Lynnwood, WA

Lynnwood profile

Living in Lynnwood

Lynnwood is a medium-sized city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 38,568 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, 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 sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lynnwood who work in office and administrative support (12.46%), sales jobs (12.38%), and food service (6.84%).

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.

In Lynnwood, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.68 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

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 education level of Lynnwood citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 30.16% of adults in Lynnwood have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Lynnwood in 2018 was $31,184, 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 $124,736 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 13.67% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lynnwood include German, English, Irish, Norwegian, and Swedish.

Lynnwood also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 29.31%.

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