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.

A relatively large number of people in Mill Creek telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.29% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.

In Mill Creek, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.55 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Mill Creek is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Mill Creek area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Mill Creek, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Mill Creek is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 50.01% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 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.

In addition, Mill Creek has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (20.74%).

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