Alger, Washington

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Population in 2010: 403. Population change since 2000: +352.8%
Males: 146  (36.3%)
Females: 257  (63.8%)
Median resident age:  62.2 years
Washington median age:  37.7 years

Zip codes: 98229, 98232, 98233, 98284.

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Estimated median household income in 2016: $84,762 (it was $13,542 in 2000)
Alger:

$84,762
WA:

$67,106

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $53,822 (it was $18,180 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $361,176 (it was $117,000 in 2000)
Alger:

$361,176
WA:

$306,400

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $308,042; Detached houses: $300,368
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  • Races in Alger, WA (2010)

    Alger races chart
    • 34986.6%White alone
    • 348.4%Hispanic
    • 82.0%American Indian alone
    • 71.7%Asian alone
    • 51.2%Two or more races
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Alger: 85.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (45.2%), Dutch (41.9%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Land area: 1.79 square miles.

Population density: 225 people per square mile   (very low).

Alger, Washington map

For population 25 years and over in Alger:

  • High school or higher: 80.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Alger CDP:

  • Never married: 14.6%
  • Now married: 43.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 34.6%
  • Divorced: 7.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $3,123 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $2,130 (1.1%)

Alger satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bellingham, WA (10.6 miles , pop. 67,171).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Seattle, WA (69.0 miles , pop. 563,374).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (1026.0 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Bow, WA (2.1 miles ), Edison, WA (2.4 miles) , Sudden Valley, WA (2.6 miles ), Samish, WA (2.8 miles ), Acme, WA (3.0 miles ), Geneva, WA (3.0 miles ), Sedro-Woolley, WA (3.1 miles ), Burlington, WA (3.2 miles ).

Latitude: 48.62 N, Longitude: 122.34 W

Alger household income distribution Alger home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.0%
Washington:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (100%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (0%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (54%)
  • Retail trade (43%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (100%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (0%)
  • Community and social service occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (54%)
  • Sales and related occupations (43%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (0%)
  • Community and social service occupations (0%)

Average climate in Alger, Washington

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Alger-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Washington state average. It is 117% 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 95.3 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 106.6 miles away from Alger 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 90.4 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 115.8 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 61.1 miles away from Alger 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 17.4 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 Skagit County (18) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 9, Mudslides: 6, Landslides: 5, Winter Storms: 5, Snows: 2, Earthquake: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Alger topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Alger:

  • MT BAKER CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; BELLINGHAM, WA)
  • SEHOME PARK CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; BELLINGHAM, WA)
  • UNITED GENERAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 10 miles away; SEDRO WOOLLEY, WA)
  • HIGHLAND CARE CENTER LLC (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; BELLINGHAM, WA)
  • LIFE CARE CENTER OF SKAGIT VAL (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; SEDRO WOOLLEY, WA)
  • SIGNATURE HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; BELLINGHAM, WA)
  • ST LUKES GENERAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 11 miles away; BELLINGHAM, WA)

Amtrak stations near Alger:

  • 11 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.
  • 14 miles: MOUNT VERNON (725 COLLEGE WAY) . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Alger:

  • Western Washington University (about 11 miles; Bellingham, WA; Full-time enrollment: 13,875)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 13 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 14 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Everett Community College (about 44 miles; Everett, WA; FT enrollment: 5,818)
  • Edmonds Community College (about 56 miles; Lynnwood, WA; FT enrollment: 7,271)
  • University of Washington-Bothell Campus (about 61 miles; Bothell, WA; FT enrollment: 3,902)
  • Cascadia Community College (about 61 miles; Bothell, WA; FT enrollment: 2,238)

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Notable location: Silver Run Grange (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Alger: Alger Christian Reformed Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Lake: Palmer Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Skagit 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 2013 was 69.0. This is about average.

City:

69.0
U.S.:

74.7

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 0.696. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.696
U.S.:

1.912

Ozone [ppb] level in 2011 was 17.8. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.8
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 12.1. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.1
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 7.00. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 10.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.00
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 26.9%
(100.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.5 people
Washington:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  66.0%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  7.4%
Whole state:  7.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.4
Washington average:

11.4

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Alger CDP (based on Skagit County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic19,1777
Evangelical Protestant15,08780
Mainline Protestant7,96430
Other4,26919
None70,404-
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: 30
Skagit County:

2.59 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 11
Skagit County:

0.95 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 47
Skagit County:

4.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 114
Here:

9.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.0%
Washington:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Skagit County:

29.5%
Washington:

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

18.9%
State:

13.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Alger:

47.5%
State:

49.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

51.0%
Washington:

45.8%

Average BMI:
Alger:

28.4
Washington:

28.4

People feeling badly about themselves:
Alger:

25.2%
Washington:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

12.8%
Washington:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Alger:

7.0
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

36.8%
Washington:

32.6%

General health condition:
Alger:

54.7%
Washington:

55.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

80.5%
Washington:

79.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Alger, WA Residents

5.97% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($49,891 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.97%
Washington average:

6.54%

0.08% of residents moved from foreign countries ($784 average AGI)
Skagit County:

0.08%
Washington average:

0.14%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Snohomish County, WA  0.96% ($38,955 average AGI)
from Whatcom County, WA  0.82% ($39,883)
from King County, WA  0.53% ($115,238)


5.83% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,688 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.83%
Washington average:

6.20%

0.09% of residents moved to foreign countries ($461 average AGI)
Skagit County:

0.09%
Washington average:

0.14%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Snohomish County, WA  1.04% ($41,079 average AGI)
to Whatcom County, WA  0.86% ($32,284)
to King County, WA  0.59% ($44,085)

Strongest AM radio stations in Alger:

  • KGMI (790 AM; 5 kW; BELLINGHAM, WA)
  • KRPI (1550 AM; 50 kW; FERNDALE, WA; Owner: BBC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KAPS (660 AM; 10 kW; MOUNT VERNON, WA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KPUG (1170 AM; 10 kW; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: SAGA BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KARI (550 AM; 25 kW; BLAINE, WA; Owner: WAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBRC (1430 AM; 5 kW; MOUNT VERNON, WA; Owner: JIM AND ANN KEANE)
  • 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)
  • KGNW (820 AM; 50 kW; BURIEN-SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KTTH (770 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • 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 Alger:

  • 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)
  • KISW (99.9 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KQBZ (100.7 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • K205DL (88.9 FM; GRANITE FALLS/EVERET, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KMWS (90.1 FM; MOUNT VERNON, WA; Owner: WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Alger:

  • KBCB (Channel 24; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: WORLD TELEVISION OF WASHINGTON, LLC.)
  • KVOS-TV (Channel 12; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: ACKERLEY MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 4m13ftTotal length
  • $39,000Total costs
  • 6,572Total average daily traffic
  • 439Total average daily truck traffic
  • 11,868Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • Lookout Mountain 3.8 Mi N (Lat: 48.675389 Lon: -122.352389), Type: Bant, Structure height: 49 m, Call Sign: WPDY494
    Assigned Frequencies: 150.995 MHzGrant Date: 12/23/2013, Expiration Date: 12/17/2023Registrant: Cara Enterprises, Inc, 26941 Cabot Rd 134, Las Vegas, NV 89140-0124, Phone: (702) 838-9728, Fax: (702) 363-4607, Email:
  • Lookout Mountain 3.8 Mi N (Lat: 48.675389 Lon: -122.352389), Structure height: 49 m, Call Sign: WNXP604
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.325 MHzGrant Date: 07/20/2001, Expiration Date: 10/16/2011, Cancellation Date: 03/10/2003Registrant: Northwest Regional Council, 600 Lakeway Dr, Bellingham, WA 98225, Phone: (360) 676-6749, Fax: (360) 738-2451, Email:
  • Lookout Mountain 3.8 Mi N (Lat: 48.675389 Lon: -122.352389), Structure height: 49 m, Call Sign: WPDW828
    Assigned Frequencies: 463.000 MHz, 463.025 MHz, 463.050 MHz, 463.075 MHz, 463.100 MHz, 463.125 MHzGrant Date: 09/04/2013, Expiration Date: 12/01/2023Registrant: City Of Bellingham, 2221 Pacific St., Bellingham, WA 98229, Phone: (360) 778-7700, Fax: (360) 778-7701, Email:

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$200,8606$252,6971$141,350
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$218,7400$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$02$198,5950$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$262,7900$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 9508.00

HMDA - Conventional Home Purchase Loans

HMDA - Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
  • Hazardous Condition: 1

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (47%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (43%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (8%)

Alger compared to Washington state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above 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 college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Alger on our top lists:

  • #100 on the list of "Top 100 fastest growing cities from 2000 to 2014"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
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