Community Profiles

Granite Falls Main Photo

granite falls waNestled in the shadow of Mr. Pilchuck, bounded by the Stillaguamish and Pilchuck rivers, Granite Falls is that perfect stop-over before or after a mountain excursion.

This “Gateway to the Mountain Loop” is enhanced by turn-of-the-century architecture, unique businesses and eateries, and a distinct western foothills atmosphere.

Big Four Ice Caves, the ghost town of Monte Cristo, and over a dozen hiking trails are popular destinations, and only minutes from downtown Granite Falls along scenic Mountain Loop Highway. You can tour the town or tour “the Loop” on your cell phone or PC, enjoying narrated slide shows including “then and now” pictures of the sights along the way.

Oldest car show in the state, pre-Thanksgiving and pre-Easter Turkey Shoots, Easter egg hunts, Railroad (and school) Reunion Days, Christmas Tree lighting, active Senior Center, outstanding Boys and Girls Club, award-winning Historical Museum, downtown skate park and lake waterfront park, autumn city-wide “Night Out”, popular dog park, waterfall and fish ladder.

Distance From

  • Work:
    • Everett:25 minutes
    • Bellevue: 60 minutes
    • Seattle: 90 minutes
  • Skiing: 90 minutes
  • Boating: 30 minutes

K-12 School District

Granite Falls School District

Major Employers

  • B.I.C., Inc
  • Checkmate Industries, Inc.
  • Cobalt Enterprises
  • FSX Equipment, Inc.

Granite Falls

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Population

Total Population

4,833

Population
Growth Rate

3.27%

Median Age

41

Diversity Index

37.400

Housing & Income

Households

1,712

Total Housing Units

1,856


Owner Occupied

1,304

Renter Occupied

408

Vacant

144

Median Home Value

$475,800


Average Home Value

$522,280

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

3.03%


Per Capita Income

3.43%

Income Projection

Median Household

$83,060 $96,622


Average Household

$111,642 $131,982


Per Capita

$41,675 $49,331

Workforce

Total Businesses

106

Total Employed

1,036

Workers 16+

1,921

2021 Educational Services - Businesses

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Businesses

7

Employed

282

2021 Manufacturing Businesses

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Businesses

5

Employed

156

2021 Retail Trade Businesses

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Businesses

15

Employed

137

2021 Food Service/Drinking Estab

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Businesses

13

Employed

116

2021 Accommodation/Food Service

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Businesses

13

Employed

116

2021 HealthCare/Social Assist

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Businesses

15

Employed

96

Some
High School

83

Graduated
High School

977

Associates
Degree

412

Bachelor's
Degree

487

Graduate
Degree

194

Average Commute Time

34 min.



Resident Commuters

1,654

Non-Resident Commuters

267

Drive Alone

1,459

Carpooled

21

Public

42

Work At Home

121