New population estimates released from the Washington State Office of Financial Management indicate that the City of Mountlake Terrace is growing slightly faster than other cities in Snohomish County.
The April 1 estimate says that Mountlake Terrace now has 21,090 residents or about 560 more residents than the 2014 estimate. Mountlake Terrace ranked 24th in the state for percent change of population growth, having a 2.73 percent growth rate since 2014. This was just slightly higher than Snohomish County’s growth rate of 2.24 percent for the same period. The county gained 16,600 residents.
Brier has 6,500 residents, an increase of 155 residents from a year ago or a 2.44 percent growth rate. Lynnwood’s population in 2015 is 36,420, up 390 residents or a 1.08 percent growth rate. Edmonds is 40,490, an increase of 540 residents or a growth rate of 1.35 percent.
Seattle had a 3.42 percent growth rate ranking them 15th on the list and Mill Creek ranked eighth with a growth rate of 5.22 percent. The state estimate also shows Washington State’s population now tops 7 million persons with 57,400 people moving into the state. Strong economic activity in the region was suggested as the reason for the higher than average migration into the state.
The population numbers are used for the allocation of selected state revenues.