Census snapshot: Mukilteo

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

Though the word Mukilteo is widely believed to mean “good camping site,” the authoritative HistoryLink.org site says that in the Snohomish dialect “muk-wil-teo” means “narrow passage,” a reference to the sand spit that formed the original Mukilteo landing. Mukilteo was officially incorporated in 1947, but the location has a historic role in the development of Puget Sound. It was at Mukilteo that the Point Elliott Treaty was signed by territorial Gov. Isaac Stevens and the chiefs of 22 tribes in 1855.

Mukilteo is has a ferry terminal for service to Clinton on Whidbey Island. The east side of the city adjoins Paine Field, site of the Future of Flight Aviation Center and Boeing Tour.

In 2011, Mukilteo was ranked ninth by Money magazine in a list of the best small towns in which to live.

Mukilteo population vs. Snohomish County and Washington

Mukilteo County Washington
Population, 2010 20,254 713,335 6,724,540
Population change, 2000 to 2010 12.4% 17.7% 14.1%
Population, 2000 18,019 606,024 5,894,121
Persons under 5 years 4.5% 6.6% 6.5%
Persons under 18 years 23.2% 24.4% 23.5%
Persons 65 years and over 10.6% 10.3% 12.3%
Female persons 49.8% 50.0% 50.2%
White persons 74.9% 78.4% 77.3%
Black persons 1.7% 2.5% 3.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native persons 0.6% 1.4% 1.5%
Asian persons 17.1% 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 4.4% 9.0% 11.2%
White persons not Hispanic 72.3% 74.3% 72.5%

More about the city of Mukilteo

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

At the U.S. Census Bureau website: 1.usa.gov/I1SiwT

City of Mukilteo official website: www.ci.mukilteo.wa.us

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