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Overview

Introduction to Maple Valley, Washington

Maple Valley, Washington, in King county, is 9 miles E of Kent, Washington (center to center) and 19 miles SE of Seattle, Washington. The city is in the Seattle - Bellevue - Everett area. There are 14,209 residents in Maple Valley.

Maple Valley History

The first modern settlers arrived in this area in the late 1870s, and the railroad line came a decade later. It was originally named Vine Maple Valley. Later, "Vine" was removed because the post office authorities felt the name was too long. The nearby lakes helped Maple Valley develop into a popular resort destination. It was incorporated as a city in 1997.

Maple Valley and nearby Attractions

  • Lake Wilderness Park
  • Wilderness Trail
  • Tiger Mountain State Forest
  • Rock Creek park
  • Elk Run Golf Club
  • Cedar River Trail

Things To Do In Maple Valley

Maple Valley is a haven for enthusiasts of outdoor recreation. It has been well endowed with natural beauty. The lakes in the city provide opportunities for many types of recreational activities. The city has several parks and well facilitated golf courses in and around the area. The nearby areas also have forests with many miles of nature trails.

Maple Valley Transportation

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is a few minutes drive away.

Maple Valley Higher Education

The nearest educational institutions are Green River Community College, Renton Technical College, and Highline Community College.

People

Total Population 24,682
Male Share of the Population 49%
Female Share of the Population 51%
Senior Citizens 7.7%
Employed Population 16+ 11,753
Age of the Population 36

Families

% of people married 63%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 37%
Median Earnings25+ $60,374
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $43,750
Median Earnings With High School Degree $48,633

Wealth

Median Family Income $107,338
% Above Poverty Level 95.6%
% Below Poverty Level 4.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 38 minutes
% Working from Home 5.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.7%
% Using Public Transportation 3.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 17.5%
Median Gross Rent $1,643
Median House Value $290,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 24.9%
US/American 0.1%
English 13.6%
Irish 15.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Maple Valley Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 9 miles E of Kent, Washington (center to center)
Nearest Large City 19 miles SE of Seattle, Washington
County King
Standard Zip Codes 98038
Phone Area Codes 425
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 47.406
Longitude -122.037

Maple Valley Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station LANDSBURG
Distance 3 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 44 F
Apr Temp 38 to 58 F
Jul Temp 51 to 75 F
Oct Temp 40 to 59 F
Annual Precip 57.1 inches
Station KENT
Distance 10 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 47 F
Apr Temp 42 to 61 F
Jul Temp 55 to 77 F
Oct Temp 44 to 62 F
Annual Precip 39.5 inches
Station SEATTLE TACOMA AP
Distance 13.7 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 46 F
Apr Temp 42 to 58 F
Jul Temp 55 to 75 F
Oct Temp 46 to 60 F
Annual Precip 37 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Maple Valley, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Four Corners (98038)

Wilderness Village (98038)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Black Diamond 4,291 $91,528
Covington 18,689 $94,647
Issaquah 33,682 $121,121
Kent 124,292 $69,108
Newcastle 10,994 $142,188
Renton 97,234 $76,324

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Maple Valley High Schools

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MAPLE VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL
23015 SE 216TH WAY
425-432-5702
Serves 82 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.5

RUSSELL RIDGE CENTER
22615 SWEENEY ROAD SE
425-432-5701
A Non-traditional School
Serves 53 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 26.5

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