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Encyclopedia > Lynnwood, Washington
City of Lynnwood

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Country United States
State Washington
County Snohomish
Government
 - Mayor Don Gough
Area
 - City 7.6 sq mi (19.8 km²)
 - Land 7.6 sq mi (19.8 km²)
 - Water 0 sq mi (0.01 km²)
Elevation  350-600 ft (167-182 m)
Population (2000)
 - City 33,847
 - Density 4,430.2/sq mi (1,710.5/km²)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 - Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
Website: http://www.ci.lynnwood.wa.us

Lynnwood is a city in Snohomish County, Washington, United States. The population was 33,847 at the 2000 census making it the third largest in Snohomish County and twenty-fourth largest in Washington State. The city is an indefinable mix of urban, suburban, small city, crossroads and bedroom community. Lynnwood is known to be the "hub city" of south Snohomish County because of all the retail shopping. Straddling the junction between Interstate 5 and the north end of Interstate 405 in Washington, it is the final tangle of population on the north end of "greater Seattle" before one continues on to other places: Everett, Bellingham, or Canada. Its climate is wet, wetter than Seattle itself. The heavy precipitation brings many fir trees, yet there are fewer every year as property values rise and owners of vacant lots sell them to apartment and condominium developers. The center of the town at 44th Avenue West and 196th Southwest has the usual American panoply of small businesses, strip malls, and retail stores. Outside the commercial center of Lynnwood, to the east and north, lie Alderwood Mall, houses, and small forests. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This is an alphabetical list of the sovereign states of the world, including both de jure and de facto independent states. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      The political units and divisions of the United States include: The 50 states, which are... Official language(s) English Capital Olympia Largest city Seattle Area  Ranked 18th  - Total 71,342 sq mi (184,827 km²)  - Width 240 miles (385 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 6. ... This is a list of counties in the U.S. state of Washington. ... Snohomish County is a county located in the U.S. state of Washington. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Basic Definition In geography, the elevation of a geographic location is its height above mean sea level (or some other fixed point). ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... The metre or meter is a measure of length. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ... The Pacific Standard Time Zone is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting eight hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Though DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... PDT is UTC-7 The Pacific Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting eight hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC-8). ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Snohomish County is a county located in the U.S. state of Washington. ... Official language(s) English Capital Olympia Largest city Seattle Area  Ranked 18th  - Total 71,342 sq mi (184,827 km²)  - Width 240 miles (385 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 6. ... Snohomish County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Interstate 5 (abbreviated I-5) is the westernmost interstate highway in the continental United States. ... Map of Interstate 405 Interstate 405 (abbreviated I-405) in Washington is a 30-mile loop route that bypasses Seattle east of Lake Washington. ... County Snohomish Government  - Mayor Ray Stephanson Area  - City 123. ... Bellingham, Washington is the county seat of Whatcom County in the U.S. state of Washington. ... McArthur Glen Designer Outlet, Swindon, England, a shopping mall built within a disused railway engine works. ... Alderwood, formerly Alderwood Mall, is a regional shopping mall located in Lynnwood, Washington. ...

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History

Highway 99 and 196th ST SW, one of the busiest intersections in Lynnwood.
Highway 99 and 196th ST SW, one of the busiest intersections in Lynnwood.

Lynnwood was officially incorporated on April 20, 1959, from a larger unincorporated area called Alderwood Manor. The area was originally platted, developed, and sold as one-acre lots designed for raising chickens. Even today you can see many of the original 80 year old homes that were the chicken ranches. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1600 × 1200 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1600 × 1200 pixel, file size: 1. ... April 20 is the 110th day of the year (111th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Alderwood Manor is a census-designated place located in Snohomish County, Washington. ...


The initial center of the incorporated city was the intersection of State Route 99 (Highway 99) and State Route 524 (196th Street SW). When I-5 was built, the exit onto 44th Avenue West became the main Lynnwood exit. At that time, the city zoned the area East of 48th W, south of 194th SW, and west of the new freeway for commercial development, and the current city center area was born, with the construction of the Fred Meyer store, a new hotel called the Landmark on 200th and 44th, and other commercial developments. This effect moved the center of Lynnwood east. Washington State Route 99 is a highway in the state of Washington, U.S.A. It extends just over 50 miles from Fife in the south to Everett in the east. ... State Route 524, commonly known as SR-524, 196th St SW (in Lynnwood), Filbert Road (east of I-5) or Maltby Road (east of Thrashers Corner), is a state highway in the U.S. state of Washington. ... Interstate 5 (abbreviated I-5) is the westernmost interstate highway in the continental United States. ... An unrelated hypermarket chain is Meijer. ...


With the planned construction of I-405 bringing more people by the city, developers built the Alderwood Mall, effectively moving the main commercial area even farther east. Map of Interstate 405 Interstate 405 (abbreviated I-405) in Washington is a 30-mile loop route that bypasses Seattle east of Lake Washington. ... Alderwood, formerly Alderwood Mall, is a regional shopping mall located in Lynnwood, Washington. ...


Today, Alderwood Mall continues to expand. New additions to it in 2005 included a Borders book and music store, a Pottery Barn, and a large Loews theatre. A new convention center (now open) at 196th St. SW and 37th Ave. W has brought even more business to the area. Alderwood, formerly Alderwood Mall, is a regional shopping mall located in Lynnwood, Washington. ... Borders Group (NYSE: BGP) is an international bookseller based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. ... Pottery Barn is an American-based chain of home furnishing stores. ... Loews Theatre, Jersey City, New Jersey Loews Theatres, founded in 1904 by Mark Loewsburgenstein, was the oldest theatre chain operating in North America until it merged with AMC Theatres on January 26, 2006. ...


Geography

Lynnwood is located at 47°49′40″N, 122°18′19″W (47.827868, -122.305391).GR1 Image File history File links WAMap-doton-Lynnwood. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 19.8 km² (7.7 mi²). 19.8 km² (7.6 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) of it (0.26%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Natural features within Lynnwood include Scriber Lake.


Most of Lynnwood is a huge swamp due to unseasonal rains. Therefore, many buildings that are unlucky eventually need to be rebuilt, or demolished due to sinking (Especially Lynnwood High School).


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 33,847 people, 13,328 households, and 8,330 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,710.5/km² (4,431.2/mi²). There were 13,808 housing units at an average density of 697.8/km² (1,807.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 74.27% White, 3.28% African American, 1.02% Native American, 13.87% Asian, 0.40% Pacific Islander, 2.80% from other races, and 4.35% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.96% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... 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. ...


There were 13,328 households out of which 32.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.3% were married couples living together, 11.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.5% were non-families. 29.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.13. This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 24.4% under the age of 18, 10.4% from 18 to 24, 32.1% from 25 to 44, 21.3% from 45 to 64, and 11.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 95.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.0 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $42,814, and the median income for a family was $51,825. Males had a median income of $37,395 versus $30,070 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,971. About 6.2% of families and 9.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.8% of those under age 18 and 12.2% 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

Community Colleges: Edmonds Community College More than 10,000 students, including international students from 45 countries, enroll every year for credit toward a certificate or degree at Edmonds Community College in Snohomish County, Washington. ...


High Schools: Lynnwood High School (LHS), Meadowdale High School (MHS or MDHS), Scriber Lake High School (SLHS) Lynnwood High School is a high school in the Edmonds School District, located in Lynnwood, Washington. ... Meadowdale High School is a high school in the Edmonds School District, located in Lynnwood, Washington. ... Scriber Lake High School (SLHS), located in the city of Lynnwood, Washington, is one of five high schools within the Edmonds School District. ...


Middle Schools: Alderwood Middle School (AMS), Meadowdale Middle School (MMS) and College Place Middle School (CPM)


Elementary Schools: Beverly Elementary, Lynnwood Elementary, Oak Heights Elementary, College Place Elementary, Spruce Elementary, Meadowdale Elementary, Hilltop Elementary, Hazelwood Elementary, Martha Lake Elementary, and Lynndale Elementary


K-8 Schools: Cedar Valley


Landmarks

Overlooking Alderwood Mall on the intersection of 188th and 36th.

Other than the Alderwood Mall and the City Center, there are a few notable city landmarks. The Pine Cone Cafe on 188th SW and Highway 99 has been open for decades, and was historically a big draw for Lynnwood's now long gone biker culture. It is currently very popular among counter-culture teenagers and seniors, and resembles greatly Beth's Cafe in east Green Lake, a neighborhood in Seattle. (UPDATE: The Pine Cone Cafe is currently not in operation due to lack of management). Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 788 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (2001 × 1522 pixel, file size: 186 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Picture overlooking Alderwood Mall in Lynnwood. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 788 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (2001 × 1522 pixel, file size: 186 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Picture overlooking Alderwood Mall in Lynnwood. ... Alderwood, formerly Alderwood Mall, is a regional shopping mall located in Lynnwood, Washington. ... Beths Cafe is an internationally known restaurant in Seattle, Washington. ...


On 164th St. SW and Highway 99 lies Keeler's Corner, an old-fashioned gas station long out of service (not to be confused with Keeler's Corner Apartments, which is across the street). The Pantry Cafe on Lincoln and Highway 99 was burned down in 2004, but before the accident its legacy was certainly considerable. Most locals are familiar with the House of Clocks, an old-fashioned clock store, on 156th and Highway 99. Notable parks in the area are Wilcox Park (formerly Flag Park) and Picnic Point Park near Picnic Point Elementary School.


External links

  • City of Lynnwood
  • Maps and aerial photos Coordinates: 47.827868° -122.305391°
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    • Satellite image from Google Maps, Windows Live Local, WikiMapia
    • Topographic map from TopoZone
    • Aerial image or topographic map from TerraServer-USA
    • Nearby hiking trails on Hikipedia

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Lynnwood, Washington - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (710 words)
Lynnwood was officially incorporated on April 20, 1959, from a larger unincorporated area called Alderwood Manor.
Lynnwood is an indefinable mix of suburb, small city, crossroads and bedroom community.
Straddling the junction between Interstate 5 and the north end of I-405 in Washington, it is the final tangle of population on the north end of "greater Seattle" before one continues on to other places: Everett, Bellingham, Canada.
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Lynnwood residents are heavily invested in maintaining the natural beauty of their town and the Parks and Recreation department has set aside several hundred acres for parks, trails and open space.
Lynnwood is also just 100 miles from Vancouver and a ferry ride away from the San Juan Islands and the Olympic Peninsula, affording easy access to the offerings of the entire Pacific Northwest.
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