Maple Valley has the 1208th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 13.2% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Maple Valley is part of the Seattle metro area. Unemployment in the Seattle area is 4%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting worse. Seattle has the 11th largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Maple Valley is above average at $61,000, and the median cost of a home in Maple Valley is $288,900, which is above the national average. 35% of workers in Maple Valley hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 97% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Maple Valley. 65% of Maple Valley workers drive to work alone, 11% take public transit, 10% carpool, and 13% walk. People in Maple Valley spend an average of 37 minutes commuting to work, which is longer than the national average of 26 minutes.