Lake Stevens, WA
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Lake Stevens is a medium-sized city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 32,785 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 (14.02%), management occupations (11.50%), and sales jobs (9.91%).

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 great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Lake Stevens a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Lake Stevens has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Lake Stevens’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

In Lake Stevens, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 33.19 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

The percentage of people in Lake Stevens who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 26.35% of adults in Lake Stevens have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Lake Stevens in 2010 was $32,766, which is upper middle income relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $131,064 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 12.34% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lake Stevens include German, Irish, English, Norwegian, and Scottish.

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