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Encyclopedia > Edmonds, Washington
City of Edmonds
The Washington State Ferries dock in Edmonds
The Washington State Ferries dock in Edmonds
Location of Edmonds, Washington
Coordinates: 47°48′28.33″N 122°21′36.48″W / 47.8078694, -122.3601333
Country United States
State Washington
County Snohomish
Settled 1889
Incorporated August 14, 1890
Government
 - Type Mayor/Council
 - Mayor Gary Haakenson
Area
 - City  18.4 sq mi (47.8 km²)
 - Land  8.9 sq mi (23.1 km²)
 - Water  9.5 sq mi (24.7 km²)
Elevation  66 ft (20 m)
Population (2000)
 - City 39,515
 - Density 4,437.6/sq mi (1,713.4/km²)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 - Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP codes 98020
Area code(s) 425
FIPS code 53-20750GR2
GNIS feature ID 1512180GR3
Website: http://www.ci.edmonds.wa.us/

Edmonds is a city in Snohomish County, Washington, United States. Edmonds has a view of the Puget Sound and both the Olympic Mountains and Cascade Range. As of 2007, Edmonds is the second most populous city in Snohomish County, ranking behind Everett. Based on per capita income, one of the more reliable measures of affluence, Edmonds ranks 37th of 522 areas in the state of Washington to be ranked. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 590 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 755 pixel, file size: 433 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Retrieved from [1], liscence found here File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Washington state maintains the largest fleet of passenger and auto ferries in the United States and the third largest in the world. ... Image File history File links Snohomish_County_Washington_Incorporated_and_Unincorporated_areas_Edmonds_Highlighted. ... 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Edmonds is a port in the Washington State Ferries system. Currently, the only ferry from Edmonds is a short run to Kingston, Washington; in the past, there have been much longer routes from Edmonds to Port Townsend, Washington. [1] Washington state maintains the largest fleet of passenger and auto ferries in the United States and the third largest in the world. ... Kingston (formerly AppleTree Cove) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kitsap County, Washington, United States. ... Port Townsend is a city located in Jefferson County, Washington. ...

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History

Logger George Brackett founded Edmonds in 1890, naming the city after Vermont Sen. George Franklin Edmunds.[2] Brackett discovered Edmonds while paddling a canoe north of Seattle, searching for timber. When a gust of wind hit his canoe, Brackett beached in a location later called "Brackett's Landing".[3] Edmonds is the oldest incorporated city in Snohomish County. Categories: Stub | 1828 births | 1919 deaths | United States Senators ...


The Edmonds Fountain/Gazebo

The Edmonds fountain, prior to its destruction in 2006.
The Edmonds fountain, prior to its destruction in 2006.

The Edmonds fountain, a local landmark, has been a source of major local contention over the past decades. The current Edmonds Fountain is located in the center of the roundabout at Main St. and 5th. Originally built as a plain, whitewashed wooden gazebo over a fountain in 1970, it was wrecked in 1998 from a car crash. The city council and subsequent "Gazebo" subcommittee decided to rebuild. The gazebo was rebuilt a year later, reinforced with stronger wood supports. In 2006, a driver crashed into the gazebo at night.[4] The resulting discussion over to rebuild or simply landscape the center of the roundabout lasted over a year. Finally, a decision was made to rebuild the gazebo/fountain, this time with steel rods extending from the main pillars deep underground. Image File history File linksMetadata EdmondsFountain_7824. ... Image File history File linksMetadata EdmondsFountain_7824. ... A large ass gazebo on the grounds of Iolani Palace, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA This gazebo inside the spacious Singapore Botanic Gardens also serves as a bandstand. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 39,515 people, 16,904 households, and 10,818 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,714.3/km² (4,437.6/mi²). There were 17,508 housing units at an average density of 759.5/km² (1,966.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 87.73% White, 1.34% African American, 0.80% Native American, 5.56% Asian, 0.26% Pacific Islander, 1.26% from other races, and 3.05% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.32% of the population. There were 16,904 households out of which 26.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.0% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.0% were non-families. 29.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.85. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 20.6% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 28.3% from 45 to 64, and 16.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 89.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.3 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $53,522, and the median income for a family was $66,126. Males had a median income of $46,226 versus $33,863 for females. The per capita income for the city was $30,076. About 2.6% of families and 4.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.9% of those under age 18 and 3.3% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Schools

Edmonds is served in its entirety by the Edmonds School District, which also serves Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace, Brier, and Woodway. Within the city limits of Edmonds, there is one high school (Edmonds-Woodway), one middle school (College Place), eight primary schools (Chase Lake, College Place, Edmonds, Evergreen, Seaview, Sherwood, Westgate, and Woodway). In addition, Edmonds is served by three K-8 schools; Maplewood, Madrona, and Terrace Park.[5] Logo used by Edmonds School District Edmonds School District No. ... Country United States State Washington County Snohomish Government  - Mayor Don Gough Area  - City 7. ... Mountlake Terrace is a city in Snohomish County, Washington, United States. ... Brier is a city located in Snohomish County, Washington. ... Woodway is a city located in Snohomish County, Washington. ... For other uses, see High school (disambiguation). ... Edmonds-Woodway High School is one of five high schools in the Edmonds School District. ... Middle school and junior high school cover a period of education that straddles primary education and secondary education and serve as a bridge between them. ... Primary or elementary education is the first years of formal, structured education that occurs during childhood. ... Norrland Dragoon Regiment, or Norrlands dragonregemente, also K 4 or K 8, is a Swedish Army cavalry regiment that traces its origins back to the 17th Century. ... Maplewood Parent Cooperative is a public school in the Edmonds School District serving grades Kindergarten through 8th grade. ...


In 1990, Edmonds High School merged with Woodway High School to form Edmonds-Woodway High School, which is currently one of only eight schools in the state to host an IB Diploma Programme.[6][7] The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) is an educational programme examined in one of three languages (English, French or Spanish) and is a university entrance course. ...


Recreation

The Edmonds Marina.
The Edmonds Marina.

Edmonds hosts a variety of parks, including a dog park, and the Edmonds Underwater Park. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2816 × 2112 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2816 × 2112 pixel, file size: 1. ... These standard poodles are playing at a dog park. ... This article needs to be wikified. ...


In addition, Edmonds has one of the largest marine facilities in Snohomish County, the Port of Edmonds. The marina is partly artificial, being dredged to a depth of 13 feet, and can house 948 craft (668 in the water, and 280 in dry storage).[8]


The Arts

The Otter Chimera
The Otter Chimera

In 2006, the Edmonds Center for the Arts was opened.[9] This is one of two current theatres available for general performing arts, the other being the theatre at Edmonds-Woodway High School. ImageMetadata File history File links OtterChimera_7828. ... ImageMetadata File history File links OtterChimera_7828. ... Edmonds-Woodway High School is one of five high schools in the Edmonds School District. ...


Drama

Edmonds has one permanent, privately-funded drama group, The Driftwood Players. Their theatre, the Wade James Theatre, is located at 950 Main St., adjacent to Yost Park. Usually, they have 4-5 main performances per season, supplemented with short, one night plays. They have been present in the community since 1957.[10] Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ...


Edmonds Arts Festival

Since 1957, Edmonds has annually hosted the Edmonds Arts Festival, a three-day art exhibit, on Fathers Day weekend.[11][12][13] Fathers Day is a holiday to celebrate fatherhood and parenting by males, as Mothers Day celebrates motherhood and mothering. ...


Periodicals

The Edmonds community is home to two weekly publications. The Edmonds Enterprise and the Edmonds Beacon. The opinion pages of these two newspapers have had major influence on city council decisions, building code enforcement, dog park rule enforcement and local elections. Most notably, they provide a public forum for long and short heated debates.[citation needed]


Notable Locals

Birthplace of:

Hometown of: For other persons named Ken Jennings, see Ken Jennings (disambiguation). ... “Jeopardy” redirects here. ...

Rick Steves (born in Edmonds, Washington in 1955) is an American author on European travel. ... Rosalynn Sumners (born April 20, 1964) is an American ladies singles figure skater. ... Steven Bailey (born May 12, 1974) is an American model and TV personality for The Daily Buzz, which he joined as VP of Marketing in January 2006, as well as VP of Promotions [1] for Acme Communications. ... This biographical article needs additional references for verification. ... Anna Kay Faris (born November 29, 1976 in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.) is an American actress, best known for her leading role of Cindy Campbell in the Scary Movie films. ... Martell Webster (born December 4, 1986 in Edmonds, Washington) is an American professional basketball player currently a member of the Portland Trail Blazers of the NBA. The 67 (2. ... The Portland Trail Blazers are a National Basketball Association team based in Portland, Oregon. ... 2007 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Dean Demopoulos (born March 29, 1954) is a collegiate and pro basketball coach. ... The Portland Trail Blazers are a National Basketball Association team based in Portland, Oregon. ...

Sister City

Edmonds has one sister city:[15] Sign denoting twin towns of Neckarsulm, Germany Town twinning is a concept whereby towns or cities in geographically and politically distinct areas are paired with the goal of fostering human contact and cultural links. ...

Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan. ... Hekinan (碧南市; -shi) is a city located in Aichi, Japan. ...

Transportation

  • Edmonds (Amtrak station)

Sound Transit Services: Connections Community Transit Parking Yes; 152 spaces; paid Baggage check Yes Other information Opened 1956 Accessible Code EDM Owned by BNSF Railway Traffic Passengers (2006) 28,617 (Amtrak) 2. ...

References

  1. ^ Ferry service returns to Port Townsend after a 40-year absence on February 21, 1979
  2. ^ Seattle PI (2007)[1] Retrieved February 13, 2007.
  3. ^ Satterfield, Archie (1990). Edmonds, The First Century. Edmonds, WA: City of Edmonds. ISBN 0-9625484-0-5. 
  4. ^ KOMO TV (2007). [2] Retrieved February 13, 2007.
  5. ^ Edmonds School District
  6. ^ Edmonds School District Profile:Edmonds-Woodway
  7. ^ ED.GOV Archives
  8. ^ Port of Edmonds. Retrieved on 2007-04-28.
  9. ^ Edmonds Center for the Arts (2007) [3] Retrieved February 13, 2007.
  10. ^ Driftwood Players History (2007). [4] Retrieved February 13, 2007.
  11. ^ Edmonds Arts Festival. Retrieved on 2007-04-28.
  12. ^ EAF Foundation. Retrieved on 2007-04-28.
  13. ^ ArtWorks Edmonds. Retrieved on 2007-04-28.
  14. ^ NBA.com Profile of Dean Demopoulos
  15. ^ Edmonds Sister City Commission

Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 118th day of the year (119th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 118th day of the year (119th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 118th day of the year (119th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 118th day of the year (119th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

External links

Coordinates: 47.807868° N 122.360133° W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

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