County Transportation Metrics is a project of the Washington State Association of Counties (WSAC) and will provide a roadmap for setting transportation priorities.

Snohomish County

Snohomish County is located on Puget Sound, between Skagit County to the north and King County to the south.  Everett is its largest city and the county seat. The varied topography includes saltwater beaches, rolling hills, rich river farmlands and dense forest and alpine wilderness. Glacier Peak is the highest points in the county and one of the highest points in the state.  

Due to its proximity to and shared labor market with King County, Snohomish County is incorporated into the Seattle-Bellevue-Everett Metropolitan Division and the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue Metropolitan Statistical Area. The geographic distribution of people, economic activity and land use in Snohomish County is diverse with a mix of rural and urban zones.

Home-grown multinational corporation, Boeing, traces its roots to the area, and continues to play a prominent role in Snohomish County's economic make up. In the late 1960s, Boeing established its 747 manufacturing plant at Paine Field near Everett. The later development of other high technology industries in Snohomish County brought population increases, and a shift from an economy based on logging and agriculture to one rooted in manufacturing, and an expanded service sector.

Manufacturing continues to be a major economic driver in Snohomish County. Nearly 58,300 jobs (23.2 percent of total Snohomish County nonfarm employment) in 2011 were in manufacturing industries. This is proportionally higher than any other county in Washington, and above the national average. The manufacturing base, coupled with proximity to a major urban center, provides the foundation for a diverse economy.

Population (OFM Databook, 2011) 

Population (2011) 717,000
Population Change (2000 to 2010)      1.3%
Land Area (Sq. Mi.) 2,087.27
Density (Population/Sq. Mi.) 343.51

Municipalities/Population 

Arlington                                                     17,930
Brier 6,100
Darrington 1,345
Edmonds 39,800
Everett 103,100
Gold Bar
2,060
Granite Falls
3,370
Index
180
Lake Stevens
28,210
Lynnwood
35,860
Marysville
60,660
Mill Creek
18,370
Monroe
17,330
Mountlake Terrace
19,990
Mukilteo
20,310
Snohomish
9,200
Stanwood
6,220
Sultan
4,655
Woodway
1,305

Major Highways

  • Interstate 5
  • Interstate 405
  • US Route 2
  • SR 9
  • SR 92
  • SR 96
  • SR 99
  • SR 104
  • SR 203
  • SR 204
  • SR 522
  • SR 524
  • SR 525
  • SR 526
  • SR 527
  • SR 528
  • SR 529
  • SR 530
  • SR 531
  • SR 532

County Roads (CRAB and OFM, 2011)

Total Center Lane Miles
1,560.81
Maintenance Expenditures
$ 24,900,941
Preservation Expenditures
 $ 14,265,731
Improvement Expenditures
$ 6,113,885
 

County Revenues  & Expenditures (OFM Databook, 2011)

Total Revenues
 $ 726,852,473
Total Expenditures
$ 730,494,736
Transportation Expenditures
$ 81,345,729


Performance Measures

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