Medical Lake is a somewhat small city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 4,942 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Medical Lake is the 127th largest community in Washington.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Medical Lake is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Medical Lake is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Medical Lake who work in office and administrative support (16.94%), management occupations (13.90%), and sales jobs (12.60%).
There are quite a few people in the armed forces living in Medical Lake, and when you visit or drive around town, you will see military people in and out of uniform, shopping, enjoying life, and being part of the community.
Medical Lake is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The population of Medical Lake overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Medical Lake, 21.22% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Medical Lake in 2010 was $20,494, which is lower middle income relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $81,976 for a family of four. However, Medical Lake contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Medical Lake is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Medical Lake home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Medical Lake residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Medical Lake include English, Irish, Polish, and French Canadian.
The most common language spoken in Medical Lake is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Russian.