Bounded by Skagit County to the north, King County to the south, Chelan County and Cascade Mountains to the east and Puget Sound to the west, Snohomish County is a varied region. Real estate around here is classified as 68% forest, 18% rural, 9% urban/city and 5% agricultural. The county is filled with rivers and lakes, mountains and beaches, farmers and cities; a very diverse community with a huge array of living styles. And Seattle, Bellevue and Redmond the region’s economic powerhouses are near enough that many commute in.
Some key statistics
- Snohomish County is Washington State’s 13th largest county in terms of square miles, 2,090 square miles, but 3rd in population terms.
- According the US Census Bureau, the 2009 population was 694,571 with 282,237 housing units (single family and multi-family units) and an average of 2.65 persons living per household.
- Key Sites: Boeing’s World’s Largest Manufacturing Plant, located at Paine Field
- Home to Naval Station Everett, just west of downtown Everett, the county’s largest city.