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

41,933

Population
Growth Rate

0.43%

Median Age

36

Diversity Index

54.400

Housing & Income

Households

14,220

Total Housing Units

14,477


Owner Occupied

11,050

Renter Occupied

3,170

Vacant

257

Median Home Value

$584,755


Average Home Value

$636,018

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.00%


Per Capita Income

3.23%

Income Projection

Median Household

$109,273 $123,068


Average Household

$133,856 $156,614


Per Capita

$45,396 $53,222

Workforce

Total Businesses

653

Total Employed

7,723

Workers 16+

18,671

2023 Construction Businesses

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Businesses

84

Employed

2,178

2023 Retail Trade Businesses

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Businesses

68

Employed

1,206

2023 Educational Services - Businesses

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Businesses

24

Employed

1,027

2023 Accommodation/Food Service

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Businesses

69

Employed

827

2023 Food Service/Drinking Estab

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Businesses

67

Employed

822

2023 HealthCare/Social Assist

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Businesses

63

Employed

495

Some
High School

929

Graduated
High School

6,822

Associates
Degree

3,236

Bachelor's
Degree

6,641

Graduate
Degree

2,673

Average Commute Time

0 min.



Resident Commuters

14,520

Non-Resident Commuters

4,107

Drive Alone

14,291

Carpooled

1,385

Public

381

Work At Home

2,343