Census snapshot: Mill Creek

This is one of a series of looks at Snohomish and Island county communities based on data from the U.S. Census of 2010.

Mill Creek was originally a planned community surrounding a golf course and country club, with development beginning in the mid-1970s in what was then unincorporated Snohomish County.

Within a few years, as more and more people moved in, residents felt the need to establish an identity apart from the nearby suburbs of Bothell and Lynnwood and have local control over services such as police. The city was incorporated in 1983.

There have been 14 annexations since. Between the 2000 and 2010 censuses, the population grew by 58 percent.

While there were a number of creeks in the area, there was no actual Mill Creek until 2000, when the city won approval from the state Board on Geographic Names to designate what was unofficially known as Smokehouse Creek to Mill Creek.

Mill Creek population vs. Snohomish County and Washington

Mill Creek County Washington
Population, 2010 18,244 713,335 6,724,540
Population change, 2000 to 2010 58.3% 17.7% 14.1%
Population, 2000 11,525 606,024 5,894,121
Persons under 5 years 5.7% 6.6% 6.5%
Persons under 18 years 23.3% 24.4% 23.5%
Persons 65 years and over 12.5% 10.3% 12.3%
Female persons 51.4% 50.0% 50.2%
White persons 74.2% 78.4% 77.3%
Black persons 2.2% 2.5% 3.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native persons 0.5% 1.4% 1.5%
Asian persons 16.7% 8.9% 7.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islanders 0.4% 0.4% 0.6%
Persons reporting two or more races 4.4% 4.6% 4.7%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin 5.6% 9.0% 11.2%
White persons not Hispanic 70.8% 74.3% 72.5%

More about the city of Mill Creek

At Wikipedia.org: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mill_Creek,_Washington

At the U.S. Census Bureau website: quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/53/5345865.html

City of Mill Creek official website: www.cityofmillcreek.com

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