Census snapshot: Edmonds

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

The third-most-populous city in Snohomish County, after Everett and Marysville, is Edmonds, an upscale suburb that overlooks Puget Sound. Based on per-capita income, one of the more reliable measures of affluence, Edmonds ranks 37th of 522 areas in the state of Washington.

Edmonds is a commuter hub. A Washington State Ferries terminal serves Kingston and the Kitsap Peninsula. Sound Transit’s Sounder commuter rail line between Everett and Seattle and the Amtrak Cascades and Empire Builder trains stop at a station near the ferry.

The Edmonds Museum Summer Market, sponsored by the Edmonds-South Snohomish County Historical Society, is held each Saturday from May to September. Stretching from City Hall to the downtown area, the Summer Market attracts up to 2,000 people every Saturday.

Edmonds population vs. Snohomish County and Washington

At a glance Edmonds County Washington
Population, 2010 39,709 713,335 6,724,540
Population change, 2000 to 2010 0.50% 17.70% 14.10%
Population, 2000 39,515 606,024 5,894,121
Persons under 5 years 4.40% 6.60% 6.50%
Persons under 18 years 18.60% 24.40% 23.50%
Persons 65 years and over 19.10% 10.30% 12.30%
Female persons 52.70% 50.00% 50.20%
White persons 83.40% 78.40% 77.30%
Black persons 2.60% 2.50% 3.60%
American Indian and Alaska Native persons 0.70% 1.40% 1.50%
Asian persons 7.10% 8.90% 7.20%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islanders 0.30% 0.40% 0.60%
Persons reporting two or more races 4.10% 4.60% 4.70%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin 5.30% 9.00% 11.20%
White persons not Hispanic 80.50% 74.30% 72.50%

More about the city of Edmonds

At Wikipedia.org: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edmonds,_Washington

At the U.S. Census Bureau website: 1.usa.gov/zgrZR0

City of Edmonds official website: www.edmondswa.gov

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