Lynden, WA Profile: Facts & Data


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Lynden, Washington - Basic Facts

The City of Lynden had a population of 13,494 as of July 1, 2018. Lynden 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 Lynden is located at latitude 48.95 and longitude -122.4548 in Whatcom County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lynden (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.26 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Whatcom County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 108 feet.

The City of Lynden (GNIS ID: 2410899) 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 Lynden is located within Lynden Division of Whatcom County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Lynden: Squ-o-hal-itch.

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Lynden, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 13,494
Population in Households 13,328
Population in Familes 11,443
Population in Group Qrtrs 166
Population Density2 2,567
Diversity Index3 38


Median Household Income $58,994
Average Household Income $75,856
Per Capita Income $29,038


Total Housing Units 5,347 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,342 (62.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,764 (33.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 241 ( 4.5%)
Median Home Value $328,752
Average Home Value $373,923


Total Households 5,106
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 3,597
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.44% 1.54%
Households 1.25% 1.53%
Families 1.2% 1.51%
Median Household Income   3.54%
Per Capita Income   3.56%

Lynden, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lynden to the other 627 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 96 85th
Population Density # 122 81st
Diversity Index # 285 55th
Median Household Income # 308 51st
Per Capita Income # 336 47th

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