Census Data on Edmonds Coming Today

U.S. Census Bureau to reveal new information on growth of the city and the rest of Washington on Wednesday.

Washington communities, including Edmonds, will get a more detailed look Wednesday at how they’ve grown in the past decade when the U.S. Census Bureau issues results from the 2010 count.

In 2000, the census indicated Edmonds had a population of 39,515, making it the second-largest city in Snohomish County, behind Everett.

Washington state grew faster than most of the country in the past decade, reaching 6,724,540 residents in 2010, the Census Bureau reported in December. That’s up 14 percent from the last U.S. census in 2000 and makes Washington the 13th most populous state in the country, up from 15th. The growth rate by percentage also made Washington the 13th fastest growing state.

And Washington grew faster than the country as a whole. The U.S. population in 2010 was 308.7 million, up nearly 10 percent from 2000.

Along with the 6.72 million Washington residents, another 28,829 people who call Washington state home live overseas, serving in the military or as federal civilian employees (including their dependents). That boosts the state’s apportionment population to 6,753,369. That’s the figure used to determine how many seats the state gets in the House of Representatives. Based on that number, the state gets one new seat.

On Wednesday, the Census Bureau is set to release data on population, race and ethnicity, and voting age for detailed areas in the state, including cities and school districts.

Check back later Wednesday for details on Edmonds.


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