Marysville survey asks residents for thoughts on growth, housing

Marysville’s population is about 72,000, making it the second-biggest city in Snohomish County.


MARYSVILLE — Marysville is asking for input on how to best accommodate future population growth.

The public can provide feedback via a survey, available at The eight-question survey asks what mix of housing types would work best for Marysville, where density should be added, and what concerns residents have regarding greater density.

The city’s population is 72,380, according to estimates from the state’s Office of Financial Management. Marysville is the second-most populous city in Snohomish County, second to Everett.

Like other cities in Western Washington, Marysville has seen rapid growth. Between 2011 and 2021, the population jumped from 60,672 to 71,250, or an additional 10,578 people. That’s about a 17% increase over 10 years.

County projections estimate the city has capacity to house about 92,000 people. But the city is required to plan for as many as 100,000 residents over the next 20 years.

Survey results will help inform the city’s 2024 Comprehensive Plan update, which provides guidance for future growth and development. The Planning Commission will review the growth strategy and any associated zoning changes, then forward them to the City Council for review and adoption.

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