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.
Lake Stevens is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (14.85%), sales jobs (11.54%), and management occupations (10.73%).
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 32.60 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
The population of Lake Stevens overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Lake Stevens, 23.96% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Lake Stevens in 2010 was $29,347, which is upper middle income relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $117,388 for a family of four. However, Lake Stevens contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Lake Stevens is a somewhat 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. 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.