Lake Stevens, WA
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Living in Lake Stevens


Lake Stevens is a medium-sized city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 33,378 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Lake Stevens is the 39th largest community in Washington.

Housing costs in Lake Stevens are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Washington.

Unlike some cities, Lake Stevens isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Lake Stevens are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Lake Stevens is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lake Stevens who work in office and administrative support (12.38%), management occupations (11.69%), and sales jobs (10.03%).

Also of interest is that Lake Stevens has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Because of many things, Lake Stevens is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Lake Stevens really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Lake Stevens perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

One downside of living in Lake Stevens is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Lake Stevens, the average commute to work is 34.19 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

The education level of Lake Stevens citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 29.01% of adults in Lake Stevens have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Lake Stevens in 2010 was $34,565, which is upper middle income relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $138,260 for a family of four. However, Lake Stevens contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Lake Stevens is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Lake Stevens home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lake Stevens residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Lake Stevens also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.45% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lake Stevens include German, Irish, English, Norwegian, and French.

The most common language spoken in Lake Stevens is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.