Lynnwood, WA

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Population

37,242

1.03% growth

Median Age

39.6


Median Household Income

$58,852

10.4% growth

Poverty Rate

14.4%


Number of Employees

18,633

0.167% growth

Median Property Value

$331,300

10.3% growth

About

In 2017, Lynnwood, WA had a population of 37.2k people with a median age of 39.6 and a median household income of $58,852. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Lynnwood, WA grew from 36,861 to 37,242, a 1.03% increase and its median household income grew from $53,308 to $58,852, a 10.4% increase.

The population of Lynnwood, WA is 54.9% White Alone, 17.1% Asian Alone, and 13.3% Hispanic or Latino. 36% of the people in Lynnwood, WA speak a non-English language, and 86.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Lynnwood, WA are Edmonds Community College (3,239 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Lynnwood, WA is $331,300, and the homeownership rate is 54.1%. Most people in Lynnwood, WA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 29.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Lynnwood, WA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Lynnwood, WA employs 18.6k people. The largest industries in Lynnwood, WA are Retail Trade (2,635 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,602 people), and Manufacturing (1,899 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($87,813), Public Administration ($70,750), and Information ($60,519).

Median household income in Lynnwood, WA is $58,852. Males in Lynnwood, WA have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $53,882. The income inequality in Lynnwood, WA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.467, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$58,852

2017 value

± $4,607

10.4%

1 Year Growth

± 9.57%

Households in Lynnwood, WA have a median annual income of $58,852, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $53,308 in 2016, which represents a 10.4% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$73,040

Average Male Salary

± $1,385

$53,882

Average Female Salary

± $1,130

In 2017, full-time male employees in Lynnwood, WA made 1.36 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $65,555 ± $3,156

  2. White

    $57,225 ± $943

  3. Two or More Races

    $46,049 ± $3,328

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Lynnwood, WA workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.15 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Lynnwood, WA is from Washington.

0.467

2017 Wage GINI

0.467

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Washington was 0.467 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.104% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Washington was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Washington in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Washington across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 516.02

  2. Census Tract 517.02

  3. Census Tract 517.01

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lynnwood, WA was Census Tract 516.02 with a value of $64,410, followed by Census Tract 517.02 and Census Tract 517.01, with respective values of $62,813 and $43,433.

The following map shows all of the places in Lynnwood, WA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lynnwood, WA (5.29k out of 36.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Males 35 - 44.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    2,861 ± 424

  2. Hispanic

    1,113 ± 324

  3. Asian

    1,020 ± 227

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lynnwood, WA is White, followed by Hispanic and Asian.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

18.6k

2017 Value

± 998

0.167%

1 Year growth

± 7.73%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lynnwood, WA grew at a rate of 0.167%, from 18.6k employees to 18.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lynnwood, WA, are Sales & Related Occupations (2,396 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,390 people), and Management Occupations (1,245 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lynnwood, WA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Lynnwood, WA, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (2,396 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,390 people), and Management Occupations (1,245 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Lynnwood, WA has an unusually high number of residents working as Computer & Mathematical Occupations (1.79 times higher than expected), Personal Care & Service Occupations (1.41 times), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations (1.32 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Lynnwood, WA, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($157,705), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($74,926), and Management Occupations ($70,804).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

18.6k

2017 Value

± 998

0.167%

1 Year growth

± 7.73%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lynnwood, WA grew at a rate of 0.167%, from 18.6k employees to 18.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lynnwood, WA, are Retail Trade (2,635 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,602 people), and Manufacturing (1,899 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lynnwood, WA, though some of these residents may live in Lynnwood, WA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Lynnwood, WA, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (2,635 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,602 people), and Manufacturing (1,899 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Lynnwood, WA has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (4.76 times higher than expected), Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.4 times), and Retail Trade (1.24 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Lynnwood, WA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($87,813), Public Administration ($70,750), and Information ($60,519).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Washington to other states, or from other states to Washington.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $38.6B

  2. $37.2B

  3. $28.3B

In 2015, the top outbound Washington product (by dollars) was Transport equip. with $38.6B, followed by Mixed freight with $37.2B and Gasoline and $28.3B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Washington products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$296B

2015 Value

$444B

Projected 2045 Value

50.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Washington trade was $296B. This is expected to increase 50.1% to $444B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Washington trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Washington to other states, or from other states to Washington.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $26.3B

  2. $14.2B

  3. $9.45B

In 2015, the top outbound Washington domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Oregon with $26.3B, followed by California with $14.2B and Tennessee and $9.45B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Washington shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

88.3% of the population of Lynnwood, WA has health coverage, with 48.2% on employee plans, 17.9% on Medicaid, 9.9% on Medicare, 11.2% on non-group plans, and 1.14% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Lynnwood, WA was $7,913 in 2014. This is a 4% increase from the previous year ($7,609).

Primary care physicians in Lynnwood, WA see 1202 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.839% increase from the previous year (1192 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1254 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 335 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Garfield County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14%). Additionally, Adams County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (36.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,202 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Washington see an average of 1,202 patients per year. This represents a 0.839% increase from the previous year (1,192 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,913

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,328

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,851

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,997

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Washington (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4%, from $7,609 to $7,913.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

11.7%

Uninsured

48.2%

Employer Coverage

17.9%

Medicaid

9.9%

Medicare

11.2%

Non-Group

1.14%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lynnwood, WA declined by 12% from 13.3% to 11.7%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Lynnwood, WA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 14% prevalence

  2. 13.6% prevalence

  3. 13.4% prevalence

Garfield County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Washington, at 14%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Washington by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Lynnwood, WA is home to a population of 37.2k people, from which 86.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 28.7% of Lynnwood, WA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Lynnwood, WA is composed of 20.4k White Alone residents (54.9%), 6.35k Asian Alone residents (17.1%), 4.97k Hispanic or Latino residents (13.3%), 2.64k Black or African American Alone residents (7.1%), 2.43k Two or More Races residents (6.54%), 225 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.604%), 144 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.387%), and 34 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0913%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Lynnwood, WA are Spanish or Spanish Creole (3,042 speakers), African Languages (1,829 speakers), and Korean (1,331 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

35

Median Native-Born Age

± 2.3

45

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Lynnwood, WA was 39.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 35, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 45. But people in Lynnwood, WA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Lynnwood, WA residents was 39.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

28.7%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

29.5%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 28.7% of Lynnwood, WA residents were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lynnwood, WA was 29.5%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    237,445 ± 11,764 people

  2. Philippines

    67,799 ± 6,362 people

  3. India

    67,429 ± 6,345 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Lynnwood, WA was Mexico, the natal country of 237,445 Lynnwood, WA residents, followed by Philippines with 67,799 and India with 67,429.

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Citizenship

86.5%

2017 Citizenship

85.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 86.5% of Lynnwood, WA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Lynnwood, WA was 85.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    20.4k ± 935

  2. Asian Alone

    6.35k ± 575

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    4.97k ± 1.21k

In 2017, there were 3.22 times more White Alone residents (20.4k people) in Lynnwood, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.35k Asian Alone and 4.97k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Lynnwood, WA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    3,042 speakers (8.74%)

  2. African Languages

    1,829 speakers (5.25%)

  3. Korean

    1,331 speakers (3.82%)

36% of Lynnwood, WA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Lynnwood, WA was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 8.74% of the overall population of Lynnwood, WA are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 5.25% speak African Languages and 3.82% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    761 ± 177

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    342 ± 145

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    312 ± 133

Lynnwood, WA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.23 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Lynnwood, WA awarded 3,239 degrees. The student population of Lynnwood, WA is skewed towards women, with 3,951 male students and 4,397 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Lynnwood, WA are White (1,671 and 57.7%), followed by Asian (382 and 13.2%), Hispanic or Latino (254 and 8.77%), and Unknown (219 and 7.56%).

The largest universities in Lynnwood, WA by number of degrees awarded are Edmonds Community College (3,239 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Lynnwood, WA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (502 and 15.5%), Computer & Information Systems Security (223 and 6.88%), and Airframe Mechanics & Aircraft Maintenance Technology (200 and 6.17%).

The median tuition costs in Lynnwood, WA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Lynnwood, WA was Computer & Information Systems Security with 202 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

3,239 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Lynnwood, WA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Edmonds Community College with 3,239 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,734

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,505

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1,734 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Lynnwood, WA, which is 1.15 times more than the 1,505 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,671 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    382 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    254 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Lynnwood, WA were to White students. These 1,671 degrees mean that there were 4.37 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 382 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lynnwood, WA was $331,300 in 2017, which is 1.52 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $300,400 to $331,300, a 10.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Lynnwood, WA is 54.1%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Lynnwood, WA have an average commute time of 29.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Lynnwood, WA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$58,852

Median Household Income

± $4,607

14.1k

Number of Households

± 827

In 2017, the median household income of the 14.1k households in Lynnwood, WA grew to $58,852 from the previous year's value of $53,308.

The following chart displays the households in Lynnwood, WA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $60k - $75k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$331,300

2017 Median

± $9,099

$300,400

2016 Median

± $13,673

In 2017, the median property value in Lynnwood, WA grew to to $331,300 from the previous year's value of $300,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Lynnwood, WA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lynnwood, WA the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Lynnwood, WA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lynnwood, WA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

54.1%

2017 Homeownership

51.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 54.1% of the housing units in Lynnwood, WA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 51.2%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Lynnwood, WA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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Commute Time

29.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lynnwood, WA have a longer commute time (29.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.04% of the workforce in Lynnwood, WA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    68.6%

  2. Carpooled

    11.5%

  3. Public Transit

    10.4%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Lynnwood, WA was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Public Transit.

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