Lynden, Washington Population 2021

16,219
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Lynden is a city located in Washington. With a 2020 population of 16,219, it is the 64th largest city in Washington and the 2201st largest city in the United States. Lynden is currently growing at a rate of 3.17% annually and its population has increased by 35.71% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 11,951 in 2010. Lynden reached it's highest population of 16,219 in 2021. Spanning over 5 miles, Lynden has a population density of 2,992 people per square mile.

The average household income in Lynden is $79,069 with a poverty rate of 7.67%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,209 per month, and the median house value is $348,100. The median age in Lynden is 39.2 years, 38.8 years for males, and 39.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 92.7 males.

Lynden Demographics

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

  • White: 84.78%
  • Two or more races: 5.76%
  • Other race: 5.66%
  • Asian: 2.44%
  • Black or African American: 0.90%
  • Native American: 0.39%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.06%
The current population of Lynden, Washington is 16,219, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 14,725.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 11,951.

Lynden, Washington Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White12,10884.78%
Two or More Races8235.76%
Some Other Race8095.66%
Asian3492.44%
Black or African American1290.90%
American Indian and Alaska Native550.39%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander80.06%
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Lynden Population by Race

Lynden Population Pyramid 2021

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Lynden Median Age

39.2


Total

38.8


Male

39.5


Female

Lynden Adults

There are 10,436 adults, (2,900 of whom are seniors) in Lynden.

Lynden Age Dependency

89.5

Age Dependency Ratio

38.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

51

Child Dependency Ratio

Lynden Sex Ratio

Female

7,412

51.90%

Male

6,869

48.10%

Lynden Population by Age

Lynden Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Lynden Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.1%17.9%
All63.6%36.4%
Male50%50%
Female42.2%57.8%
Non Family36.8%63.2%

63.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Lynden Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,3622.6263.6
Married3,0483.2982.1
Non Family1,6431.1636.8
Female4273.2942.2
Male2443.0950

3.2

Average Family Size

2.62

Average Household Size

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Lynden Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3924.16%
9th to 12th Grade4234.49%
High School Graduate2,69528.59%
Some College2,48326.34%
Associates Degree1,16912.40%
Bachelors Degree1,55816.53%
Graduate Degree7087.51%
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Lynden Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lynden Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White8,1377,6932,059
Hispanic77644633
Other Race46618318
Multiple Races30730093
Asian23319936
Black767645
Native American4337
Islander88

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 59.21%.

Lynden Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$44,754$61,715$27,453
Less Than High School$40,833$48,548$21,680
High School Grad$43,824$55,534$18,239
Some College$43,146$71,142$29,321
Bachelors Degree$44,750$65,682$31,585
Graduate Degree$76,346$90,589$58,885

$44,754

Average Earnings

$61,715

Average Male

$27,453

Average Female

Lynden Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lynden Language by Age

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Lynden Language

89.58% of Lynden residents speak only English, while 10.42% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.06% of the population.

Lynden Language

Lynden Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White11,5949488.18%
Hispanic1,475986.64%
Black1291813.95%
Asian349164.58%
Other809111.36%
Native521019.23%

7.67%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.81%

Male Poverty Rate

7.53%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lynden

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lynden is Native, with 19.23% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lynden is Other, with 1.36% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.59%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.11%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.09%.

Lynden Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School12.14%
Some College7.47%
Bachelors or Greater7.24%
Less Than High School6.58%

Lynden Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed19.30%
Female Unemployed11.36%
Male Employed4.62%
Female Employed2.48%

Lynden Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lynden Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$66,085$79,069
Families$80,193$91,082
Married Families$86,824-
Non Families$40,917$48,560
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Income by Household Type

Lynden Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

57.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

62.6%

Male Marriage Rate

52.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Lynden Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Lynden Marital Status

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959

Number of Veterans

903

Male Veterans

56

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam321
First Gulf War284
Second Gulf War192
Korea101
World War II27

Lynden Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+277
65 to 74267
35 to 54262
55 to 64133
18 to 3420

Lynden Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White8689.69%
2 or More7714.00%
Hispanic424.54%
Indian920.93%
Black54.31%

Lynden Veterans by Race

Lynden Veterans by Education

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8.71%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.11%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lynden Veterans by Education

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64.9%

Labor Force Participation

62.5%

Employment Rate

3.7%

Unemployment Rate

Lynden Employment by Age

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Lynden Employment by Race

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Lynden Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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54.49%

Born in Washington

89.44%

Native Born

10.56%

Foreign Born

5.17%

Non Citizen

5.39%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

89.44% of Lynden residents were born in the United States, with 54.49% having been born in Washington. 5.17% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202116,2194983.17%
202015,7214983.27%
201915,2234983.38%
201814,7254433.10%
201714,2824483.24%
201613,8344413.29%
201513,3933132.39%
201413,0802732.13%
201312,8072321.84%
201212,5753242.64%
201112,2512111.75%
201012,0403,0202.93%
20009,0203,3114.68%
19905,7091,6873.56%
19804,0221,2143.66%
19702,8082661.00%
19602,5420.00%

Lynden Population by Year