Census snapshot: Snohomish

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

Snohomish prides itself for an historical downtown and was once known for its many antique shops as the “Antique Capital of the Northwest.”

The historic business and residential centers of the town comprise the Snohomish Historic District, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Many houses bear plaques with the year the house was built and the name of the family or individual who originally occupied it. The city gives tours of the historic houses annually. One of them, the Blackman House, is a year-round museum.

Snohomish was founded around 1858 by E.C. Ferguson, E.F. Cady and others and was originally known as Cadyville. The name was changed to Snohomish City in 1871.

An airport, Harvey Field, is less than a mile southwest of downtown Snohomish.

Snohomish population vs. Snohomish County and Washington

Snohomish County Washington
Population, 2010 9,098 713,335 6,724,540
Population change, 2000 to 2010 7.1% 17.7% 14.1%
Population, 2000 8,494 606,024 5,894,121
Persons under 5 years 6.0% 6.6% 6.5%
Persons under 18 years 24.3% 24.4% 23.5%
Persons 65 years and over 11.7% 10.3% 12.3%
Female persons 51.8% 50.0% 50.2%
White persons 89.0% 78.4% 77.3%
Black persons 0.5% 2.5% 3.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native persons 1.1% 1.4% 1.5%
Asian persons 2.1% 8.9% 7.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islanders 0.3% 0.4% 0.6%
Persons reporting two or more races 3.5% 4.6% 4.7%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin 8.0% 9.0% 11.2%
White persons not Hispanic 85.4% 74.3% 72.5%

More about the city of Snohomish

At Wikipedia.org

At the U.S. Census Bureau website

City of Snohomish official website

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