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Snohomish County Growth Monitoring Report Released

Posted on Nov 13, 2020 in:
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Snohomish County Planning and Development Services (PDS) has released the 2020 Growth Monitoring Report. The document is important in that it helps inform the Buildable Lands Report and ultimately the next comprehensive plan update.

Numbers indicate that Snohomish County population has grown 16.4% since 2010, to reach 830,500 residents as of April 1, 2020. Also notable is that cities within the county have not achieved their share of countywide population growth called for in the PSRC Regional Growth Strategy, accounting for only 42% of the county’s growth, compared to the assigned 70%—something MBAKS has long warned planners about.

Not surprisingly, the Southwest Urban Growth Area has accounted for 68.1% of county growth over the past decade. Interestingly, Marysville (8,549 new population) has grown nearly as much as Everett (9,594 new population). Everett is not achieving its billing as a metropolitan growth center. Non-UGA growth between 2011 and 2020 was 11,522 persons, or 10.2% of the county’s growth.

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