Mill Creek, Washington

Mill Creek, Washington
Mill Creek, Washington
—  City  —
Street in the Mill Creek Town Center
Location of Mill Creek, Washington
Coordinates: 47°51′42″N 122°12′16″W / 47.86167°N 122.20444°W / 47.86167; -122.20444Coordinates: 47°51′42″N 122°12′16″W / 47.86167°N 122.20444°W / 47.86167; -122.20444
Country United States
State Washington
County Snohomish
 – Total 3.6 sq mi (9.2 km2)
 – Land 3.6 sq mi (9.2 km2)
 – Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 377 ft (115 m)
Population (2010)
 – Total 18,244
 – Density 3,231.3/sq mi (1,247.6/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 – Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP codes 98012, 98082
Area code 425
FIPS code 53-45865[1]
GNIS feature ID 1534566[2]

Mill Creek is a city in Snohomish County, Washington, United States. It is located approximately 20 miles north-northeast of downtown Seattle and is part of the Seattle metropolitan area. The 2010 census population as of 18,244. Mill Creek was originally a planned community built around a golf course and country club as its centerpiece.

Based on per capita income, Mill Creek ranks 19th of 522 areas in the state of Washington to be ranked.



Mill Creek was officially incorporated on August 30, 1983. The city has rapidly grown with large number of families and jobs and now contains a mixed-use, city-sponsored complex called Mill Creek Town Center. Before the turn of the 21st century much of Mill Creek was woods, but recently many apartment complexes have been built all along Bothell-Everett Highway and some other roads throughout the city. This has attributed to a much larger High school, going from a 2A school at its inception (1994) to a 4A school at around 2,000 students. It contains a large part of the green belt in the south-eastern part of town.


Elementary schools near the city include Mill Creek Elementary, Cedarwood Elementary, and Woodside Elementary school.

Heatherwood Middle school is the local secondary school along with Gateway Middle school which is located just outside city limits.

Mill Creek is also home to Henry M. Jackson High School. All schools are part of the Everett School District.


Mill Creek is located at 47°51′42″N 122°12′16″W / 47.86167°N 122.20444°W / 47.86167; -122.20444 (47.861763, -122.204408).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.6 square miles (9.2 km²), all of it land.

Several creeks flow through the city, including North Creek, Penny Creek, and Nickel Creek.[4] There is also a creek located entirely within city limits called Mill Creek, though it was not officially given this name until 2001. Prior to that, it was known informally as Smokehouse Creek.[4]


Historical populations
Census Pop.
1990 7,180
2000 11,525 60.5%
2010 18,244 58.3%

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 11,525 people, 4,631 households, and 3,250 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,231.3 people per square mile (1,246.5/km²). There were 4,769 housing units at an average density of 1,337.1 per square mile (515.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 81.49% White, 1.41% African American, 0.43% Native American, 12.64% Asian, 0.25% Pacific Islander, 1.12% from other races, and 2.65% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.25% of the population.

There were 4,631 households out of which 32.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.8% were married couples living together, 5.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.8% were non-families. 24.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the city the age distribution of the population shows 24.3% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 28.7% from 25 to 44, 27.1% from 45 to 64, and 11.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 93.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.6 males.

Educational levels within the city stand at 95% High School Graduate or higher (7352), and 47.7% Bachelors Degree or higher (3688).

The median income for a household in the city was $69,702, and the median income for a family was $87,263. Males had a median income of $59,070 versus $39,138 for females. The per capita income for the city was $36,234. About 3.0% of families and 3.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.2% of those under age 18 and 3.6% of those age 65 or over.

Parks and recreation

Mill Creek contains several neighborhood and community parks and recreational facilities, including Nickel Creek Park, Heron Park, Cougar Park, and the Mill Creek Sports Park. There is also the private golf course around which the original community was built, as well as a nature preserve through which Penny Creek flows. County parks located near the city include McCollum Park and North Creek Park.

In addition to parks, the city has various public and private walking and cycling trails. The major public trail is the North Creek Trail which runs from McCollum Park south to 164th Street SE and approximately parallels North Creek.


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ a b "Chapter XII: Environmental Element". Mill Creek Comprehensive Plan. City of Mill Creek. 2011. Retrieved 21 August 2011. 

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