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Statistics & Facts

The Washington state capital is Olympia.
The population of Lynden is approximately 12,125 (2009), 11951 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 3,592 (2000), 4594 (2010).
The amount of land area in Lynden is 10.6 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Lynden is 4.1 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.24 sq kilometers.
The distance from Lynden to Washington DC is 2499 miles.
The distance to the Washington state capital is 133 miles. (as the crow flies)
Lynden is positioned 48.94 degrees north of the equator and 122.45 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Lynden elevation is 103 feet above sea level.
Lynden per capita income is $ 21,548 (2009).
Lynden median income is $ 47,803 (2009).
The Lynden median home price is $ 287,450 (2009).
Lynden average annual precipitation is 61.5 inches peryear.
The average low temperature is 40.3 degrees F.
The average high temperature is 57.5 degrees F.


northwestern Washington about 13 miles from Bellingham and about 92 miles from Seattle. Other nearby communities include: Everson, Nooksack, Custer, Ferndale, Sumas, Marietta-Alderwood, Deming and Birch Bay.
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moderate. Here is a current weather page for Lynden.
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History & History Related Items

The goldseekers of the Caribou Gold Rush passed through this area in 1858 and some decided to settle here. Among the early settlers were Colonel William Patterson and Holden and Phoebe Judson. Phoebe named the community after the town in a poem by Thomas Campbell called Hohenlinden. She changed the spelling because she thought it looked better. The Judsons spent a good deal of time helping Lynden to grow and flourish, especially in bringing education to both the white children and the Native Americans in the area. The community gradually grew and developed, finally incorporating on 16 March 1891. Many of the other early settlers were of Dutch ancestry and as the 1900's began more settlers from Holland began to arrive. The downtown area has been renovated to a Dutch theme, complete with a windmill. Dutch food and customs abound and the language is still spoken by some. Lynden has been known as a religious community and once held the world record for most churches per square mile and per capita. Keeping with their religious convictions, most businesses in town close on Sundays.

Here is a history page for Lynden.
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Home of the Northwest Raspberry Festival, held each year in July.

Lynden Pioneer Museum
This museum is centered around a collection of 49 unique horse drawn vehicles, the Fred Polinder Buggy Collection. The museum is housed in a building in Lynden built in 1911.
217 Front St.
Lynden, Washington

The Northwest Washington Fair and Event Center
The Fair is held each year in August
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Lynden City Government

City of Lynden
300 4th St.
Lynden, WA 98264
Phone: 360-354-1170

Lynden Chamber

Lynden Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 647
518 Front Street
Lynden, Washington 98264
Phone: 360-354-5995

Lynden Community News

Lynden Tribune Online
A community newspaper

Lynden Organizations

Lynden Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 647
518 Front Street
Lynden, Washington 98264
Phone: 360-354-5995

Lynden Libraries

Lynden Library
205 4th Street
Lynden, Washington 98264
Phone: 360-354-4883
Hours: Monday-Thursday 10-9, Friday/Saturday 10-6
librarian: Lizz Roberts (7-2002)
Whatcom County Library System

Lynden Schools

Lynden Christian Schools
Phone: 360-318-9525
Lynden School District
1203 Bradley Road
Lynden, WA 98264
Phone: 360-354-4443 Lynden


The population of Lynden was:
1990 - 5,709
2000 - 9,020
2009 - 12,125

Median age:
2000 - 37 years

Number of Housing Units:
1990 - 2,167
2000 - 3,592

Median Household Income:
2000 - $ 42,767
2009 - $ 47,803

Per Capita Income:
2000 - $ 20,639
2009 - $ 21,548

Median House Value:
2000 - $ 155,600
2009 - $ 287,450

Lynden is located in the Pacific Time Zone and does participate in daylight savings time during a portion of the year.

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