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
Population
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Population

Population2000201020212026
Lake Stevens21,92728,12135,94139,748

Source: ESRI, 2021-08-29

Population by Age

Population201020212026
0-42,3202,5382,857
5-92,2952,5882,876
10-142,3842,5442,889
15-192,1712,2562,479
20-241,5982,1522,047
25-292,0962,9572,884
30-342,3472,7483,780
35-392,2962,6773,187
40-442,2972,6012,764
45-492,2822,3292,529
50-541,8172,3672,204
55-591,3642,3982,240
60-641,0161,9442,204
65-696631,4771,786
70-745011,0821,292
75-79300629901
80-84187369477
85+187284350
18+19,73326,83429,527
Median Age333535

Source: ESRI, 2021-08-29

Population by Race

Lake Stevens2021
Total35,941.000
White Alone80.600
Black Alone2.580
American Indian Alone0.920
Asian Alone4.840
Pacific Islander Alone0.800
Some Other Race3.980
Two or More Races6.290
Hispanic Origin10.870
Diversity Index47.400

Source: ESRI, 2021-08-29

Growth Rate

Lake Stevens2010 - 20142014 - 2019
Population2%2%
Households2%2%
Families2%2%
Median Household Income%2%
Per Capita Income%3%

Source: ESRI, 2021-08-29

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Housing
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Households

Population2000201020212026
Households7,5289,83312,58613,933
Housing Units7,85010,43712,99414,328
Owner Occupied Units9,78810,861
Renter Occupied Units2,7983,072
Vacant Units408395

Source: ESRI, 2021-08-29

Home Value

Lake Stevens20212026
Median Home Value$428,829$485,344
Average Home Value$514,504$602,256
<$50,0006211
$50,000 - $99,999202
$100,000 - $149,999150
$150,000 - $199,999300
$200,000 - $249,999616
$250,000 - $299,99914741
$300,000 - $399,9993,8162,838
$400,000 - $499,9992,5792,968
$500,000 - $749,9992,0743,040
$1,000,000 +92215

Source: ESRI, 2021-08-29

Housing Year Built

Year RangeHouses Built
2010 or Later700
2000-20092,946
1990-19993,038
1980-19891,316
1970-19791,146
1960-1969713
1950-1959339
1940-1949112
1939 or Before516

Source: ESRI, 2021-08-29

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Income
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Income

Lake Stevens20212026
Median Household$94,991$104,404
Average Household$108,515$123,145
Per Capita$37,965$43,127

Source: ESRI, 2021-08-29

Household Income Base

Lake Stevens2021
<$15,000508
$15,000 - $24,999470
$25,000 - $34,999553
$35,000 - $49,999786
$50,000 - $74,9991,951
$75,000 - $99,9992,396
$100,000 - $149,9993,298
$150,000 - $199,9991,674
$200,000+951

Source: ESRI, 2021-08-29

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Employees
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Commute

CategoryCommuters
Workers 16+16,258
In-County Residents12,619
Out-of-County Residents3,600
Drive Alone13,132
Carpooled1,484
Public Transport372
Work at Home862
Less than 5 minutes214
5-9 minutes719
10-14 minutes938
15-19 minutes1,631
20-24 minutes2,156
25-29 minutes1,111
30-34 minutes2,936
35-39 minutes485
40-44 minutes633
45-59 minutes1,897
60-89 minutes1,960
90+ minutes716
Average Travel Time35

Source: ESRI, 2021-08-29

Source: ESRI, 2021-08-29

Employees by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Employees7,419
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt3
Mining0
Utilities25
Construction2,114
Manufacturing215
Wholesale Trade43
  
Retail Trade1,143
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers52
Furn & Home Furnish Str13
Electronics & Appl Store0
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip52
Food & Beverage Stores470
Health/Pers Care Stores103
Gasoline Stations35
Clothing/Accessory Store18
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music42
General Merchandise Str313
Misc Store Retailers45
Nonstore Retailers0
  
Transportation/Warehouse26
Information38
  
Finance & Insurance154
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn93
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv16
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other45
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing178
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv216
Legal Services10
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises5
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt76
Educational Services1,017
HealthCare/Social Assist591
Arts/Entertainment/Rec82
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs882
Accommodation5
Food Srv/Drinking Places877
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin352
Auto Repair/Maintenance42
Public Administration Emp229

Source: ESRI, 2021-08-29

Educational Attainment (25+)

Lake Stevens2021
Some High School950
Graduated High School5,306
Associates Degree2,605
Bachelor's Degree5,300
Graduate Degree2,414

Source: ESRI, 2021-08-29

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Businesses
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Businesses by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Businesses606
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt Bus1
Mining Bus0
Utilities Bus2
Construction Bus65
Manufacturing Bus16
Wholesale Trade Bus6
  
Retail Trade Bus73
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers Bus7
Furn & Home Furnish Str Bus2
Electronics & Appl Store Bus0
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip Bus5
Food & Beverage Stores Bus9
Health/Pers Care Stores Bus10
Gasoline Stations Bus6
Clothing/Accessory Store Bus1
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music Bus5
General Merchandise Str Bus7
Misc Store Retailers Bus12
Nonstore Retailers Bus9
  
Transportation/Warehouse Bus7
Information Bus12
  
Finance & Insurance Bus33
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn Bus14
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv Bus7
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other Bus12
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing Bus39
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv Bus45
Legal Services Bus3
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises Bus1
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt Bus17
Educational Services Bus22
HealthCare/Social Assist Bus64
Arts/Entertainment/Rec Bus18
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs Bus73
Accommodation Bus2
Food Srv/Drinking Places Bus71
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin Bus75
Auto Repair/Maintenance Bus12
Public Administration Bus7

Source: ESRI, 2021-08-29

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