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 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.

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 (14.02%), 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.

Lake Stevens is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Lake Stevens’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Lake Stevens, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.19 minutes every day commuting to work.

The overall education level of Lake Stevens is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 26.35% of adults 25 and older in the city 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.