Introduction to Redmond, Washington

Redmond, Washington, in King county, is 5 miles NE of Bellevue, Washington (center to center) and 10 miles NE of Seattle, Washington. The city is included in the Seattle - Bellevue - Everett metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 45,256 people lived in Redmond.

Redmond History

European settlers arrived in this area in the 1870s. Luke McRedmond was among the earliest settlers. The settlement was initially called Salmonberg, in reference to the abundance of salmon in the local rivers and streams. The area opened its first post office in 1881 and the community was renamed Melrose. However, the name was changed to Redmond in 1883 by Luke McRedmond when he became the postmaster.

Redmond and nearby Attractions

  • Marymoor Park
  • Sammamish River Trail
  • The Old Redmond Firehouse
  • Overlake Fashion Plaza
  • Bear Creek Village
  • Redmond Historical Society

Things To Do In Redmond

The city of Redmond has 23 well maintained parks which cover an area of over 1,000 acres. The parks offer several facilities including picnic areas and fields and courts for various sports. Marymoor Park is the largest park in the city and has an outdoor theater, climbing rock, dog park, and velodrome. There are over 17 miles of trails in the city which facilitate bicycling, hiking, and horseback riding.

Redmond Transportation

The Boeing Field/King County International Airport is half an hour drive away.

Redmond Higher Education

Opportunities for higher education are available at Bellevue Community College, Lake Washington Technical College, and City University.


Total Population 57,959
Male Share of the Population 51.5%
Female Share of the Population 48.5%
Senior Citizens 9.7%
Employed Population 16+ 30,285
Age of the Population 34


% of people married 59.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 64.7%
Median Earnings25+ $67,743
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $23,805
Median Earnings With High School Degree $33,117


Median Family Income $123,750
% Above Poverty Level 92.9%
% Below Poverty Level 7.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 4.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5.2%
% Using Public Transportation 8.3%


People Living Alone 28.9%
Median Gross Rent $1,487
Median House Value $485,100


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 47.9%
US/American 0.8%
English 7.9%
Irish 6.9%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Redmond Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles NE of Bellevue, Washington (center to center)
Nearest Large City 10 miles NE of Seattle, Washington
County King
Standard Zip Codes 98052, 98053, 98074
P.O. Box Zip Codes 98073
Phone Area Codes 425
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 47.674
Longitude -122.12

Redmond Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 6.1 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 46 F
Apr Temp 42 to 58 F
Jul Temp 55 to 75 F
Oct Temp 46 to 60 F
Annual Precip 35.9 inches
Distance 15.9 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 46 F
Apr Temp 39 to 58 F
Jul Temp 52 to 74 F
Oct Temp 42 to 60 F
Annual Precip 62 inches
Distance 17 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 46 F
Apr Temp 42 to 58 F
Jul Temp 55 to 75 F
Oct Temp 46 to 60 F
Annual Precip 37 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Redmond, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Adelaide (98052)

Avondale (98052)

Earlmount (98052)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Beaux Arts Village 333 $167,500
Bellevue 134,630 $109,961
Hunts Point 508 $193,125
Kirkland 84,721 $112,374
Sammamish 50,163 $155,520
Yarrow Point 1,172 $235,417

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Redmond Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
2700 152ND AVENUE NE
(425) 883-5151
Emergency Service: Yes

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Redmond High Schools

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17272 NE 104TH
Serves 1,386 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 23.9

2315 173RD NE
A Non-traditional School
Serves 242 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 80.7

16250 NE 74TH ST
A Special Education School
Serves 22 students.

16250 NE 74TH ST
A Non-traditional School
Serves 19 students.

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