Lynnwood, WA
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Living in Lynnwood


Lynnwood is a medium-sized city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 38,511 people and 15 constituent neighborhoods, Lynnwood is the 29th largest community in Washington.

Lynnwood home prices are not only among the most expensive in Washington, but Lynnwood real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Lynnwood is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Lynnwood is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lynnwood who work in sales jobs (12.25%), office and administrative support (11.91%), and food service (6.82%).

Also of interest is that Lynnwood has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One downside of living in Lynnwood, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.84 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

For the size of the city, public transportation in Lynnwood is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Lynnwood, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

In terms of college education, Lynnwood is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 29.97% of adults in Lynnwood have a college degree.

The per capita income in Lynnwood in 2010 was $29,443, 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 $117,772 for a family of four. However, Lynnwood contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Lynnwood is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Lynnwood home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lynnwood residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Lynnwood also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 14.81% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lynnwood include German, Irish, English, Norwegian, and Swedish.

In addition, Lynnwood has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (29.26%).

The most common language spoken in Lynnwood is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Korean.