Blaine, Washington

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Population in 2019: 5,607 (97% urban, 3% rural).
Population change since 2000: +48.7%
Males: 2,835  (50.6%)
Females: 2,772  (49.4%)
Median resident age:

47.5 years
Washington median age:

37.9 years

Zip codes: 98230.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $78,558 (it was $36,900 in 2000)
Blaine:

$78,558
WA:

$78,687

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $40,125 (it was $20,333 in 2000)

Blaine city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $384,820 (it was $134,800 in 2000)
Blaine:

$384,820
WA:

$387,600

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $442,232; detached houses: $475,390; townhouses or other attached units: $383,004; in 2-unit structures: $399,085; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $325,076; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $294,697; mobile homes: $177,854; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $86,709

Median gross rent in 2019: $1,140.

March 2019 cost of living index in Blaine: 98.8 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 7.5%
(7.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 27.0% for Black residents, 6.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 10.0% for other race residents, 10.1% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Blaine, WA (2019)
    • 4,20876.3%White alone
    • 4618.4%Asian alone
    • 3316.0%Hispanic
    • 2564.6%Two or more races
    • 991.8%Other race alone
    • 841.5%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 330.6%Black alone
    • 310.6%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Washington and other state lists, there were 9 registered sex offenders living in Blaine, Washington as of September 20, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Blaine is 573 to 1.


Crime rates in Blaine by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(22.7)
1
(21.6)
2
(40.4)
2
(39.0)
3
(63.1)
0
(0.0)
2
(41.0)
1
(20.1)
2
(39.6)
1
(19.5)
4
(76.3)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
3
(68.1)
0
(0.0)
2
(40.4)
2
(39.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(20.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(19.8)
1
(19.5)
2
(38.1)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
7
(158.9)
4
(86.5)
5
(101.1)
2
(39.0)
10
(210.2)
6
(125.2)
1
(20.5)
1
(20.1)
4
(79.2)
6
(117.0)
5
(95.3)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
41
(931.0)
24
(519.3)
51
(1,031)
29
(565.5)
19
(399.4)
23
(480.1)
26
(533.3)
15
(302.2)
45
(891.4)
26
(506.8)
46
(877.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
144
(3,270)
210
(4,543)
197
(3,981)
144
(2,808)
138
(2,901)
116
(2,421)
155
(3,179)
144
(2,901)
124
(2,456)
113
(2,203)
119
(2,269)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
6
(136.2)
7
(151.4)
3
(60.6)
4
(78.0)
2
(42.0)
1
(20.9)
6
(123.1)
4
(80.6)
5
(99.0)
3
(58.5)
9
(171.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
2
(45.4)
2
(43.3)
1
(20.2)
2
(39.0)
2
(42.0)
1
(20.9)
1
(20.5)
2
(40.3)
3
(59.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(19.1)
City-Data.com crime index277.2264.8300.9208.9239.9163.4211.3163.8222.1173.1257.4

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 16 (14 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.53
Washington average:

1.44
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Ancestries: German (9.1%), English (7.1%), Irish (6.8%), Canadian (6.7%), British (5.6%), European (4.9%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Incorporated in 1890

Elevation: 45 feet

Land area: 5.54 square miles.

Population density: 1,012 people per square mile   (low).

Blaine, Washington map

1,124 residents are foreign born (6.9% North America, 3.2% Europe).

This city:

20.4%
Washington:

14.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,697 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $2,905 (0.7%)

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 )

Latitude: 48.99 N, Longitude: 122.74 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,321 (+23.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 739 (34.1%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 360

Distribution of median household income in Blaine, WA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Blaine, WA in 2019

Blaine tourist attractions:

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

7.0%
Washington:

5.9%
Population change in the 1990s: +1,044 (+38.3%).
Most common industries in Blaine, WA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (11.4%)
  • Public administration (6.7%)
  • Health care (6.2%)
  • Construction (5.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.7%)
  • Educational services (5.7%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (5.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Public administration (11.4%)
  • Construction (9.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.3%)
  • Educational services (6.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.7%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (5.7%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (15.3%)
  • Health care (12.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (7.9%)
  • Social assistance (6.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.6%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (5.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.5%)
Most common occupations in Blaine, WA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.1%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Cashiers (4.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.2%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cashiers (10.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (9.5%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (6.1%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.5%)
  • Top executives (4.2%)

Average climate in Blaine, Washington

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Blaine, Washington environmental map by EPA

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 61.8. This is better than average.

City:

61.8
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 5.47. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 20.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.47
U.S.:

8.46

Earthquake activity:

Blaine-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Washington state average. It is 908% 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 120.7 miles away from Blaine center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.8 MD, Depth: 32.2 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 127.2 miles away from Blaine center
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.5 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.8 MW) earthquake occurred 131.5 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 117.1 miles away from Blaine 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 135.3 miles away from Blaine 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 92.0 miles away from Blaine 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 (21) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 10, Mudslides: 7, Winter Storms: 5, Landslides: 4, Winds: 3, Snows: 2, Earthquake: 1, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers in Blaine:

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

Other hospitals and 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)

Heliports located in Blaine:

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Amtrak station near Blaine:

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

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Blaine:

  • Whatcom Community College (about 18 miles; Bellingham, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 21 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 43 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)
  • Peninsula College (about 69 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Everett Community College (about 73 miles; Everett, WA; FT enrollment: 5,818)
  • Edmonds Community College (about 84 miles; Lynnwood, WA; FT enrollment: 7,271)
  • Shoreline Community College (about 88 miles; Shoreline, WA; FT enrollment: 5,026)

Public high schools in Blaine:

Public elementary/middle schools in Blaine:

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Points of interest:

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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

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

BLAINE, CITY OF (Population served: 6,319, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 85 regular monitoring violations
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
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

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

For population 15 years and over in Blaine:

Marital status in Blaine, WA
  • Never married: 21.7%
  • Now married: 55.7%
  • Separated: 3.5%
  • Widowed: 5.1%
  • Divorced: 14.0%

For population 25 years and over in Blaine:

  • High school or higher: 92.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 40.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 13.2%
  • Unemployed: 6.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.5
Washington average:

11.4

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Blaine
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Religion statistics for Blaine, WA (based on Whatcom County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant25,842105
Catholic13,3976
Mainline Protestant9,85939
Other8,71433
Orthodox3702
None142,958-
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: 34
Whatcom County:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Whatcom County:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 16
Here:

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.
Washington:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 184
This county:

9.57 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

8.26 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Whatcom County:

6.1%
Washington:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

23.1%
State:

25.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Whatcom County:

14.4%
Washington:

13.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Blaine:

53.8%
Washington:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Blaine:

52.0%
Washington:

47.2%

Average BMI:
Blaine:

28.7
Washington:

28.4

People feeling badly about themselves:
Blaine:

19.1%
Washington:

20.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Blaine:

11.5%
State:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
Washington:

6.8

Overweight people:
Blaine:

35.5%
Washington:

32.8%

General health condition:
Here:

59.3%
State:

56.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

78.8%
Washington:

79.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Blaine, WA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other and Unallocable 12$74,272$74,2722$3,308
Police Protection - Officers 10$73,957$88,7480$0
Financial Administration 7$43,911$75,2760$0
Sewerage 6$34,034$68,0680$0
Electric Power 5$41,421$99,4100$0
Other Government Administration 3$24,049$96,1967$2,400
Water Supply 3$16,316$65,2640$0
Streets and Highways 2$9,406$56,4360$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 2$14,869$89,2140$0
Judicial and Legal 2$10,210$61,2601$3,242
Police - Other 2$10,995$65,9701$2,267
Parks and Recreation 1$5,540$66,4801$1,222
Totals for Government 55$358,980$78,32312$12,439

Blaine government finances - Expenditure in 2018 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $827,000 ($147.49)
    General - Other: $237,000 ($42.27)
    Parks and Recreation: $164,000 ($29.25)
    Police Protection: $19,000 ($3.39)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $5,269,000 ($939.72)
    Sewerage: $2,182,000 ($389.16)
    Police Protection: $1,900,000 ($338.86)
    Water Utilities: $1,224,000 ($218.30)
    Financial Administration: $1,175,000 ($209.56)
    Central Staff Services: $848,000 ($151.24)
    Regular Highways: $552,000 ($98.45)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $447,000 ($79.72)
    General - Other: $385,000 ($68.66)
    General Public Buildings: $337,000 ($60.10)
    Parks and Recreation: $303,000 ($54.04)
    Housing and Community Development: $249,000 ($44.41)
    Corrections - Other: $44,000 ($7.85)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $27,000 ($4.82)
    Health - Other: $8,000 ($1.43)
    Air Transportation: $2,000 ($0.36)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $19,000 ($3.39)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $512,000 ($91.31)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $546,000 ($97.38)
    Water Utilities: $401,000 ($71.52)
    Electric Utilities: $228,000 ($40.66)
    General - Other: $73,000 ($13.02)
    Police Protection: $46,000 ($8.20)
    Regular Highways: $20,000 ($3.57)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $11,000 ($1.96)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,627,000 ($825.22)

Blaine government finances - Revenue in 2018 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $4,399,000 ($784.56)
    Other: $1,400,000 ($249.69)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $10,000 ($1.78)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $48,000 ($8.56)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $71,000 ($12.66)
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $1,157,000 ($206.35)
    Rents: $341,000 ($60.82)
    Sale of Property: $332,000 ($59.21)
    Interest Earnings: $251,000 ($44.77)
    Special Assessments: $226,000 ($40.31)
    Fines and Forfeits: $166,000 ($29.61)
    General Revenue - Other: $87,000 ($15.52)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $6,155,000 ($1097.73)
    Water Utilities: $1,386,000 ($247.19)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $694,000 ($123.77)
    Other: $283,000 ($50.47)
    General Local Government Support: $130,000 ($23.19)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,841,000 ($328.34)
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,276,000 ($227.57)
    Property: $1,239,000 ($220.97)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $360,000 ($64.21)
    Other Selective Sales: $338,000 ($60.28)
    Other License: $311,000 ($55.47)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $83,000 ($14.80)

Blaine government finances - Debt in 2018 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $29,983,000 ($5347.42)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $26,956,000 ($4807.56)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,608,000 ($643.48)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $581,000 ($103.62)

Blaine government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $15,490,000 ($2762.62)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $56,000 ($9.99)

6.73% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($58,336 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.73%
Washington average:

7.39%

0.08% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,127 average AGI)
Whatcom County:

0.08%
Washington average:

0.11%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from King County, WA  1.01% ($59,114 average AGI)
from Snohomish County, WA  0.55% ($54,871)
from Skagit County, WA  0.52% ($47,402)


5.69% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($49,947 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.69%
Washington average:

6.40%

0.21% of residents moved to foreign countries ($4,517 average AGI)
Whatcom County:

0.21%
Washington average:

0.13%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to King County, WA  0.93% ($46,713 average AGI)
to Skagit County, WA  0.56% ($48,462)
to Snohomish County, WA  0.51% ($43,551)
Businesses in Blaine, WA
NameCountNameCount
Burger King1Rite Aid1
Curves1Subway2
FedEx8True Value1
GNC1U-Haul1
Jack In The Box1UPS5
Little Caesars Pizza2

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.)
Blaine fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019

Blaine fatal accident list:

Nov 14, 2019 06:50 AM, I-5, Lat: 48.999381, Lon: -122.753650, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
May 13, 2018 04:24 PM, Sr-543, Lat: 48.993708, Lon: -122.734972, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jan 13, 2017 06:40 PM, Sr-543, Boblett St, Lat: 48.990550, Lon: -122.734947, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 8, Fatalities: 1
Jan 22, 2015 05:37 PM, Sr-543, H St, Lat: 48.993994, Lon: -122.734975, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Dec 21, 2014 04:45 PM, Semiahmoo Pkwy, Lat: 48.978444, Lon: -122.791058, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
May 25, 2008 04:32 PM, Sr-548, Clark St, Lat: 48.992130, Lon: -122.751530, 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
  • 27Number of bridges
  • 374ft / 114mTotal length
  • $59,947,000Total costs
  • 168,653Total average daily traffic
  • 17,914Total average daily truck traffic
  • 99,407Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Blaine, WA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 21950-1959
  • 151960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 11990-1999
  • 52000-2009
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: 84 (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: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 14 (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: 247 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Blaine)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 21 (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 in Blaine, WA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Blaine, WA - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 67. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 116 took place in 2006, and the least - 19 in 2002. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Blaine, WA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (48.4%), and Structure Fires (33.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Blaine, WA
    • 55248.4%Outside Fires
    • 38533.8%Structure Fires
    • 1139.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 907.9%Other
See full 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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Blaine, WA
  • 63.0%Utility gas
  • 26.2%Electricity
  • 6.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.0%Wood
  • 1.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Blaine, WA
  • 67.8%Electricity
  • 24.0%Utility gas
  • 8.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Blaine compared to Washington state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Blaine on our top lists:

  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Northern America (population 500+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Canada (population 500+)"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Netherlands (population 500+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
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  • Greg Zoltan Mozsgai (2)
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Total of 68 patent applications in 2008-2021.