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Mountlake Terrace, Washington
—  City  —
Location of Mountlake Terrace, Washington.
Coordinates: 47°47′27″N 122°18′24″W / 47.79083°N 122.30667°W / 47.79083; -122.30667Coordinates: 47°47′27″N 122°18′24″W / 47.79083°N 122.30667°W / 47.79083; -122.30667
Country United States
State Washington
County Snohomish
 - Total 4.1 sq mi (10.7 km2)
 - Land 4.0 sq mi (10.5 km2)
 - Water 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Elevation 456 ft (139 m)
Population (July 1, 2008)
 - Total 19,912
 - Density 5,036.7/sq mi (1,946.0/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 - Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 98043
Area code(s) 425
FIPS code 53-47490[1]
GNIS feature ID 1512488[2]

Mountlake Terrace is a city in Snohomish County, Washington, United States. The population was 20,362 at the 2000 census.



Mountlake Terrace was officially incorporated on November 30, 1954. Previously known as "Alderwood Manor", this area was first settled at the turn of the century when the logging industries flourished. Subsequently the land was platted into "ranches" for the growing of mink, chinchillas, and poultry. The residential community of Mountlake Terrace began with the speculative construction of homes for returning WWII veterans and their young families. Within ten years the population had grown to 5,000 and a group of civic minded residents took steps to create a municipal government. The citizens enthusiastically set to work building a City Hall with a full range of services for its growing population.


Mountlake Terrace is located at 47°47′27″N 122°18′24″W / 47.790969°N 122.306636°W / 47.790969; -122.306636 (47.790969, -122.306636).[3] The city's elevation above sea level ranges between 262 and 530 feet (160 m), with an average altitude of 440 feet (130 m).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.2 square miles (10.7 km2), of which, 4.0 square miles (10.5 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km2) is water. The total area is 2.65 % water.


Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1960 9,122
1970 16,600 82.0%
1980 16,534 −0.4%
1990 19,320 16.9%
2000 20,362 5.4%
Est. 2008 19,912 −2.2%

As of the 2000 census[1], there were 20,362 people, 7,962 households, and 5,016 families residing in the city. The population density was 5,036.7 people per square mile (1,946.0/km2). There were 8,217 housing units at an average density of 2,032.6/sq mi (785.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 77.70% White, 2.52% African-American, 1.08% Native American, 10.64% Asian, 0.58% Pacific Islander, 2.61% from other races, and 4.87% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.65% of the population.

There were 7,962 households out of which 32.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.2% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.0% were non-families. 26.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the city the population was spread out with 25.3% under the age of 18, 9.8% from 18 to 24, 35.6% from 25 to 44, 20.2% from 45 to 64, and 9.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 98.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $47,238, and the median income for a family was $52,117. Males had a median income of $37,421 versus $28,796 for females. The per capita income for the city was $21,566. About 5.8% of families and 8.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.3% of those under the age of 18 and 7.6% of those ages 65 and older.

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