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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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population25,375
Male Share of the Population49.2%
Female Share of the Population50.8%
Senior Citizens7.9%
Employed Population 16+12,017
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married64.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher40.7%
Median Earnings25+$62,119
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$33,750
Median Earnings With High School Degree$47,241

Wealth

Median Family Income$110,374
% Above Poverty Level95.5%
% Below Poverty Level4.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time39 minutes
% Working from Home7.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.4%
% Using Public Transportation3.2%

Housing

People Living Alone16.4%
Median Gross Rent$1,747
Median House Value$345,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)25%
German20%
English15.4%
Irish12%
Norwegian9.2%
Swedish5.2%
Italian4.6%
French Except Basque3.1%
Dutch2.8%
Scottish2.8%
Polish1.9%
Canadian1.8%
Welsh1.4%
Danishn1.4%
Russian1.3%
Swiss0.9%
Czech0.7%
Greek0.6%
Slovene0.4%
Finnish0.4%
Syrian0.3%
Arab0.3%
US/American0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
African0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Icelander0.2%
Australian0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Estonian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Afghan)0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
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Maple Valley Almanac

CategoryValue
County King County
Standard Zip Codes98038
Phone Area Codes425
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude47.4
Approximate Longitude-121.99

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)

StationLANDSBURG
Distance3 miles
Jan Temp32 to 44 F
Apr Temp38 to 58 F
Jul Temp51 to 75 F
Oct Temp40 to 59 F
Annual Precip57.1 inches
StationKENT
Distance10 miles
Jan Temp35 to 47 F
Apr Temp42 to 61 F
Jul Temp55 to 77 F
Oct Temp44 to 62 F
Annual Precip39.5 inches
StationSEATTLE TACOMA AP
Distance13.7 miles
Jan Temp36 to 46 F
Apr Temp42 to 58 F
Jul Temp55 to 75 F
Oct Temp46 to 60 F
Annual Precip37 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Black Diamond4,378$98,654
Covington19,918$100,010
Issaquah35,629$127,860
Kent126,561$72,636
Newcastle11,346$154,957
Renton99,692$82,233

Maple Valley Public Schools

Cedar River Middle School
22615 Sweeney Road Se
ZIP: 98038
(425) 413-5400
Middle
Total Enrollment 638
Glacier Park Elementary
23700 Se 280th Street
ZIP: 98038
(425) 432-7294
Primary
Total Enrollment 973
Lake Wilderness Elementary
24216 Witte Road Se
ZIP: 98038
(425) 432-4404
Primary
Total Enrollment 1120
Rock Creek Elementary
25700 Maple Valley Hwy Se
ZIP: 98038
(425) 413-3300
Primary
Total Enrollment 945
Russell Ridge Center
22615 Sweeney Road Se
ZIP: 98038
(425) 432-5746
Other
Total Enrollment 103
Shadow Lake Elementary
22620 Sweeney Road Se
ZIP: 98038
(425) 432-4418
Primary
Total Enrollment 612
Tahoma Middle School
24425 Se 216th St
ZIP: 98038
(425) 413-3600
Middle
Total Enrollment 609
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