Mill Creek is a medium-sized city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 20,897 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 86.08% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Mill Creek is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Mill Creek who work in management occupations (13.87%), sales jobs (11.38%), and office and administrative support (9.85%).
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.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.60% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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 34.08 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.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Mill Creek is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Mill Creek area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
If knowledge is power, Mill Creek is a pretty powerful place. 51.52% of the adults in Mill Creek have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Mill Creek in 2018 was $52,848, which is wealthy relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $211,392 for a family of four.
Mill Creek is an extremely 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, Irish, Norwegian, and French.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Mill Creek's cultural character, accounting for 18.67% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Mill Creek is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Spanish.