Lake Stevens, WA
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Lake Stevens is a medium-sized city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 30,886 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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Lake Stevens is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Lake Stevens is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lake Stevens who work in office and administrative support (13.35%), sales jobs (12.67%), and management occupations (11.07%).

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.

In Lake Stevens, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.28 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

The education level of Lake Stevens citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 22.24% of adults in Lake Stevens have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Lake Stevens in 2010 was $28,000, which is upper middle income relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $112,000 for a family of four. However, Lake Stevens contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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. Important ancestries of people in Lake Stevens include Irish, English, Norwegian, and Italian.

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