Census Shows Edmonds has Second-Oldest Median Age of Washington Cities

Edmonds median age is 45.9 the second-oldest median age for Washington cities with more than 20,000 people

They say you're only as old as you feel.

But if numbers have any bearing on how we feel, then Edmonds residents might want to invest in some denture cream.

The Seattle P-I compiled a list of Washington's most youthful cities based on recently released figures from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Edmonds median age is 45.9 years old, making it the second-oldest—or 58th youngest—city in Washington with more than 20,000 people.

Only Bainbridge Island has an older median age than Edmonds. Neighbor Shoreline is a bit younger with a 40.1 median age, and neighbors Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace are significantly younger. Seattle is in the middle-of-the-pack with a median age of 36.1. College towns like Bellingham and Pullman have the youngest populations.

It makes sense in some respects. Edmonds is more affluent than plenty of other communities in terms of wealth and home ownership, and its a retirement mecca with many activities for the senior set.

Tell us in the comments whether Edmonds feels like an older or youthful city.


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