Acme, Washington

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Population in 2010: 246.
Population change since 2000: -6.5%
Males: 116  (47.5%)
Females: 130  (52.5%)
Median resident age:

28.6 years
Washington median age:

37.7 years

Zip codes: 98220.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $64,182 (it was $41,964 in 2000)
Acme:

$64,182
WA:

$70,979

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $27,362 (it was $17,147 in 2000)

Acme CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $196,179 (it was $82,500 in 2000)
Acme:

$196,179
WA:

$339,000

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $391,975; detached houses: $414,287; townhouses or other attached units: $409,780; in 2-unit structures: $266,996; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $351,102; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $266,480; mobile homes: $178,217; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $32,464
March 2019 cost of living index in Acme: 91.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 100.0%
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  • Races in Acme, WA (2010)
    • 22390.7%White alone
    • 124.9%Two or more races
    • 72.8%Hispanic
    • 31.2%American Indian alone
    • 10.4%Black alone

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Ancestries: Dutch (19.4%), Swedish (14.8%), German (11.4%), Norwegian (4.2%), United States (3.0%), Irish (2.7%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 310 feet

Land area: 9.81 square miles.

Population density: 25 people per square mile   (very low).

Acme, Washington map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Acme CDP:

1.1% ($876)
Washington:

1.2% ($1,915)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bellingham, WA (12.3 miles , pop. 67,171).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Seattle, WA (75.5 miles , pop. 563,374).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (1030.9 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Sudden Valley, WA (2.4 miles ),
Deming, WA (2.8 miles ),
Alger, WA (3.0 miles),
Geneva, WA (3.0 miles ),
Samish, WA (3.3 miles ),
Bellingham, WA (3.5 miles ),
Bow, WA (3.6 miles ),
Kendall, WA (3.8 miles)

Latitude: 48.72 N, Longitude: 122.21 W

Acme satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.2%
Washington:

5.2%

Average climate in Acme, Washington

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Acme, Washington average temperatures Acme, Washington average precipitation Acme, Washington humidity Acme, Washington wind speed Acme, Washington snowfall Acme, Washington sunshine Acme, Washington clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 64.0. This is about average.

City:

64.0
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.263. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.263
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2011 was 18.0. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 22.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

18.0
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 5.25. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.25
U.S.:

8.46

Earthquake activity:

Acme-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Washington state average. It is 114% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 102.2 miles away from the city center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.5 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.8 MW, Depth: 32.2 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 113.7 miles away from Acme center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
On 4/29/1965 at 15:28:43, a magnitude 6.6 (6.6 UK) earthquake occurred 96.9 miles away from the city center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
On 7/3/1999 at 01:43:54, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, 5.3 ME, Depth: 25.2 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 124.0 miles away from the city center
On 5/3/1996 at 04:04:22, a magnitude 5.5 (5.2 MB, 5.3 MD, 5.5 ML, Depth: 2.5 mi) earthquake occurred 64.5 miles away from Acme center
On 4/14/1990 at 05:33:26, a magnitude 5.2 (4.4 MB, 4.1 MS, 5.2 ML, Depth: 7.8 mi) earthquake occurred 9.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), energy magnitude (ME), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Whatcom County (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 9, Mudslides: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Snows: 2, Winds: 2, Earthquake: 1, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Acme topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Acme:

  • SHUKSAN CONVALESCENT CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; BELLINGHAM, WA)
  • SHUKSAN HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; BELLINGHAM, WA)
  • HIGHLAND CARE CENTER LLC (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; BELLINGHAM, WA)
  • SEHOME PARK CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; BELLINGHAM, WA)
  • ST LUKES GENERAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 13 miles away; BELLINGHAM, WA)
  • WHATCOM HOSPICE (Hospital, about 13 miles away; BELLINGHAM, WA)
  • MT BAKER CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; BELLINGHAM, WA)

Airports located in Acme:

Amtrak station near Acme:

  • 14 miles: BELLINGHAM (401 HARRIS AVE.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Acme:

  • Western Washington University (about 13 miles; Bellingham, WA; Full-time enrollment: 13,875)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 15 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 20 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)
  • Everett Community College (about 50 miles; Everett, WA; FT enrollment: 5,818)
  • Edmonds Community College (about 63 miles; Lynnwood, WA; FT enrollment: 7,271)
  • University of Washington-Bothell Campus (about 67 miles; Bothell, WA; FT enrollment: 3,902)
  • Cascadia Community College (about 67 miles; Bothell, WA; FT enrollment: 2,238)

Public high school in Acme:

Public elementary/middle school in Acme:

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Points of interest:

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Notable location: Whatcom County Fire District 16 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Acme: Acme Presbyterian Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoir: Marona Mill Pond (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creeks: Jones Creek (A), McCarty Creek (B), Standard Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Whatcom County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Acme and their reported violations in the past:

ACME WATER DISTRICT NO 18 (Population served: 568, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
Average household size:
This place:

2.6 people
Washington:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

73.7%
Whole state:

64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

11.6%
Whole state:

7.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Acme:

Marital status in Acme, WA
  • Never married: 53.9%
  • Now married: 36.2%
  • Separated: 9.9%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

For population 25 years and over in Acme:

  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 41.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

0.0
Washington average:

11.3

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Acme, WA (based on Whatcom County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant25,842105
Catholic13,3976
Mainline Protestant9,85939
Other8,71433
Orthodox3702
None142,958-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 34
Whatcom County:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 16
Whatcom County:

0.83 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 73
Whatcom County:

3.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 184
Here:

9.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.26 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.1%
Washington:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Whatcom County:

23.1%
Washington:

25.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.4%
State:

13.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Acme:

49.9%
State:

49.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Acme:

47.4%
Washington:

45.8%

Average BMI:
Acme:

28.9
Washington:

28.4

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

19.7%
Washington:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Acme:

7.8%
State:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Acme:

6.7
Washington:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

37.1%
Washington:

32.6%

General health condition:
Here:

55.9%
State:

55.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

81.6%
State:

79.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Acme, WA Residents

6.73% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($58,336 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.73%
Washington average:

7.39%

0.08% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,127 average AGI)
Whatcom County:

0.08%
Washington average:

0.11%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from King County, WA  1.01% ($59,114 average AGI)
from Snohomish County, WA  0.55% ($54,871)
from Skagit County, WA  0.52% ($47,402)


5.69% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($49,947 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.69%
Washington average:

6.40%

0.21% of residents moved to foreign countries ($4,517 average AGI)
Whatcom County:

0.21%
Washington average:

0.13%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to King County, WA  0.93% ($46,713 average AGI)
to Skagit County, WA  0.56% ($48,462)
to Snohomish County, WA  0.51% ($43,551)

Strongest AM radio stations in Acme:

  • KRPI (1550 AM; 50 kW; FERNDALE, WA; Owner: BBC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPUG (1170 AM; 10 kW; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: SAGA BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KGMI (790 AM; 5 kW; BELLINGHAM, WA)
  • KARI (550 AM; 25 kW; BLAINE, WA; Owner: WAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KAPS (660 AM; 10 kW; MOUNT VERNON, WA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KRKO (1380 AM; 50 kW; EVERETT, WA; Owner: S-R BROADCASTING, CO.)
  • KIXI (880 AM; 50 kW; MERCER ISLAND/SEATTL, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO, INC.)
  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KBRC (1430 AM; 5 kW; MOUNT VERNON, WA; Owner: JIM AND ANN KEANE)
  • KTTH (770 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KGNW (820 AM; 50 kW; BURIEN-SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KKOL (1300 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KOMO (1000 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE RADIO, L.L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Acme:

  • K201FH (88.1 FM; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K210CN (89.9 FM; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KISM (92.9 FM; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: SAGA BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KWPZ (106.5 FM; LYNDEN, WA; Owner: CRISTA MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KAFE (104.3 FM; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: SAGA BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KSVR (91.7 FM; MOUNT VERNON, WA; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF SKAGIT VALLEY COLLEGE)
  • K206CU (89.1 FM; MOUNT VERNON, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KUGS (89.3 FM; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: WESTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY)
  • KZAZ (91.7 FM; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • K205DL (88.9 FM; GRANITE FALLS/EVERET, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Acme:

  • KBCB (Channel 24; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: WORLD TELEVISION OF WASHINGTON, LLC.)
  • K36BO (Channel 36; DEMING, WA; Owner: TV DISTRICT #1)
  • KVOS-TV (Channel 12; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: ACKERLEY MEDIA GROUP, INC.)

Acme fatal accident list:

Dec 30, 2016 01:29 AM, Sr-9, Lat: 48.699881, Lon: -122.196656, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Feb 2, 2003 01:25 PM, Sr-9, Lat: 48.697931, Lon: -122.195413, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
May 5, 2002 03:25 PM, Sr-9, Lat: 48.697931, Lon: -122.195413, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Nov 14, 2001 04:30 PM, Sr-9, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 2
Feb 4, 2000 05:20 PM, Sr-9, Lat: 48.697931, Lon: -122.195413, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 2
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 17Number of bridges
  • 138ft / 41.7mTotal length
  • $31,329,000Total costs
  • 17,446Total average daily traffic
  • 2,676Total average daily truck traffic
  • 28,026Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic
New bridges in Acme, WA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 51950-1959
  • 11970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 32000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Acme, WA

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

5
  • Michael B Hart, Park Rd. (Lat: 48.662806 Lon: -122.214056), Type: 56.3, Overall height: 53.3 m, Registrant: Trinity Wireless Towers, Mhart@trintel.Com, , Livon-ia, Phone: (734) 522-3776
  • Matt Doyle, Park Rd. (Lat: 48.662806 Lon: -122.214056), Type: 56.3, Overall height: 53.3 m, Registrant: Trinity Wireless Towers, Mhart@trintel.Com, , Livon-ia, Phone: (734) 522-3776
  • Paul Prins, Park Rd. (Lat: 48.662806 Lon: -122.214056), Type: 56.3, Overall height: 53.3 m, Registrant: Ineace@trintel.Com, , Irvin-g, Phone: (214) 764-7049
  • Paul Prins, Park Rd. (Wa00003) (Lat: 48.662806 Lon: -122.214083), Type: 56.3, Overall height: 54.8 m, Registrant: Ineace@trintel.Com, , Irvin-g, Phone: (214) 764-7049
  • Irene Neace, Park Rd. (Wa00003) (Lat: 48.662806 Lon: -122.214083), Type: 56.3, Overall height: 54.8 m, Registrant: Ineace@trintel.Com, , Irvin-g, Phone: (214) 764-7049

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Acme Fire Hall (Lat: 48.717889 Lon: -122.211278), Call Sign: KTN418, Licensee ID: L00056592,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.220 MHz, 154.430 MHz, Grant Date: 10/30/2014, Expiration Date: 10/19/2024, Registrant: Whatcom County Fire District 16, Acme, WA 98220, Phone: (206) 595-2161
  • West Side (Lat: 48.718722 Lon: -122.202111), Call Sign: WNLC576, Licensee ID: L00090826,
    Assigned Frequencies: 48.5600 MHz, 48.6800 MHz, 49.0800 MHz, 49.2800 MHz, Grant Date: 04/23/1998, Expiration Date: 07/01/2003, Cancellation Date: 10/09/2001, Registrant: Wcla Telecommunications Inc, Olympia, WA 98507-2168, Phone: (206) 595-2574

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

5
  • Call Sign: W7HKP, Grant Date: 10/08/1996, Expiration Date: 10/08/2006, Cancellation Date: 10/09/2008, Registrant: Vladimir Algin, 2115 Valley Hwy, Acme, WA 98220
  • Call Sign: WB7ECD, Licensee ID: L01304056, Grant Date: 07/12/2007, Expiration Date: 10/03/2017, Certifier: Thomas J Derus, Registrant: Thomas J Derus, 5133 Turkington Rd Box 40, Acme, WA 98220
  • Call Sign: KG7AXP, Licensee ID: L01763182, Grant Date: 01/31/2013, Expiration Date: 01/31/2023, Cancellation Date: 04/27/2013, Certifier: Douglas G Salkeld, Registrant: South Fork Valley Radio Club, Acme, WA 98220
  • Call Sign: KG7BFS, Licensee ID: L01766006, Grant Date: 02/13/2013, Expiration Date: 02/13/2023, Certifier: Casey J Ash, Registrant: Casey J Ash, Acme, WA 98220
  • Call Sign: K7SFV, Previous Call Sign: KG7AXP, Licensee ID: L01763182, Grant Date: 04/27/2013, Expiration Date: 04/27/2023, Certifier: Douglas G Salkeld, Registrant: South Fork Valley Radio Club, Acme, WA 98220

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$138,950
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$97,440
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0101.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Acme, WA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Acme, WA - Value
Most common first names in Acme, WA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William773.6 years
Anna578.0 years
Charles476.3 years
Robert470.7 years
George373.7 years
Edward362.7 years
James371.0 years
John376.4 years
Harold268.0 years
Alice268.0 years
Most common last names in Acme, WA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Galbraith487.0 years
Nesset479.8 years
Hess372.6 years
Maleng380.3 years
Pettigrew377.7 years
Smith363.7 years
Algin279.6 years
Ambrose281.0 years
Harkness266.6 years
Anderson268.0 years
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Acme, WA
  • 100.0%Electricity


Acme compared to Washington state average:

  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
There are no pilots and 2 other airmen in this city.
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