Maple Valley, WA
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Maple Valley is a medium-sized city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 25,758 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Maple Valley is the 45th largest community in Washington.

Maple Valley home prices are not only among the most expensive in Washington, but Maple Valley real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Maple Valley is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Maple Valley is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Maple Valley who work in management occupations (17.16%), office and administrative support (13.96%), and sales jobs (11.86%).

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

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.61% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Maple Valley 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, Maple Valley’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

In Maple Valley, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 37.51 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

The education level of Maple Valley ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Maple Valley, 40.73% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Maple Valley in 2010 was $39,053, which is wealthy relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $156,212 for a family of four.

Maple Valley is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Maple Valley home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Maple Valley residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Maple Valley include German, English, Irish, Norwegian, and Swedish.

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