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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Maple Valley is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.61% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.

Maple Valley is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 40.73% of adults in Maple Valley have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

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.