Snohomish County, WA

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2020 Population
811,572
1.6% 1-year growth
US Senator
Patty Murray
Democratic Party
US Senator
Maria Cantwell
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
38
0% 1-year change
2020 Poverty Rate
7.21%
3.9% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$89,273
2.98% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$440,100
9.21% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
416,375
1.58% 1-year growth

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In 2020, Snohomish County, WA had a population of 812k people with a median age of 38 and a median household income of $89,273. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Snohomish County, WA grew from 798,808 to 811,572, a 1.6% increase and its median household income grew from $86,691 to $89,273, a 2.98% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Snohomish County, WA are White (Non-Hispanic) (68.1%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (11.3%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (5.23%), White (Hispanic) (4.93%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.19%).

None of the households in Snohomish County, WA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

92% of the residents in Snohomish County, WA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Snohomish County, WA are Edmonds College (2,407 degrees awarded in 2020), Everett Community College (1,952 degrees), and Evergreen Beauty and Barber College-Everett (395 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Snohomish County, WA was $440,100, and the homeownership rate was 68%.

Most people in Snohomish County, WA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 32.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Snohomish County, WA was 2 cars per household.

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geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Snohomish County, WA is home to a population of 812k people, from which 92% are citizens. As of 2020, 17% of Snohomish County, WA residents were born outside of the country (138k people).

In 2020, there were 6.04 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (553k people) in Snohomish County, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 91.5k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 42.4k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

92%
2020 Citizenship
92.4%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 92% of Snohomish County, WA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Snohomish County, WA was 92.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Snohomish County, WA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    553k ± 1.41k
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    91.5k ± 1.66k
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    42.4k ± 2.31k
10.5%
Hispanic Population
85.3k people

In 2020, there were 6.04 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (553k people) in Snohomish County, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 91.5k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 42.4k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

10.5% of the people in Snohomish County, WA are hispanic (85.3k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Snohomish County, WA as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    245,459 ± 11,963 people
  2. India
    87,443 ± 7,218 people
  3. China
    77,854 ± 6,815 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Washington was Mexico, the natal country of 245,459 Washington residents, followed by India with 87,443 and China with 77,854.

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Foreign-Born Population

17%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
138k people
16.1%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
128k people

As of 2020, 17% of Snohomish County, WA residents (138k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Snohomish County, WA was 16.1%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    16,317 ± 721
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    12,104 ± 1,022
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    7,924 ± 645

Snohomish County, WA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.35 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Snohomish County, WA employs 416k people. The largest industries in Snohomish County, WA are Manufacturing (62,148 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (53,321 people), and Retail Trade (49,386 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($93,213), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($90,606), and Information ($81,902).

Males in Washington have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $61,193. The income inequality in Washington (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

416k
2020 Value
± 5,086
1.58%
1 Year growth
± 1.63%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Snohomish County, WA grew at a rate of 1.58%, from 410k employees to 416k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Snohomish County, WA, are Management Occupations (48,059 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (44,807 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (39,443 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Snohomish County, WA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

416k
2020 Value
± 5,086
1.58%
1 Year growth
± 1.63%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Snohomish County, WA grew at a rate of 1.58%, from 410k employees to 416k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Snohomish County, WA, are Manufacturing (62,148 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (53,321 people), and Retail Trade (49,386 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Snohomish County, WA, though some of these residents may live in Snohomish County, WA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$60,899
Median earning men ± $737
$40,214
Median earning women ± $673

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Information ($94,500), Public Administration ($81,822), and Manufacturing ($78,647).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Public Administration ($61,502), Information ($61,430), and Manufacturing ($59,797).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Washington. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Washington.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 6,964
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 4,290
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 3,866
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $34.5M
    Manufacturing
  2. $4.64M
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $2.29M
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Washington to other states, or from other states to Washington.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $105B
  2. $46.1B
  3. $35.2B

In 2020, the top outbound Washington product (by dollars) was Transport equip. with $105B, followed by Misc. mfg. prods. ($46.1B) and Mixed freight ($35.2B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Washington products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$500B
2020 Value in Washington
$980B
Projected 2050 Value in Washington
95.8% growth

In 2020, total outbound Washington trade was $500B. This is expected to increase 95.8% to $980B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Washington trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Washington to other states, or from other states to Washington.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $34.9B
  2. $26.9B
  3. $23.3B

In 2020, the top outbound Washington domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Oregon with $34.9B, followed by California with $26.9B and Hawaii and $23.3B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Washington shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Snohomish County, WA went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 58.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (37.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.21%).

Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell are the senators currently representing the state of Washington. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Washington is currently represented by 10 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Washington

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Patty Murray
Senator from Washington3
Assumed office on January 3, 1993
Maria Cantwell
Senator from Washington1
Assumed office on January 3, 2001

Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell are the senators currently representing Washington.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Washington

Washington is currently represented by 10 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Washington have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Snohomish County, WA awarded 4,885 degrees. The student population of Snohomish County, WA in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 6,019 male students and 8,926 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Snohomish County, WA are White (2,511 and 56.2%), followed by Asian (491 and 11%), Hispanic or Latino (437 and 9.77%), and Unknown (399 and 8.92%).

The largest universities in Snohomish County, WA by number of degrees awarded are Edmonds College (2,407 and 49.3%), Everett Community College (1,952 and 40%), and Evergreen Beauty and Barber College-Everett (395 and 8.09%).

The most popular majors in Snohomish County, WA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (1,366 and 28%), General Business (255 and 5.22%), and Master Aesthetician (159 and 3.25%).

The median tuition cost in Snohomish County, WA for a public four year colleges is $3,727 for in-state students and $9,118 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2019 in Snohomish County, WA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 84.4%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 46.2%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 14,945 (40.3% men and 59.7% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2020 there were 14,945 students enrolled in Snohomish County, WA, 40.3% men and 59.7% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 7,166 records, of which 61.2% were women and 38.8% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 1,366 degree-majors awarded
  2. 255 degree-majors awarded
  3. 101 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Snohomish County, WA was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 1,366 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Snohomish County, WA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 2,407 degrees awarded
  2. 1,952 degrees awarded
  3. 395 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Edmonds College with 2,407 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2020, 2,047 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Snohomish County, WA, which is 0.721 times less than the 2,838 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 2,511 degrees mean that there were 5.11 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 491 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 4-year or above ($3,727) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($380) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($900) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.797% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.827% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were Some college (1.42M), High School or Equivalent (1.36M), and Bachelors Degree (1.26M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Snohomish County, WA was $440,100 in 2020, which is 1.92 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $403,000 to $440,100, a 9.21% increase. The homeownership rate in Snohomish County, WA is 68%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Snohomish County, WA have an average commute time of 32.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Snohomish County, WA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Snohomish County, WA is $89,273. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Snohomish County, WA was Census Tract 506 with a value of $196,635, followed by Census Tract 521.07 and Census Tract 521.08, with respective values of $165,545 and $153,350.

In 2021, 16.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Snohomish County, WA. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 1.46%.

Property

$440,100
Median Property Value 2020
±$3,466
$203,320
Median Property Taxes
±$2,890

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Snohomish County, WA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

68%
Homeownership
2020
67.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 68% of the housing units in Snohomish County, WA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 67.1%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 506
  2. Census Tract 521.07
  3. Census Tract 521.08

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Snohomish County, WA was Census Tract 506 with a value of $196,635, followed by Census Tract 521.07 and Census Tract 521.08, with respective values of $165,545 and $153,350.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Snohomish County, WA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$89,273
Median Household Income
± $1,267
299k
Number of Households
± 4,282

In 2020, the median household income of the 299k households in Snohomish County, WA grew to $89,273 from the previous year's value of $86,691.

The following chart displays the households in Snohomish County, WA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Snohomish County, WA is from Washington.
0.466
2020 Wage GINI in Washington
0.468
2019 Wage GINI in Washington

In 2020, the income inequality in Washington was 0.466 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.301% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Washington was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Washington in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (72.4%)
  2. Carpooled (10.7%)
  3. Worked At Home (8.65%)

In 2020, 72.4% of workers in Snohomish County, WA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.7%) and those who worked at home (8.65%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

32.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Snohomish County, WA have a longer commute time (32.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 4.02% of the workforce in Snohomish County, WA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Snohomish County, WA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Snohomish County, WA have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 16.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Snohomish County, WA. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 1.46%.

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Poverty & Diversity

7.21% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Snohomish County, WA (57.7k out of 800k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Snohomish County, WA is White, followed by Hispanic and Asian.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2021, 8.1% of the children was living in poverty in Snohomish County, WA. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 5.3%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 205 in Snohomish County, WA. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 18.1 per 100,000 population.

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pulseHealth

93.9% of the population of Snohomish County, WA has health coverage, with 57.3% on employee plans, 13% on Medicaid, 9.92% on Medicare, 12.3% on non-group plans, and 1.49% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Washington was $7,913 in 2014. This is a 4% increase from the previous year ($7,609).

Primary care physicians in Snohomish County, WA see 1978 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.89% increase from the previous year (1904 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1370 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 297 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.3% were men and 50.7% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Washington, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,978 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Snohomish County, WA

Primary care physicians in Snohomish County, WA see an average of 1,978 patients per year. This represents a 3.89% increase from the previous year (1,904 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Snohomish County, WA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Washington across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.1% under 18 years, 21.1% between 18 and 34 years, 41.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 13.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.3% were men and 50.7% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

6.1%
Uninsured
57.3%
Employer Coverage
13%
Medicaid
9.92%
Medicare
12.3%
Non-Group
1.49%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Snohomish County, WA grew by 0.536% from 6.07% to 6.1%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 36.3 in Snohomish County, WA.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 30.3% in Snohomish County, WA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 7.16% in Snohomish County, WA.

The graphic shows the trend of the indicator in Snohomish County, WA.

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