Lynden is a somewhat small city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 13,517 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Lynden is the 71st largest community in Washington.
Housing costs in Lynden are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Washington.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Lynden is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Lynden is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lynden who work in office and administrative support (11.23%), sales jobs (10.17%), and management occupations (8.57%).
The overall education level of Lynden is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 27.90% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Lynden in 2010 was $25,965, which is middle income relative to Washington, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $103,860 for a family of four. However, Lynden contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Lynden is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Lynden home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lynden residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Lynden include German, English, Irish, and Norwegian.
The most common language spoken in Lynden is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Indic languages.