Census snapshot: Bothell

This is one of a series of looks at Snohomish and Island county communities based on data from the U.S. Census of 2010.

Bothell is a geographical oddity that straddles King and Snohomish counties. Of 33,505 residents in 2010, 16,415 lived in Snohomish County and 17,090 lived in King County.

Because most streets in Bothell are numbered and not named, the split has the unfortunate effect of causing streets that cross the county line to change numbers.

Bothell was until recently predominantly a bedroom community. Starting in the 1990s, several businesses opened offices in Bothell, creating a regional employment center of about 20,000 jobs. Biotechnology, telecommunications and software are key industries.

In 1990, a branch campus of the University of Washington opened in Bothell, co-located with Cascadia Community College, which opened in 2000.

Bothell population vs. Snohomish County and Washington

Bothell County Washington
Population, 2010 33,505* 713,335 6,724,540
Population change, 2000 to 2010 11.1% 17.7% 14.1%
Population, 2000 30,150 606,024 5,894,121
Persons under 5 years 6.3% 6.6% 6.5%
Persons under 18 years 22.4% 24.4% 23.5%
Persons 65 years and over 12.1% 10.3% 12.3%
Female persons 51.2% 50.0% 50.2%
White persons 79.7% 78.4% 77.3%
Black persons 1.6% 2.5% 3.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native persons 0.6% 1.4% 1.5%
Asian persons 10.2% 8.9% 7.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islanders 0.2% 0.4% 0.6%
Persons reporting two or more races 4.5% 4.6% 4.7%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin 8.7% 9.0% 11.2%
White persons not Hispanic 75.3% 74.3% 72.5%

* All Bothell figures include King County portion.

More about the city of Bothell

At Wikipedia.org

At the U.S. Census Bureau website

City of Bothell official website

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