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The City of Bothell had a population of 37,145 as of July 1, 2016. Bothell ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Washington. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Bothell is located at latitude 47.7768 and longitude -122.205 in King County. The formal boundaries for the City of Bothell (see map below) encompass a land area of 12.1 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. King County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 72 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Bothell are located in King County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Snohomish County.

The City of Bothell (GNIS ID: 2409882) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Washington is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Bothell is located within Edmonds Division of King County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bothell population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bothell: Brackett's Landing, Sothell.

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Bothell, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 37,145
Population in Households 36,881
Population in Familes 29,436
Population in Group Qrtrs 264
Population Density1 3,069
Diversity Index2 52


Total Households 14,785
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 9,743
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 15,558 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,735 (62.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,050 (32.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 773 ( 5.0%)
Median Home Value $385,877
Average Home Value $423,449


Median Household Income $79,734
Average Household Income $101,690
Per Capita Income $40,051
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.66% 1.83%
Households 1.46% 1.74%
Families 1.68% 1.72%
Median Household Income   2.78%
Per Capita Income   1.72%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Bothell, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bothell to the other 627 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 32 95th
Population Density1 # 79 88th
Diversity Index2 # 168 74th
Median Household Income # 106 83rd
Per Capita Income # 81 87th

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