Medical Lake is a somewhat small city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 4,964 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Medical Lake is the 127th largest community in Washington.
Medical Lake is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (17.41%), sales jobs (12.99%), and management occupations (11.44%).
There are many members of the armed forces living in Medical Lake. You will notice when you visit or live here that some of the people you meet or see around town are employed by the armed services - even if they are not always in uniform.
Medical Lake is a very car-oriented city. 82.14% of residents commute to work in a private automobile rather than by other means, such as public transit, bicycling, or walking. This is because Medical Lake is a small city , and most people who live here have to drive out of town for work, and the town population is not large nor dense enough to support an extensive public transportation system. Medical Lake has a lot of rural roads, and houses can be far apart. Many residents drive out of town for regular shopping trips as well.
Being a small city, Medical Lake does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The citizens of Medical Lake are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 23.35% of adults in Medical Lake having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Medical Lake in 2010 was $21,726, which is lower middle income relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $86,904 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 Norwegian.
The most common language spoken in Medical Lake is English. Other important languages spoken here include Slavic languages and Italian.