Introduction to Edmonds, Washington

Edmonds, Washington, in Snohomish county, is 4 miles NW of Shoreline, Washington (center to center) and 14 miles N of Seattle, Washington. The city is in the Seattle - Bellevue - Everett area.

Edmonds History

George Brackett, a logger, founded Edmonds in 1890. Earlier, he came to the area on a canoe searching for timber when a gust of wind beached his canoe at a spot which is now called "Brackett’s Landing." Brackett named the area Edmonds in 1884, and it was officially incorporated as a village in 1890. It was named after Vermont Senator George Franklin Edmunds. The Great Northern Railroad passed through Edmonds in 1891.

Edmonds and nearby Attractions

  • Old Milltown
  • Harbor Square
  • Five Corners
  • Firdale Village
  • Classic Cascade Symphony
  • Driftwood Players

Things To Do In Edmonds

There are several parks in Edmonds including a skate park, a dog park, and Edmonds Underwater Park which is a scuba diving site. Those who are artistically inclined flock to Edmonds Center for the Arts, which frequently hosts various performing art shows. The Edmonds Arts Festival, held during Father’s Day Weekend, is a three-day art exhibition that features artwork of the local students.

Edmonds Transportation

One can avail of flights from the Boeing Field/King County International Airport.

Edmonds Higher Education

Higher studies can be pursued at Puget Sound Christian College, Edmonds Community College, and Seattle Community College.


Total Population 40,689
Male Share of the Population 48.9%
Female Share of the Population 51.1%
Senior Citizens 20.6%
Employed Population 16+ 20,500
Age of the Population 48


% of people married 52%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 47.5%
Median Earnings25+ $49,041
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $25,093
Median Earnings With High School Degree $34,588


Median Family Income $97,866
% Above Poverty Level 91.7%
% Below Poverty Level 8.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 31 minutes
% Working from Home 7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.7%
% Using Public Transportation 8.9%


People Living Alone 30.8%
Median Gross Rent $1,141
Median House Value $393,700


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 27.5%
US/American 0.1%
English 14.2%
Irish 14.7%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Edmonds Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles NW of Shoreline, Washington (center to center)
Nearest Large City 14 miles N of Seattle, Washington
County Snohomish
Standard Zip Codes 98020, 98026
Phone Area Codes 425
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 47.81
Longitude -122.376

Edmonds Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 10.6 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 46 F
Apr Temp 42 to 58 F
Jul Temp 55 to 75 F
Oct Temp 46 to 60 F
Annual Precip 35.9 inches
Distance 22.1 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 45 F
Apr Temp 41 to 59 F
Jul Temp 54 to 75 F
Oct Temp 44 to 60 F
Annual Precip 53.9 inches
Distance 24 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 46 F
Apr Temp 42 to 58 F
Jul Temp 55 to 75 F
Oct Temp 46 to 60 F
Annual Precip 37 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Brier 6,443 $112,574
Lake Forest Park 13,059 $117,119
Lynnwood 36,491 $63,367
Mountlake Terrace 20,521 $74,170
Shoreline 54,774 $85,308
Woodway 1,337 $181,458

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Edmonds Hospitals

(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
(425) 640-4000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Edmonds High Schools

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7600 212TH STREET SW
Serves 1,759 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.9

23200 100TH AVE W
A Non-traditional School
Serves 463 students.

7821 224TH AVE SW
A Non-traditional School
Serves 463 students.

20100 84TH AVE W
A Special Education School
Serves 45 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 1.4

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