The name Snohomish comes from the name of the local Native American tribe, who originally lived and traveled throughout what is now Snohomish and Island counties. An archaeological site near the meeting place of the Snohomish and Pilchuck Rivers has indications that humans made their home here as early as 8,000 years before present.
Meet your neighbors
The population of Snohomish was 9,098 people at the 2010 census. The city is located on the Snohomish River, southeast of Everett and northwest of Monroe. The median age at the time of the census was 37.8 years.
Pictured above: Snohomish River seen from downtown Snohomish
Things you’ll love
Snohomish hosts an annual summer festival called Kla Ha Ya Days, which attracts up to 25,000 visitors and began in 1913. It is one of several community events associated with the regional Seafair, held annually in July.
Pictured above: First Street during the annual Kla-Ha-Ya Days celebration
Snohomish is served by two major highways: U.S. Route 2, which runs north and east to Everett and Stevens Pass, and State Route 9, which runs north-south towards Woodinville and Arlington. Needless to say, having a car is a must when living in Snohomish, WA!
Pictured above: The Alcazar Opera House, built in 1892, later became an agricultural supply store and is now one of Snohomish's many antiques stores.
As of 2017, Snohomish School District has a total enrollment of 10,193 students, 477 teachers, and 14 total schools. According to Niche's 2022 rating, the school district ranks #25 in Best School Districts statewide and #5 in best School Districts for Athletes in Washington. This highly rated public school district has two conventional high schools, Snohomish High School and Glacier Peak High School, and an alternative high school program. The school district has two middle schools and ten elementary schools.