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Population in 2012: 4,831 (97% urban, 3% rural). Population change since 2000: +28.1%
Males: 2,350  (48.7%)
Females: 2,481  (51.3%)

Median resident age:  44.3 years
Washington median age:  32.2 years

Zip codes: 98230.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $51,283 (it was $36,900 in 2000)
Blaine:

$51,283
WA:

$57,573
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $34,537

Blaine city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $257,588 (it was $134,800 in 2000)
Blaine:

$257,588
WA:

$243,000
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $372,509; Detached houses: $390,041; Townhouses or other attached units: $431,325; In 2-unit structures: $286,361; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $167,411; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $603,222; Mobile homes: $142,179; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $8,811

Median gross rent in 2012: $692.

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  • White alone - 3,791 (80.7%)
  • Asian alone - 369 (7.9%)
  • Hispanic - 254 (5.4%)
  • Two or more races - 235 (5.0%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 21 (0.4%)
  • Black alone - 15 (0.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 13 (0.3%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Blaine: 97.9 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (15.1%), English (13.2%), Irish (8.9%), Dutch (4.8%), Swedish (4.5%), Scottish (4.5%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Incorporated in 1890

Elevation: 45 feet

Land area: 5.54 square miles.

Population density: 872 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Blaine:

  • High school or higher: 92.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 32.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 17.1%
  • Unemployed: 4.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Blaine city:

  • Never married: 17.8%
  • Now married: 57.1%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 9.1%
  • Divorced: 14.4%

1,028 residents are foreign born (10.0% North America, 3.9% Europe).

This city:  21.9%
Washington:  13.3%



According to our research of Washington and other state lists there were 8 registered sex offenders living in Blaine, Washington as of October 31, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Blaine to the number of sex offenders is 604 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,974 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,493 (0.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bellingham, WA (20.5 miles , pop. 67,171).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Seattle, WA (96.1 miles , pop. 563,374).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (1054.8 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Birch Bay, WA (2.0 miles ), Custer, WA (2.6 miles ), Ferndale, WA (3.4 miles ), Lynden, WA (3.7 miles ), Point Roberts, WA (3.7 miles) , Lummi Reservation, WA (3.9 miles) , Marietta-Alderwood, WA (4.1 miles ), Everson, WA (4.3 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 32 buildings, average cost: $216,800
  • 1998: 29 buildings, average cost: $208,600
  • 1999: 29 buildings, average cost: $242,200
  • 2000: 22 buildings, average cost: $218,200
  • 2001: 27 buildings, average cost: $240,700
  • 2002: 34 buildings, average cost: $212,400
  • 2003: 52 buildings, average cost: $193,800
  • 2004: 78 buildings, average cost: $200,700
  • 2005: 81 buildings, average cost: $200,700
  • 2006: 63 buildings, average cost: $200,700
  • 2007: 42 buildings, average cost: $200,700
  • 2008: 22 buildings, average cost: $232,600
  • 2009: 22 buildings, average cost: $189,700
  • 2010: 22 buildings, average cost: $183,300
  • 2011: 21 buildings, average cost: $210,100
  • 2012: 12 buildings, average cost: $358,700

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Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 48.99 N, Longitude: 122.74 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,480 (+31.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 890 (41.9%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 360

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Crime rates in Blaine by Year
Type 2001 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2011 2012
Murders 0000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 2201112230
per 100,000 52.250.30.023.922.721.640.439.063.10.0
Robberies 1030302201
per 100,000 26.10.074.10.068.10.040.439.00.020.9
Assaults 910267452106
per 100,000 235.0251.649.4143.6158.986.5101.139.0210.2125.2
Burglaries 25383232412451291923
per 100,000 652.7956.2790.1766.1931.0519.31030.7565.5399.4480.1
Thefts 152165159222144210197144138116
per 100,000 3968.74152.03925.95314.83269.84543.53981.42808.12901.02421.2
Auto thefts 73119673421
per 100,000 182.875.5271.6215.5136.2151.460.678.042.020.9
Arson 2000221221
per 100,000 52.20.00.00.045.443.320.239.042.020.9
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 299.2) 302.5315.9255.1317.5265.7253.8288.4200.2229.9156.6

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Crime rate in Blaine detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 10 (7 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.46
Washington average:

1.47

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Blaine, Washington accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.3%
Washington:

6.8%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +1,044 (+38.3%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (29%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (11%)
  • Information (7%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (15%)
  • Other services, except public administration (13%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (11%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Cashiers (10%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Top executives (4%)

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Earthquake activity:

Blaine-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Washington state average. It is 5% greater than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 92.0 miles away from the city 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 28.3 miles away from Blaine center
On 6/23/1997 at 19:13:27, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, 4.9 MD, Depth: 4.5 mi) earthquake occurred 96.4 miles away from the city center
On 4/25/2003 at 10:02:12, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.8 MD, Depth: 31.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 94.1 miles away from the city center
On 11/23/2005 at 20:53:15, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MW, 4.0 MD) earthquake occurred 29.0 miles away from Blaine center
On 4/2/1990 at 11:13:22, a magnitude 4.3 (4.2 MB, 4.3 MD, Depth: 0.5 mi) earthquake occurred 27.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), 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: 9, Storms: 8, Mudslides: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Snows: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Landslide: 1, Wind: 1, Earthquake: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers in Blaine:

  • ICELANDIC OLD FOLKS HOME (Nursing Home, 4TH AND D ST)
  • STAFHOLT GOOD SAMARITAN CENTER (Nursing Home, 456 C STREET)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Blaine:

  • PIONEER RIDGE HEALTH CARE (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; FERNDALE, WA)
  • SUTTON GARDENS HEALTH CARE (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; FERNDALE, WA)
  • CHRISTIAN HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; LYNDEN, WA)

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Heliports located in Blaine:


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Amtrak station near Blaine:

  • 13 miles: SURREY (187 176TH ST.) - Bus Station

Local government website: www.ci.blaine.wa.us

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Blaine:

  • Whatcom Community College (about 18 miles; Bellingham, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,471)
  • Western Washington University (about 21 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 12,991)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 43 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 2,820)
  • Everett Community College (about 73 miles; Everett, WA; FT enrollment: 3,612)
  • Edmonds Community College (about 84 miles; Lynnwood, WA; FT enrollment: 4,635)
  • Shoreline Community College (about 88 miles; Shoreline, WA; FT enrollment: 3,488)
  • University of Washington-Bothell Campus (about 89 miles; Bothell, WA; FT enrollment: 2,021)

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Notable locations in Blaine: Port of Blaine (A), Pacific Highway Port of Entry (B), Peace Arch Port of Entry (C), Semiahmoo Golf and Country Club (D), Semiahmoo Marina (E), Semiahmoo Yacht Club (F), Blaine Wastewater Treatment Plant (G), Stafholt Good Samaritan Center (H), Blaine Police Station (I), North Whatcom Fire Rescue Station 62 Semiahmoo (J), Blaine City Hall (K), Blaine Visitors Center (L), Semiahmoo Park Maritime Museum (M), Blaine Library (N). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Blaine include: Grace Lutheran Church (A), Christ Community Church (B), Blaine Christian Fellowship Church (C), Christ Episcopal Church (D), Peace Arch Assembly of God Church (E), Northwood Alliance Church (F), Saint Anne Catholic Church (G), Unitarian Free Church (H), United Church of Christ (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Dakota Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Blaine include: Skallman Park (1), Lincoln Park (2), Peace Arch State Park (3), Montfort Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Birch Bay Getaway LLC (8124 Birch Bay Drive) (1), Classic Limousine (9910 Canada View Drive) (2), Motel International (780 Peace Portal Dr) (3), Bayside Motor Inn & Apartments (340 Alder St) (4), Inn at Semiahmoo (9565 Semiahmoo Parkway) (5), Northwoods Motel LLC (288 D Street) (6), Driftwood Inn Resort (7394 Birch Bay Dr) (7), Anchor Inn Motel (250 Cedar St) (8). Display/hide their approximate 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
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2008 was 1.05. This is significantly better than average. There were 6 monitors within city limits.
City:

1.05
U.S.:

2.96
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 7.45. This is better than average. There were 8 monitors within city limits.
City:

7.45
U.S.:

9.39

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

BLAINE, CITY OF (Population served: 4855, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-1996, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (NOV-30-1996), St Public Notif requested (NOV-30-1996), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-30-1996)
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)
LYNDEN B.S.-GSA, BELLINGHAM PMT (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2004, Contaminant: Coliform
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In NOV-2000, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-30-2000)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 10.8%
(9.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 8.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Washington:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  64.7%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.2%
Whole state:  7.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Blaine, WA

46 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
3 people in other noninstitutional facilities in 2010
54 people in nursing homes in 2000

Blaine compared to Washington state average:

Blaine, Washington environmental map by EPA

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  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.


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Banks with branches in Blaine (2011 data):

  • Bank of America, National Association: Blaine Branch at 277 G Street, branch established on 1954/12/20. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Banner Bank: Blaine Branch at 435 Martin Street, branch established on 1991/05/20. Info updated 2011/05/03: Bank assets: $4,048.2 mil, Deposits: $3,348.4 mil, headquarters in Walla Walla, WA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 87 total offices, Holding Company: Banner Corporation
  • Washington Federal: Blaine Branch at 400 H Street, branch established on 1979/11/09. Info updated 2011/12/19: Bank assets: $13,653.0 mil, Deposits: $8,905.8 mil, headquarters in Seattle, WA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 174 total offices
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Blaine Branch at 280 H Street, branch established on 1973/05/10. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Sterling Savings Bank: Blaine Branch at 271 H Street, branch established on 1998/06/15. Info updated 2012/03/21: Bank assets: $9,207.8 mil, Deposits: $6,454.1 mil, headquarters in Spokane, WA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 192 total offices, Holding Company: Sterling Financial Corporation

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Blaine, Washington:

  • Birch Bay Ath Hostel, 4639 Alderson Rd, Blaine, WA 98230 , Phone: (360) 371-2180
  • The Inn At Semiahmoo, 9565 Semiahmoo Pkwy, Blaine, WA 98230 , Phone: (360) 371-2000, Fax: (360) 371-5490
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Blaine, Washington

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Blaine travel time to work - commute


Blaine mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (51%)
  • Electricity (37%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Blaine city (based on Whatcom County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 29.37%
Here29.4%
USA50.2%

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%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 8$41,051$61,5771$1,367
Other Government Administration 16$78,706$59,0309$4,013
Judicial and Legal 1$3,524$42,2881$2,730
Police Protection - Officers 13$77,639$71,6670$0
Police - Other 4$15,431$46,2930$0
Correction 1$4,467$53,6040$0
Streets and Highways 2$9,260$55,5600$0
Solid Waste Management 3$12,927$51,7080$0
Sewerage 3$15,024$60,0960$0
Parks and Recreation 1$4,202$50,4240$0
Water Supply 3$13,981$55,9240$0
Electric Power 5$31,652$75,9650$0
Totals for Government 60$307,864$61,57311$8,110

Blaine government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - General: $339,000 ($70.17)
    Electric Utilities: $110,000 ($22.77)
    Water Utilities: $96,000 ($19.87)
    Regular Highways: $73,000 ($15.11)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $2,149,000 ($444.84)
    Police Protection: $1,244,000 ($257.50)
    Sewerage: $619,000 ($128.13)
    Financial Administration: $572,000 ($118.40)
    Fire Protection: $534,000 ($110.54)
    Central Staff Services: $504,000 ($104.33)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $305,000 ($63.13)
    Water Utilities: $289,000 ($59.82)
    Regular Highways: $231,000 ($47.82)
    General - Other: $182,000 ($37.67)
    Parks & Recreation: $108,000 ($22.36)
    General Public Buildings: $102,000 ($21.11)
    Air Transportation: $83,000 ($17.18)
    Housing & Community Development: $55,000 ($11.38)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,000 ($0.41)
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,000 ($0.21)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,222,000 ($252.95)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $97,000 ($20.08)
    Regular Highways: $88,000 ($18.22)
    Police Protection: $84,000 ($17.39)
    Water Utilities: $47,000 ($9.73)
    Sewerage: $35,000 ($7.24)
    Electric Utilities: $27,000 ($5.59)
    Air Transportation: $8,000 ($1.66)
    Parks & Recreation: $4,000 ($0.83)
    Central Staff: $4,000 ($0.83)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,929,000 ($606.29)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)

Blaine government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,395,000 ($288.76)
    All Other: $465,000 ($96.25)
    Regular Highways: $55,000 ($11.38)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $32,000 ($6.62)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,402,000 ($290.21)
    Special Assessments: $817,000 ($169.12)
    General Revenue, NEC: $372,000 ($77.00)
    Rents: $70,000 ($14.49)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $3,623,000 ($749.95)
    Water Utilities: $1,167,000 ($241.56)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $108,000 ($22.36)
    Highways: $89,000 ($18.42)
    All Other: $23,000 ($4.76)
  • Tax - Property: $1,118,000 ($231.42)
    Total General Sales: $652,000 ($134.96)
    Other Selective Sales: $372,000 ($77.00)
    Public Utilities: $357,000 ($73.90)
    NEC: $160,000 ($33.12)
    Motor Fuels Sales: $0 ($0.00)

Blaine government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $20,374,000 ($4217.35)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $3,788,000 ($784.10)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $14,048,000 ($2907.89)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $2,538,000 ($525.36)

Blaine government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $5,388,000 ($1115.30)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $9,265,000 ($1917.82)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $4,559,000 ($943.70)

7.37% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($44,012 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 2006 ($33,823 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 Blaine:

  • KARI (550 AM; 25 kW; BLAINE, WA; Owner: WAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • 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)
  • KAPS (660 AM; 10 kW; MOUNT VERNON, WA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • 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)
  • KRKO (1380 AM; 50 kW; EVERETT, WA; Owner: S-R BROADCASTING, CO.)
  • 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.)
  • KYCW (1090 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Blaine:

  • 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)
  • 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.)
  • KUGS (89.3 FM; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: WESTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY)
  • 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.)
  • KZAZ (91.7 FM; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Blaine:

  • KBCB (Channel 24; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: WORLD TELEVISION OF WASHINGTON, LLC.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Blaine, Washington:
  • Fatal accident count: 2
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 2
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 2
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 4
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 2
Washington average:
  • Fatal accident count: 119
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 179
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 53
  • Fatalities: 127
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 300
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 19

Blaine fatal accident list:

May 25, 2008 04:32 PM, Sr-548, Clark St, Lat: 48.992131, Lon: -122.751531, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Pedestrians: 2, Fatalities: 1
Oct 31, 1979 02:10 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 19
Total length: 129 meters (423ft)
Total costs: $119,692,000
Total average daily traffic: 111,848
Total average daily truck traffic: 12,623

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1960-1969: 12
  • 1970-1979: 2
  • 1980-1989: 0
  • 1990-1999: 0
  • 2000-2009: 5
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Blaine, WA

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Blaine)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 76 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Blaine, WA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 178 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Blaine)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 29 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Blaine)


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED6$227,4627$250,72441$227,2422$163,7053$213,4176$191,480
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$180,2601$247,7406$225,6401$70,0100$01$184,850
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$164,9752$275,93512$255,1691$82,3702$162,3601$181,680
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$184,8552$152,9358$250,4301$88,7001$160,6201$151,430
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$02$169,4900$00$01$132,420

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0104.01

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2008
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$283,2201$438,290
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$262,3101$363,840
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0104.01

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 116
  • Hazardous Condition: 47
  • Service Call: 33
  • Good Intent Call: 9

Incident types - Blaine


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Blaine, WA

Most common first names in Blaine, WA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John6277.3 years
William4771.6 years
James4467.4 years
Robert4377.0 years
Mary3379.2 years
George3275.2 years
Charles2675.9 years
Margaret2480.0 years
Helen2379.9 years
Richard2166.6 years
Most common last names in Blaine, WA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson3680.0 years
Smith2080.7 years
Anderson1775.2 years
Peterson1482.5 years
Nelson1373.0 years
Wilson1278.1 years
Brown1172.7 years
King1071.9 years
Thompson1075.1 years
Green971.4 years
Businesses in Blaine, WA
NameCountNameCount
Burger King1Rite Aid1
Curves1Subway2
FedEx8True Value1
GNC1U-Haul1
Jack In The Box1UPS5
Little Caesars Pizza2
Browse common businesses in Blaine, WA

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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Ronald J. Sloan (15)
  • Thomas B. O'Brien (4)
  • Robert Norman (4)
  • Christen M. Giandomenico (2)
  • Kim L. Alfreds (2)
  • Mike Van Wingerden (2)
  • Paul Regis Barlock (2)
  • Xiaohui Hao (2)
  • Robert Isaac Berg (2)
  • Debra Lynne Sasken-Duff (1)

Total of 52 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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