Lynnwood, WA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lynnwood, Washington - Basic Facts

The City of Lynnwood had a population of 37,350 as of July 1, 2016. Lynnwood ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Washington. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Lynnwood is located at latitude 47.8298 and longitude -122.3056 in Snohomish County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lynnwood (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.85 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Snohomish County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 394 feet.

The City of Lynnwood (GNIS ID: 2410900) 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 Lynnwood is located within Edmonds Division of Snohomish County.

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

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


Total Population 37,350
Population in Households 36,719
Population in Familes 27,540
Population in Group Qrtrs 631
Population Density1 4,758
Diversity Index2 70


Total Households 14,584
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 8,691
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 15,476 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,452 (48.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,131 (46.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 892 ( 5.8%)
Median Home Value $317,214
Average Home Value $333,048


Median Household Income $54,093
Average Household Income $70,000
Per Capita Income $28,085
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.67% 1.09%
Households 0.54% 1.0%
Families 0.36% 0.95%
Median Household Income   1.59%
Per Capita Income   1.64%
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.

Lynnwood, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lynnwood 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 # 30 95th
Population Density1 # 15 98th
Diversity Index2 # 59 91st
Median Household Income # 309 51st
Per Capita Income # 285 55th

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