Redmond is a city in King County, United States, located 15 miles east of Seattle. The population was 54,144 at the 2010 census and an estimated 67,678 in 2018. Redmond is recognized as the home of Microsoft and Nintendo of America. With an annual bike race on city streets and the state's only velodrome, Redmond is known as the "Bicycle Capital of the Northwest". Native Americans have lived in the Redmond area for over 10,000 years, based on artifacts discovered at the Redmond Town Center archaeological site and Marymoor Prehistoric Indian Site; the first European settlers arrived in the 1870s. Luke McRedmond filed a Homestead Act claim for land next to the Sammamish Slough on September 9, 1870, the following year Warren Perrigo took up land adjacent to him; the rivers and streams had so many salmon that the settlement was named Salmonberg. More settlers came, with the establishment of the first post office in 1881, the name of the community was changed to Melrose; the new name was derived from Melrose House, which upset McRedmond.
After becoming postmaster, he petitioned to have the name changed to Redmond in 1883. The abundant forests and fish of Redmond provided jobs for loggers and fishermen, with those jobs came demand for goods and services, bringing in merchants; the logging industry expanded in 1889 when the Seattle, Lake Shore and Eastern Railway built a station in the center of town. The first plat for Redmond was filed on May 11, 1891, encompassing much of the area now known as downtown. After reaching the necessary population of 300, Redmond was incorporated on December 31, 1912. Redmond experienced an economic downturn in the 1920s. Prohibition forced saloons to close; the forests were declining after heavy logging. The deforested land was suitable for farming. Agriculture became Redmond's primary business; when the U. S. entered shipyard jobs and other wartime work came to Redmond. After the war, Redmond's expansion began in earnest; the city expanded over thirty times larger in area through annexations between 1951 and 1967.
From 1956 to 1965, Redmond was bordered by the town of East Redmond, formed by rural homeowners and dissolved by the Washington Supreme Court. The completion of the Evergreen Point Floating Bridge across Lake Washington in 1963 allowed Redmond to flourish as a suburb of Seattle. In 1978, the U. S. Census Bureau proclaimed Redmond the fastest growing city in the state. Many technology companies made the city their home, the increasing population demanded more retail shops. Redmond underwent a commercial boom during the 1990s, culminating in 1997 with the opening of Redmond Town Center, a major regional shopping center on the site of a long-defunct golf course. In recent years the city has been experiencing growing pains as a result of its rapid expansion in the areas of urban sprawl and traffic congestion. During rush hour it can take upwards of two hours to travel from the beginning of SR-520 at Avondale Road to downtown Seattle, a mere 16 miles away; these problems are being mitigated by the expansion of SR-520 and the Evergreen Point Floating Bridge, as well as the planned light rail service via the East Link Extension from Seattle to Redmond to open in 2023.
Redmond is bordered by Kirkland to the west, Bellevue to the southwest, Sammamish to the southeast. Unincorporated King County lies to the east; the city's urban downtown lies just north of Lake Sammamish. Overlake, the city's second urban center, is to the west of Lake Sammamish; the Sammamish River runs north from the lake along the west edge of the city's downtown. Redmond is located at 47°40′10″N 122°07′26″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 16.94 square miles, of which 16.28 square miles are land and 0.66 square miles are water. Redmond, like most of the Pacific Northwest, has a mild climate for its latitude, but still gets all four seasons. Summers tend to be warm and dry, with low rainfall and sunny or sunny from June to September. Winters tend to be wet, with November being the rainiest month. Snowfall is uncommon, with the most common cold air being in a form of a high pressure system, driving out the rains from the area. However, snowfall is not as rare as in other cities like Seattle near the moderating effects of Puget Sound.
The average warmest month is August. The highest recorded temperature was 105 °F on July 29, 2009. On average, the coolest month is January; the lowest recorded temperature was −7 °F in January 1950. The maximum average precipitation occurs in December. According to a 2015 estimate, the annual median income for a household in the city was $99,586; the average home value in 2014 was $649,000. As of the census of 2010, there were 54,144 people, 22,550 households, 13,890 families residing in the city; the population density was 3,325.8 inhabitants per square mile. There were 24,177 housing units at an average density of 1,485.1 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 65.2% White, 1.7% African American, 0.4% Native American, 25.4% Asian, 0.2% Pacific Islander, 3.2% from other races, 4.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.8% of the population. There were 22,550 households of which 32.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.4% were married couples living together, 6.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.3% had a male householder with no wife present, 38.4% were non-families.
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Waymond Bryant is a former American football linebacker. He played professionally for the Chicago Bears. Bryant was born in Dallas and attended Franklin D. Roosevelt High School in Dallas, he played college football at Tennessee State University. Bryant was drafted in the first round of the 1974 NFL Draft by the Chicago Bears, he played four seasons in the National Football League. Near the end of an October 10, 1977, game verse the Los Angeles Rams, Bryant hit quarterback Joe Namath. Namath did not return to the game and never played professional football again. Pro-Football-Reference. Com databaseFootball.com