Mountlake Terrace, WA
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Mountlake Terrace is a medium-sized city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 20,989 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Mountlake Terrace is the 50th largest community in Washington.

Housing costs in Mountlake Terrace are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Washington.

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 sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Mountlake Terrace who work in office and administrative support (15.47%), sales jobs (8.74%), and management occupations (8.73%).

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.

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.

In terms of college education, Mountlake Terrace is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 27.75% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Mountlake Terrace in 2010 was $31,337, which is upper middle income relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $125,348 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 11.55% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Mountlake Terrace include Irish, English, Norwegian, and European.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Mountlake Terrace's cultural character, accounting for 19.20% of the city’s population.

The most common language spoken in Mountlake Terrace is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.

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