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.
Population
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Population

Population2000201020212026
Granite Falls2,5973,3664,8335,341

Source: ESRI, 2021-08-29

Population by Age

Population201020212026
0-4216245267
5-9275270297
10-14313291323
15-19297308296
20-24171287239
25-29187364352
30-34261313449
35-39290301391
40-44298357334
45-49270352380
50-54212392371
55-59177399400
60-64117315387
65-6979258312
70-7460169248
75-7947110156
80-84364884
85+605156
18+2,3773,8394,271
Median Age344141

Source: ESRI, 2021-08-29

Population by Race

Granite Falls2021
Total4,833.000
White Alone86.110
Black Alone0.850
American Indian Alone1.140
Asian Alone2.130
Pacific Islander Alone0.500
Some Other Race3.350
Two or More Races5.920
Hispanic Origin8.500
Diversity Index37.400

Source: ESRI, 2021-08-29

Growth Rate

Granite Falls2010 - 20142014 - 2019
Population3%2%
Households3%2%
Families3%2%
Median Household Income%3%
Per Capita Income%3%

Source: ESRI, 2021-08-29

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Housing
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Households

Population2000201020212026
Households9071,2231,7121,891
Housing Units9401,3451,8562,037
Owner Occupied Units1,3041,481
Renter Occupied Units408410
Vacant Units144146

Source: ESRI, 2021-08-29

Home Value

Granite Falls20212026
Median Home Value$475,800$556,767
Average Home Value$522,280$611,723
<$50,000264
$50,000 - $99,99910
$100,000 - $149,99920
$150,000 - $199,999200
$200,000 - $249,999151
$250,000 - $299,999246
$300,000 - $399,999375286
$400,000 - $499,999250292
$500,000 - $749,999478665
$1,000,000 +1535

Source: ESRI, 2021-08-29

Housing Year Built

Year RangeHouses Built
2010 or Later110
2000-2009431
1990-1999387
1980-1989112
1970-1979196
1960-196989
1950-19590
1940-19490
1939 or Before209

Source: ESRI, 2021-08-29

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Income
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Income

Granite Falls20212026
Median Household$83,060$96,622
Average Household$111,642$131,982
Per Capita$41,675$49,331

Source: ESRI, 2021-08-29

Household Income Base

Granite Falls2021
<$15,000123
$15,000 - $24,999117
$25,000 - $34,99955
$35,000 - $49,999194
$50,000 - $74,999249
$75,000 - $99,999296
$100,000 - $149,999283
$150,000 - $199,999174
$200,000+220

Source: ESRI, 2021-08-29

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Employees
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Commute

CategoryCommuters
Workers 16+1,921
In-County Residents1,654
Out-of-County Residents267
Drive Alone1,459
Carpooled21
Public Transport42
Work at Home121
Less than 5 minutes144
5-9 minutes145
10-14 minutes60
15-19 minutes67
20-24 minutes187
25-29 minutes107
30-34 minutes254
35-39 minutes45
40-44 minutes197
45-59 minutes363
60-89 minutes168
90+ minutes63
Average Travel Time34

Source: ESRI, 2021-08-29

Source: ESRI, 2021-08-29

Employees by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Employees1,036
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt3
Mining0
Utilities0
Construction28
Manufacturing156
Wholesale Trade28
  
Retail Trade137
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers18
Furn & Home Furnish Str0
Electronics & Appl Store0
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip9
Food & Beverage Stores62
Health/Pers Care Stores27
Gasoline Stations21
Clothing/Accessory Store0
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music0
General Merchandise Str0
Misc Store Retailers0
Nonstore Retailers0
  
Transportation/Warehouse3
Information2
  
Finance & Insurance17
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn9
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv1
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other7
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing31
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv5
Legal Services0
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises0
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt0
Educational Services282
HealthCare/Social Assist96
Arts/Entertainment/Rec3
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs116
Accommodation0
Food Srv/Drinking Places116
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin80
Auto Repair/Maintenance5
Public Administration Emp49

Source: ESRI, 2021-08-29

Educational Attainment (25+)

Granite Falls2021
Some High School83
Graduated High School977
Associates Degree412
Bachelor's Degree487
Graduate Degree194

Source: ESRI, 2021-08-29

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Businesses
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Businesses by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Businesses106
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt Bus1
Mining Bus0
Utilities Bus0
Construction Bus4
Manufacturing Bus5
Wholesale Trade Bus2
  
Retail Trade Bus15
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers Bus3
Furn & Home Furnish Str Bus0
Electronics & Appl Store Bus0
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip Bus2
Food & Beverage Stores Bus3
Health/Pers Care Stores Bus3
Gasoline Stations Bus2
Clothing/Accessory Store Bus0
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music Bus0
General Merchandise Str Bus0
Misc Store Retailers Bus0
Nonstore Retailers Bus2
  
Transportation/Warehouse Bus1
Information Bus1
  
Finance & Insurance Bus4
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn Bus2
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv Bus1
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other Bus1
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing Bus7
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv Bus3
Legal Services Bus0
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises Bus0
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt Bus0
Educational Services Bus7
HealthCare/Social Assist Bus15
Arts/Entertainment/Rec Bus1
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs Bus13
Accommodation Bus0
Food Srv/Drinking Places Bus13
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin Bus20
Auto Repair/Maintenance Bus2
Public Administration Bus4

Source: ESRI, 2021-08-29

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