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As of the census2 of 2000, there are 33,847 people, 13,328 households, and 8,330 families residing in the city. The population density is 1,710.5/km² (4,431.2/mi²). There are 13,808 housing units at an average density of 697.8/km² (1,807.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 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. 6.96% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 13,328 households out of which 32.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.3% are married couples living together, 11.5% have a female householder with no husband present, and 37.5% are non-families. 29.3% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.4% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.50 and the average family size is 3.13.
In the city the population is 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 are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 35 years. For every 100 females there are 95.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 92.0 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $42,814, and the median income for a family is $51,825. Males have a median income of $37,395 versus $30,070 for females. The per capita income for the city is $19,971. 9.5% of the population and 6.2% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 9.8% of those under the age of 18 and 12.2% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
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.
The microclimate is wet, wetter than Seattle itself. This means fir trees, lots of them -- although there are fewer every year, as property values plateau and owners of vacant lots sell them off 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 freeway overpasses. Alderwood Mall continues to metastasize. Outside this center, to the east and north, lie forests and houses.
That's pretty much it. Most of the inhabitants bide their time, waiting as property values rise, knowing that sidewalks, big government, water treatment projects, and ever-larger stores and construction projects await.
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