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 20,832 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.

One downside of living in Mill Creek, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.55 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

For the size of the city, public transportation in Mill Creek is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Mill Creek, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

If knowledge is power, Mill Creek is a pretty powerful place. 50.01% of the adults in Mill Creek have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

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 German, English, Irish, Norwegian, and Scottish.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Mill Creek's cultural character, accounting for 20.74% of the city’s population.

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