Maple Valley, WA
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Maple Valley is a medium-sized city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 25,686 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 (15.37%), office and administrative support (15.29%), and sales jobs (11.93%).

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.

In addition, Maple Valley is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.

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 36.78 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

The citizens of Maple Valley are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 37.02% of adults in Maple Valley have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Maple Valley in 2010 was $37,250, which is wealthy relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $149,000 for a family of four.

Maple Valley is a somewhat 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 Irish, English, Norwegian, and Italian.

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