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Overview

Introduction to Lynnwood, Washington

Lynnwood, Washington, in Snohomish county, is 4 miles N of Shoreline, Washington (center to center) and 14 miles N of Seattle, Washington. Part of the surrounding Seattle - Bellevue - Everett metro area, the city is not an isolated city. Lynnwood is home to some 33,847 residents.

Lynnwood History

The place now known as Lynnwood was originally part of an unincorporated area called Alderwood Manor. It was platted and developed as land for raising chickens. The community was named after Lynn Oburn, the wife of one of the town promoters. Major growth and development of this area took place during the suburban boom of the 1940s. Lynnwood was officially incorporated on April 20, 1959.

Lynnwood and nearby Attractions

  • Transportation Museum
  • Mukilteo Lighthouse
  • Edmonds Historical Museum
  • Hall Lake
  • James Village Shopping Center
  • Scriber Lake Park

Things To Do In Lynnwood

Lynnwood provides easy access to a number of historical sites and museums. The Transportation Museum, housed in the Wickers Building, has interesting exhibits on different modes of transportation. It allows offers visits tours of the Interurban Car 55. The Edmonds Arts Festival Museum and Edmonds Historical Museum are also nearby. The city has two stunningly beautiful lakes called Scriber Lake and Hall Lake. Visitors can also enjoy shopping at the James Village Shopping Center and the Lynnwood Shopping Center. In addition, Lynnwood hosts the Beaux Arts Celebration every October.

Lynnwood Transportation

Snohomish County (Paine Field) Airport is nearby.

Lynnwood Higher Education

Edmonds Community College provides educational opportunities to residents of Lynnwood. Other institutes nearby include Lake Washington Technical College, Seattle Community College-North Campus, and Everett Community College.

People

Total Population 36,267
Male Share of the Population 50.3%
Female Share of the Population 49.7%
Senior Citizens 14.9%
Employed Population 16+ 17,745
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 43.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 26.4%
Median Earnings25+ $35,139
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,675
Median Earnings With High School Degree $29,959

Wealth

Median Family Income $64,061
% Above Poverty Level 84.5%
% Below Poverty Level 15.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 29 minutes
% Working from Home 3.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.1%
% Using Public Transportation 10.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 30.7%
Median Gross Rent $979
Median House Value $273,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 40.5%
US/American 0.1%
English 8.6%
Irish 7.9%

Lynnwood Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles N of Shoreline, Washington (center to center)
Nearest Large City 14 miles N of Seattle, Washington
County Snohomish
Standard Zip Codes 98036, 98037
P.O. Box Zip Codes 98046
Phone Area Codes 425
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 47.821
Longitude -122.313

Lynnwood Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station SEATTLE SAND PT WSFO
Distance 10 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
Station SEATTLE TACOMA AP
Distance 24.5 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
Station QUILCENE 2 SW
Distance 28 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 45 F
Apr Temp 38 to 61 F
Jul Temp 51 to 77 F
Oct Temp 40 to 62 F
Annual Precip 54.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Brier 6,255 $104,861
Edmonds 40,343 $95,607
Lake Forest Park 12,938 $116,703
Mountlake Terrace 20,318 $70,857
Shoreline 54,254 $82,052
Woodway 1,330 $173,750
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Lynnwood High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

MEADOWDALE HIGH SCHOOL
6002 168TH ST SW
425-670-7651
Serves 1,619 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22.5

LYNNWOOD HIGH SCHOOL
3001 184TH ST SW
425-670-7520
Serves 1,397 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21.2

SCRIBER LAKE HIGH SCHOOL
20525 52ND AVE W
425-670-7270
A Non-traditional School
Serves 209 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.1

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20420 68TH AVE W
425-670-7189
A Special Education School
Serves 80 students.

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425-670-7350
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425-670-7189
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Serves 8 students.

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