The town of Lake Forest Park, Washington is home to slightly more than 13,000 people. Retirees account for a greater percentage of the population (18%) here than nationally (14%), while young adults are less well-represented. Renters tend to be in the minority in Lake Forest Park, and 77% of residents own their homes. The average rent for Lake Forest Park is $365/month more than the state average.
Lake Forest Park has an average commute time of about 34 minutes, longer than the Washington average of about 29 minutes. Driving is the most common means of commuting to work, chosen by 40% of residents, while public transit is used by only 5% of the city. Walking isn't a common way to get to work.
Lake Forest Park residents have a wide range of industries from which to choose, the most common four of which are healthcare, scientific, education, and retail. Combined, these industries account for 26% of the city's workforce. Meanwhile, looking at job function, 9% of residents work in management, making it the top profession in the city. With an average annual income of about $111K, Lake Forest Park workers take home more than their peers elsewhere in Washington. Lake Forest Park's average income also compares favorably to the national average of $73,345. Lake Forest Park has a high percentage of residents older than 25 who have advanced degrees compared to the national average (7%), as 15% have earned a Master's or a Doctoral degree. In addition, 22% have earned a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average.