packages or other special-delivery items. ... Year 1881 (MDCCCLXXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... If you are looking for different meanings of this word, see Postmaster (disambiguation) A postmaster is a term used in post offices to denote the head or master of the office. ... Year 1883 (MDCCCLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ...


The abundant forests and fish of Redmond provided jobs for loggers and fishermen and with those jobs came demand for goods and services, bringing in merchants. The logging industry expanded significantly with the building of a railroad through town. The first plat for Redmond was filed on May 11, 1891, encompassing much of the area now known as downtown. After reaching the necessary population of 300, Redmond was incorporated on December 31, 1912. Logging is the process in which trees are cut down usually as part of a timber harvest which is good for the environment. ... This is the top-level page of WikiProject trains Rail tracks Rail transport refers to the land transport of passengers and goods along railways or railroads. ... A contemporary plat map showing the location of a property for sale. ... is the 131st day of the year (132nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1891 (MDCCCXCI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1912 (MCMXII) was a leap year starting on Monday in the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday in the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ...


Redmond faced an economic downturn in the 1920s. Prohibition forced saloons to close, cutting off a large portion of the city's tax base. The forests were dwindling after heavy logging, causing lumber mills to shut down. Fortunately, the deforested land was suitable for farming. Agriculture became Redmond's primary business, keeping residents fed during the Great Depression. When the U.S. entered World War II, shipyard jobs and other wartime work came to Redmond. The term Prohibition, also known as A Dry Law, refers to a law in a certain country by which the manufacture, transportation, import, export, and sale of alcoholic beverages is restricted or illegal. ... For the 1922 film starring Oliver Hardy, see The Sawmill. ... Farming, ploughing rice paddy, in Indonesia Agriculture is the process of producing food, feed, fiber and other desired products by cultivation of certain plants and the raising of domesticated animals (livestock). ... For other uses, see The Great Depression (disambiguation). ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Small shipyard in Klaksvík (Faroe Islands), reparing fishing vessels Fish ladder and shipyard in Grave, the Netherlands Construction hall of Schichau Seebeck Shipyard, Bremerhaven Gdynia Shipyard Shipyards and dockyards are places which repair and build ships. ...


After the war, Redmond's growth began in earnest. The city grew over thirty times larger in area through annexations between 1951 and 1967. The completion of the Evergreen Point Floating Bridge across Lake Washington in 1963 allowed Redmond to flourish as a suburb of Seattle. In 1978, the U.S. Census Bureau proclaimed Redmond the fastest growing city in the state. Many technology companies made the city their home, and the increasing population demanded more retail shops. Redmond underwent a commercial boom during the 1990s, culminating in 1997 with the opening of Redmond Town Center, a major regional shopping center on the site of a long-defunct golf course. In recent years the city has been experiencing growing pains as a result of its strong growth, mostly in the areas of urban sprawl and traffic congestion. During rush hour it can take upwards of 2 hours to travel from the beginning of SR520 at Avondale Rd. to Downtown Seattle a mere 18 miles (29 km) away. These problems are being mitigated by the expansion of SR520 and the Evergreen Point Floating Bridge, as well as eventual light rail service from Seattle to Redmond during the second phase of Sound Transit. Ceremonies during the annexation of Hawaii. ... Year 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... The Evergreen Point Floating Bridge, officially the Governor Albert D. Rosellini Bridge—Evergreen Point, is the longest floating bridge in the world at 7,578 feet (2,310 meters). ... Lake Washington is the second largest natural lake in Washington State, USA, after Lake Chelan, and the largest lake in King County. ... Year 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Downtown Seattle, from top of Space Needle (looking south) Map of Downtown Seattle Downtown is a neighborhood in Seattle, Washington. ... The Evergreen Point Floating Bridge, officially the Governor Albert D. Rosellini Bridge—Evergreen Point, is the longest floating bridge in the world at 7,578 feet (2,310 meters). ... Sound Transit has been the popular name of Washington states Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority since 1996. ...


Geography

Bicycle capital of the Northwest

Redmond is bordered by Kirkland to the west, Bellevue to the southwest, and Sammamish to the southeast. Unincorporated King County lies to the north and east. The city is situated on the north end of Lake Sammamish, with the Sammamish River running through its center. Image File history File links Sign in Redmond, Washington, reading Redmond, Bicycle Capital of the Northwest. Photograph taken by Tradnor on May 25, 2005. ... Image File history File links Sign in Redmond, Washington, reading Redmond, Bicycle Capital of the Northwest. Photograph taken by Tradnor on May 25, 2005. ... Nickname: The Little City That Could Location of Kirkland within King County, Washington, and King County within Washington. ... Location of Bellevue within King County, Washington, and King County within Washington. ... Location of Sammamish in Washington. ... Lake Sammamish is a lake 13 km (8 mi) east of Seattle in King County, Washington, United States. ... The Sammamish River (usually referred to as Sammamish Slough by long-time local residents) flows for about 14 miles through north King County, Washington, draining Lake Sammamish into Lake Washington. ...


Redmond is located at 47°40′10″N, 122°7′26″W (47.669414° N 122.123875° W).GR1


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 42.9 km² (16.6 mi²). 41.2 km² (15.9 mi²) of it is land and 1.7 km² (0.7 mi²) of it (4.05%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Government and politics

Redmond has a non-partisan mayor-council form of government, with the mayor and seven council members elected at large for staggered four-year terms. The current mayor, Rosemarie Ives, has been in office since 1992. The city council and Mayor Ives have clashed over the years and, though the parties involved deny any connection, the city council authorized a ballot measure in 2003 that would have changed Redmond to a council-manager government. However, it was rejected, receiving less than 30% of the vote. Mayor-Council government is one of two variations of government most commonly used in modern representative municipal governments in the United States. ... Rosemarie Ives is the current mayor of Redmond, Washington. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The council-manager government is one of two main variations of representative municipal government in the United States. ...


Current Mayor

  • Rosemarie Ives (fourth consecutive term) of Education Hill

Current City Council Members

(Numbers are position numbers)

  1. John Marchione (first term) of Education Hill Campaign web site
  2. John P. "Pat" Vaché (third non-consecutive term, Vice President of the Council) of Education Hill
  3. Vacant Position (Edward John Resha III of Education Hill resigned, effective immediately, at the 8/21/2007 council meeting)
  4. Kimberly Allen (first term) of Education Hill
  5. Richard Cole (fifth consecutive term) of Education Hill Campaign web site
  6. Nancy McCormick (sixth consecutive term, President of the Council) of Overlake
  7. Jim Robinson (fourth consecutive term) of Grass Lawn

Current Planning Commission Members

  • Susan Petitpas (Chair) of Education Hill
  • Suzanne Querry (Vice Chair) of East Redmond
  • Korby Parnell of Downtown Redmond
  • Charlie McCarthy of Viewpoint (Overlake)
  • Tom Hinman of Downtown Redmond
  • Martin E. Snodgrass (Open Position) of North Redmond
  • Tanika Kumar (Open Position) of Downtown Redmond

Redmond is also home to the Northwest Progressive Institute, a local think tank. The Northwest Progressive Institute is a progressive think tank located in Washington State. ...


Candidates for 2007 election

  • Mayor
    • John Marchione (current councilmember) Campaign web site
    • Jim Robinson (current councilmember) Campaign web site
    • Note: Holly Plackett (former councilmember) lost in the primary, from which only two candidates advance to the general election. Campaign web site
    • Note: Since Marchione and Robinson's council seats are up for election, they must give up their seats in order to run for Mayor.
  • Council seats (at large, but candidates must declare for a particular position)
    • Celine McKeon - position one (withdrawn)
    • Hank Myers - position one
    • Brian Conlin - position three Campaign web site
    • Dayle "Hank" Margeson - position three Campaign web site
    • Michallea Schuelke - position five Campaign web site
    • Richard Cole (incumbent) - position five Campaign web site
    • Brian Seitz - position seven Campaign web site
    • David Carson - position seven Campaign web site

Education

Redmond is part of the Lake Washington School District, which also encompasses Kirkland and parts of Sammamish and Woodinville. The public schools in Redmond include nine elementary schools, three junior high schools, and Redmond High School. Three private schools offer secondary education: the Overlake School (secular), the Bear Creek School (Christian - primary and secondary), and the Conservatory High School (for performing arts students). The Lake Washington School District #414 is a public school district in King County, Washington. ... Nickname: The Little City That Could Location of Kirkland within King County, Washington, and King County within Washington. ... This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Woodinville is a city located in King County, Washington. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Redmond High School is a secondary school located in Redmond, Washington (King County), USA. // Redmond High sits atop Education Hill in Redmond, Washington, and is part of the Lake Washington School District (LWSD). ... Private schools, or independent schools, are schools not administered by local, state, or national government, which retain the right to select their student body and are funded in whole or in part by charging their students tuition rather than with public (state) funds. ... The Overlake School is a private non-sectarian, co-ed, college prep day school located in Redmond, Washington. ... It is proposed that this article be deleted, because of the following concern: notability not established If you can address this concern by improving, copyediting, sourcing, renaming or merging the page, please edit this page and do so. ... The performing arts are those forms of art which differ from the plastic arts insofar as the former uses the artists own body, face and presence as a medium, and the latter uses materials such as clay, metal or paint which can be molded or transformed to create some...


The English Hill neighborhood in North Redmond (unincorporated King County) is served by the Northshore School District and Sunrise Elementary. Northshore School District is a public school district covering portions of both King County and Snohomish County, Washington. ...


DigiPen Institute of Technology (a college for students in the field of video game development) and the secondary campus of Lake Washington Technical College are also located in Redmond. DigiPen Institute of Technology is a college located in Redmond, Washington which has a focus on art, computer science, and computer engineering with emphasis in creating video games. ... “Computer and video games” redirects here. ... Lake Washington Technical College is a community college located in Kirkland, Washington. ...


The city is home to Redmond Regional Library, the second-largest library in the King County Library System. The King County Library System (KCLS) is a library system serving the residents of King County, Washington. ...


Economy

Microsoft campus entrance
Microsoft campus entrance

A number of companies in the high-tech industry are based in Redmond. The largest employer in the city by far is Microsoft Corporation, which moved its headquarters to Redmond in 1986. Currently Microsoft has over 30,000 full-time workers and more than 8 million square feet (750,000 square meters) of office space in the Seattle area Eastside region, primarily in Redmond and Issaquah. Further signs of growth include: Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 1491 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 1491 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... High tech refers to high technology, technology that is at the cutting-edge and the most advanced currently available. ... Microsoft Corporation, (NASDAQ: MSFT, HKSE: 4338) is a multinational computer technology corporation with global annual revenue of US$44. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... City nickname Emerald City City bird Great Blue Heron City flower Dahlia City mottos The City of Flowers The City of Goodwill City song Seattle, the Peerless City Mayor Greg Nickels County King County Area   - Total   - Land   - Water   - % water 369. ... The Eastside is to the right (east) of Lake Washington. ... Issaquah is a city located in King County, Washington. ...

  • In January 2006, Microsoft announced [1] the purchase of Safeco's Redmond campus. (Formerly one of Redmond's major employers, Safeco began consolidating its offices in Seattle's University District in 2005.)
  • In February 2006, Microsoft announced that it intends to expand its Redmond campus by another 1.1 million square feet at a cost of $1 billion and has said that this will create space for between 7,000 and 15,000 new employees over the next three years. [2]

This is very optimistic news for Redmond and the Eastside, which will gain many new residents as a direct result. This also shows that while the general technology industry slows, Redmond's economy, alongside that of Puget Sound, continues to expand rapidly. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Safeco Corporation (NASDAQ: SAFC) is a major US-American national insurance company. ... University District The University District is a neighborhood in Seattle, Washington, so named because the main campus of the University of Washington is located there. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Eastside is to the right (east) of Lake Washington. ... Puget Sound For the university in this region, see University of Puget Sound. ...


Other companies with headquarters in Redmond include Nintendo of America, Concur, Web Marketing Source, Captures.com, Data I/O Corporation, Genie Industries, and Eddie Bauer. Nintendo Company, Limited (任天堂 or ニンテンドー Nintendō; NASDAQ: NTDOY, TYO: 7974 usually referred to as simply Nintendo, or Big N ) is a multinational corporation founded on September 23, 1889[1] in Kyoto, Japan by Fusajiro Yamauchi to produce handmade hanafuda cards. ... For other uses, see concurrency. ... Data I/O Corporation Logo Data I/O Corporation NASDAQ:DAIO (commonly known as Data I/O) is a manufacturer of programming and automated device handling systems for programmable integrated circuits. ... Eddie Bauer is an outdoor clothing and sporting goods chain. ...

  • Concur has been named to the Seattle Times NW 100 ranked at #4, June 18, 2007. To rise to the top of The Seattle Times' rankings, companies must excel over a two-year span on four performance measurements: return on equity, stock-price appreciation, sales per employee and operating income. [1]
  • Concur is also number 28 on Business 2.0's 100 Fastest-growing tech companies list for 2007 [2] and number 79 on BusinessWeek's "top 100 small companies to watch". [3]

Unlike Bellevue and other neighboring cities, the City of Redmond does not have a Business & Occupation tax on income. [3] However, to help offset the costs of road improvements for businesses, a business license fee of $55 per employee was approved in 1996. As of 2007, the fee is $85 per employee. [4] For other uses, see concurrency. ... The daily Seattle Times is the leading newspaper in Seattle, Washington, United States. ... is the 169th day of the year (170th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... For other uses, see concurrency. ... cover Business 2. ... BusinessWeek is a business magazine published by McGraw-Hill. ... Location of Bellevue within King County, Washington, and King County within Washington. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


Parks and recreation

Climbing rock in Marymoor Park 47°39′51.49″N, 122°6′41.26″W
Climbing rock in Marymoor Park
47°39′51.49″N, 122°6′41.26″W

Redmond has 23 developed public parks, totaling over a thousand acres (4 km²). Many of these are neighborhood parks with picnic tables and sports fields or courts. The largest park within the city is not owned by the city -- it is King County's 560 acre (2.3 km²) Marymoor Park, one of the most popular in King County. It features a climbing rock, a model airplane flying field, a large off-leash dog park, an outdoor theater, and a velodrome. Image File history File links Climbing rock in Marymoor Park in Redmond, Washington. ... Image File history File links Climbing rock in Marymoor Park in Redmond, Washington. ... Rock climbers on Valkyrie at The Roaches in Staffordshire, England. ... A Die Cast Boeing 747-800 static model. ... These standard poodles are playing at a dog park. ... Look up velodrome in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


The city also offers 17 miles of developed trails for hiking, bicycling, and horseback riding. The Sammamish River Trail connects to the Burke-Gilman Trail in Bothell and can be followed all the way to Seattle's Ballard neighborhood. The Sammamish River Trail is a 10-mile bike path and recreational trail in King County, Washington that runs along the Sammamish River from Blyth Park in Bothell to Marymoor Park in Redmond. ... A cat watches over Lake Washington and bicyclists on Burke-Gilman Trail The Burke-Gilman Sammamish Trail is a 27 mi (43. ... Bothell is a city located in the state of Washington. ... Ballard Ballard is a neighborhood in Seattle, Washington. ...


In 2004, Redmond North Little League won the Northwest region and participated in the Little League World Series in South Williamsport, PA. With Redmond North claiming the Northwest, it is the third team from Washington to claim the Northwest since its inception in 2001. Previous Washington champions were Bainbridge Island (2001), Richland (2003). Little League Baseball - Logo Little League pitcher in Winesburg, Ohio Little League, Wayne, Michigan Little League Baseball is the name of a non-profit organization in the United States which organizes local childrens leagues of baseball and softball throughout the USA and the rest of the world. ... For the capital city of the United States, see Washington, D.C.. For other uses, see Washington (disambiguation). ... Bainbridge Island is an island in Puget Sound, and is an incorporated city located in Kitsap County, Washington. ... Richland is the name of some places in the United States of America: Richland, Connecticut Richland, Georgia Richland, Iowa Richland, Michigan Richland, Mississippi Richland, Missouri Richland, Nebraska Richland, New York Richland, Oregon Richland, Pennsylvania Richland, Texas Richland, Washington Richland, Wisconsin Richland, Richland County, Wisconsin Richland, Rusk County, Wisconsin Richland Township...


Culture

Redmond Derby Days is an annual community festival held every July. It began as a race around Lake Sammamish called the Redmond Bicycle Derby in 1939, and since then has become a multi-day event including a bicycle criterium, parade, carnival, and entertainment stage. Lake Sammamish is a lake 13 km (8 mi) east of Seattle in King County, Washington, United States. ... Year 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A criterium, or crit, is a type of bike race held on a short course (usually less than 5 km), often run on closed-off city centre streets. ...


Performing arts in Redmond include the Eastside Symphony, the SecondStory Repertory theater company, and the Washington Academy of Performing Arts. Redmond has an extensive collection of high quality outdoor sculptures throughout its streets and parks, a good number of which are part of a rotating sculpture exhibition. The performing arts are those forms of art which differ from the plastic arts insofar as the former uses the artists own body, face and presence as a medium, and the latter uses materials such as clay, metal or paint which can be molded or transformed to create some...


The Old Redmond Firehouse is a center for local teens. It has become a hub in the thriving Eastside independent music scene.


The Concerts at Marymoor is an annual summer series of concerts held at the amphitheater in Marymoor Park. The venue has been host to artists as diverse as Norah Jones, Peter, Paul & Mary, and Rob Thomas. The series is fast becoming one of the most popular in Western Washington.


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 45,256 people, 19,102 households, and 11,346 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,099.7/km² (2,848.8/mi²). There were 20,248 housing units at an average density of 492.0/km² (1,274.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 79.26% White, 1.52% African American, 0.45% Native American, 13.02% Asian, 0.18% Pacific Islander, 2.46% from other races, and 3.11% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.61% of the population. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 19,102 households out of which 28.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.9% were married couples living together, 7.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.6% were non-families. 30.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.95. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 21.5% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 37.9% from 25 to 44, 21.9% from 45 to 64, and 9.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 100.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.5 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $66,735, and the median income for a family was $78,430. 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. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Real estate

In 2004 nearly 1,800 properties sold in the City of Redmond, and the following year home values went up nearly 18%.


Redmond is home to the largest church in the state, Overlake Christian Church. The so-called megachurch moved to the city in 1997 after outgrowing its Kirkland location. Logistical problems with traffic on Willows Road have arisen due to the number of attendees. Overlake Christian Church is a non-denominational, evangelical megachurch in Redmond, Washington. ... The interior of Rev. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Nickname: The Little City That Could Location of Kirkland within King County, Washington, and King County within Washington. ...


Famous residents

Carrie Brownstein (born September 27, 1974), is an American musician and actress. ... Sleater-Kinney are an indie rock trio from Olympia, Washington influenced by the riot grrrl movement of the 1990s. ... A 1999 National Geography Bee contestant with his chaperones. ... Weibe speaking at Comic-Con International 2007 in San Diego Steve Wiebe (pronounced We Be) is a math and science teacher at Finn Hill Junior High, a school in Kirkland, WA. A competitive gamer, Wiebe is the current world record holder (under the current gaming guidelines) of the highest recorded... For the Game Boy game, see Donkey Kong (Game Boy). ...

References

  1. ^ http://texis.seattletimes.nwsource.com/cgi-bin/texis.cgi/nw100/profile?stock_symbol=CNQR
  2. ^ Business 2.0 – 100 Fastest-growing tech companies
  3. ^ BusinessWeek, June 4, 2007 – Hot Growth, By Christopher Palmeri – The Shock Of The Old
  • Malowney, Georgeann (2002). Redmond (Images of America: Washington). Chicago: Arcadia Publishing. ISBN 0-7385-2071-3.
  • Way, Nancy (1989). Our Town Redmond. Redmond, Washington: Marymoor Museum. ISBN 0-9624587-2-4.
  • Ngo-Viet, Nam Son (2002). The Integration of the Suburban Shopping Center with its Surroundings: Redmond Town Center. Seattle: University of Washington.

is the 155th day of the year (156th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...

External links

  • City of Redmond Home
  • Redmond - Thumbnail History
  • Marymoor Velodrome
  • Nearby hiking trails on Hikipedia

Coordinates: 47.669414° N 122.123875° W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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