Snohomish County Is A Place Worth Living
From the desk of Snohomish County’s Aaron Reardon, I thought this was well worth sharing:
Recently released data from the 2010 U.S. Census shows Snohomish County’s population has grown nearly 18 percent since the last official count was taken in 2000.
The official number for 2010 is 713,335 residents versus 606,024 people in 2000.
While Snohomish County maintained a steady population increase during “boom years,” statistics show that more people moved to the county during the recent financial downturn.
“Our greatest growth came during the years of the Great Recession, a direct result of our fiscal discipline and ability to make infrastructure improvements during that time,” Reardon said. “When you consider our quality of life, natural environment and the fact that we’re a lower cost county in terms of taxes and fees than other counties, it’s obvious that Snohomish County is in a class all its own.”
A leader in global aeronautics and home to a U.S. Naval base, Snohomish County is a major employer in the state and across the nation. It also boasts world-class attractions such as the Everett Events Center – home to hockey’s Everett Silvertips and the national champion Stealth Lacrosse team – and the Tulalip Resort and Conference Center. Access to the Cascade Mountains, saltwater and more than 10,000 acres of county owned park land also make Snohomish County a place worth living.
City development also is improving quality of life. Everett remains the county’s largest city, but the city of Marysville is now the 15th largest city in the state – home to more than 60,000 residents – and the city of Lake Stevens has more than quadrupled in size during the last decade.
“It’s easy to see why people want to live, work and play in Snohomish County,” Reardon said. “We bring together the best of many worlds.”
To view U.S. Census data, click here.