Friday, June 25, 2010


For some Washingtonians, there is a perception that a 425r is living a different life than the rest of the state.  I heard someone in Olympia say, "Why can't a 425r just put on a hoody like everyone else when it rains?  Do you really need a 'waterproof yet breathable' $200 soft shell to go to the store?"

425r refers to someone from the 425 area code of Washington, an area code covering North and East of Seattle; stretching from Everett, through Bellevue, Redmond, Renton, and Maple Valley.

There is a marked income difference.  For example, the median household income for Tacoma is about $38,000, Shelton $32,000, Centralia $30,000.

Bellevue, a 425 city, is about $76,000.

For the breakdown, see the Washington State Office of Financial Management's summary of income by counties.

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