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Mukilteo, Washington

Mukilteo is a city located in Snohomish County, Washington. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 18,019. The name of the city derives from a Native American word meaning "Good Camping Place."

Table of contents
1 Geography
2 Demographics
3 Transportation


Mukilteo is located at 47°54'58" North, 122°18'11" West (47.916148, -122.302939)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 24.4 km² (9.4 mi²). 16.4 km² (6.3 mi²) of it is land and 8.0 km² (3.1 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 32.84% water.


As of the census of 2000, there are 18,019 people, 6,759 households, and 4,981 families residing in the city. The population density is 1,097.3/km² (2,842.5/mi²). There are 7,146 housing units at an average density of 435.2/km² (1,127.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 82.06% White, 1.48% African American, 0.79% Native American, 10.97% Asian, 0.25% Pacific Islander, 1.13% from other races, and 3.31% from two or more races. 2.90% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 6,759 households out of which 40.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.8% are married couples living together, 8.6% have a female householder with no husband present, and 26.3% are non-families. 19.8% of all households are made up of individuals and 3.0% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.66 and the average family size is 3.10.

In the city the population is spread out with 28.2% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 31.4% from 25 to 44, 26.2% from 45 to 64, and 6.6% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 98.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 96.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $67,323, and the median income for a family is $79,487. Males have a median income of $53,880 versus $37,835 for females. The per capita income for the city is $29,134. 3.4% of the population and 2.8% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 4.0% are under the age of 18 and 5.0% are 65 or older.


Mukilteo has a car ferry terminal that connects to Clinton, in Whidbey Island.

The two major highways leading to Mukilteo are State Highway 525 (a.k.a. Mukilteo Speedway), which begins at the Norther end of Interstate 405 and heads Northwest until the Mukilteo Ferry. State Highway 526 goes East-West, intersects Interstate 5 and terminates in the West at Highway 525 near the ferry terminal.