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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Lynden is a town in Washington with a population of 13,862. Lynden is in Whatcom County. Living in Lynden offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Lynden there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families, young professionals, and retirees live in Lynden and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Lynden are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$327,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,224
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    34%
  • Own
    66%
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Lynden Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    54.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    47.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    20.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    219
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,115.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    68.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    40%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Lynden

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$64,433
National
$55,322

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Lynden Reviews

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To me it's home. It's where you can go to the majestic mountains or to the raging pacific ocean. The berries come in the summer, and the trees are always green. Farms are spread around the county keeping green pastures and the fisherman in in the county make their boats glide over the ocean. People will talk and make you their friend and when you're in trouble they will give you the shirt off their back. Don't be fooled about how small this town may be, it's made up of hardy people. People who's strength rival the mountains and ocean.
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It has always been a safe town and had great living. Great, clean town with great people and community!
Lynden is one of the most family friendly towns you can find. Night life is great, no violence. The diversity and population of the town has grown a lot in the past years. The public schools are very good, focusing on children's education. If you're looking for a good family friendly town Lynden is a perfect fit for you!