Moses Lake, WA


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Moses Lake is a medium-sized city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 22,082 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Moses Lake is the 48th largest community in Washington.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Moses Lake is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Moses Lake is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Moses Lake who work in office and administrative support (12.16%), teaching (10.70%), and sales jobs (9.68%).

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 17.37 minutes getting to work every day.

The education level of Moses Lake citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 20.04% of adults 25 and older in Moses Lake have a college degree.

The per capita income in Moses Lake in 2010 was $22,177, which is lower middle income relative to Washington, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $88,708 for a family of four. However, Moses Lake contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Moses Lake is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Moses Lake home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Moses Lake residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Moses Lake also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 30.52% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Moses Lake include Irish, English, Ukrainian, and Norwegian.

The most common language spoken in Moses Lake is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Russian.

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