Maple Valley, WA
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Maple Valley is a medium-sized city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 27,114 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.

A relatively large number of people in Maple Valley telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.61% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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 is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Maple Valley, the average commute to work is 37.51 minutes, which is quite a bit 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.