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Redmond is a city in King County, in the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue metro area.

The community was named for Luke Redmond (or McRedmond), founder.

The latitude of Redmond is 47.674N. The longitude is -122.12W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 43 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 46,391.


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Median household income
Local
$66,735
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Redmond demographic reports
Redmond is in the Sammamish River Valley.
Former and merged names include:
· Melrose
· Salmonberg
Logging was a major early industry. Starting in the 1880s, there were many lumber mills in the area.

The first railroad began servicing the community in 1888.

The community incorporated in 1912 in order to improve infrastructure and tax the numerous saloons.

Logging's decline began in the 1920s. Farming replaced it as the backbone of the economy.

With the completion of a floating bridge in the early 1960s, Redmond became a more attractive residential community. In the 1970s, high-tech firms began locating in the city.

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 90. The number of murders and homicides was 2. The violent crime rate was 1.9 per 1,000 people.
Redmond received national attention for 1935 scare, when a black bear wandered into town, was treed and, despite the efforts of townspeople and police, stayed in the tree for three days.
Filming location for:
· 1990s TV show, "Northern Exposure"
· 1996 movie, "From Dusk Till Dawn"
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks, Peet's Coffee & Tea
Local festivals include:
  • SweetFest - Aug. 11-12, 2007
  • Derby Days Summer Festival - July 7, 2007
Dates often change. Check Redmond web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Second Story Repertory
Nearby parks & recreation: Marymoor Park, Farrel-McWhirter Park
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 98

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15% of Redmond residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Redmond ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Redmond was $36,233, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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53% of Redmond residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Redmond, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $933.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,633.


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Libraries in Redmond include Redmond Regional Library ... View libraries

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King County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Redmond political report.

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The average commute time for Redmond workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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