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Published: Sunday, February 12, 2012, 12:01 a.m.

Census snapshot: Marysville

  • Marysville in Snohomish County, Wash.

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    Marysville in Snohomish County, Wash.

This is one in a series of looks at Snohomish and Island county communities based on data from the U.S. Census of 2010. Marysville's population more than doubled during the first decade of the 21st century. During that time, it leapfrogged the likes of Edmonds and Lynnwood to become Snohomish County's second-largest city. A 2009 annexation added more than 20,000 people in one giant gulp. A housing boom in the early part of the decade also drove population growth. Today, more than 60,000 people call Marysville home. Marysville is known as "The Strawberry City" for the large number of strawberry farms that surrounded the city in its earlier days. For much of its existence, Marysville was a rural area known for farming and lumber production. Although farms still operate in the area around the city, the lumber industry has all but ceased. The community has largely evolved over the past two decades into one with a large retail and service-based economy.

Marysville population vs. Snohomish County and Washington

At a glanceMarysvilleCountyWashington
Population, 201060,020713,3356,724,540
Population change, 2000 to 2010137.1%17.7%14.1%
Population, 200025,315606,0245,894,121
Persons under 5 years7.8%6.6%6.5%
Persons under 18 years27.5%24.4%23.5%
Persons 65 years and over9.9%10.3%12.3%
Female persons50.6%50.0%50.2%
White persons80.0%78.4%77.3%
Black persons1.9%2.5%3.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native persons1.9%1.4%1.5%
Asian persons5.6%8.9%7.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islanders0.6%0.4%0.6%
Persons reporting two or more races5.5%4.6%4.7%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin10.3%9.0%11.2%
White persons not Hispanic75.6%74.3%72.5%

More about the city of Marysville

At Wikipedia.org: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marysville,_Washington
At the U.S. Census Bureau website: 1.usa.gov/yePKty
City of Marysville official website: marysvillewa.gov

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