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The City of Bothell had a population of 38,485 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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

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Bothell, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 38,485
Daytime Population: Workers 25,546
Daytime Population: Residents 18,579
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 44,125
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.15
Population in Households 37,997
Population in Familes 30,245
Population in Group Qrtrs 488
Population Density2 3,179
Diversity Index3 53


Median Household Income $84,022
Average Household Income $107,660
Per Capita Income $42,414


Total Housing Units 15,918 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,017 (62.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,258 (33.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 643 ( 4.0%)
Median Home Value $401,420
Average Home Value $436,388


Total Households 15,275
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 10,062
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.93% 1.75%
Households 1.72% 1.69%
Families 1.9% 1.66%
Median Household Income   2.47%
Per Capita Income   2.46%

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, 2017 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 Density # 73 89th
Diversity Index # 167 73rd
Median Household Income # 104 84th
Per Capita Income # 87 86th

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