The April 1 estimate says that Lynnwood now has 36,420 residents, an increase of 390 or a 1.08 percent growth rate from 2014. This was lower than Snohomish County’s growth rate of 2.24 percent for the same period. The county gained 16,600 residents.
Three nearby cities showed higher increases than Lynnwood. Mountlake Terrace has 21,090 residents or about 560 more residents. Mountlake Terrace’s growth rate of 2.73 since 2014 ranked 24th in the state for percent change of population growth.
Brier has 6,500 residents, an increase of 155 residents from a year ago or a 2.44 percent growth rate. Edmonds is 40,490, an increase of 540 residents or a growth rate of 1.35 percent.
Seattle had a 3.42 percent growth rate ranking them 15th on the list and Mill Creek ranked eighth with a growth rate of 5.22 percent. The state estimate also shows Washington State’s population now tops 7 million persons with 57,400 people moving into the state. Strong economic activity in the region was suggested as the reason for the higher than average migration into the state.
The population numbers are used for the allocation of selected state revenues.