Maltby, Washington

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Maltby, Washington
Location of Maltby, Washington
Location of Maltby, Washington
Coordinates: 47°48′8″N 122°6′15″W / 47.80222°N 122.10417°W / 47.80222; -122.10417Coordinates: 47°48′8″N 122°6′15″W / 47.80222°N 122.10417°W / 47.80222; -122.10417
CountryUnited States
 • Total16.8 sq mi (43.6 km2)
 • Land16.8 sq mi (43.4 km2)
 • Water0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
397 ft (121 m)
 • Total10,830
 • Density492.9/sq mi (190.3/km2)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP code
Area code360
FIPS code53-42415[1]
GNIS feature ID1512425[2]

Maltby is a census-designated place (CDP) in Snohomish County, Washington, United States. The population was 10,830 at the 2010 census.

Based on per capita income, Maltby ranks 40th of 522 ranked areas in the state of Washington.

Maltby is an unincorporated community in Snohomish County and currently has no plans of becoming a city.[3]


Maltby was first settled in 1887, and named for real estate dealer Robert Maltby.[4]


Maltby's neighboring cities are: Snohomish to the north, Monroe to the east, Woodinville and the unincorporated area of Cottage Lake to the south, and Bothell to the west.

Maltby is located at 47°48′08″N 122°06′15″W / 47.802329°N 122.104081°W / 47.802329; -122.104081 (47.802329, -122.104081).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 16.8 square miles (43.6 km2), of which, 16.8 square miles (43.4 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km2) of it (0.36%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 8,267 people, 2,824 households, and 2,335 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 492.9 people per square mile (190.3/km2). There were 2,897 housing units at an average density of 172.7/sq mi (66.7/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 94.12% White, 0.29% African American, 0.47% Native American, 2.38% Asian, 0.16% Pacific Islander, 0.64% from other races, and 1.94% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.13% of the population.

There were 2,824 households out of which 41.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 74.6% were married couples living together, 4.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.3% were non-families. 12.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.93 and the average family size was 3.19.

In the CDP, the age distribution of the population shows 28.5% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 31.3% from 25 to 44, 28.5% from 45 to 64, and 6.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 104.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.1 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $77,534, and the median income for a family was $80,543. Males had a median income of $53,209 versus $36,719 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $29,330. About 1.9% of families and 3.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.1% of those under age 18 and 6.2% of those age 65 or over.

Despite population growth in recent years, Maltby is part of unincorporated Snohomish County.[3]


Maltby is home to winner of several awards for Best Breakfast in Seattle, The Maltby Cafe. Open for breakfast or lunch; famous for their homemade Cinnamon Rolls, made fresh daily.[6] The Maltby Cafe is located on Maltby Road in the basement of the 1937 Depression-era gymnasium and adjacent to the 1920s Maltby School.[7] The Maltby School has since been converted to retail and hosts several boutique shops.

Maltby is also home to Flower World and its associated Maltby Produce Market. Flower World features a collection of greenhouse nurseries and open landscapes for tourists to wander through, purchase nursery plants, and take classes on gardening and landscaping. The Produce Market sells local produce, eggs, and meat from its on-site petting zoo with goats, sheep, geese, and over 300 free-range chickens.[8][9]


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ a b "Neighborhood of the week: Maltby, still retro after all these years". The Seattle Times. 2011-09-19. Retrieved 2016-04-04.
  4. ^ Meany, Edmond S. (1923). Origin of Washington geographic names. Seattle: University of Washington Press. p. 157.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  6. ^ "The Maltby Cafe". Retrieved 2016-01-16.
  7. ^ "Maltby and Neighbors". Retrieved 2019-07-09.
  8. ^ "Flower World". Retrieved 2019-07-09.
  9. ^ "Rooting for Nurseries - Seattle Times". Retrieved 2019-07-09.