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Maple Valley is a city in King County, in the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue metro area.

The latitude of Maple Valley is 47.406N. The longitude is -122.037W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 338 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 14,119.


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Median household income
Local
$67,159
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Maple Valley demographic reports
Maple Valley is in the Cedar River valley.
Former and merged names include:
· Vine Maple Valley
The first non-Native American residents arrived the late 1870s.

Plans for development were made in the late 1880s. The first railroad line arrived around this time.

The area, especially nearby lakes, became a popular resort destination starting in the 1920s.

The community incorporated, as a city, in 1997.

Public transportation: Metro Transit (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 22. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.5 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Maple Valley Days - June 8-10, 2007
Dates often change. Check Maple Valley web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Lake Wilderness Park, Lake Wilderness Trail

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Maple Valley demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the King County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Seattle area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 98042 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

18% of Maple Valley residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Maple Valley ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Maple Valley was $24,859, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

32% of Maple Valley residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Maple Valley festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Maple Valley, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $755.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,539.


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Libraries in Maple Valley include Maple Valley Library ... View libraries

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Politics

King County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Maple Valley political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Maple Valley workers is 37 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Maple Valley between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.1 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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