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 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 (17.41%), sales jobs (12.99%), and management occupations (11.44%).
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 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 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.