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Lynden
  • Town in Washington

Report Card

grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade B
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade B
  3. Housing
    grade C minus
  4. Nightlife
    grade B minus
  5. Good for Families
    grade B
  6. Diversity
    grade B+
  7. Jobs
    grade C+
  8. Weather
    grade A
  9. Cost of Living
    grade C minus
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A
  12. Commute
    grade B+

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Lynden is a town in Washington with a population of 14,281. 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.

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$348,100
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,209
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    36%
  • Own
    64%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    52.9
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    26.5
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    13.2
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    198.5
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,515
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    26.5
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    39%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    national  12%

Working in Lynden

Jobs
grade C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$66,085
National
$62,843

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