Mountlake Terrace, WA

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Population

20,922

0.843% growth

Median Age

36.7


Median Household Income

$69,727

4.83% growth

Poverty Rate

7.63%


Number of Employees

11,638

1.91% growth

Median Property Value

$311,300

13.2% growth

About

In 2017, Mountlake Terrace, WA had a population of 20.9k people with a median age of 36.7 and a median household income of $69,727. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Mountlake Terrace, WA grew from 20,747 to 20,922, a 0.843% increase and its median household income grew from $66,512 to $69,727, a 4.83% increase.

The population of Mountlake Terrace, WA is 64.8% White Alone, 12% Asian Alone, and 10.4% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Mountlake Terrace, WA speak a non-English language, and 90.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Mountlake Terrace, WA are Gene Juarez Academy of Beauty-Mountlake Terrace (112 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Mountlake Terrace, WA is $311,300, and the homeownership rate is 56%. Most people in Mountlake Terrace, WA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 29.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Mountlake Terrace, WA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Mountlake Terrace, WA employs 11.6k people. The largest industries in Mountlake Terrace, WA are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,913 people), Retail Trade (1,506 people), and Manufacturing (1,204 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($79,500), Public Administration ($59,052), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($56,841).

Median household income in Mountlake Terrace, WA is $69,727. Males in Mountlake Terrace, WA have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $53,882. The income inequality in Mountlake Terrace, WA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.467, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$69,727

2017 value

± $4,801

4.83%

1 Year Growth

± 8.25%

Households in Mountlake Terrace, WA have a median annual income of $69,727, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $66,512 in 2016, which represents a 4.83% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$73,040

Average Male Salary

± $1,385

$53,882

Average Female Salary

± $1,130

In 2017, full-time male employees in Washington made 1.36 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $65,555 ± $3,156

  2. White

    $57,225 ± $943

  3. Two or More Races

    $46,049 ± $3,328

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Washington workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.15 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Mountlake Terrace, WA is from Washington.

0.467

2017 Wage GINI

0.467

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Washington was 0.467 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.104% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Washington was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Washington in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Washington across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 513

  2. Census Tract 519.05

  3. Census Tract 512

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Mountlake Terrace, WA was Census Tract 513 with a value of $69,770, followed by Census Tract 519.05 and Census Tract 512, with respective values of $63,056 and $62,056.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

7.63% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Mountlake Terrace, WA (1.59k out of 20.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 35 - 44.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    979 ± 208

  2. Hispanic

    422 ± 172

  3. Black

    168 ± 160

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Mountlake Terrace, WA is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

11.6k

2017 Value

± 723

1.91%

1 Year growth

± 8.69%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Mountlake Terrace, WA grew at a rate of 1.91%, from 11.4k employees to 11.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Mountlake Terrace, WA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,728 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,008 people), and Management Occupations (968 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Mountlake Terrace, WA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Mountlake Terrace, WA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,728 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,008 people), and Management Occupations (968 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Mountlake Terrace, WA has an unusually high number of residents working as Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (2.53 times higher than expected), Computer & Mathematical Occupations (1.51 times), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations (1.42 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Mountlake Terrace, WA, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($91,071), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($75,078), and Management Occupations ($70,500).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

11.6k

2017 Value

± 723

1.91%

1 Year growth

± 8.69%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Mountlake Terrace, WA grew at a rate of 1.91%, from 11.4k employees to 11.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Mountlake Terrace, WA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,913 people), Retail Trade (1,506 people), and Manufacturing (1,204 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Mountlake Terrace, WA, though some of these residents may live in Mountlake Terrace, WA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Mountlake Terrace, WA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,913 people), Retail Trade (1,506 people), and Manufacturing (1,204 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Mountlake Terrace, WA has an unusually high number of Other Services, Except Public Administration (1.41 times higher than expected), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1.2 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.19 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Mountlake Terrace, WA, by median earnings, are Information ($79,500), Public Administration ($59,052), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($56,841).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Washington to other states, or from other states to Washington.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $38.6B

  2. $37.2B

  3. $28.3B

In 2015, the top outbound Washington product (by dollars) was Transport equip. with $38.6B, followed by Mixed freight ($37.2B) and Gasoline ($28.3B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Washington products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$296B

2015 Value

$444B

Projected 2045 Value

50.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Washington trade was $296B. This is expected to increase 50.1% to $444B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Washington trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Washington to other states, or from other states to Washington.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $26.3B

  2. $14.2B

  3. $9.45B

In 2015, the top outbound Washington domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Oregon with $26.3B, followed by California with $14.2B and Tennessee and $9.45B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Washington shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

92.7% of the population of Mountlake Terrace, WA has health coverage, with 57.7% on employee plans, 14.9% on Medicaid, 8.73% on Medicare, 9.67% on non-group plans, and 1.73% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Mountlake Terrace, WA was $7,913 in 2014. This is a 4% increase from the previous year ($7,609).

Primary care physicians in Mountlake Terrace, WA see 1202 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.839% increase from the previous year (1192 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1254 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 335 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Garfield County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14%). Additionally, Adams County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (36.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,202 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Washington see an average of 1,202 patients per year. This represents a 0.839% increase from the previous year (1,192 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

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Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,913

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,328

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,851

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,997

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Washington (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4%, from $7,609 to $7,913.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

7.3%

Uninsured

57.7%

Employer Coverage

14.9%

Medicaid

8.73%

Medicare

9.67%

Non-Group

1.73%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Mountlake Terrace, WA declined by 21.6% from 9.3% to 7.3%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Mountlake Terrace, WA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 14% prevalence

  2. 13.6% prevalence

  3. 13.4% prevalence

Garfield County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Washington, at 14%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Washington by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Mountlake Terrace, WA is home to a population of 20.9k people, from which 90.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 21.7% of Mountlake Terrace, WA residents were born outside of the country (4.55k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Mountlake Terrace, WA is composed of 13.6k White Alone residents (64.8%), 2.51k Asian Alone residents (12%), 2.17k Hispanic or Latino residents (10.4%), 1.31k Black or African American Alone residents (6.28%), 1.02k Two or More Races residents (4.87%), 242 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (1.16%), 81 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.387%), and 25 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.119%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Mountlake Terrace, WA are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

34

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.9

45

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Mountlake Terrace, WA was 36.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 34, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 45. But people in Mountlake Terrace, WA are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Mountlake Terrace, WA residents was 37.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

21.7%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

4.55k people

19.3%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

4k people

As of 2017, 21.7% of Mountlake Terrace, WA residents (4.55k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Mountlake Terrace, WA was 19.3%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    237,445 ± 11,764 people

  2. Philippines

    67,799 ± 6,362 people

  3. India

    67,429 ± 6,345 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Washington was Mexico, the natal country of 237,445 Washington residents, followed by Philippines with 67,799 and India with 67,429.

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Citizenship

90.8%

2017 Citizenship

91.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 90.8% of Mountlake Terrace, WA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Mountlake Terrace, WA was 91.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    13.6k ± 616

  2. Asian Alone

    2.51k ± 345

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    2.17k ± 446

In 2017, there were 5.4 times more White Alone residents (13.6k people) in Mountlake Terrace, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.51k Asian Alone and 2.17k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Mountlake Terrace, WA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Mountlake Terrace, WA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Mountlake Terrace, WA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Mountlake Terrace, WA are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    592 ± 164

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    134 ± 67

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    131 ± 79

Mountlake Terrace, WA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.42 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Mountlake Terrace, WA awarded 112 degrees. The student population of Mountlake Terrace, WA is skewed towards women, with 7 male students and 157 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Mountlake Terrace, WA are White (70 and 62.5%), followed by Two or More Races (13 and 11.6%), Hispanic or Latino (9 and 8.04%), and Unknown (6 and 5.36%).

The largest universities in Mountlake Terrace, WA by number of degrees awarded are Gene Juarez Academy of Beauty-Mountlake Terrace (112 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Mountlake Terrace, WA are General Cosmetology (90 and 80.4%), Nail Specialist & Manicurist (13 and 11.6%), and Cosmetology, Barber, & Nail Instructor (9 and 8.04%).

The median tuition costs in Mountlake Terrace, WA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 90 degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Mountlake Terrace, WA was General Cosmetology with 90 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Mountlake Terrace, WA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

112 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Mountlake Terrace, WA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Gene Juarez Academy of Beauty-Mountlake Terrace with 112 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

7

Degrees Awarded to Men

105

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 7 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Mountlake Terrace, WA, which is 0.0667 times less than the 105 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    70 degrees awarded

  2. Two or More Races

    13 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    9 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Mountlake Terrace, WA were to White students. These 70 degrees mean that there were 5.38 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Two or More Races, with 13 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Mountlake Terrace, WA was $311,300 in 2017, which is 1.43 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $274,900 to $311,300, a 13.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Mountlake Terrace, WA is 56%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Mountlake Terrace, WA have an average commute time of 29.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Mountlake Terrace, WA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$69,727

Median Household Income

± $4,801

8.22k

Number of Households

± 576

In 2017, the median household income of the 8.22k households in Mountlake Terrace, WA grew to $69,727 from the previous year's value of $66,512.

The following chart displays the households in Mountlake Terrace, WA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$311,300

2017 Median

± $13,647

$274,900

2016 Median

± $9,673

In 2017, the median property value in Mountlake Terrace, WA grew to to $311,300 from the previous year's value of $274,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Mountlake Terrace, WA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Mountlake Terrace, WA the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$2k - $3k

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Mountlake Terrace, WA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Mountlake Terrace, WA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $2k - $3k range.

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Rent vs Own

56%

2017 Homeownership

56.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 56% of the housing units in Mountlake Terrace, WA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 56.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Mountlake Terrace, WA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Mountlake Terrace, WA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Mountlake Terrace, WA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

29.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Mountlake Terrace, WA have a longer commute time (29.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.59% of the workforce in Mountlake Terrace, WA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    73.4%

  2. Public Transit

    11.1%

  3. Carpooled

    9.72%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Mountlake Terrace, WA was Drove Alone, followed by those who Public Transit and those who Carpooled.

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