Mill Creek, WA
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Mill Creek is a medium-sized city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 20,043 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 86.54% 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 office and administrative support (12.73%), sales jobs (11.89%), and management occupations (11.83%).

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 7.76% 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.

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 31.34 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.

Mill Creek is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 48.61% of adults in Mill Creek have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Mill Creek in 2010 was $43,235, which is wealthy relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $172,940 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 English, Irish, Norwegian, and French .

Foreign born people are also an important part of Mill Creek's cultural character, accounting for 20.95% of the city’s population.

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