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Published: Sunday, March 11, 2012, 12:01 a.m.

Census snapshot: Lynnwood

  • Lynnwood, Snohomish County, Washington.

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    Lynnwood, Snohomish County, Washington.

This is one of a series of looks at Snohomish and Island county communities based on data from the U.S. Census of 2010. Lynnwood is the fourth-most-populous city in Snohomish County and 29th-largest in Washington. It's an urban-suburban small city, with a population more ethnically diverse than Snohomish County as a whole or the state. Straddling the junction of Interstate 5 and the north end of Interstate 405, Lynnwood anchors Seattle's north suburbs with a sizable commercial district, including Alderwood mall. The name Lynnwood comes from a developer from Seattle who planned to build something at Highway 99 and Alderwood Road (now 196th Street SW). He named the building "Lynn" for his wife and "wood" for Alderwood. Other stores took the name and the area became known as the Lynnwood Business District. Lynnwood was incorporated in 1959. The area was originally platted, developed and sold as one-acre lots for raising chickens.

Lynnwood population vs. Snohomish County and Washington

At a glanceLynnwoodCountyWashington
Population, 201035,836713,3356,724,540
Population change, 2000 to 20105.9%17.7%14.1%
Population, 200033,847606,0245,894,121
Persons under 5 years6.3%6.6%6.5%
Persons under 18 years21.7%24.4%23.5%
Persons 65 years and over13.4%10.3%12.3%
Female persons51.0%50.0%50.2%
White persons63.8%78.4%77.3%
Black persons5.5%2.5%3.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native persons1.1%1.4%1.5%
Asian persons17.3%8.9%7.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islanders0.5%0.4%0.6%
Persons reporting two or more races5.1%4.6%4.7%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin13.3%9.0%11.2%
White persons not Hispanic58.6%74.3%72.5%

More about the city of Lynnwood

At the U.S. Census Bureau website:
City of Lynnwood official website:

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