Overview

Introduction to Mountlake Terrace, Washington

Mountlake Terrace, Washington, in Snohomish county, is 2 miles NE of Shoreline, Washington (center to center) and 12 miles N of Seattle, Washington. The city is part of the Seattle - Bellevue - Everett metropolitan statistical area (MSA).

Mountlake Terrace History

At the turn of the century, the area now known as Mountlake Terrace was named "Alderwood Manor." This was when the first settlements were established in this region. Soon it was a major lumber center. In the following years, the land was platted into ranches for growing chinchillas, mink, and poultry. Much of the region was later developed as housing complexes for veterans of World War II and Korean War. Mountlake Terrace was officially incorporated on November 30, 1954.

Mountlake Terrace and nearby Attractions

  • Interurban Car 55
  • Edmonds Historical Museum
  • Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour
  • Lake Ballinger
  • Bridle Trails State Park
  • Woodland Park Zoo

Things To Do In Mountlake Terrace

The Interurban Car 55 in Heritage Park is a popular tourist attraction. Lovers of history can also visit Edmonds Art Festival Museum, Edmonds Historical Museum, and Transportation Museum. The beautiful Lake Ballinger and Hall Creek in the city are worth visiting. The Plaza Shopping Center and the Park Hills Shopping Center are ideal for those who wish to purchase souvenirs. The Woodland Park Zoo and the Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour are also easily accessible from Mountlake Terrace.

Mountlake Terrace Transportation

One can avail of flights from the Snohomish County (Paine Field) Airport.

Mountlake Terrace Higher Education

Higher educational opportunities are offered by Edmonds Community College, Lake Washington Technical College, and Seattle Community College-North Campus.

Demographics

People

Total Population21,106
Male Share of the Population48.8%
Female Share of the Population51.2%
Senior Citizens11.3%
Employed Population 16+11,552
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married48.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher36.1%
Median Earnings25+$42,630
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$26,786
Median Earnings With High School Degree$32,567

Wealth

Median Family Income$82,131
% Above Poverty Level93.1%
% Below Poverty Level6.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time31 minutes
% Working from Home4.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.7%
% Using Public Transportation12.9%

Housing

People Living Alone24.8%
Median Gross Rent$1,402
Median House Value$352,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)33.5%
Irish10.1%
English9.9%
Norwegian6.3%
African3.9%
French Except Basque3.6%
Scottish3.4%
Polish2.8%
Swedish2.6%
Ethiopian2.4%
Italian2.1%
Russian2%
Canadian1.2%
Dutch1.1%
Afghan)1%
Welsh0.9%
Iranian0.7%
Finnish0.7%
Czech0.5%
Turkish0.5%
Danishn0.5%
Greek0.4%
Australian0.3%
Romanian0.3%
Arab0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Bulgarian0.3%
Portuguese0.2%
Kenyan0.2%
West Indian0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Icelander0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
US/American0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Latvian0.1%
German0.1%
Luxemburger0.1%
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Mountlake Terrace Almanac

CategoryValue
County Snohomish County
Standard Zip Codes98043
Phone Area Codes425
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude47.79
Approximate Longitude-122.3

Mountlake Terrace Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationSEATTLE SAND PT WSFO
Distance7.7 miles
Jan Temp35 to 46 F
Apr Temp42 to 58 F
Jul Temp55 to 75 F
Oct Temp46 to 60 F
Annual Precip35.9 inches
StationSEATTLE TACOMA AP
Distance22.3 miles
Jan Temp36 to 46 F
Apr Temp42 to 58 F
Jul Temp55 to 75 F
Oct Temp46 to 60 F
Annual Precip37 inches
StationKENT
Distance25.8 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Brier6,819$130,347
Edmonds41,770$111,725
Lake Forest Park13,378$129,728
Lynnwood37,671$73,865
Shoreline56,020$100,756
Woodway1,189$207,917

Mountlake Terrace Private Schools

Cedar Park Christian School
23607 54th Ave W
ZIP: 98043
Secondary
Total Enrollment 133
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