Acme, Washington

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Population in 2010: 246. Population change since 2000: -6.5%
Males: 165  (67.3%)
Females: 81  (32.7%)
Median resident age:  44.0 years
Washington median age:  32.2 years

Zip codes: 98220.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $104,958 (it was $41,964 in 2000)
Acme:

$104,958
WA:

$57,573
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $26,424 (it was $17,147 in 2000)

Acme CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $375,078 (it was $82,500 in 2000)
Acme:

$375,078
WA:

$243,000
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $329,270; Detached houses: $349,823; Mobile homes: $269,893
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Acme races chart
  • White alone - 223 (90.7%)
  • Two or more races - 12 (4.9%)
  • Hispanic - 7 (2.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 3 (1.2%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.4%)

Races in Acme detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Acme: 87.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (27.0%), Polish (19.9%), French (15.3%), French Canadian (8.7%), Norwegian (8.7%), Irish (4.6%).

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,WA real estate house value index trend

Acme, Washington map

For population 25 years and over in Acme:

  • High school or higher: 89.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 41.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Acme CDP:

  • Never married: 40.9%
  • Now married: 52.1%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 6.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $3,321 (0.8%)

Acme satellite photo by USGS

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 household income distribution Acme home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.1%
Washington:

5.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (100%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (0%)
  • Accommodation and food services (73%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)

Work and jobs in Acme: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

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

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 (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 8, Mudslides: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Snows: 2, Earthquake: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1, Wind: 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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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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 44.7. This is significantly better than average.

City:

44.7
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2011 was 19.4. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 22.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

19.4
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 12.1. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.1
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2003 was 6.99. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 11.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.99
U.S.:

9.14

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

ACME WATER DISTRICT NO 18 (Population served: 585, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (MAY-31-1998), St Public Notif requested (MAY-31-1998), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-31-1998)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between OCT-19-1999 and DEC-31-1999, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (DEC-31-1999)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JUL-01-1997 and OCT-01-2000, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-01-2000)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In APR-1997, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-30-1997)
MOUNTAIN VIEW BUSINESS PARK (Population served: 68, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAR-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (MAR-31-1999), St Public Notif requested (MAR-31-1999), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-31-1999)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (MAY-31-1998), St Public Notif requested (MAY-31-1998), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-31-1998)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JAN-2004, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In FEB-1999, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-28-1999)
  • 17 routine major monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 7.7%
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

Acme compared to Washington state average:

  • Median household income above 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.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Acme travel time to work - commute Acme mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (58%)
  • Wood (25%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (15%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Acme CDP (based on Whatcom County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 29.37%
Here: 29.4%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchChristian Reformed Church in North AmericaAssemblies of GodLDS (Mormon) ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in America
Adherents27.1%10.5%7.3%7.3%7.0%
Congregations4.8%6.9%6.9%6.9%6.9%
NameReformed Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchEpiscopal ChurchGeneral Association of Regular Baptist ChurchesOther
Adherents4.0%3.4%2.8%2.5%28.1%
Congregations2.8%4.8%1.4%2.8%55.9%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables 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%

7.37% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 200544,012 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.37%
Washington average:

7.86%

0.19% of residents moved from foreign countries($827 average AGI)
Whatcom County:

0.19%
Washington average:

0.26%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from King County, WA  1.00% ($38,498 average AGI)
from Snohomish County, WA  0.52% ($38,803)
from Skagit County, WA  0.50% ($31,050)


6.88% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 200633,823 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.88%
Washington average:

7.07%

0.23% of residents moved to foreign countries($1,303 average AGI)
Whatcom County:

0.23%
Washington average:

0.16%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to King County, WA  1.27% ($28,059 average AGI)
to Skagit County, WA  0.64% ($40,460)
to Snohomish County, WA  0.58% ($36,269)

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.)

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: 7345223776, Mhart@trintel.Com, 29150 BUCKINGHAM AVE. SUITE 2
  • Matt Doyle, Park Rd. (Lat: 48.662806 Lon: -122.214056), Type: 56.3, Overall height: 53.3 m
    Registrant: 7345223776, Mhart@trintel.Com, 29150 BUCKINGHAM AVE. SUITE 2
  • Paul Prins, Park Rd. (Lat: 48.662806 Lon: -122.214056), Type: 56.3, Overall height: 53.3 m
    Registrant: 2147647049, Ineace@trintel.Com, 2201 WEST ROYAL LANE, SUITE 150
  • Paul Prins, Park Rd. (Wa00003) (Lat: 48.662806 Lon: -122.214083), Type: 56.3, Overall height: 54.8 m
    Registrant: 2147647049, Ineace@trintel.Com, 2201 WEST ROYAL LANE, SUITE 150
  • Irene Neace, Park Rd. (Wa00003) (Lat: 48.662806 Lon: -122.214083), Type: 56.3, Overall height: 54.8 m
    Registrant: 2147647049, Ineace@trintel.Com, 2201 WEST ROYAL LANE, SUITE 150

FCC Registered Private 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: 08/24/2004, Expiration Date: 10/19/2014
    Registrant: Whatcom County Fire District 16, Acme, WA 98220, Phone: (206) 595-2138
  • 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

HMDA - Conventional Home Purchase Loans

HMDA - Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 4
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
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