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 85.70% 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 (13.88%), management occupations (12.58%), and sales jobs (10.95%).

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 7.71% 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 31.78 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.

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.

The citizens of Mill Creek are among the most well-educated in the nation: 47.84% 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 $43,580, which is wealthy relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $174,320 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, German, Norwegian, and Ukrainian.

In addition, Mill Creek has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (21.48%).

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