Maple Valley, WA

Maple Valley profile

Living in Maple Valley

Maple Valley is a medium-sized city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 27,202 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Maple Valley is the 45th largest community in Washington.

Maple Valley home prices are not only among the most expensive in Washington, but Maple Valley real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Unlike some cities, Maple Valley isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Maple Valley are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Maple Valley is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Maple Valley who work in management occupations (16.53%), sales jobs (11.66%), and office and administrative support (11.01%).

Also of interest is that Maple Valley has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Because of many things, Maple Valley is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Maple Valley a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Maple Valley has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Maple Valley’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Maple Valley, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 38.12 minutes every day commuting to work.

Maple Valley is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 44.42% of adults in Maple Valley have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Maple Valley in 2018 was $41,969, which is wealthy relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $167,876 for a family of four.

Maple Valley is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Maple Valley home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Maple Valley residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Maple Valley include German, English, Irish, Norwegian, and Swedish.

The most common language spoken in Maple Valley is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.