Snohomish County, WA

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2021 Population
820,024
1.04% 1-year growth
US Senator
Patty Murray
Democratic Party
US Senator
Maria Cantwell
Democratic Party
2021 Median Age
38.2
0.526% 1-year increase
2021 Poverty Rate
7.32%
1.53% 1-year increase
2021 Median Household Income
$95,618
7.11% 1-year growth
2021 Median Property Value
$483,000
9.75% 1-year growth
2021 Employed Population
419,759
0.813% 1-year growth

About

In 2021, Snohomish County, WA had a population of 820k people with a median age of 38.2 and a median household income of $95,618. Between 2020 and 2021 the population of Snohomish County, WA grew from 811,572 to 820,024, a 1.04% increase and its median household income grew from $89,273 to $95,618, a 7.11% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Snohomish County, WA are White (Non-Hispanic) (66.8%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (11.6%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (5.95%), White (Hispanic) (4.2%), and Other (Hispanic) (3.33%).

None of the households in Snohomish County, WA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

91.8% of the residents in Snohomish County, WA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Snohomish County, WA are Everett Community College (2,039 degrees awarded in 2021), Edmonds College (1,771 degrees), and Evergreen Beauty and Barber College-Everett (556 degrees).

In 2021, the median property value in Snohomish County, WA was $483,000, and the homeownership rate was 68.3%.

Most people in Snohomish County, WA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 32 minutes. The average car ownership in Snohomish County, WA was 2 cars per household.

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geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Snohomish County, WA is home to a population of 820k people, from which 91.8% are citizens. As of 2021, 17.2% of Snohomish County, WA residents were born outside of the country (141k people).

In 2021, there were 5.76 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (548k people) in Snohomish County, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 95k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 48.8k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

91.8%
2021 Citizenship
92%
2020 Citizenship

As of 2021, 91.8% of Snohomish County, WA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2020, the percentage of US citizens in Snohomish County, WA was 92%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Snohomish County, WA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    548k ± 1.34k
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    95k ± 1.51k
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    48.8k ± 2.25k
10.8%
Hispanic Population
88.6k people

In 2021, there were 5.76 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (548k people) in Snohomish County, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 95k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 48.8k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

10.8% of the people in Snohomish County, WA are hispanic (88.6k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Snohomish County, WA as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    242,407 ± 11,894 people
  2. India
    95,173 ± 7,527 people
  3. China
    81,169 ± 6,957 people

In 2021, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Washington was Mexico, the natal country of 242,407 Washington residents, followed by India with 95,173 and China with 81,169.

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Foreign-Born Population

17.2%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
141k people
17%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
138k people

As of 2021, 17.2% of Snohomish County, WA residents (141k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2020, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Snohomish County, WA was 17%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    15,381 ± 730
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    12,182 ± 867
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    7,863 ± 659

Snohomish County, WA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.26 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Snohomish County, WA employs 420k people. The largest industries in Snohomish County, WA are Manufacturing (60,968 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (53,503 people), and Retail Trade (50,725 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($103,451), Utilities ($102,368), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($87,847).

Males in Washington have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $65,962. The income inequality in Washington (measured using the Gini index) is 0.468, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

420k
2021 Value
± 5,235
0.813%
1 Year growth
± 1.73%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Snohomish County, WA grew at a rate of 0.813%, from 416k employees to 420k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Snohomish County, WA, are Management Occupations (50,304 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (44,157 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (39,118 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Snohomish County, WA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

420k
2021 Value
± 5,235
0.813%
1 Year growth
± 1.73%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Snohomish County, WA grew at a rate of 0.813%, from 416k employees to 420k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Snohomish County, WA, are Manufacturing (60,968 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (53,503 people), and Retail Trade (50,725 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Snohomish County, WA, though some of these residents may live in Snohomish County, WA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$64,296
Median earning men ± $935
$42,663
Median earning women ± $690

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2021 are Information ($91,946), Public Administration ($84,869), and Manufacturing ($82,517).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2021 are Public Administration ($63,867), Manufacturing ($63,022), and Information ($61,996).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.75%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 155M people employed in Washington. This represents a 2.75% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Washington.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 6,964
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 4,290
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 3,866
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $34.5M
    Manufacturing
  2. $4.64M
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $2.29M
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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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. $42.2B
  2. $36.4B
  3. $33.3B

In 2020, the top outbound Washington product (by dollars) was Misc. mfg. prods. with $42.2B, followed by Mixed freight ($36.4B) and Electronics ($33.3B).

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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$416B
2020 Value in Washington
$982B
Projected 2050 Value in Washington
136% growth

In 2020, total outbound Washington trade was $416B. This is expected to increase 136% to $982B by 2050.

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. $34.7B
  2. $26.5B
  3. $12.9B

In 2020, the top outbound Washington domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Oregon with $34.7B, followed by California with $26.5B and Texas and $12.9B.

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

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Snohomish County, WA went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 58.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (37.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.21%).

Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell are the senators currently representing the state of Washington. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Washington is currently represented by 10 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Washington

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Patty Murray
Senator from Washington3
Assumed office on January 3, 1993
Maria Cantwell
Senator from Washington1
Assumed office on January 3, 2001

Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell are the senators currently representing Washington.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Washington

Washington is currently represented by 10 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Washington have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2021, universities in Snohomish County, WA awarded 4,522 degrees. The student population of Snohomish County, WA in 2021 is skewed towards women, with 5,244 male students and 8,002 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Snohomish County, WA are White (2,272 and 54.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (467 and 11.2%), Asian (449 and 10.8%), and Unknown (411 and 9.86%).

The largest universities in Snohomish County, WA by number of degrees awarded are Everett Community College (2,039 and 45.1%), Edmonds College (1,771 and 39.2%), and Evergreen Beauty and Barber College-Everett (556 and 12.3%).

The most popular majors in Snohomish County, WA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (1,374 and 30.4%), General Business (276 and 6.1%), and General Cosmetology (208 and 4.6%).

The median tuition cost in Snohomish County, WA for a public four year colleges is $3,826 for in-state students and $9,363 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2019 in Snohomish County, WA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 84.4%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 46.2%. The number of students enrolled in 2021 was 13,246 (39.6% men and 60.4% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2021 there were 13,246 students enrolled in Snohomish County, WA, 39.6% men and 60.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 6,435 records, of which 61.5% were women and 38.5% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 1,374 degrees awarded
  2. 276 degrees awarded
  3. 130 degrees awarded

In 2021, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Snohomish County, WA was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 1,374 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Snohomish County, WA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 2,039 degrees awarded
  2. 1,771 degrees awarded
  3. 556 degrees awarded

In 2021, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Everett Community College with 2,039 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2021, 1,685 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Snohomish County, WA, which is 0.594 times less than the 2,837 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2021 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 2,272 degrees mean that there were 4.87 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 467 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 4-year or above ($3,826) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2021.

Public, 4-year or above ($383) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2021.

Public, 2-year ($930) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2021, 0.864% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.881% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2021 were Some college (1.41M), High School or Equivalent (1.38M), and Bachelors Degree (1.29M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Snohomish County, WA was $483,000 in 2021, which is 1.97 times larger than the national average of $244,900. Between 2020 and 2021 the median property value increased from $440,100 to $483,000, a 9.75% increase. The homeownership rate in Snohomish County, WA is 68.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.6%.

People in Snohomish County, WA have an average commute time of 32 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Snohomish County, WA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Snohomish County, WA is $95,618. In 2021, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Snohomish County, WA was Census Tract 506 with a value of $191,250, followed by Census Tract 521.07 and Census Tract 519.26, with respective values of $173,266 and $163,920.

In 2022, 15.6% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Snohomish County, WA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.98%.

Property

$483,000
Median Property Value 2021
±$3,910
$206,932
Median Property Taxes
±$3,045

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Snohomish County, WA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

68.3%
Homeownership
2021
67.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2021

In 2021, 68.3% of the housing units in Snohomish County, WA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 68%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 506
  2. Census Tract 521.07
  3. Census Tract 519.26

In 2021, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Snohomish County, WA was Census Tract 506 with a value of $191,250, followed by Census Tract 521.07 and Census Tract 519.26, with respective values of $173,266 and $163,920.

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$95,618
Median Household Income
± $1,331
303k
Number of Households
± 4,226

In 2021, the median household income of the 303k households in Snohomish County, WA grew to $95,618 from the previous year's value of $89,273.

The following chart displays the households in Snohomish County, 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Snohomish County, WA is from Washington.
0.468
2021 Wage GINI in Washington
0.466
2020 Wage GINI in Washington

In 2021, the income inequality in Washington was 0.468 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.488% growth from 2020 to 2021, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Washington was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Washington in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2021
  1. Drove Alone (69.9%)
  2. Worked At Home (12.6%)
  3. Carpooled (10%)

In 2021, 69.9% of workers in Snohomish County, WA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (12.6%) and those who carpooled to work (10%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

32 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Snohomish County, WA have a longer commute time (32 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.8 minutes). Additionally, 3.72% of the workforce in Snohomish County, WA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Snohomish County, WA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Snohomish County, WA have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 15.6% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Snohomish County, WA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.98%.

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Poverty & Diversity

7.32% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Snohomish County, WA (59.2k out of 809k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.6%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Snohomish County, WA is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 8% of the children was living in poverty in Snohomish County, WA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 5.4%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 205 in Snohomish County, WA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 18.1 per 100,000 population.

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93.9% of the population of Snohomish County, WA has health coverage, with 57.8% on employee plans, 13.1% on Medicaid, 10.1% on Medicare, 11.6% on non-group plans, and 1.35% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Snohomish County, WA see 1934 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.22% decrease from the previous year (1978 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1339 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 276 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.6% were men and 50.4% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,934 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Snohomish County, WA

Primary care physicians in Snohomish County, WA see an average of 1,934 patients per year. This represents a 2.22% decrease from the previous year (1,978 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2021, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.1% under 18 years, 20.9% between 18 and 34 years, 41.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 13.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.6% were men and 50.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.13%
Uninsured
57.8%
Employer Coverage
13.1%
Medicaid
10.1%
Medicare
11.6%
Non-Group
1.35%
Military or VA

Between 2020 and 2021, the percent of uninsured citizens in Snohomish County, WA grew by 0.514% from 6.1% to 6.13%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 33.4 in Snohomish County, WA.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 30% in Snohomish County, WA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 7.23% in Snohomish County, WA.

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