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.
Unlike some cities, Medical Lake isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Medical Lake are a mix 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 (17.41%), sales jobs (12.99%), and management occupations (11.44%).
Medical Lake is home to a number of people employed in the armed forces. When you visit or walk around Medical Lake, some of the people you will bump into will be military people In and out of uniform, jogging, shopping and generally out and about town.
Medical Lake is very much a car-oriented city. This is because the population of Medical Lake isn't large enough or dense enough to support an extensive public transit system. It has a lot of rural roads, and the distance between houses can be quite large, which together tends to discourage walking and bicycling to work. 82.14% of residents commute to work in their own car (and the drive is typically to a job out of town). People also tend to drive out of town for other services as well, such as shopping, doctors appointments, and more.
Being a small city, Medical Lake does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
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, 23.35% have at least a bachelor's 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.