A small city located in Washington, Cottage Lake has just over 24,000 residents. Middle-aged professionals can expect to feel welcome, as they make up an above-average portion of the community, while young professionals account for a smaller percentage of the city. Most residents own their homes in Cottage Lake, and 8% of residents rent. Relatively high rent costs may be playing a role, as the average rent of $1,738 a month is substantially higher than the state average of $1,208.
Cottage Lake has an average commute time of about 33 minutes. Driving is the most common mode of getting to work, chosen by 40% of commuters, while public transit isn't extensively used. Relatively few workers commute on foot.
There are four primary industries in Cottage Lake: scientific, manufacturing, retail, and healthcare. Together, these industries make up 27% of the city's workforce. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many workers in these industries are in management, as 12% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any profession. With an average annual income of nearly $145K, eighth-highest in the state, Cottage Lake workers are generally well-compensated for their efforts. Cottage Lake's average income also compares favorably to the national average ($73,345). Compared to the national average (7%), Cottage Lake has a high concentration of residents older than 25 who have advanced degrees, as 14% possess a Master's degree or a Doctorate. Additionally, 25% have a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average.
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