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
|Population change, 2000 to 2010||12.4%||17.7%||14.1%|
|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%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native persons||0.6%||1.4%||1.5%|
|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