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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Lynnwood is a suburb of Seattle with a population of 37,242. Lynnwood is in Snohomish County. Living in Lynnwood offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Lynnwood there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Lynnwood and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Lynnwood are highly rated.
About Lynnwood...
Population
37,242

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$331,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,114
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    46%
  • Own
    54%
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Lynnwood 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
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    124.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    44
    40.7
  • Robbery
    93.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    411.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,329.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    520.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    38%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%

Working in Lynnwood

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$58,852
National
$55,322
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I like the community activities. They have a local community magazine that lists the scheduled events nearby, and I've taken advantage of it! Mainly, I enjoy the opportunities to volunteer at local venues.
The schools that my children have been involved with, have incredible faculty members and they were very involved with their students learning process and academic success.
The library has a regular email sent out to inform residents of specific events and lectures being held in the building and the police and fire department are incredibly friendly and informative as well.
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I am a recent transplant to Lynnwood, WA. In my 46 years I have been blessed with the opportunity to have lived in several states, and I have visited more than half of the continental United States. Lynnwood has a small-town vibe but offers a wide variety of shops and activities without the big city feel. The locals are friendly and passionate about their city. Throughout the year they host various events following the holidays and seasons. Lynnwood has a diverse culture that will help any guest feel welcome. If you can't find it in Lynnwood, Seattle is a short commute away.
As far as any changes I can only comment on living expenses. Housing, food costs, and necessities cost more than most places I have been. Not surprising as this is on par with the surrounding cities. Although the rate of pay does seem to be rather comparable, it is difficult to attend school, find housing and afford basic living expenses while relying on student loans and grants alone.
I have been living in Lynnwood, WA for almost 20 years now. I beleive it is one of the safest and cleanest city. Its multi cultured and open to every type of race. The city is always finding ways to improve such as fixing roads for bicycles and cars. Having the police patrol the neigborhoods and placing cameras on stop lights. The city needs to make it affordable for residents to live. Just average house to buy is 600k and to rent an average two bed room apartment is $1500. Residents that grew up or lived here for 20 years plus, are having leave there homes, friends, and family because the prices are getting overwhelmed.