Maple Valley 83 Exceptional
Maple Valley Livability #14 ranked city in Washington#1,771 ranked city in the USARanks better than 93% of areas

Livability Awards

A+ Maple Valley Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Maple Valley Cost of Living Cost of living is 23% higher than Washington
Maple Valley
14242% more expensive than the US average
11616% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Maple Valley cost of living
A+ Maple Valley Crime Total crime is 57% lower than Washington
Total crime
1,40845% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 7245% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-3%Year over year crime is down
Maple Valley crime
C+ Maple Valley Employment Household income is 57% higher than Washington
Median household income
$98,92579% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$38,22728% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
6%19% higher than the US average
Maple Valley employment
B- Maple Valley Housing Home value is 16% higher than Washington
Median home value
$312,60069% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,68477% higher than the US average
Home ownership
83%30% higher than the US average
Maple Valley real estate or Maple Valley rentals
A+ Maple Valley Schools HS graduation rate is 9% higher than Washington
High school grad. rates
95%14% higher than the US average
School test scores
73%49% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
21:133% higher than the US average
Maple Valley K-12 schools
A Maple Valley User Ratings There are a total of 12 ratings in Maple Valley
Overall user rating
81% 12 total ratings
User reviews rating
80% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
81% 11 total surveys
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      Living in Maple Valley, WA

      Maple Valley is a medium-sized city located in the state of Washington. The city has a population of 25,093 inhabitants. Maple Valley has a population density of 4,196 people per square mile. This would be considered well above the national population density level. At 83%, the majority of the Maple Valley population is White; this is followed by 6% Asian and 2% Black. Maple Valley has a high percentage of people who are married with children when compared to the rest of the country. In total, more than 84% of the population is classified as married and 44% have kids.

      If you’re considering moving to any new city, it could be a very intimidating task. However, it could also be a fulfilling experience if you are willing to get to know the area before actually living in Maple Valley, Washington. To help you find the best places to live in and around Maple Valley, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like amenities, education, employment and more.

      The livability score in Maple Valley is 81 out of 100 and the city is ranked in the 95th percentile of all cities across America. This is a terrific score, as Maple Valley ranks well in multiple categories! Maple Valley has also earned the rare honor of ranking in the top 10 percentile among all cities. If we consider each of the categories on their own, we see that Maple Valley ranks well for amenities (A+), crime (A+), education (A+) and housing (B-). There are some categories that Maple Valley does not rank well for, including: cost of living (F). It might be worth taking a closer look to figure out why.

      Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Maple Valley on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops.

      Crime rates can be the deciding factor for anyone looking to relocate to a new area. Maple Valley gets top scores for their low violent crime rates of 34 crimes per 100,000 residents, which are significantly lower than the national average.

      School test scores can be an important metric in deciding if the local area schools can provide a solid educational system for children. The schools in Maple Valley have a test score average of 73%, which is well above the US average.

      Based on multiple factors including: median home and rental prices, appreciation rates and home affordability, Maple Valley has received high marks in the housing category. Based on these calculations, the apartment rental and real estate market appears to be very healthy.

      Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Maple Valley. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Maple Valley are affordable. Median real estate prices in Maple Valley come in at $312,600, which is 16.1% higher than the Washington average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Maple Valley, the home price to income ratio is 3.2, which is 25.6% lower than the Washington average. For most people, purchasing a new home is the biggest investment they will make in their lifetime. Taking a look at overall real estate appreciation rates in Maple Valley will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In Maple Valley, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 3.8%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 10.5%.

      Maple Valley transportation information

      StatisticMaple ValleyWashingtonNational
      Average one way commute38min27min26min
      Workers who drive to work77.4%72.3%76.4%
      Workers who carpool9.6%10.2%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit3.8%6.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.2%0.9%0.6%
      Workers who walk0.9%3.6%2.8%
      Working from home7.0%5.6%4.6%
      Airports (within 30 miles of city center)0 (2)11354
      Amtrak train stations (within 30 miles of city center)0 (2)24711

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      Source: The Maple Valley, WA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).