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Issaquah Overview:
Issaquah has a population of 38707. 47.8% of Issaquah’s inhabitants are Male, and 52.2 are female. 56.4% of Issaquah is married and 59.9% own their own home. The Average Home price is $680,099, and the average rent is $2,095. Household median income in Issaquah is $122,053, and the individual median income is $62,624. Issaquah’s Ethnic is the following: White(63.3%), Asian(24.6%), Hispanic(9.5%), Multiple(5.9%), Other(4.3%), Black(1.7%), Native(0.2%).

"Issaquah" is an anglicized word for a local Native American name, meaning either "the sound of birds", "snake", or "little stream". "Squak Valley", an older name for the area, also derives from this same Native American name.In September 1885, the then-unincorporated area was the scene of an attack on Chinese laborers who had come to pick hops from local fields.

Three of the laborers died from gunshot wounds, and none of the attackers were convicted of any wrongdoing. The city was officially incorporated on April 29, 1892. Initially a small mining town, the city has changed noticeably both in its appearance and economic focus. Issaquah was originally developed to service the mining industry (on the two nearby mountains that now lend their names to the Cougar/Squak Corridor Park), and began as the town of "Gilman".

As the mining deposits neared depletion in the late 1890s, other companies started to realize Issaquah's potential to support a lucrative lumber business. These companies exported timber from Issaquah and other small, local towns to Seattle and larger, rapidly growing communities throughout western Washington.

These early boom industries, however, faded into a period of relative quiet by the time of the Great Depression. The town remained fairly placid through the succeeding decades, with Boeing providing the majority of employment in the area. Microsoft and other technological industries moved into Redmond and other cities in the area, and later established operations in Issaquah itself.

Both Boeing and Microsoft have significantly affected Issaquah's history, cultural development, and diverse population through their active community participation and attraction of outside residents. In June 1996, Costco moved its global headquarters to Issaquah from nearby Kirkland.

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Overview
  • Population

    38707

  • Time Zone

    America/Los_Angeles

  • Zip Code

    98029 98027

Age Groups (In Percentage)
  • Age Median

    9.99

  • Age Under 10

    12.3

  • Age 10 to 19

    11.8

  • Age 20s

    11.1

  • Age 30s

    19.8

  • Age 40s

    16.9

  • Age Over 80

    3.8

Family (In Percentage)
  • Male

    47.8

  • Female

    52.2

  • Married

    56.4

  • Divorced

    11.2

  • Never Married

    27.8

  • Widowed

    4.6

  • Family Size

    2.92

  • Family Dual Income

    60.5

  • Home Ownership

    59.9

  • Home Value

    680099

  • Rent Median

    2095

  • Rent Burden Ownership

    27.8

Income (In Thousands)
  • Household Median

    122053

  • Household under 5

    1.2

  • Household 5 to 10

    2

  • Household 10 to 15

    0.9

  • Household 15 to 20

    2.3

  • Household 20 to 25

    2.2

  • Household 25 to 35

    2.6

  • Household 35 to 50

    5.5

  • Household 50 to 75

    11.9

  • Household 75 to 100

    13

  • Household 100 to 150

    20.1

  • Household 150 Over

    38.3

  • Household Six Figure

    58.4

  • Income Individual Median

    62624

Education (In Percentage)
  • Less Highschool

    3.9

  • Highschool

    8.9

  • Some College

    20.5

  • Bachelors

    40.1

  • Graduate

    26.6

  • College or Above

    66.7

  • Stem Degree

    58.7

Races (In Percentage)
  • White

    63.3

  • Black

    1.7

  • Asian

    24.6

  • Native

    0.2

  • Pacific

    0

  • Others

    4.3

  • Multiple

    5.9

  • Hispanic

    9.5

Miscellaneous (In Percentage)
  • Labor Force Participation

    73.6

  • Unemployment Rate

    3.4

  • Poverty

    7.2

  • Limited English

    4.7

  • Disabled

    6.9

  • Commute Time

    30.5

  • Health Uninsured

    3.7

  • Veterans

    5.7

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