Lynnwood, WA
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Lynnwood is a medium-sized city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 36,997 people and 15 constituent neighborhoods, Lynnwood is the 29th largest community in Washington.

Housing costs in Lynnwood 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, Lynnwood isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Lynnwood are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Lynnwood is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Lynnwood who work in office and administrative support (11.80%), sales jobs (11.73%), and food service (8.92%).

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.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Lynnwood is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Lynnwood area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

The percentage of people in Lynnwood who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 28.37% of adults in Lynnwood have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Lynnwood in 2010 was $25,699, 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 $102,796 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 13.08% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lynnwood include English, Irish, Norwegian, and French .

Foreign born people are also an important part of Lynnwood's cultural character, accounting for 30.25% of the city’s population.

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