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Lynden, Washington - Basic Facts

The City of Lynden had a population of 14,071 as of July 1, 2019. 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 48.9465 and longitude -122.4521 in Whatcom County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lynden 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, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Lynden, WA Housing Affordability Index is 95
State of Washington Housing Affordability Index is 95
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Lynden, WA Wealth Index is 99
State of Washington Wealth Index is 118
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 14,071 (100%)
Population in Households 13,902 (98.8%)
Population in Families 11,874 (84.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 169 ( 1.2%)
Population Density 2,606
Diversity Index2 38
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $66,214
Average Household Income $86,132
Per Capita Income $32,715
Wealth Index4 99

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 5,546 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,667 (66.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,682 (30.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 196 ( 3.5%)
Median Home Value $364,961
Housing Affordability Index3 95
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 5,350
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 3,772
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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 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.
  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 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 1.73% 1.63%
Households 1.62% 1.57%
Families 1.58% 1.55%
Median Household Income   4.92%
Per Capita Income   3.24%

Lynden, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lynden to the other 625 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 94 85th
Population Density # 117 81st
Diversity Index # 286 54th
Median Household Income # 273 56th
Per Capita Income # 274 56th

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