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 small city, and as is often the case with smaller towns, the population isn't large or dense enough to support much in the way of a public transportation system. In fact, there are many rural roads around Medical Lake, which makes walking or biking to and from work a bit difficult. This makes for a very car-oriented town: 82.14% of residents commute to work by private automobile, and people often drive out of town for work, shopping, and other activities.
Being a small city, Medical Lake does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The education level of Medical Lake citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 23.35% of adults in Medical Lake 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.