Bay Center, Washington

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Population in 2010: 276. Population change since 2000: +58.6%
Males: 140  (51.0%)
Females: 136  (49.0%)
Median resident age:  58.6 years
Washington median age:  37.4 years

Zip code: 98527

Estimated median household income in 2013: $27,541 (it was $38,409 in 2000)
Bay Center:

$27,541
WA:

$58,405

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $25,548 (it was $19,325 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $201,138 (it was $55,600 in 2000)
Bay Center:

$201,138
WA:

$250,800
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  • Races in Bay Center, WA (2010)

    Bay Center races chart
    • 18767.8%White alone
    • 3312.0%Two or more races
    • 3111.2%American Indian alone
    • 248.7%Hispanic
    • 10.4%Asian alone
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Bay Center: 90.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Norwegian (16.0%), Irish (12.4%), Scottish (10.8%), Welsh (5.7%), United States (4.6%), French (3.1%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 10 feet

Land area: 0.39 square miles.

Population density: 704 people per square mile   (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Bay Center:

  • High school or higher: 92.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 47.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bay Center CDP:

  • Never married: 21.9%
  • Now married: 56.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 13.5%
  • Divorced: 8.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,222 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,171 (1.1%)

Bay Center satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lakewood, WA (77.0 miles , pop. 58,211).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Portland, OR (99.2 miles , pop. 529,121).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (915.5 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Tokeland, WA (2.4 miles) , South Bend, WA (2.8 miles ), Ocean Park, WA (3.2 miles ), Raymond, WA (3.3 miles ), Loomis, WA (3.8 miles) , Willapa, WA (3.8 miles ), Grayland, WA (3.8 miles ), Peninsula, WA (3.9 miles ).

Latitude: 46.63 N, Longitude: 123.95 W

Bay Center household income distribution Bay Center home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.8%
Washington:

5.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (77%)
  • Wholesale trade (15%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Public administration (100%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (77%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (15%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (0%)
  • Community and social service occupations (0%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media 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%)

Average climate in Bay Center, Washington

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Bay Center-area historical earthquake activity is near Washington state average. It is 161% 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 81.0 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 72.4 miles away from Bay Center 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 90.1 miles away from the city center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 417.9 miles away from the city center
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 45.2 miles away from Bay Center center
On 8/17/1991 at 22:17:14, a magnitude 7.1 (6.2 MB, 7.1 MS, 7.1 MW, 6.8 ML, Depth: 8.4 mi) earthquake occurred 347.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Pacific County (17) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 9, Mudslides: 7, Landslides: 6, Winter Storms: 4, Earthquake: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Colin Cowherd - Sports radio host.

Hospitals and medical centers near Bay Center:

  • WILLAPA HARBOR HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 8 miles away; SOUTH BEND, WA)
  • WILLAPA HARBOR HEALTH AND REHAB (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; RAYMOND, WA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bay Center:

  • Centralia College (about 48 miles; Centralia, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,354)
  • The Evergreen State College (about 56 miles; Olympia, WA; FT enrollment: 4,613)
  • South Puget Sound Community College (about 56 miles; Olympia, WA; FT enrollment: 3,981)
  • Lower Columbia College (about 60 miles; Longview, WA; FT enrollment: 2,595)
  • Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom (about 76 miles; Lakewood, WA; FT enrollment: 5,228)
  • Clover Park Technical College (about 79 miles; Lakewood, WA; FT enrollment: 4,185)
  • Pacific Lutheran University (about 80 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 3,548)

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Park in Bay Center: Bush Pioneer County Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Pacific 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 2003 was 28.4. This is significantly better than average.

City:

28.4
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2003 was 7.42. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 24.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.42
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 14.5%
(17.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.3 people
Washington:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  61.9%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  7.6%
Whole state:  7.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Bay Center compared to Washington state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black 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 below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.6
Washington average:

11.4

Bay Center travel time to work - commute Bay Center mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (46%)
  • Electricity (38%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (14%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Bay Center CDP (based on Pacific County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic2,7282
Mainline Protestant1,51516
Evangelical Protestant1,24420
Other8214
None14,612-
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: 9
Pacific County:

4.20 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
Pacific County:

2.80 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Pacific County:

3.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 29
Here:

13.54 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.9%
Washington:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Pacific County:

30.6%
Washington:

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

12.6%
State:

13.9%

6.87% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($42,352 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.87%
Washington average:

6.54%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Clark County, WA  0.65% ($56,140 average AGI)
from King County, WA  0.57% ($45,727)
from Clatsop County, OR  0.43% ($33,636)


6.42% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,305 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.42%
Washington average:

6.20%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Clark County, WA  0.48% ($29,297 average AGI)
to Grays Harbor County, WA  0.46% ($29,429)
to Clatsop County, OR  0.42% ($44,094)

Strongest AM radio stations in Bay Center:

  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KTTH (770 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KGNW (820 AM; 50 kW; BURIEN-SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KAST (1370 AM; 10 kW; ASTORIA, OR; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KJR (950 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA)
  • KXRO (1320 AM; 5 kW; ABERDEEN, WA; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KPOJ (620 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KPAM (860 AM; 50 kW; TROUTDALE, OR; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING-OREGON, INC.)
  • KOMO (1000 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KYCW (1090 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KXL (750 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KIXI (880 AM; 50 kW; MERCER ISLAND/SEATTL, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO, INC.)
  • KOTK (1080 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - PORTLAND RADIO, L.L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bay Center:

  • KJET (105.7 FM; SOUTH BEND, WA; Owner: JODESHA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFMY (97.7 FM; RAYMOND, WA; Owner: SOUTH SOUND BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KMUN (91.9 FM; ASTORIA, OR; Owner: TILLICUM FOUNDATION)
  • KMNT (102.9 FM; CENTRALIA, WA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KAYO-FM (99.3 FM; ELMA, WA; Owner: SOUTH SOUND BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KWYA (89.7 FM; ASTORIA, OR; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • K216DH (91.1 FM; CATHLAMET, WA; Owner: TILLICUM FOUNDATION)
  • K211ET (90.1 FM; ASTORIA, OR; Owner: WORLD RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KRQT (107.1 FM; CASTLE ROCK, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM LONGVIEW LICENSE, LLC)
  • KCBZ (94.9 FM; CANNON BEACH, OR; Owner: ENTERCOM PORTLAND LICENSE, LLC)
  • KXXK (95.3 FM; HOQUIAM, WA; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • K220HE (91.9 FM; CHEHALIS, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KAST-FM (92.9 FM; ASTORIA, OR; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KDUX-FM (104.7 FM; ABERDEEN, WA; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • K205EN (88.9 FM; ABERDEEN, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K207DB (89.3 FM; ABERDEEN, WA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KVAS (103.9 FM; ILWACO, WA; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KSWW (102.1 FM; MONTESANO, WA; Owner: JODESHA BROADCASTING, INC.)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

3
  • Shelley L Aitoro, 100 Lr97 Lane (Bay Center #43165--Pnw) (Lat: 46.646694 Lon: -123.899389), Type: 78.3, Overall height: 76.8 m
    Registrant: 4252518480, , 6802 S. 220TH ST., Phone: (Dep) art-ment
  • Shelley L Aitoro, 100 Lr97 Lane (Bay Center #43165--Pnw) (Lat: 46.646694 Lon: -123.899389), Type: 78.3, Overall height: 76.8 m
    Registrant: 4252518480, , 6802 S. 220TH ST., Phone: (Dep) art-ment
  • Shelley L Aitoro, 100 Lr97 Lane (Bay Center #43165--Pnw) (Lat: 46.646694 Lon: -123.899389), Type: 78.3, Overall height: 76.8 m
    Registrant: 4252518480, , 6802 S. 220TH ST., Phone: (Dep) art-ment

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

3
  • Dike Rd (Lat: 46.638722 Lon: -123.917944), Type: Building, Overall height: 9 m, Call Sign: KLG295
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.325 MHz, 156.425 MHz, 156.450 MHz, 156.700 MHz, 156.800 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/05/1994, Expiration Date: 06/09/1999, Cancellation Date: 05/06/2001
    Registrant: Harbor Bell Inc, Bay Center, WA 98527
  • 406 Dike Rd (Lat: 46.625111 Lon: -123.937389), Type: Building, Overall height: 6 m, Call Sign: KTR886, Licensee ID: L00004067
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.450 MHz, 156.800 MHz, 157.025 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/30/1998, Expiration Date: 08/25/2003, Cancellation Date: 10/26/2003
    Registrant: Bay Center Mariculture Co, 406 Dike Rd, Bay Center, WA 98527
  • 378 Bay Center Rd (Lat: 46.613722 Lon: -123.955444), Type: Building, Overall height: 8 m, Call Sign: WQX665
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.350 MHz, 156.450 MHz, 156.800 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/15/2011, Expiration Date: 05/06/2021
    Registrant: Ekone Oyster Co, 29 Holtz Road, South Bend, WA 98586, Phone: (360) 875-5494, Fax: (360) 875-6058, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Bay Center)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 3
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