Bay Center, Washington

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Population in 2010: 276.
Population change since 2000: +58.6%
Males: 179  (64.9%)
Females: 97  (35.1%)
Median resident age:

56.8 years
Washington median age:

37.7 years

Zip code: 98527

Estimated median household income in 2017: $52,664 (it was $38,409 in 2000)
Bay Center:

$52,664
WA:

$70,979

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $20,052 (it was $19,325 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $111,628 (it was $55,600 in 2000)
Bay Center:

$111,628
WA:

$339,000

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $254,952; detached houses: $275,254; townhouses or other attached units: $251,792; in 2-unit structures: $141,506; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $165,646; mobile homes: $141,419; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $32,700
March 2019 cost of living index in Bay Center: 86.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 13.5%
(13.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 31.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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  • Races in Bay Center, WA (2010)
    • 18767.8%White alone
    • 3312.0%Two or more races
    • 3111.2%American Indian alone
    • 248.7%Hispanic
    • 10.4%Asian alone
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Ancestries: European (16.3%), Norwegian (7.7%), Welsh (7.7%), German (5.8%).

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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3 residents are foreign born

This place:

1.7%
Washington:

10.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,905 (0.5%)

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

Distribution of median household income in Bay Center, WA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Bay Center, WA in 2017

Bay Center satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

8.2%
Washington:

5.2%

Average climate in Bay Center, Washington

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 53.0. This is significantly better than average.

City:

53.0
U.S.:

74.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 5.26. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 24.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.26
U.S.:

8.46

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 Bay Center 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 the city 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 Bay Center 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 the city 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 (18) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 9, Mudslides: 8, Landslides: 7, Winter Storms: 5, Winds: 2, Earthquake: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Tornado: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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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)

Points of interest:

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

Birthplace of: Colin Cowherd - Sports radio host.

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

For population 15 years and over in Bay Center:

Marital status in Bay Center, WA
  • Never married: 20.8%
  • Now married: 59.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 11.6%
  • Divorced: 7.9%

For population 25 years and over in Bay Center:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.3
Washington average:

11.3

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
This county:

13.54 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

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:
Here:

12.6%
Washington:

13.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Bay Center:

44.8%
Washington:

49.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

47.9%
Washington:

45.8%

Average BMI:
Bay Center:

28.4
State:

28.4

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

14.5%
Washington:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

9.9%
Washington:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.7
Washington:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

30.7%
Washington:

32.6%

General health condition:
Bay Center:

58.8%
Washington:

55.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

82.9%
Washington:

79.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Bay Center, WA Residents

8.71% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($46,705 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.71%
Washington average:

7.39%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Clark County, WA  0.81% ($44,000 average AGI)
from Grays Harbor County, WA  0.59% ($24,872)
from King County, WA  0.46% ($76,162)


6.56% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($44,928 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.56%
Washington average:

6.40%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Grays Harbor County, WA  0.61% ($31,563 average AGI)
to Clark County, WA  0.50% ($80,744)
to Clatsop County, OR  0.46% ($27,028)

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.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 6Number of bridges
  • 325ft / 99.4mTotal length
  • $45,599,000Total costs
  • 9,850Total average daily traffic
  • 1,255Total average daily truck traffic
  • 12,778Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic

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: American Tower, L.P., Kent, Phone: (425) 251-8480
  • 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: American Tower, L.P., Kent, Phone: (425) 251-8480
  • 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: American Towers, Inc., Kent, Phone: (425) 251-8480

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: 156.425 MHz, 156.700 MHz, 156.325 MHz, 156.450 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: 156.800 MHz, 157.025 MHz, 156.450 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:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Bay Center)
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Bay Center, WA
  • 64.8%Electricity
  • 21.3%Wood
  • 7.4%Utility gas
  • 6.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Bay Center, WA
  • 100.0%Electricity


Bay Center compared to Washington 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 above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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