Mill Creek, WA

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Living in Mill Creek

Mill Creek is a medium-sized city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 20,986 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 87.34% 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 (15.05%), sales jobs (11.90%), and office and administrative support (11.13%).

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.

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 31.76 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.

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.

The citizens of Mill Creek are among the most well-educated in the nation: 49.93% of adults in Mill Creek have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Mill Creek in 2010 was $45,803, which is wealthy relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $183,212 for a family of four.

Mill Creek is a very 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 German, English, Irish, Norwegian, and Scottish.

Mill Creek also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 20.48%.

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