Mountlake Terrace is a medium-sized city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 21,337 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Mountlake Terrace is the 50th largest community in Washington.
Mountlake Terrace home prices are not only among the most expensive in Washington, but Mountlake Terrace real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Mountlake Terrace is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Mountlake Terrace is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Mountlake Terrace who work in office and administrative support (14.85%), sales jobs (8.66%), and management occupations (8.32%).
Also of interest is that Mountlake Terrace has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
In Mountlake Terrace, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.69 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
Like elsewhere in America, most people in Mountlake Terrace use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Mountlake Terrace‘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 overall education level of Mountlake Terrace citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 33.70% of adults in Mountlake Terrace have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in Mountlake Terrace in 2010 was $33,338, which is upper middle income relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $133,352 for a family of four. However, Mountlake Terrace contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Mountlake Terrace is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Mountlake Terrace home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Mountlake Terrace residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Mountlake Terrace also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.39% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Mountlake Terrace include German, Irish, English, Norwegian, and European.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Mountlake Terrace's cultural character, accounting for 21.75% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Mountlake Terrace is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.