Redmond, Washington

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Redmond is a city in King County, Washington, United States located 16 miles (26 km) east of Seattle. The population was 45,256 at the 2000 census, with an estimated population of 52,468 in 2009[3] and 53,680 in 2010.[4] 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".[5][6] (The city is suburban in character, with its main form of transportation actually being the automobile (2000 Census). Redmond has a historic downtown with many individually owned businesses which is adjacent to the modern downtown Redmond.

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, Redmond ranks 20th of 522 areas in the state of Washington to be ranked.

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