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Sultan, Washington - Basic Facts

The City of Sultan had a population of 5,030 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Sultan is located at latitude 47.8704 and longitude -121.8035 in Snohomish County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sultan (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.15 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Snohomish County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 108 feet.

The City of Sultan (GNIS ID: 2411999) 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 Sultan is located within Sultan Division of Snohomish County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sultan 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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Sultan, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 5,030
Population in Households 5,030
Population in Familes 4,153
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,598
Diversity Index2 45


Total Households 1,726
Average Household Size 2.91
Family Households 1,234
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,885 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,207 (64.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 519 (27.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 159 ( 8.4%)
Median Home Value $233,880
Average Home Value $277,258


Median Household Income $59,731
Average Household Income $67,724
Per Capita Income $23,327
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.26% 1.52%
Households 1.15% 1.45%
Families 1.25% 1.4%
Median Household Income   2.06%
Per Capita Income   1.75%
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.

Sultan, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sultan 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 # 191 70th
Population Density1 # 183 71st
Diversity Index2 # 219 65th
Median Household Income # 237 62nd
Per Capita Income # 446 29th

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