This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.
This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.
Density (Population per mile²)
Compared to New York, Mountlake Terrace has a low population density. Mountlake Terrace is perfect for those who want to be in the city without constantly rubbing shoulders.
Mountlake Terrace, WA is a great place to live. It has its pros and cons like any city, but with a quality of life rating of 9/10 and an overall value of 8/10, it’s no surprise why so many people choose to live here.
Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Mountlake Terrace has a population density of 4,957, with 20,040 current residents.
Out of the 20,040 current residents, 50% are male and 50% are female. 51% of the residents are married and 49% are single.
- 45% Sun
- 39% Rain
- 4% Snow
55°F average temperature
- 39 years Median home age
- $222,850 Median home price
- -12.39% Home appreciation rate
- 10.94% Annual property tax
As for living in Mountlake Terrace, the air quality is 31% and the weather, on average, is 45% sunny, 39% rainy, and 4% snowy. The average temperature is 55°F.
Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Mountlake Terrace, you should know that 56.9% of homes are owned while 39% of homes are rented, and 4.1% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $222,850, the median age of homes is 39 years, the annual home appreciation is -12.39% and the annual property tax is 10.94%.
Crime rate (per 100,000)3
When looking at the community of Mountlake Terrace, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Mountlake Terrace’s crime rate is 3 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Mountlake Terrace is 37 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 58.13% Democratic, 39.33% Republican, and 2.54% Independent.
Student teacher ratio 1:19
Management, Business, Art & Sciences
Sales & Office Occupations
Production, Transportation & Material Moving
Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
91%High school diploma
10%Some college or associates degree
5%Graduate or professional degree
When looking at Mountlake Terrace, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 10.20% of residents are unemployed in Mountlake Terrace (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Mountlake Terrace residents: 12.9% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 16.57% are in the arts and sciences field, 15.9% are in the customer service field, 32.2% are in the sales field, 0.25% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 10.3% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 11.9% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:19. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 90.51%, 9.99% of residents have an associate’s degree, 18.94% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 5.38% have a master’s degree.
Average commute time
Daily breakdown: by transport type
Work at home
If you plan on commuting to work in Mountlake Terrace, you should be aware that the average commute time is 31 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Mountlake Terrace have a few different options. 72% of commuters use their own cars, 14% of commuters carpool, 9% of commuters use the transit system, and 3% of residents work from home.