Snohomish County, WA

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Population

814,901

1.66% growth

Poverty Rate

8.81%


Median Age

37.8


Median Household Income

$87,440

5.87% growth

Number of Employees

424,295

2.59% growth

Median Property Value

$455,000

11.5% growth

About

In 2018, Snohomish County, WA had a population of 815k people with a median age of 37.8 and a median household income of $87,440. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Snohomish County, WA grew from 801,633 to 814,901, a 1.66% increase and its median household income grew from $82,595 to $87,440, a 5.87% increase.

The population of Snohomish County, WA is 68.5% White Alone, 11.5% Asian Alone, and 10.4% Hispanic or Latino. 21.9% of the people in Snohomish County, WA speak a non-English language, and 92% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Snohomish County, WA are Edmonds Community College (2,623 degrees awarded in 2017), Everett Community College (2,045 degrees), and Altierus Career College Everett (183 degrees).

The median property value in Snohomish County, WA is $455,000, and the homeownership rate is 67.8%. Most people in Snohomish County, WA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 31.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Snohomish County, WA is 2 cars per household.

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COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Snohomish County, WA employs 424k people. The largest industries in Snohomish County, WA are Manufacturing (60,517 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (53,552 people), and Retail Trade (50,039 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($170,381), Utilities ($95,172), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($80,089).

Median household income in Snohomish County, WA is $87,440. Males in Snohomish County, WA have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,794. The income inequality in Snohomish County, WA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.469, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$87,440

2018 value

± $2,425

5.87%

1 Year Growth

± 3.65%

Households in Snohomish County, WA have a median annual income of $87,440, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $82,595 in 2017, which represents a 5.87% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$79,555

Average Male Salary

± $1,504

$58,794

Average Female Salary

± $1,224

In 2018, full-time male employees in Washington made 1.35 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Washington by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $76,629 ± $3,310

  2. White

    $62,679 ± $1,044

  3. Two or More Races

    $50,209 ± $3,211

In 2018 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Washington workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.22 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Snohomish County, WA is from Washington.

0.469

2018 Wage GINI

0.466

2017 Wage GINI

In 2018, the income inequality in Washington was 0.469 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.658% growth from 2017 to 2018, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2018 the GINI for Washington was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Washington in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 506

  2. Census Tract 420.05

  3. Census Tract 521.14

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Snohomish County, WA was Census Tract 506 with a value of $153,854, followed by Census Tract 420.05 and Census Tract 521.14, with respective values of $138,750 and $136,389.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Snohomish County, WA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

8.81% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Snohomish County, WA (67.1k out of 762k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    47,573 ± 1,623

  2. Hispanic

    11,618 ± 895

  3. Asian

    6,583 ± 617

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Snohomish County, WA is White, followed by Hispanic and Asian.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

424k

2018 Value

± 10,800

2.59%

1 Year growth

± 3.56%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Snohomish County, WA grew at a rate of 2.59%, from 414k employees to 424k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Snohomish County, WA, are Management Occupations (46,366 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (45,365 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (42,123 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Snohomish County, WA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Snohomish County, WA, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (46,366 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (45,365 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (42,123 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Snohomish County, WA has an unusually high number of residents working as Architecture & Engineering Occupations (1.84 times higher than expected), Computer & Mathematical Occupations (1.58 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.47 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Snohomish County, WA, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($100,640), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($96,445), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($93,786).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

424k

2018 Value

± 10,800

2.59%

1 Year growth

± 3.56%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Snohomish County, WA grew at a rate of 2.59%, from 414k employees to 424k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Snohomish County, WA, are Manufacturing (60,517 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (53,552 people), and Retail Trade (50,039 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Snohomish County, WA, though some of these residents may live in Snohomish County, WA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Snohomish County, WA, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (60,517 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (53,552 people), and Retail Trade (50,039 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Snohomish County, WA has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (1.46 times higher than expected), Construction (1.39 times), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (1.15 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Snohomish County, WA, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($170,381), Utilities ($95,172), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($80,089).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Washington to other states, or from other states to Washington.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $45.6B

  2. $39.9B

  3. $29B

In 2015, the top outbound Washington product (by dollars) was Transport equip. with $45.6B, followed by Mixed freight ($39.9B) and Misc. mfg. prods. ($29B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Washington products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$323B

2020 Value

$444B

Projected 2045 Value

37.4% growth

In 2020, total outbound Washington trade was $323B. This is expected to increase 37.4% to $444B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Washington trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Washington to other states, or from other states to Washington.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $29.1B

  2. $15.8B

  3. $10.3B

In 2015, the top outbound Washington domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Oregon with $29.1B, followed by California with $15.8B and Tennessee and $10.3B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Washington shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

94.6% of the population of Snohomish County, WA has health coverage, with 57.4% on employee plans, 13.6% on Medicaid, 9.64% on Medicare, 12.1% on non-group plans, and 1.81% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Snohomish County, WA was $7,913 in 2014. This is a 4% increase from the previous year ($7,609).

Primary care physicians in Snohomish County, WA see 1956 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.61% decrease from the previous year (1968 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1427 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 350 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Garfield County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14%). Additionally, Adams County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (36.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,956 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Snohomish County, WA see an average of 1,956 patients per year. This represents a 0.61% decrease from the previous year (1,968 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Snohomish County, WA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,913

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,328

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,851

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,997

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Washington (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4%, from $7,609 to $7,913.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

5.42%

Uninsured

57.4%

Employer Coverage

13.6%

Medicaid

9.64%

Medicare

12.1%

Non-Group

1.81%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Snohomish County, WA declined by 4.06% from 5.65% to 5.42%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Snohomish County, WA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 14% prevalence

  2. 13.6% prevalence

  3. 13.4% prevalence

Garfield County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Washington, at 14%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Washington by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Snohomish County, WA is home to a population of 815k people, from which 92% are citizens. As of 2017, 14.8% of Snohomish County, WA residents were born outside of the country (118k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Snohomish County, WA is composed of 558k White Alone residents (68.5%), 93.4k Asian Alone residents (11.5%), 85.1k Hispanic or Latino residents (10.4%), 40k Two or More Races residents (4.91%), 25.3k Black or African American Alone residents (3.1%), 5.83k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.716%), 4.56k Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.559%), and 2.42k Some Other Race Alone residents (0.296%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Snohomish County, WA are Spanish (51,398 speakers), Korean (11,545 speakers), and Vietnamese (11,476 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

37

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

43

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1

In 2018, the median age of all people in Snohomish County, WA was 37.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Snohomish County, WA are getting getting younger. In 2017, the average age of all Snohomish County, WA residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

14.8%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

118k people

14.4%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

114k people

As of 2017, 14.8% of Snohomish County, WA residents (118k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Snohomish County, WA was 14.4%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

The following chart shows the percentage of foreign-born residents in Snohomish County, WA compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    256,836 ± 12,228 people

  2. India

    89,091 ± 7,285 people

  3. China

    79,210 ± 6,873 people

In 2018, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Washington was Mexico, the natal country of 256,836 Washington residents, followed by India with 89,091 and China with 79,210.

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Citizenship

92%

2018 Citizenship

92.6%

2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 92% of Snohomish County, WA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Snohomish County, WA was 92.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    558k ± 1.7k

  2. Asian Alone

    93.4k ± 2.68k

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    85.1k ± 7.56k

In 2018, there were 5.98 times more White Alone residents (558k people) in Snohomish County, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 93.4k Asian Alone and 85.1k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Snohomish County, WA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish

    51,398 speakers (6.73%)

  2. Korean

    11,545 speakers (1.51%)

  3. Vietnamese

    11,476 speakers (1.5%)

21.9% of Snohomish County, WA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.9%. In 2018, the most common non-English language spoken in Snohomish County, WA was Spanish. 6.73% of the overall population of Snohomish County, WA are native Spanish speakers. 1.51% speak Korean and 1.5% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    16,456 ± 1,492

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    11,363 ± 1,660

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    8,249 ± 1,556

Snohomish County, WA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.45 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Snohomish County, WA awarded 5,193 degrees. The student population of Snohomish County, WA is skewed towards women, with 7,286 male students and 9,230 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Snohomish County, WA are White (2,913 and 60.9%), followed by Asian (455 and 9.5%), Hispanic or Latino (427 and 8.92%), and Unknown (419 and 8.75%).

The largest universities in Snohomish County, WA by number of degrees awarded are Edmonds Community College (2,623 and 50.5%), Everett Community College (2,045 and 39.4%), and Altierus Career College Everett (183 and 3.52%).

The most popular majors in Snohomish County, WA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (1,265 and 24.4%), General Business (258 and 4.97%), and Airframe Mechanics & Aircraft Maintenance Technology (244 and 4.7%).

The median tuition costs in Snohomish County, WA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $3,468 and $8,823 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 116 degrees awarded

  2. 1,265 degrees awarded

  3. 258 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Snohomish County, WA was Registered Nursing with 116 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Snohomish County, WA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 2,623 degrees awarded

  2. 2,045 degrees awarded

  3. 183 degrees awarded

$3,468

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Snohomish County, WA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Edmonds Community College with 2,623 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

2,489

Degrees Awarded to Men

2,704

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 2,489 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Snohomish County, WA, which is 0.92 times less than the 2,704 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,913 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    455 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    427 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Snohomish County, WA were to White students. These 2,913 degrees mean that there were 6.4 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 455 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Snohomish County, WA was $455,000 in 2018, which is 1.98 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $407,900 to $455,000, a 11.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Snohomish County, WA is 67.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Snohomish County, WA have an average commute time of 31.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Snohomish County, WA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$455,000

2018 Median

± $6,236

$407,900

2017 Median

± $7,505

In 2018, the median property value in Snohomish County, WA grew to to $455,000 from the previous year's value of $407,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Snohomish County, WA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Snohomish County, WA the largest share of households have a property value in the $500k - $750k range.

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Household Income

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$87,440

Median Household Income

± $2,425

300k

Number of Households

± 8,490

In 2018, the median household income of the 300k households in Snohomish County, WA grew to $87,440 from the previous year's value of $82,595.

The following chart displays the households in Snohomish County, WA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Snohomish County, WA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Snohomish County, WA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

67.8%

2018 Homeownership

66.7%

2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 67.8% of the housing units in Snohomish County, WA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 66.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Snohomish County, WA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

31.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Snohomish County, WA have a longer commute time (31.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 4.66% of the workforce in Snohomish County, WA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    72.3%

  2. Carpooled

    11.8%

  3. Worked At Home

    6.54%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Snohomish County, WA was Drove Alone (72.3%), followed by those who Carpooled (11.8%) and those who Worked At Home (6.54%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Snohomish County, WA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Snohomish County, WA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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