Lynden, Washington

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Population in 2019: 15,223 (98% urban, 2% rural).
Population change since 2000: +68.8%
Males: 7,301  (48.0%)
Females: 7,922  (52.0%)
Median resident age:

40.9 years
Washington median age:

37.9 years

Zip codes: 98264.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $72,788 (it was $42,767 in 2000)
Lynden:

$72,788
WA:

$78,687

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $31,435 (it was $20,639 in 2000)

Lynden city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $401,065 (it was $155,600 in 2000)
Lynden:

$401,065
WA:

$387,600

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $409,881; detached houses: $411,781; townhouses or other attached units: $340,061; in 2-unit structures: over $1,000,000; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $799,209; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $260,408; mobile homes: $95,973

Median gross rent in 2019: $1,293.

March 2019 cost of living index in Lynden: 99.7 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 7.7%
(8.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 14.0% for Black residents, 6.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 19.2% for American Indian residents, 1.4% for other race residents)
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  • Races in Lynden, WA (2019)
    • 12,04181.2%White alone
    • 1,59410.8%Hispanic
    • 7445.0%Two or more races
    • 3342.3%Asian alone
    • 1170.8%Black alone
    • 430.3%American Indian alone
    • 250.2%Other race alone
    • 80.05%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Lynden detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Washington and other state lists, there were 9 registered sex offenders living in Lynden, Washington as of June 16, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Lynden is 1,517 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Lynden by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.2)
1
(8.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(17.9)
1
(8.5)
1
(8.3)
2
(16.2)
2
(16.5)
1
(8.2)
1
(7.8)
3
(22.9)
2
(14.9)
2
(14.5)
3
(21.0)
7
(47.9)
4
(26.5)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(25.4)
2
(16.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.2)
1
(8.2)
1
(7.8)
1
(7.6)
3
(22.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.0)
3
(20.5)
2
(13.2)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
11
(101.1)
7
(62.7)
4
(33.9)
9
(74.9)
8
(64.6)
18
(148.3)
5
(40.9)
7
(54.7)
4
(30.5)
7
(52.0)
7
(50.6)
5
(35.0)
8
(54.7)
8
(52.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
27
(248.1)
35
(313.6)
35
(296.3)
36
(299.5)
33
(266.6)
36
(296.6)
30
(245.4)
27
(210.8)
17
(129.5)
25
(185.7)
18
(130.1)
28
(195.8)
32
(219.0)
30
(198.5)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
196
(1,801)
218
(1,954)
159
(1,346)
139
(1,156)
185
(1,495)
148
(1,219)
145
(1,186)
97
(757.3)
120
(914.1)
112
(831.8)
110
(795.1)
157
(1,098)
163
(1,116)
229
(1,515)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
6
(55.1)
6
(53.8)
2
(16.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.1)
5
(41.2)
2
(16.4)
2
(15.6)
3
(22.9)
1
(7.4)
6
(43.4)
4
(28.0)
10
(68.4)
4
(26.5)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(17.9)
3
(25.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.2)
1
(8.2)
1
(7.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(14.5)
1
(7.0)
4
(27.4)
1
(6.6)
City-Data.com crime index114.1131.397.193.8105.0134.699.565.874.175.866.185.7120.9112.3

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Lynden, WA

Crime rate in Lynden detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 19 (15 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.99
Washington average:

1.44
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Ancestries: Dutch (30.5%), German (10.4%), Austrian (5.0%), English (3.8%), American (3.6%), European (2.8%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Incorporated in 1891

Elevation: 103 feet

Land area: 4.08 square miles.

Population density: 3,728 people per square mile   (average).

Lynden, Washington map

1,616 residents are foreign born (3.8% Latin America, 2.5% North America, 1.9% Europe, 1.5% Asia).

This city:

10.9%
Washington:

14.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,929 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $2,751 (0.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bellingham, WA (13.6 miles , pop. 67,171).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Seattle, WA (91.5 miles , pop. 563,374).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (1049.0 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Everson, WA (2.3 miles ),
Nooksack, WA (2.5 miles ),
Custer, WA (2.9 miles ),
Ferndale, WA (3.0 miles ),
Sumas, WA (3.1 miles ),
Marietta-Alderwood, WA (3.5 miles ),
Deming, WA (3.6 miles ),
Birch Bay, WA (3.6 miles )

Latitude: 48.95 N, Longitude: 122.46 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +339 (+2.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,853 (42.9%)

Distribution of median household income in Lynden, WA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Lynden, WA in 2019
Lynden satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

7.0%
Washington:

5.9%
Historical population in Lynden, WA
Historical housing units in Lynden, WA

Population change in the 1990s: +3,041 (+50.9%).
Most common industries in Lynden, WA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (10.8%)
  • Construction (10.1%)
  • Educational services (8.5%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (5.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.0%)
  • Public administration (4.4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (3.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (16.9%)
  • Public administration (5.6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.0%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (4.7%)
  • Educational services (4.7%)
  • Truck transportation (4.5%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (4.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (18.8%)
  • Educational services (13.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.3%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (5.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.4%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.6%)
  • Food (3.1%)
Most common occupations in Lynden, WA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.8%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.6%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.9%)
  • Top executives (4.4%)
  • Religious workers (4.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.4%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (3.8%)

Average climate in Lynden, Washington

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Lynden, Washington environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 61.8. This is better than average.

City:

61.8
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 5.47. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.47
U.S.:

8.46

Earthquake activity:

Lynden-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Washington state average. It is 932% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 117.4 miles away from the city center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.8 MD, Depth: 32.2 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 125.0 miles away from the city center
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.5 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.8 MW) earthquake occurred 128.5 miles away from Lynden center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
On 4/29/1965 at 15:28:43, a magnitude 6.6 (6.6 UK) earthquake occurred 112.9 miles away from the city center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
On 7/3/1999 at 01:43:54, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, 5.3 ME, Depth: 25.2 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 135.4 miles away from the city center
On 5/3/1996 at 04:04:22, a magnitude 5.5 (5.2 MB, 5.3 MD, 5.5 ML, Depth: 2.5 mi) earthquake occurred 83.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), energy magnitude (ME), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Whatcom County (21) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 10, Mudslides: 7, Winter Storms: 5, Landslides: 4, Winds: 3, Snows: 2, Earthquake: 1, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Lynden topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Lynden:

  • CHRISTIAN HEALTH CARE CENTER (855 AARON DRIVE)
  • CHRISTIAN REST HOME (206 SOUTH BC AVE)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Lynden:

  • PIONEER RIDGE HEALTH CARE (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; FERNDALE, WA)
  • SUTTON GARDENS HEALTH CARE (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; FERNDALE, WA)
  • NORTH CASCADES HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; BELLINGHAM, WA)
  • WALGREENS INFUSION AND RESPIRATORY SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; BELLINGHAM, WA)
  • NOR BELL NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; BELLINGHAM, WA)
  • ALDERWOOD PARK CONV CTR LLC (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; BELLINGHAM, WA)
  • MT BAKER KIDNEY CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; BELLINGHAM, WA)

Airports located in Lynden:

Amtrak station near Lynden:

  • 16 miles: BELLINGHAM (401 HARRIS AVE.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lynden:

  • Whatcom Community College (about 11 miles; Bellingham, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 15 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 36 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)
  • Everett Community College (about 67 miles; Everett, WA; FT enrollment: 5,818)
  • Peninsula College (about 74 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Edmonds Community College (about 79 miles; Lynnwood, WA; FT enrollment: 7,271)
  • University of Washington-Bothell Campus (about 83 miles; Bothell, WA; FT enrollment: 3,902)

Public high schools in Lynden:

Private high schools in Lynden:

  • LYNDEN CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 1,120, Location: 417 LYNCS DR, Grades: PK-12)
  • CORNERSTONE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 114, Location: 8872 NORTHWOOD RD, Grades: 1-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Lynden:

Private elementary/middle schools in Lynden:

  • EBENEZER CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 112, Location: 9390 GUIDE MERIDIAN RD, Grades: PK-8)
  • COVENANT CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 30, Location: 9088 NORTHWOOD RD, Grades: KG-8)
See full list of schools located in Lynden

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Cornerstone Christian School (private)instituted 2001 8872 Northwood Rd. Lynden, Wa. 98264

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Lynden: Fairway Center (A), Lynden Station Park and Ride (B), Homestead Farms Golf Resort (C), Lynden Sewage Treatment Plant (D), North Whatcom Fire and Rescue Station 71 Lynden (E), Lynden Manor Assisted Living Residence (F), Christian Health Care Center (G), Meadow Greens Retirement Community (H), Lynden Fire Department (I), Lynden Pioneer Museum (J), Lynden Library (K). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Dutch Village Mall (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Lynden include: Hope Lutheran Church (A), Protestant Reformed Church (B), North County Christ the King Church (C), Sonlight Community Christian Reformed Church (D), First Reformed Church (E), Church of the Nazarene (F), Netherlands Reformed Church (G), Bethel Christian Reformed Church (H), Faith Reformed Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Lynden Cemetery (1), Monumenta Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Pepin Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Lynden Skateway (Amusement & Theme Parks; 421 Judson Street).

Hotel: Homestead Farms Golf Resorts (115 East Homestead Boulevard).

Birthplace of: Harlan Kredit - Educator, Paul Hafford - College basketball player (Portland State Vikings), Yelkanum Seclamatan - Native leader.

Whatcom County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Lynden and their reported violations in the past:

DELTA WATER ASSOCIATION (Population served: 420, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JAN-2014 and MAR-2014, Contaminant: Nitrate
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Nitrate
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-01-2013)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JAN-2013 and MAR-2013, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-01-2013)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-01-2012)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JAN-2012 and MAR-2012, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (APR-01-2012)
  • 16 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • 82 regular monitoring violations
MABERRY PACKING LLC (Population served: 256, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
BERTHUSEN ROAD WATER ASSOCIATION (Population served: 250, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
CENTURY WATER ASSOCIATION (Population served: 110, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 53 regular monitoring violations
CALMAN JAMES L. (Population served: 40, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2006, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2006)
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
BAKER VIEW WATER ASSOC (Population served: 40, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
EHLERS LABOR CAMP (Population served: 40, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JAN-2013 and MAR-2013, Contaminant: Nitrate
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JAN-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: Nitrate
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JAN-2011 and DEC-2011, Contaminant: Nitrate
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JAN-2010 and DEC-2010, Contaminant: Nitrate
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JAN-2009 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: Nitrate
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JAN-2008 and DEC-2008, Contaminant: Nitrate
  • 3 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • 10 routine major monitoring violations
Average household size:
This city:

2.6 people
Washington:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

70.7%
Whole state:

64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

2.5%
Whole state:

7.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Lynden in 2010:

  • 116 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 20 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 19 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 7 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
103 people in other group homes in 2000
12 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Banks with most branches in Lynden (2011 data):

  • Peoples Bank: Fairway Office, West Lynden Office, at 418 Grover Street. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $1,224.9 mil, Deposits: $1,084.6 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 26 total offices, Holding Company: Peoples Bancorp
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Lynden Branch at 1780 Front Street, branch established on 1987/06/30. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Union Bank, National Association: Lynden Branch at 8108 Guide Meridian Rd, branch established on 2005/05/02. Info updated 2011/09/01: Bank assets: $88,967.5 mil, Deposits: $65,286.4 mil, headquarters in San Francisco, CA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 403 total offices, Holding Company: Mitsubishi Ufj Financial Group, Inc.
  • Skagit State Bank: Birch Bay at 138 Birch Bay, branch established on 2003/08/04. Info updated 2006/10/18: Bank assets: $723.3 mil, Deposits: $620.5 mil, headquarters in Burlington, WA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 12 total offices, Holding Company: Skagit State Bancorp, Inc.
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Lynden Branch at 218 Front Street, branch established on 1979/12/10. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Banner Bank: Lynden Branch at 1980 Kok Road, branch established on 1996/08/26. Info updated 2011/05/03: Bank assets: $4,048.2 mil, Deposits: $3,348.4 mil, headquarters in Walla Walla, WA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 87 total offices, Holding Company: Banner Corporation
  • Bank of the Pacific: Lynden at 1800 Front Street, branch established on 2002/12/16. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $640.3 mil, Deposits: $548.4 mil, headquarters in Aberdeen, WA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 17 total offices, Holding Company: Pacific Financial Corporation
  • Sterling Savings Bank: Lynden Branch at 1794 Front Street, branch established on 1998/06/15. Info updated 2012/03/21: Bank assets: $9,207.8 mil, Deposits: $6,454.1 mil, headquarters in Spokane, WA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 192 total offices, Holding Company: Sterling Financial Corporation
  • Washington Federal: Lynden Branch at 300 Grover Street, branch established on 1979/11/09. Info updated 2011/12/19: Bank assets: $13,653.0 mil, Deposits: $8,905.8 mil, headquarters in Seattle, WA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 174 total offices

For population 15 years and over in Lynden:

Marital status in Lynden, WA
  • Never married: 23.2%
  • Now married: 56.4%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 8.1%
  • Divorced: 11.8%

For population 25 years and over in Lynden:

  • High school or higher: 91.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.5%
  • Unemployed: 3.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.9
Washington average:

11.4

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Lynden
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Lynden, WA (based on Whatcom County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant25,842105
Catholic13,3976
Mainline Protestant9,85939
Other8,71433
Orthodox3702
None142,958-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 34
This county:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Here:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 16
Whatcom County:

0.83 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 73
Whatcom County:

3.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 184
Whatcom County:

9.57 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

8.26 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Whatcom County:

6.1%
Washington:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

23.1%
Washington:

25.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.4%
Washington:

13.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Lynden:

48.4%
State:

49.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Lynden:

43.8%
State:

45.8%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.7
Washington:

28.4

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

21.4%
Washington:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

11.8%
Washington:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Lynden:

6.8
Washington:

6.8

Overweight people:
Lynden:

33.9%
State:

32.6%

General health condition:
This city:

53.4%
Washington:

55.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

76.0%
Washington:

79.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Lynden, WA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 14$108,626$93,1080$0
Firefighters 12$94,672$94,67212$6,204
Sewerage 11$55,346$60,3770$0
Streets and Highways 6$34,730$69,4600$0
Parks and Recreation 6$29,596$59,1920$0
Water Supply 6$30,764$61,5280$0
Financial Administration 5$26,590$63,8161$2,448
Other Government Administration 5$44,004$105,6109$23,879
Police - Other 4$17,808$53,4240$0
Judicial and Legal 2$8,596$51,5761$3,446
Housing and Community Development (Local) 2$12,284$73,7040$0
Other and Unallocable 1$6,116$73,3920$0
Fire - Other 1$4,650$55,8000$0
Totals for Government 75$473,782$75,80523$35,977

Lynden government finances - Expenditure in 2018 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,387,000 ($156.80)
    Central Staff Services: $182,000 ($11.96)
    Parks and Recreation: $90,000 ($5.91)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $2,945,000 ($193.46)
    Police Protection: $2,420,000 ($158.97)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,184,000 ($143.47)
    Water Utilities: $2,049,000 ($134.60)
    Regular Highways: $1,182,000 ($77.65)
    Parks and Recreation: $965,000 ($63.39)
    Central Staff Services: $962,000 ($63.19)
    Financial Administration: $683,000 ($44.87)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $311,000 ($20.43)
    General - Other: $234,000 ($15.37)
    Housing and Community Development: $183,000 ($12.02)
    General Public Buildings: $177,000 ($11.63)
    Health - Other: $70,000 ($4.60)
    Air Transportation: $55,000 ($3.61)
    Libraries: $42,000 ($2.76)
    Solid Waste Management: $41,000 ($2.69)
    Public Welfare - Other: $20,000 ($1.31)
    Parking Facilities: $6,000 ($0.39)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $530,000 ($34.82)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Local Fire Protection: $170,000 ($11.17)
    Other - Correctional Institutions: $112,000 ($7.36)
    Other - General - Other: $86,000 ($5.65)
    Other - Financial Administration: $39,000 ($2.56)
    Other - Health - Other: $7,000 ($0.46)
    Other - Regular Highways: $6,000 ($0.39)
    Other - Housing and Community Development: $6,000 ($0.39)
    Other - Water Utilities: $1,000 ($0.07)
    Other - Sewerage: $1,000 ($0.07)
    Other - Police Protection: $1,000 ($0.07)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Natural Resources - Other: $370,000 ($24.31)
    Water Utilities: $355,000 ($23.32)
    Sewerage: $273,000 ($17.93)
    Police Protection: $105,000 ($6.90)
    General - Other: $85,000 ($5.58)
    Regular Highways: $82,000 ($5.39)
    Local Fire Protection: $43,000 ($2.82)
    Financial Administration: $11,000 ($0.72)
    Parks and Recreation: $5,000 ($0.33)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $6,177,000 ($405.77)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $731,000 ($48.02)

Lynden government finances - Revenue in 2018 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $4,694,000 ($308.35)
    Other: $1,002,000 ($65.82)
    Regular Highways: $110,000 ($7.23)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $108,000 ($7.09)
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $1,710,000 ($112.33)
    Fines and Forfeits: $165,000 ($10.84)
    Sale of Property: $118,000 ($7.75)
    Special Assessments: $103,000 ($6.77)
    Rents: $101,000 ($6.63)
    General Revenue - Other: $73,000 ($4.80)
    Interest Earnings: $0 ($0.00)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $4,465,000 ($293.31)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $760,000 ($49.92)
    Highways: $676,000 ($44.41)
    General Local Government Support: $185,000 ($12.15)
    Health and Hospitals: $1,000 ($0.07)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,609,000 ($237.08)
    Property: $3,274,000 ($215.07)
    Public Utilities Sales: $2,141,000 ($140.64)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $854,000 ($56.10)
    Other License: $545,000 ($35.80)
    Other Selective Sales: $81,000 ($5.32)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $5,000 ($0.33)

Lynden government finances - Debt in 2018 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $62,565,000 ($4109.90)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $56,390,000 ($3704.26)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,396,000 ($1011.36)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,222,000 ($605.79)

6.73% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($58,336 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.73%
Washington average:

7.39%

0.08% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,127 average AGI)
Whatcom County:

0.08%
Washington average:

0.11%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from King County, WA  1.01% ($59,114 average AGI)
from Snohomish County, WA  0.55% ($54,871)
from Skagit County, WA  0.52% ($47,402)


5.69% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($49,947 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.69%
Washington average:

6.40%

0.21% of residents moved to foreign countries ($4,517 average AGI)
Whatcom County:

0.21%
Washington average:

0.13%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to King County, WA  0.93% ($46,713 average AGI)
to Skagit County, WA  0.56% ($48,462)
to Snohomish County, WA  0.51% ($43,551)
Businesses in Lynden, WA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1McDonald's1
Blockbuster1Nike2
Burger King1RadioShack1
Chevrolet1Rite Aid1
Curves1Safeway1
Dairy Queen1Sprint Nextel1
FedEx2Starbucks2
GNC1Subway1
H&R Block1True Value1
Jack In The Box1U-Haul2
Little Caesars Pizza1UPS4
MasterBrand Cabinets2Vons1

Strongest AM radio stations in Lynden:

  • KRPI (1550 AM; 50 kW; FERNDALE, WA; Owner: BBC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KARI (550 AM; 25 kW; BLAINE, WA; Owner: WAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPUG (1170 AM; 10 kW; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: SAGA BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KGMI (790 AM; 5 kW; BELLINGHAM, WA)
  • KAPS (660 AM; 10 kW; MOUNT VERNON, WA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KBAI (930 AM; 1 kW; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: SAGA BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KRKO (1380 AM; 50 kW; EVERETT, WA; Owner: S-R BROADCASTING, CO.)
  • KIXI (880 AM; 50 kW; MERCER ISLAND/SEATTL, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO, INC.)
  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KTTH (770 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KGNW (820 AM; 50 kW; BURIEN-SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KKOL (1300 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KOMO (1000 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE RADIO, L.L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lynden:

  • K201FH (88.1 FM; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K210CN (89.9 FM; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KISM (92.9 FM; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: SAGA BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KWPZ (106.5 FM; LYNDEN, WA; Owner: CRISTA MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KAFE (104.3 FM; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: SAGA BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KZAZ (91.7 FM; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KUGS (89.3 FM; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: WESTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY)
  • KSVR (91.7 FM; MOUNT VERNON, WA; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF SKAGIT VALLEY COLLEGE)
  • K206CU (89.1 FM; MOUNT VERNON, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Lynden:

  • KBCB (Channel 24; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: WORLD TELEVISION OF WASHINGTON, LLC.)
  • K36BO (Channel 36; DEMING, WA; Owner: TV DISTRICT #1)
  • KVOS-TV (Channel 12; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: ACKERLEY MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
Lynden fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
See more detailed statistics of Lynden fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 41Number of bridges
  • 463ft / 141mTotal length
  • $94,253,000Total costs
  • 227,003Total average daily traffic
  • 14,068Total average daily truck traffic
  • 331,262Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic
New bridges in Lynden, WA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 41930-1939
  • 61940-1949
  • 101950-1959
  • 11970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 112000-2009
  • 42010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Lynden, WA
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED24$243,50833$240,596209$222,0659$179,5071$554,3607$213,413
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$201,6803$286,15713$222,6351$232,7600$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED3$269,9603$257,39741$247,2212$152,0150$05$184,358
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$297,4738$242,80334$228,9131$216,1100$02$208,795
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$02$233,2051$273,5201$126,4900$01$123,980
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0103.02 , 0103.03

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED5$260,2868$268,975
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$331,8533$259,710
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$04$204,775
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$231,870
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0103.02 , 0103.03

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Lynden, WA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Lynden, WA - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 73. The highest number of fires - 129 took place in 2006, and the least - 39 in 2002. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Lynden, WA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (45.1%), and Structure Fires (34.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Lynden, WA
    • 55745.1%Outside Fires
    • 42634.5%Structure Fires
    • 13110.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 1209.7%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Lynden, WA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Lynden, Washington:

  • Century House Bed & Breakfast, 401 S British Columbia Ave, Lynden, Washington 98264 , Phone: (360) 354-2439
  • Homestead Farms Golf Resort & Convention Center, 115 E Homestead Blvd, Lynden, Washington 98264 , Phone: (360) 354-1196, Fax: (360) 354-5614
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Lynden, Washington
Most common first names in Lynden, WA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John12279.2 years
William7379.6 years
Henry4780.8 years
Robert4175.4 years
Mary4083.3 years
Alice3982.2 years
Charles3481.8 years
George3379.7 years
Peter3279.2 years
Gerrit3181.5 years
Most common last names in Lynden, WA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith2277.0 years
Johnson2283.7 years
Anderson2181.3 years
Dejong1980.5 years
Bajema1882.3 years
Vandergriend1781.4 years
Honcoop1775.6 years
Stremler1677.1 years
Bosman1578.5 years
Devries1383.8 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Lynden, WA
  • 84.3%Utility gas
  • 11.9%Electricity
  • 1.6%Wood
  • 1.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Lynden, WA
  • 53.6%Electricity
  • 43.7%Utility gas
  • 1.4%Wood
  • 0.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Other fuel


Lynden compared to Washington state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age below state average.

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  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other group homes (population 1,000+)"
  • #84 (98264) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Dutch first ancestries"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
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