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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Mill Creek is a suburb of Seattle with a population of 19,706. Mill Creek is in Snohomish County and is one of the best places to live in Washington. Living in Mill Creek offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Mill Creek there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Mill Creek and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Mill Creek are highly rated.
About Mill Creek...
Population
19,706

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$445,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,545
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    40%
  • Own
    60%
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Mill Creek Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    23.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    28.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    37.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    244.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,196.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    127.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    33%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    15%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Mill Creek

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$93,063
National
$55,322

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Mill Creek Reviews

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We just moved to Mill Creek and it is a great neighborhood. The Town Center has many good restaurants and shops, and it has a nice walking trail. The only downside is the commute. The only way to get to Mill Creek from I-5 is to go down 164th or 128th, and both of these streets are gridlocked most of the time. It took me 30 minutes to go 2 miles the other day. It makes me hate living in the Seattle area!
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Have been a resident past 20 yrs, ready to move asap. It used to be a nice place to live but now the area is terribly overpopulated and overpriced. Roads are already congested and a 350 unit low income development is being built. We never saw crime or homelessness in this area but we sure do now. Panhandlers begging for money at major intersections & grocery store parking lot. Can't go to some parks anymore due to safety reasons & syringes on the ground. Town center area is fun to visit. Schools are pretty good. Sadly whenever there are special events, the crowds & gridlock traffic take the fun out of it.
I enjoy the atmosphere and friendliness of the city, as it is constantly growing. The people are kind and everyone works as a community. There is lots to do and many great places to eat. All the schools I have attended have been considered some of the best in the State, and I have to agree as they have allowed me to be successful in school. The restaurants are great, and there is some quality things to do in your free time. It is very suburban but there is lots of trees and many "woodsy" type areas to change things up. The big issue is the affordability of housing in this are, but past that it's a great place to be at.