Edmonds’ population growth slower than most other nearby cities


New population estimates released from the Washington State Office of Financial Management indicate that the City of Edmonds gained 540 residents from April 2014 to April 2015, growing more slowly than the South Snohomish County cities of Brier, Mountlake Terrace and Mill Creek, but slightly faster than Lynnwood.

The April 1, 2015 estimate says that Edmonds now has 40,490 residents, an increase of 540 residents or a growth rate of 1.35 percent. This was lower than Brier’s growth rate of 2.44 percent — up by 155 residents to a population of 6,500 — and Mountlake Terrace’s growth rate of 2.73 — up by 560 residents to 21,090.

Lynnwood now has 36,420 residents, an increase of 390 or a 1.08 percent growth rate from 2014. Mill Creek had a growth rate of 5.22 percent.

Both Edmonds and Lynnwood’s growth was lower than that of Snohomish County, which had a growth rate of 2.24 percent for the same period. The county gained 16,600 residents for a total of 757,600.

By comparison, Seattle had a 3.42 percent growth rate while King County’s rate was at 1.76. Nearby Shoreline saw an increase of 510 residents for a total of 54,500, or a rate of 0.94 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.

You can see all the numbers here.

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