Lynden, Washington Population 2024

16,540

Lynden is a city located in Whatcom County Washington. Lynden has a 2024 population of 16,540. Lynden is currently growing at a rate of 1.12% annually and its population has increased by 4.62% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 15,810 in 2020.

The average household income in Lynden is $106,005 with a poverty rate of 7.12%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Lynden is 35.7 years, 35.6 years for males, and 36 years for females.

Lynden Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Lynden was:

  • White: 80.11%
  • Other race: 8.41%
  • Two or more races: 7.71%
  • Asian: 2.05%
  • Black or African American: 0.86%
  • Native American: 0.76%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.1%
Land Area (mi²)
5.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
3,043.50/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
4.62% (730)
The current population of Lynden, Washington is 16,540 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 15,810.

Lynden, Washington Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White12,59680.11%
Other race1,3228.41%
Two or more races1,2137.71%
Asian3222.05%
Black or African American1350.86%
Native American1200.76%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander150.1%

White

Other race

Two or more races

Asian

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Lynden Population by Race

Lynden Population Pyramid 2024

Lynden Median Age

35.7

Total

35.6

Male

36

Female

Lynden Adults

There are 11,654 adults, (2,910 of whom are seniors) in Lynden.

Lynden Age Dependency

79.8

Age Dependency Ratio

33.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

46.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Lynden Sex Ratio

Female7,80849.66%
Male7,91550.34%

Lynden Population by Age

Lynden Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5,7862.6864.335.7
Married3,4393.388515
Non Family1,8921.263466
Female2323.8336.263.8
Male2232.6430.969.1

3.31

Average Family Size

2.68

Average Household Size

64.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Lynden Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2332.31%
9th to 12th Grade3793.76%
High School Graduate3,09930.73%
Some College2,32223.03%
Associates Degree1,29712.86%
Bachelors Degree1,87618.61%
Graduate Degree8778.7%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Lynden Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lynden Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White8,3858,0952,342
Hispanic96970671
2+ Races580550213
Other Race56537220
Asian23117286
Native American1049617
Black545447
Islander15150

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 87.04%.

Lynden Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$55,979$74,576$32,831
Less Than 9th Grade$46,924$53,854$34,286
High School Graduate$48,558$67,378$22,656
Some College$56,649$81,694$35,714
Bachelors Degree$59,653$87,279$32,991
Graduate Degree$82,171$87,202$68,523

$55,979

Average Earnings

$74,576

Average Male

$32,831

Average Female

Lynden Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lynden Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Lynden Language

85.99% of Lynden residents speak only English, while 14.01% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.83% of the population.

Lynden Language

Lynden Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White12,1338527.02%
Hispanic2,06523911.57%
Multiple1,193907.54%
Native1201613.33%
Other1,322151.13%
Asian322103.11%

7.12%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.31%

Male Poverty Rate

7.95%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lynden

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lynden is Native, with 13.33% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lynden is Other, with 1.13% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.17%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.03%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.69%.

Lynden Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School10.41%
Less Than 9th Grade5.44%
Some College5.42%
Bachelors or Greater2.05%

Lynden Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed19.05%
Male Unemployed13.33%
Female Employed3.78%
Male Employed1.29%

Lynden Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lynden Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$86,175$106,005
Families$109,052$111,023
Married Families$113,460$-999,999,999
Non Families$58,949$90,608

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Lynden Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

59.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

61.7%

Male Marriage Rate

56.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Lynden Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Lynden Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Lynden Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Lynden Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,222

Number of Veterans

1,071

Male Veterans

151

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam520
First Gulf War398
Second Gulf War185
Korea63
World War II18

Lynden Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 74366
75+304
35 to 54289
55 to 64237
18 to 3426

Lynden Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1,05210.69%
2+ Races12418.56%
Hispanic908.08%
Black2728.42%
Asian114.76%
Native American87.69%

Lynden Veterans by Race

Lynden Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

12.57%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.15%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lynden Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

66%

Labor Force Participation

63%

Employment Rate

4.5%

Unemployment Rate

Lynden Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Lynden Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Lynden Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

51.74%

Born in Lynden

89.68%

Native Born

10.32%

Foreign Born

3.88%

Non Citizen

6.44%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

89.68% of Lynden residents were born in the United States, with 51.74% having been born in Washington. 3.88% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Lynden Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202917,4521821.05%
202817,2701831.07%
202717,0871821.08%
202616,9051831.09%
202516,7221821.1%
202416,5401831.12%
202316,3571821.13%
202216,1751170.73%
202116,0582481.57%
202015,8106114.02%
201915,1994523.07%
201814,7474393.07%
201714,3084473.22%
201613,8614393.27%
201513,4223142.4%
201413,1082752.14%
201312,8332371.88%
201212,5963252.65%
201112,2712121.76%
201012,0593,03933.69%
20009,0203,31158%
19905,7091,68741.94%
19804,0221,21443.23%
19702,80826610.46%
19602,54200%
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Lynden Population by Year