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Overview

Introduction to Lynnwood, Washington

Lynnwood, Washington, in Snohomish county, is 4 miles north of Shoreline, Washington (center to center) and 14 miles north of Seattle, Washington. Part of the surrounding Seattle - Bellevue - Everett metro area, the city is not an isolated community, but one with connections to the larger area.

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

  • Lynnwood Recreation Center
  • Meadowdale Playfields
  • Alderwood Mall

Things To Do In Lynnwood

Heritage Park is filled with historic structures, now renovated, which have been repurposed to serve different community and visitor interests, such as the South Snohomish County Visitor Information Center, the Wickers Museum, the Heritage Resource Center and the Sno-Isle Genealogy Library. The city has more than a dozen parks and multi-use trails, including Scriber Lake Park, Meadowdale Park and the Interurban Trail, plus the Lynnwood Recreation Center. Alderwood Mall is a regional shopping destination.

Lynnwood Transportation

Snohomish County (Paine Field) Airport is nearby. The Lynnwood Transit Center is located in Lynnwood's City Center and is also the future home to Sound Transit's Lynnwood Link.

Lynnwood Higher Education

Several options are available to Lynnwood area residents, including community colleges such as Edmonds Community College. Some of the state's four-year schools also have campuses in metro area: there's a satellite Central Washington University site at Edmonds Community College, the University of Washington has a Bothell campus and Everett now has a Washington State University Campus.

Demographics

People

Total Population36,861
Male Share of the Population49.8%
Female Share of the Population50.2%
Senior Citizens15.3%
Employed Population 16+18,356
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married44.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher29.1%
Median Earnings25+$36,347
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$29,350
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,926

Wealth

Median Family Income$66,710
% Above Poverty Level85.2%
% Below Poverty Level14.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time31 minutes
% Working from Home5.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.8%
% Using Public Transportation9.6%

Housing

People Living Alone29.6%
Median Gross Rent$1,043
Median House Value$300,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)38.4%
English8.2%
Irish8.1%
Norwegian5.8%
African3.8%
French Except Basque3.7%
Swedish3.6%
Italian2.5%
Scottish2.4%
Dutch2.3%
Ethiopian1.8%
Russian1.4%
Polish1.2%
Ukrainian0.9%
Iranian0.8%
Austrian0.8%
Danishn0.7%
Welsh0.5%
Romanian0.4%
Finnish0.4%
Canadian0.4%
West Indian0.4%
Czech0.4%
Ghanaian0.3%
Greek0.3%
Haitian0.3%
Swiss0.3%
US/American0.2%
Arab0.2%
Kenyan0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Icelander0.2%
German0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Bahamian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Australian0.1%
Cape Verdean0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
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Lynnwood Almanac

CategoryValue
County Snohomish County
Standard Zip Codes98037, 98087, 98036
P.O. Box Zip Codes98046
Phone Area Codes425
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude47.84
Approximate Longitude-122.29

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)

StationSEATTLE SAND PT WSFO
Distance10 miles
Jan Temp35 to 46 F
Apr Temp42 to 58 F
Jul Temp55 to 75 F
Oct Temp46 to 60 F
Annual Precip35.9 inches
StationSEATTLE TACOMA AP
Distance24.5 miles
Jan Temp36 to 46 F
Apr Temp42 to 58 F
Jul Temp55 to 75 F
Oct Temp46 to 60 F
Annual Precip37 inches
StationQUILCENE 2 SW
Distance28 miles
Jan Temp31 to 45 F
Apr Temp38 to 61 F
Jul Temp51 to 77 F
Oct Temp40 to 62 F
Annual Precip54.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Brier6,530$121,086
Edmonds41,020$104,477
Lake Forest Park13,156$118,950
Mountlake Terrace20,747$75,671
Shoreline55,021$89,294
Woodway1,367$183,594

Lynnwood Public Schools

Alderwood Middle School
20000 28th Ave W
ZIP: 98036
(425) 431-7579
Middle
Total Enrollment 714
Cedar Valley Community School
19200 56th Ave W
ZIP: 98036
(425) 431-7390
Primary
Total Enrollment 419
College Place Elementary
20401 76th Ave W
ZIP: 98036
(425) 431-7620
Primary
Total Enrollment 506
College Place Middle School
7501 208th St Sw
ZIP: 98036
(425) 431-7451
Middle
Total Enrollment 525
Early Childhood Center
19400 56th Ave W
ZIP: 98036
(425) 670-7211
Primary
Total Enrollment 152
Edmonds Career Access
20000 68th Ave W, Mukilteo Bldg 403
ZIP: 98036
(425) 431-7000
Edmonds Career Access Program
20000 68th Ave W
ZIP: 98036
(360) 725-6000
High
Total Enrollment 305
Edmonds Career Options
20525 52nd Ave W
ZIP: 98036
(425) 670-7350
Edmonds Elearning Academy
20420 68th Ave W
ZIP: 98036
(425) 431-7298
High
Total Enrollment 82
Hazelwood Elementary
3300 204th St Sw
ZIP: 98036
(425) 431-7884
Primary
Total Enrollment 513
Hilltop Elementary
20425 Damson Road
ZIP: 98036
(425) 431-7604
Primary
Total Enrollment 552
Lynndale Elementary
7200 191st Pl Sw
ZIP: 98036
(425) 431-7365
Primary
Total Enrollment 448
Special Education Contracted
20420 68th Ave W
ZIP: 98036
(425) 670-7189
Other
Total Enrollment 136
Unassigned Special Education
20420 68th Ave W
ZIP: 98036
(425) 670-7189
Other
Total Enrollment 79
Beverly Elementary
5221 168th St Sw
ZIP: 98037
(425) 431-7732
Primary
Total Enrollment 516
Eceap
1625 Madison Way
ZIP: 98037
(425) 356-1312
Primary
Total Enrollment 1
Lynnwood Elementary
18638 44th Ave W
ZIP: 98037
(425) 431-7615
Primary
Total Enrollment 592
Martha Lake Elementary
17500 Larch Way
ZIP: 98037
(425) 431-7766
Primary
Total Enrollment 517
Meadowdale Elementary
6505 168th St Sw
ZIP: 98037
(425) 431-7754
Primary
Total Enrollment 499
Meadowdale High School
6002 168th St Sw
ZIP: 98037
(425) 431-7650
High
Total Enrollment 1589
Meadowdale Middle School
6500 168th St Sw
ZIP: 98037
(425) 431-7707
Middle
Total Enrollment 674
Oak Heights Elementary
15500 18th Ave W
ZIP: 98037
(425) 431-7744
Primary
Total Enrollment 550
Spruce Elementary
17405 42nd Ave W
ZIP: 98037
(425) 431-7720
Primary
Total Enrollment 507

Lynnwood Private Schools

Brighton School
6717 212th St Sw
ZIP: 98036
Elementary
Total Enrollment 224
Cypress Adventist School
21500 Cypress Way Ste A
ZIP: 98036
Elementary
Total Enrollment 61
Gloria Dei Preschool & Kindergarten
3215 Larch Way
ZIP: 98036
Elementary
Total Enrollment 12
Happy Hearts Montessori School
7231 196th St Sw Ste A
ZIP: 98036
Elementary
Total Enrollment 11
Providence Classical Christian School
21500 Cypress Way Ste B
ZIP: 98036
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 162
Redemption Evangelical Lutheran
20120 24th Ave W
ZIP: 98036
Elementary
Total Enrollment 14
Soundview School
6515 196th St Sw
ZIP: 98036
Elementary
Total Enrollment 126
Cedar Park Christian School-lynnwood Campus
17931 64th Ave W
ZIP: 98037
Elementary
Total Enrollment 100
St Thomas More Parish School
6511 176th St Sw
ZIP: 98037
Elementary
Total Enrollment 246
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