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mount lake terrace waMountlake Terrace’s location provides easy access to many regional attractions as well as local employment centers.

Three transit lines serve Mountlake Terrace providing faster and easier commutes to Seattle and other neighboring cities, as well as the University of Washington, Washington State University and Edmonds Community College. As the southern gateway to Snohomish County, the fastest growing county in Washington State, Mountlake Terrace will be the first northbound light rail stop in Snohomish County.

The city is in the process of implementing a Town Center Plan intended to invigorate and revitalize the city center and encourage development. In 2009, the plan won the Governor’s Smart Community Award for Livable and Vibrant Communities. The city is investing in new infrastructure such as roads, park improvements, utilities, new and widened sidewalks, bike lanes, street trees, new City Hall and Police Station addition to ensure that it is well-positioned to facilitate investment and accommodate redevelopment and revitalization opportunities within the Town Center and near the future light rail station. Encouraging economic development, while at the same time enhancing the city’s quality of life and concern for the environment, Mountlake Terrace has adopted a Sustainability Strategy, Economic Vitality Strategy and Transit Service Strategy.

Community well-being and public safety are also priorities; residents are served by an excellent recreational system, four hospital systems within a 10-mile radius and an outstanding and diligent Police Department.

Mountlake Terrace’s 260+ acres of parks and playfields offer a variety of recreational opportunities including its popular Recreation Pavilion, nine neighborhood parks, three sports complexes, and 14 sports fields. The city maintains miles of trails, including Lakeview Trail which connects the Mountlake Terrace Transit Center to the regional Interurban Trail. The city also hosts Tour de Terrace, a Seafair summer festival that attracts thousands of people from all over the region, and Arts of the Terrace Juried Art Show held each fall.

Mountlake Terrace offers Class A office space with below market lease rates, no B&O tax, competitive real estate development fees and economic incentives for land developers, and additional economic and investment benefits.

Distance From

  • Work:
    • Everett:15.6 Miles
    • Bellevue: 21.6 Miles
    • Redmond: 18.7 Miles
    • Seattle: 13.8 Miles
  • Skiing: 68 Miles
  • Boating: 5 Miles

K-12 School District

Edmonds School District

Major Employers

  • Premera/Blue Cross
  • Umpqua Bank
  • Edmonds School District
  • City of Mountlake Terrace
Population
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Population

Population2000201020212026
Mountlake Terrace20,45819,90921,51823,355

Source: ESRI, 2021-08-29

Population by Age

Population201020212026
0-41,2891,1711,287
5-91,1261,1801,229
10-141,1061,2331,249
15-191,2601,1171,268
20-241,3731,4241,488
25-291,7341,7761,850
30-341,6111,5201,830
35-391,4401,6601,578
40-441,4661,5431,663
45-491,6471,3511,578
50-541,5081,3921,394
55-591,2841,5171,438
60-641,0171,3571,497
65-696031,1251,300
70-744399051,054
75-79416524806
80-84301336439
85+289383409
18+15,61817,27418,843
Median Age373940

Source: ESRI, 2021-08-29

Population by Race

Mountlake Terrace2021
Total21,518.000
White Alone63.180
Black Alone6.510
American Indian Alone1.010
Asian Alone15.040
Pacific Islander Alone1.290
Some Other Race5.810
Two or More Races7.160
Hispanic Origin12.700
Diversity Index66.800

Source: ESRI, 2021-08-29

Growth Rate

Mountlake Terrace2010 - 20142014 - 2019
Population1%2%
Households1%2%
Families1%2%
Median Household Income%1%
Per Capita Income%2%

Source: ESRI, 2021-08-29

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Housing
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Households

Population2000201020212026
Households7,9888,1928,8909,693
Housing Units8,2408,6029,26410,033
Owner Occupied Units5,6025,976
Renter Occupied Units3,2893,717
Vacant Units374340

Source: ESRI, 2021-08-29

Home Value

Mountlake Terrace20212026
Median Home Value$441,247$479,604
Average Home Value$478,723$554,204
<$50,000468
$50,000 - $99,99910
$100,000 - $149,99970
$150,000 - $199,999290
$200,000 - $249,99910425
$250,000 - $299,99910047
$300,000 - $399,9991,6701,158
$400,000 - $499,9992,0452,199
$500,000 - $749,9991,3561,958
$1,000,000 +35105

Source: ESRI, 2021-08-29

Housing Year Built

Year RangeHouses Built
2010 or Later190
2000-2009595
1990-1999994
1980-19891,428
1970-19791,348
1960-19691,744
1950-19592,031
1940-1949309
1939 or Before75

Source: ESRI, 2021-08-29

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Income
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Income

Mountlake Terrace20212026
Median Household$79,536$85,280
Average Household$95,592$107,031
Per Capita$39,400$44,307

Source: ESRI, 2021-08-29

Household Income Base

Mountlake Terrace2021
<$15,000496
$15,000 - $24,999456
$25,000 - $34,999432
$35,000 - $49,999885
$50,000 - $74,9991,731
$75,000 - $99,9991,826
$100,000 - $149,9991,695
$150,000 - $199,999771
$200,000+598

Source: ESRI, 2021-08-29

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Employees
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Commute

CategoryCommuters
Workers 16+11,407
In-County Residents4,705
Out-of-County Residents6,697
Drive Alone7,799
Carpooled1,310
Public Transport1,499
Work at Home573
Less than 5 minutes116
5-9 minutes566
10-14 minutes1,123
15-19 minutes1,355
20-24 minutes1,554
25-29 minutes671
30-34 minutes1,640
35-39 minutes477
40-44 minutes386
45-59 minutes1,397
60-89 minutes1,249
90+ minutes300
Average Travel Time32

Source: ESRI, 2021-08-29

Source: ESRI, 2021-08-29

Employees by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Employees5,795
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt4
Mining0
Utilities0
Construction315
Manufacturing188
Wholesale Trade145
  
Retail Trade545
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers28
Furn & Home Furnish Str30
Electronics & Appl Store0
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip86
Food & Beverage Stores217
Health/Pers Care Stores113
Gasoline Stations20
Clothing/Accessory Store0
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music13
General Merchandise Str0
Misc Store Retailers38
Nonstore Retailers0
  
Transportation/Warehouse124
Information82
  
Finance & Insurance1,691
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn71
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv18
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other1,602
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing97
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv324
Legal Services49
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises100
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt119
Educational Services482
HealthCare/Social Assist550
Arts/Entertainment/Rec181
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs402
Accommodation7
Food Srv/Drinking Places395
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin318
Auto Repair/Maintenance51
Public Administration Emp123

Source: ESRI, 2021-08-29

Educational Attainment (25+)

Mountlake Terrace2021
Some High School490
Graduated High School2,440
Associates Degree1,876
Bachelor's Degree3,968
Graduate Degree1,928

Source: ESRI, 2021-08-29

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Businesses
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Businesses by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Businesses522
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt Bus1
Mining Bus0
Utilities Bus0
Construction Bus46
Manufacturing Bus15
Wholesale Trade Bus19
  
Retail Trade Bus53
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers Bus7
Furn & Home Furnish Str Bus1
Electronics & Appl Store Bus0
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip Bus9
Food & Beverage Stores Bus14
Health/Pers Care Stores Bus6
Gasoline Stations Bus4
Clothing/Accessory Store Bus0
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music Bus3
General Merchandise Str Bus0
Misc Store Retailers Bus5
Nonstore Retailers Bus4
  
Transportation/Warehouse Bus10
Information Bus9
  
Finance & Insurance Bus33
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn Bus11
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv Bus5
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other Bus17
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing Bus30
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv Bus58
Legal Services Bus7
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises Bus1
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt Bus19
Educational Services Bus16
HealthCare/Social Assist Bus54
Arts/Entertainment/Rec Bus16
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs Bus33
Accommodation Bus1
Food Srv/Drinking Places Bus32
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin Bus71
Auto Repair/Maintenance Bus6
Public Administration Bus10

Source: ESRI, 2021-08-29

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