Everett, Washington

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Everett
City
City of Everett
Skyline of Everett
Official seal of Everett
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Location of Everett, Washington
Location of Everett, Washington
Coordinates: 47°57′48″N 122°12′2″WCoordinates: 47°57′48″N 122°12′2″W
Country United States
State Washington
County Snohomish
Incorporated May 4, 1893
Government
 • Type Mayor-council
 • Mayor Ray Stephanson
Area[1]
 • City 48.49 sq mi (125.6 km2)
 • Land 33.45 sq mi (86.6 km2)
 • Water 15.04 sq mi (39.0 km2)
Population (2010)[2]
 • City 103,019
 • Estimate (2013[3]) 105,370
 • Rank US: 269th
 • Density 2,100/sq mi (820/km2)
 • Metro 3,610,105 (US: 15th)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
Zip codes 98201, 98203, 98204, 98206, 98207, 98208, 98213[4]
Area code(s) 425
FIPS code 53-22640
GNIS feature ID 1512198[5]
Website www.everettwa.org

Everett is the county seat of and the largest city in Snohomish County, Washington, United States.[6] Named for Everett Colby, son of founder Charles L. Colby,[7] it lies 25 miles (40 km) north of Seattle. The city had a total population of 103,019 at the 2010 census, making it the 7th largest in the state and fifth-largest in the Puget Sound area. It received an All-America City Award in 2002.

Everett is home to the largest public marina on the west coast of the United States[8] and is the western terminus of the western segment of U.S. Route 2. It is also home to Boeing‘s assembly plant for the 747, 767, 777and the new 787. Boeing’s Everett facility is known for being the largest building in the world by volume at 116.5 million cubic feet (3,300,000 m3).

In 1984, Everett was selected as the site of a U.S. Navy Homeport, Naval Station Everett. The Naval Station formally opened in 1992 and on January 8, 1997 welcomed the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln. The Lincoln is no longer homeported in Everett as of Winter, 2011. The aircraft carrier, USS Nimitz (CVN-68) has replaced the Lincoln as Everett’s homeported ship, as of March 9, 2012. Everett is also home to the Port of Everett, an international shipping port, that brings trade, commerce, jobs and recreational opportunities to the city.

In 2003, Xfinity Arena (then known as Everett Events Center), effectively opened Everett to tourism. The $83 million arena continues to host events, once exclusive to Seattle’s KeyArena, to present day. From concerts to trade shows, hockey (Everett Silvertips) to high school graduations, the characteristic “Twin Masts” now add their unique signature to Everett’s skyline.[9]