Introduction to Mill Creek, Washington

Mill Creek, Washington, in Snohomish county, is 8 miles S of Everett, Washington (center to center) and 18 miles N of Seattle, Washington. The city is part of the Seattle - Bellevue - Everett metropolitan statistical area (MSA). About 11,525 people live in Mill Creek.

Mill Creek History

Originally, Mill Creek was a densely, wooded region with very few roads. On August 30, 1983, it was incorporated as a city and is one of the youngest cities of Washington. Prior to its incorporation, the city was a suburb of Everett. Development in Mill Creek began in the 1950s. The high school of the city was established in the 1990s.

Mill Creek and nearby Attractions

  • Heron Park
  • Imagine Children's Museum
  • Howarth Park Dog Beach
  • Transportation Museum
  • Mukilteo State Park
  • Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour

Things To Do In Mill Creek

There are several parks and playgrounds in Mill Creek including Mill Creek Sports Park, Library Park, Pine Meadow Park, Heron Park, Hillside Park, Nickel Creek Park, and Highlands Park. Leisure can also be spent at Mill Creek Skate Park and North Creek Trail. The Mukilteo Lighthouse and Woodland Park Zoo are also worth visiting. In addition, the city organizes numerous annual festivals and events.

Mill Creek Transportation

Snohomish County Airport is close to the city.

Mill Creek Higher Education

Edmonds Community College, Lake Washington Technical College, and Everett Community College are close by.


Total Population 18,667
Male Share of the Population 47.6%
Female Share of the Population 52.4%
Senior Citizens 13.2%
Employed Population 16+ 9,505
Age of the Population 41


% of people married 61.8%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 47.8%
Median Earnings25+ $53,661
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $26,361
Median Earnings With High School Degree $32,566


Median Family Income $101,722
% Above Poverty Level 93.6%
% Below Poverty Level 6.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 31 minutes
% Working from Home 7.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.6%
% Using Public Transportation 6.4%


People Living Alone 24.5%
Median Gross Rent $1,369
Median House Value $384,700


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 38.4%
US/American 0%
English 11.1%
Irish 12.3%

Mill Creek Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles S of Everett, Washington (center to center)
Nearest Large City 18 miles N of Seattle, Washington
County Snohomish
Standard Zip Codes 98012
P.O. Box Zip Codes 98082
Phone Area Codes 425
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 47.86
Longitude -122.203

Mill Creek Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 8.5 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 46 F
Apr Temp 41 to 58 F
Jul Temp 54 to 73 F
Oct Temp 43 to 60 F
Annual Precip 37.5 inches
Distance 12.4 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 46 F
Apr Temp 42 to 58 F
Jul Temp 55 to 75 F
Oct Temp 46 to 60 F
Annual Precip 35.9 inches
Distance 27.7 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bothell 34,920 $99,216
Brier 6,255 $104,861
Kenmore 21,263 $102,056
Lynnwood 36,267 $64,061
Mountlake Terrace 20,318 $70,857
Snohomish 9,326 $68,476
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Mill Creek High Schools

1508 136TH ST. SE
Serves 1,738 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 24.5

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