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.

Unlike some cities, Maple Valley isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Maple Valley are a mix of both white- and blue-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.

Because of many things, Maple Valley is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Maple Valley really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Maple Valley perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

One downside of living in Maple Valley, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 37.51 minutes every day commuting to work.

The citizens of Maple Valley are among the most well-educated in the nation: 40.73% of adults in Maple Valley have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's 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.