Community Profiles

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lake stevens waSince settling in 1886, Lake Stevens has been home to families who set their sights on pioneering a better way of life for western Washington and beyond.

Surrounding one of the region’s most coveted recreational lakes, the City of Lake Stevens has emerged as one of the most desirable places in the state to call home.

Just 10 minutes east of Everett, and 34 minutes from downtown Seattle, Lake Stevens is home to hardworking families and retirees. Our growth is outpacing the rest of Snohomish County. In 2016 we had more than 31,000 citizens and forecast that by 2035 Lake Stevens will experience 40% growth to exceed a population of 40,000.

Here are some of the reasons people like to call Lake Stevens home:

  • NerdWallet ranked Lake Stevens fourth in the Best Small Cities for Families in the Western Region
  • Washington State Board of Education Achievement Index shows that Lake Stevens School District consistently outperforms it neighbors
  • Lake Stevens is the largest lake in Snohomish County that provides year-round recreational opportunities for our citizens and tourists
  • Located on the Centennial Trail, Lake Stevens is a gateway destination for cyclists

Lake Stevens’ government operates under the mayor-council system. The City’s motto “One Community Around the Lake” embodies its quality of life, top-ranked school district, and City Council’s commitment to providing excellent services and amenities for its citizens.

Distance From

  • Work:
    • Everett:15 minutes
    • Bellevue: 60 minutes
    • Seattle: 60 minutes
  • Skiing: 60 minutes
  • Boating: 10 minutes

K-12 School District

Lake Stevens School District

Major Employers

  • Lake Stevens School District
  • Cobalt Enterprises
  • Safeway
  • Haggen
  • Target

Lake Stevens

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Population

Total Population

35,941

Population
Growth Rate

2.20%

Median Age

35

Diversity Index

47.400

Housing & Income

Households

12,586

Total Housing Units

12,994


Owner Occupied

9,788

Renter Occupied

2,798

Vacant

408

Median Home Value

$428,829


Average Home Value

$514,504

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

2.22%


Per Capita Income

2.58%

Income Projection

Median Household

$94,991 $104,404


Average Household

$108,515 $123,145


Per Capita

$37,965 $43,127

Workforce

Total Businesses

606

Total Employed

7,419

Workers 16+

16,258

2021 Construction Businesses

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Businesses

65

Employed

2,114

2021 Retail Trade Businesses

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Businesses

73

Employed

1,143

2021 Educational Services - Businesses

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Businesses

22

Employed

1,017

2021 Accommodation/Food Service

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Businesses

73

Employed

882

2021 Food Service/Drinking Estab

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Businesses

71

Employed

877

2021 HealthCare/Social Assist

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Businesses

64

Employed

591

Some
High School

950

Graduated
High School

5,306

Associates
Degree

2,605

Bachelor's
Degree

5,300

Graduate
Degree

2,414

Average Commute Time

35 min.



Resident Commuters

12,619

Non-Resident Commuters

3,600

Drive Alone

13,132

Carpooled

1,484

Public

372

Work At Home

862