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The City of Lake Stevens had a population of 37,814 as of July 1, 2022. Lake Stevens 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 Lake Stevens is located at latitude 48.0151 and longitude -122.0637 in Snohomish County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lake Stevens encompass a land area of 8.88 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Snohomish County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 220 feet.

The City of Lake Stevens 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 Lake Stevens is located within Lake Stevens Division of Snohomish County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Lake Stevens: Stevens Lake.

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Lake Stevens, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)


Total Population 37,814 (100%)
Population in Households 37,714 (99.7%)
Population in Families 31,405 (83.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 100 ( 0.3%)
Population Density 4,125
Diversity Index2 54


Median Household Income $105,689
Average Household Income $127,090
% of Income for Mortgage4 26%
Per Capita Income $43,183
Wealth Index5 114


Total HU (Housing Units) 13,150 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,821 (74.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,961 (22.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 368 ( 2.8%)
Median Home Value $519,548
Average Home Value $570,648
Housing Affordability Index3 94


Total Households 12,782
Average Household Size 2.95
Family Households 9,229
Average Family Size 3.00
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population 2.68% 0.55%
Households 2.52% 0.47%
Families   0.48%
Median Household Income   2.46%
Per Capita Income   3.28%
Owner Occupied HU   0.80%

Lake Stevens, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lake Stevens to the other 639 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 # 34 95th
Population Density # 43 93rd
Median Household Income # 130 80th
Housing Affordability Index # 273 43rd
Per Capita Income # 247 62nd
Diversity Index # 216 67th

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