Snohomish County: Opportunity Lives Here

The cities and towns of Snohomish County offer the perfect balance of opportunities: urban/rural, manufacturing/research and maritime/alpine.

Snohomish County’s duality illustrates its success as a hub for a diverse set of industries and multinational companies. Thriving aerospace, agriculture, manufacturing, and technology industries power our communities, resulting in the highest concentration of advanced manufacturing jobs west of the Rocky Mountains and the highest concentration of engineers in Washington. The resultant robust and diverse regional economy includes “anchor tenants” such as Boeing, Philips and Fortive/Fluke, combined with the County’s proximity to global brands like Microsoft, Amazon, Starbucks and T-Mobile.  As a collaborative community where the private and public sectors partner to maximize economic vitality, this diversity of industries lays a foundation for business success.

Economic Indicators

economic infographicSnohomish County and its 20 cities and towns are perfectly balanced; the urban and the rural, manufacturing and research, maritime and alpine. This is also true geographically, as we are equidistant from both Europe and Asia. Snohomish County’s duality in this regard is a credit to its success as a hub for a diverse set of industries and multinational companies. Thriving aerospace, agriculture, manufacturing, and technology industries power our communities, resulting in the highest concentration of advanced manufacturing jobs west of the Rocky Mountains and the highest concentration of engineers in Washington. With “anchor tenants” such as Boeing, Philips and Fortive/Fluke, combined with the County’s proximity to global brands like Microsoft, Amazon, Starbucks and T-Mobile, you have the makings of a robust and diverse regional economy. As a collaborative community where the private and public sectors partner to maximize economic vitality, this diversity of industries lays a foundation for business success.

Snohomish County

Population

Total Population

835,533

Population
Growth Rate

1.42%

Median Age

39

Diversity Index

57.800

Housing & Income

Households

312,429

Total Housing Units

328,343


Owner Occupied

217,459

Renter Occupied

94,970

Vacant

15,914

Median Home Value

$469,642


Average Home Value

$548,452

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

1.36%


Per Capita Income

2.50%

Income Projection

Median Household

$89,663 $100,980


Average Household

$112,772 $127,588


Per Capita

$42,228 $47,769

Workforce

Total Businesses

22,261

Total Employed

299,484

Workers 16+

404,749

2021 Manufacturing Businesses

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Businesses

907

Employed

60,672

2021 Retail Trade Businesses

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Businesses

3,254

Employed

42,266

2021 HealthCare/Social Assist

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Businesses

2,225

Employed

33,609

2021 Accommodation/Food Service

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Businesses

1,825

Employed

23,524

2021 Food Service/Drinking Estab

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Businesses

1,673

Employed

20,821

2021 Educational Services - Businesses

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Businesses

601

Employed

19,946

Some
High School

26,360

Graduated
High School

110,825

Associates
Degree

62,039

Bachelor's
Degree

133,880

Graduate
Degree

66,907

Average Commute Time

33 min.



Resident Commuters

257,227

Non-Resident Commuters

145,539

Drive Alone

300,696

Carpooled

45,941

Public

22,065

Work At Home

22,521