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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.
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.
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.
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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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Maple Valley was $24,859, compared with $21,587 nationally.
32% of Maple Valley residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Maple Valley, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $755. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,539.
Libraries in Maple Valley include Maple Valley Library ... View libraries
King County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Maple Valley political report.
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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