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People

Total Population 12,886
Male Share of the Population 46.4%
Female Share of the Population 53.6%
Senior Citizens 21.6%
Employed Population 16+ 5,368
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 64.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 27.9%
Median Earnings25+ $36,026
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $29,375
Median Earnings With High School Degree $32,023

Wealth

Median Family Income $70,645
% Above Poverty Level 92.1%
% Below Poverty Level 7.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 3.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.6%
% Using Public Transportation 0.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 25.1%
Median Gross Rent $915
Median House Value $275,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 22.8%
US/American 0%
English 10.6%
Irish 8.9%

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

Lynden Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 13 miles N of Bellingham, Washington (center to center)
Nearest Large City 92 miles N of Seattle, Washington
County Whatcom
Metro Area Bellingham
Standard Zip Codes 98264
Phone Area Codes 360
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 48.946
Longitude -122.45

Lynden 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 CLEARBROOK
Distance 5.5 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 43 F
Apr Temp 40 to 60 F
Jul Temp 51 to 75 F
Oct Temp 42 to 60 F
Annual Precip 45.7 inches
Station BELLINGHAM 3 SSW
Distance 16.2 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 46 F
Apr Temp 42 to 58 F
Jul Temp 54 to 73 F
Oct Temp 45 to 59 F
Annual Precip 34.8 inches
Station OLGA 2 SE
Distance 27.8 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 45 F
Apr Temp 40 to 57 F
Jul Temp 49 to 70 F
Oct Temp 43 to 58 F
Annual Precip 28.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bellingham 82,944 $64,682
Blaine 4,905 $86,624
Everson 2,553 $59,138
Ferndale 12,355 $71,328
Nooksack 1,807 $65,561
Sumas 1,563 $58,417

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

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Lynden High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

LYNDEN HIGH SCHOOL
1201 BRADLEY RD
360-354-4401
Serves 889 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22.2

FISHER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
501 N 14TH ST
360-354-4291
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 341 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.9

LYNDEN SPECIAL SERVICES
516 MAIN ST
360-354-2952
A Special Education School
Serves 23 students.

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