Mill Creek, WA
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Mill Creek is a medium-sized city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 20,303 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Mill Creek is the 55th largest community in Washington.

Mill Creek home prices are not only among the most expensive in Washington, but Mill Creek real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Mill Creek is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 87.22% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Mill Creek is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Mill Creek who work in management occupations (14.04%), office and administrative support (12.17%), and sales jobs (10.78%).

Also of interest is that Mill Creek has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.29% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

One downside of living in Mill Creek is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Mill Creek, the average commute to work is 31.55 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the city, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Mill Creek use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Mill Creek‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Mill Creek. 50.01% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Mill Creek in 2010 was $43,289, which is wealthy relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $173,156 for a family of four.

Mill Creek is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Mill Creek home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Mill Creek residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Mill Creek include English, Irish, Norwegian, and Scottish.

Mill Creek also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 20.74%.

The most common language spoken in Mill Creek is English. Other important languages spoken here include Korean and Spanish.