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Lynnwood, Washington - Basic Facts

The City of Lynnwood is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Snohomish County at latitude 47.8298 and longitude -122.3056. Snohomish County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 394 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Lynnwood, but most people and references simply refer to it as Lynnwood, Washington.

The P1 Census Class Code for Lynnwood indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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Lynnwood, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 36,074
Population in Households 35,444
Population in Familes 26,498
Population in Group Qrtrs 630
Population Density1 4,603
Diversity Index2 69


Total Households 14,230
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 8,455
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 15,287 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,263 (47.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,967 (45.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,057 ( 6.9%)
Median Home Value $295,883
Average Home Value $315,794


Median Household Income $50,291
Average Household Income $64,057
Per Capita Income $25,641
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.16% 0.65%
Households 0.2% 0.68%
Families -0.13% 0.56%
Median Household Income   2.34%
Per Capita Income   2.76%
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 628 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 31 95th
Population Density1 # 18 97th
Diversity Index2 # 61 90th
Median Household Income # 354 44th
Per Capita Income # 317 50th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Washington Census Data Comparison Tool.