Community Profiles

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edmonds waThe City of Edmonds is an 8.9-square mile urban community with 41,260 people.

The third largest city in Snohomish County, Edmonds has many characteristics: a growing economic base, diverse marketplace, excellent school system, and outstanding quality of life that make it an excellent location to locate, start or grow a business.

A charming waterfront town, celebrated as an arts community, Edmonds offers a vibrant downtown, sandy beaches, stunning views, and a full calendar of exciting events. Fanning out from the central fountain, the walkable downtown boasts art galleries and day spas, as well as shops and boutiques offering clothing, garden supplies, house wares, jewelry, books and travel accessories, specialty wine and food stuffs. Restaurants, cafes and bistros, offer a delicious dining experience and beachfront eateries with outdoor tables provide scenic views of Puget Sound, the Olympic Mountains, and magnificent sunsets. Shopping and dining opportunities are also found along Highway 99, punctuated by the multiethnic “International District,” and the neighborhood commercial districts of Westgate, Five Corners, Firdale Village, and Perrinville.

The City of Edmonds is committed to supporting and retaining its business community and enhancing economic development. Economic Development Department staff proactively work to strengthen the Edmonds economy, create a more business-friendly environment, and work with the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce, Port of Edmonds, elected officials and City staff on policies to bolster the retail, service and commercial sectors.

Distance From

  • Work:
    • Everett:15 minutes
    • Lynnwood: 10 minutes
    • Bellevue: 30 minutes
    • Seattle: 25 minutes
  • Skiing: 60 minutes
  • Boating: 5 minutes

K-12 School District

Edmonds School District

Major Employers

  • Edmonds School District
  • Swedish Hospital Edmonds
  • City of Edmonds
  • Rick Steves’ Europe
  • WinCo

Edmonds

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Population

Total Population

42,624

Population
Growth Rate

0.63%

Median Age

49

Diversity Index

46.400

Housing & Income

Households

18,763

Total Housing Units

19,595


Owner Occupied

13,410

Renter Occupied

5,353

Vacant

832

Median Home Value

$604,430


Average Home Value

$710,887

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.68%


Per Capita Income

2.12%

Income Projection

Median Household

$95,523 $104,516


Average Household

$132,867 $147,236


Per Capita

$58,393 $64,858

Workforce

Total Businesses

1,630

Total Employed

14,748

Workers 16+

21,837

2021 HealthCare/Social Assist

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Businesses

259

Employed

3,827

2021 Retail Trade Businesses

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Businesses

193

Employed

2,166

2021 Accommodation/Food Service

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Businesses

138

Employed

1,804

2021 Food Service/Drinking Estab

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Businesses

125

Employed

1,710

2021 Prof/Scientific/Tech Service

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Businesses

200

Employed

1,191

2021 Other Service excl Pub Admin

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Businesses

177

Employed

837

Some
High School

698

Graduated
High School

4,231

Associates
Degree

3,076

Bachelor's
Degree

10,489

Graduate
Degree

6,090

Average Commute Time

32 min.



Resident Commuters

10,051

Non-Resident Commuters

11,580

Drive Alone

15,705

Carpooled

1,748

Public

1,828

Work At Home

1,600