Mountlake Terrace is a medium-sized city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 21,338 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.
Mountlake Terrace is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (12.63%), management occupations (9.26%), and sales jobs (8.79%).
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 32.11 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.
For the size of the city, public transportation in Mountlake Terrace is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Mountlake Terrace, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
The education level of Mountlake Terrace citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 36.17% of adults in Mountlake Terrace have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Mountlake Terrace in 2018 was $36,175, which is upper middle income relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $144,700 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 10.62% 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 23.63% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Mountlake Terrace is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.