Bow, Washington

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Population in July 2007: 6,099.
Males: 3,102  (50.9%)
Females: 2,997  (49.1%)
Median resident age:  40.8 years
Washington median age:  35.3 years

Zip code: 98232

Estimated median household income in 2013: $65,717 (it was $53,103 in 2000)
Bow:

$65,717
WA:

$58,405

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $29,627 (it was $23,406 in 2000)

Bow CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $280,792 (it was $174,100 in 2000)
Bow:

$280,792
WA:

$250,800

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $278,495; Detached houses: $309,987; Townhouses or other attached units: $231,035; In 2-unit structures: $317,647; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $259,523; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $202,853; Mobile homes: $76,135; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $71,249
  • Races in Bow, WA (2000)

    Bow races chart
    • 4,94491.1%White alone
    • 3085.7%Hispanic
    • 681.3%Asian alone
    • 541.0%Two or more races
    • 350.6%American Indian alone
    • 70.1%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 80.1%Other race alone
    • 50.09%Black alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Bow: 96.6 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 12 feet

Land area: 73.9 square miles.

Population density: 83 people per square mile   (very low).

Bow, Washington map

For population 25 years and over in Bow:

  • High school or higher: 91.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 27.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 13.4%
  • Unemployed: 2.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bow CCD:

  • Never married: 21.0%
  • Now married: 65.6%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 3.7%
  • Divorced: 9.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Bow CCD:  1.2% ($2,019)
Washington:  1.2% ($1,915)
Bow satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bellingham, WA (13.2 miles , pop. 67,171).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Seattle, WA (65.2 miles , pop. 563,374).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (1022.8 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Edison, WA (1.5 miles) , Alger, WA (2.1 miles) , Bay View, WA (2.7 miles ), Bayview, WA (2.7 miles ), Burlington, WA (2.7 miles ), Samish, WA (2.9 miles ), Sedro-Woolley, WA (2.9 miles ), Clear Lake, WA (3.2 miles ).

Latitude: 48.57 N, Longitude: 122.39 W

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.0%
Washington:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (12%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Health care (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Petroleum and coal products (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Health care (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)

Work and jobs in Bow: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Bow, Washington

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Bow-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Washington state average. It is 118% 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 91.4 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 102.7 miles away from Bow 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 86.6 miles away from the city center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
On 7/3/1999 at 01:43:54, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, 5.3 ME, Depth: 25.2 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 111.5 miles away from the city center
On 5/3/1996 at 04:04:22, a magnitude 5.5 (5.2 MB, 5.3 MD, 5.5 ML, Depth: 2.5 mi) earthquake occurred 58.8 miles away from Bow 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 21.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), energy magnitude (ME), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Skagit County (18) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 1

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

Birthplace of: Garner Ekstran - Player of and football, Joe Dawson (baseball) - Baseball player.

Hospitals and medical centers near Bow:

  • LIFE CARE CENTER OF SKAGIT VAL (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; SEDRO WOOLLEY, WA)
  • BURTON CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; BURLINGTON, WA)
  • UNITED GENERAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 8 miles away; SEDRO WOOLLEY, WA)
  • LIFE CARE CENTER OF MOUNT VERNON (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; MOUNT VERNON, WA)
  • MIRA VISTA CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; MOUNT VERNON, WA)
  • MT BAKER CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; BELLINGHAM, WA)
  • SKAGIT HOSPICE SERVICES, LLC (Hospital, about 11 miles away; MOUNT VERNON, WA)

Amtrak stations near Bow:

  • 10 miles: MOUNT VERNON (725 COLLEGE WAY) . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 12 miles: BELLINGHAM (401 HARRIS AVE.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bow:

  • Skagit Valley College (about 10 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,803)
  • Western Washington University (about 13 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 17 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Everett Community College (about 40 miles; Everett, WA; FT enrollment: 5,818)
  • Edmonds Community College (about 53 miles; Lynnwood, WA; FT enrollment: 7,271)
  • University of Washington-Bothell Campus (about 57 miles; Bothell, WA; FT enrollment: 3,902)
  • Cascadia Community College (about 57 miles; Bothell, WA; FT enrollment: 2,238)

Public elementary/middle school in Bow:

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Notable locations in Bow: Anderson Blueberry Farm (A), Golden Glen Creamery (B), Belfast School (C), Belleville (D), Samish Hatchery (E), Silver Run Grange (F), Two Bobs Dairy (G), Dutch Boy Dairy (H), Bayview Farms (I), Windmill Farms (J), Well Fed Farms (K), Skagit Speedway (L), Skagit County Fire District 14 Alger Fire Department (M), Skagit County Fire District 5 Samish Island (N), Skagit County Fire District 5 Edison (O), Skagit County Fire Protection District 14 (P), Skagit County Fire Protection District 5 Allen (Q). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Bow include: Community of Christ Church (A), Alger Christian Reformed Church (B), Allen United Methodist Church (C), Edison Lutheran Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Bow Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes: Lizard Lake (A), Palmer Lake (B), Lily Lake (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Colony Creek (A), Edison Slough (B), Harrison Creek (C), Joe Leary Slough (D), Samish River (E), Whitehall Creek (F), Bear Creek (G), Butler Creek (H), Friday Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Bow include: Donovan State Park (1), Upland State Game Bird Habitat (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beaches: Blue Heron Beach (A), Samish Beach (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Deli Llama Wilderness Adventures (Tours & Charters; 1505 Allen Road Bow Wa) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Hotel: Benson Farmstead (10113 Avon Allen Road) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 69.0. This is about average.

City:

69.0
U.S.:

74.7

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 0.696. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.696
U.S.:

1.912

Ozone [ppb] level in 2011 was 17.2. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.2
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 12.1. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.1
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 7.14. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 10.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.14
U.S.:

9.35
Average household size:
This place:  2.5 people
Washington:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  71.3%
Whole state:  64.4%

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

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

6.5%
Whole state:

10.6%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

2.9%
Whole state:

4.6%

People in group quarters in Bow in 2010:

  • 25 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 8 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 8 people in other noninstitutional facilities
20 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.4
Washington average:

11.3

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Bow CCD (based on Skagit County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic19,1777
Evangelical Protestant15,08780
Mainline Protestant7,96430
Other4,26919
None70,404-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 30
Skagit County:

2.59 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

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

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.95 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

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

4.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.0%
Washington:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Skagit County:

29.5%
Washington:

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

18.9%
State:

13.9%

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

Here:

5.97%
Washington average:

6.54%

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

0.08%
Washington average:

0.14%

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


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

Here:

5.83%
Washington average:

6.20%

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

0.09%
Washington average:

0.14%

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

Strongest AM radio stations in Bow:

  • KAPS (660 AM; 10 kW; MOUNT VERNON, WA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KRPI (1550 AM; 50 kW; FERNDALE, WA; Owner: BBC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KGMI (790 AM; 5 kW; BELLINGHAM, WA)
  • KARI (550 AM; 25 kW; BLAINE, WA; Owner: WAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPUG (1170 AM; 10 kW; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: SAGA BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KBRC (1430 AM; 5 kW; MOUNT VERNON, WA; Owner: JIM AND ANN KEANE)
  • KRKO (1380 AM; 50 kW; EVERETT, WA; Owner: S-R BROADCASTING, CO.)
  • KIXI (880 AM; 50 kW; MERCER ISLAND/SEATTL, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO, INC.)
  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KKOL (1300 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KGNW (820 AM; 50 kW; BURIEN-SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KTTH (770 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KOMO (1000 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE RADIO, L.L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bow:

  • KSVR (91.7 FM; MOUNT VERNON, WA; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF SKAGIT VALLEY COLLEGE)
  • 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)
  • K206CU (89.1 FM; MOUNT VERNON, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • 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)
  • KISW (99.9 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KQBZ (100.7 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KZAZ (91.7 FM; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • K205DL (88.9 FM; GRANITE FALLS/EVERET, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KMWS (90.1 FM; MOUNT VERNON, WA; Owner: WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Bow:

  • KBCB (Channel 24; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: WORLD TELEVISION OF WASHINGTON, LLC.)
  • KVOS-TV (Channel 12; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: ACKERLEY MEDIA GROUP, INC.)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Bow Hill Scale House North Bound (Lat: 48.257222 Lon: -122.256667), Type: Pole, Structure height: 5.5 m, Call Sign: WQDU997
    Assigned Frequencies: 915.000 MHzGrant Date: 08/25/2015, Expiration Date: 11/04/2025, Certifier: Terry C MillerRegistrant: State Of; Department Of Transportation Washington, 7345 Linderson Way Sw / Tumwater, Wa 98501, Olympia, WA 98504-7359, Phone: (360) 705-7001, Fax: (360) 705-6873, Email:

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • 1st House S Bow Cemetery (Lat: 48.554000 Lon: -122.403222), Call Sign: KEA749
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.955 MHzGrant Date: 01/24/1997, Expiration Date: 03/18/2002, Cancellation Date: 05/19/2002Registrant: Dons Welding, 638 Worline Rd, Bow, WA 98232, Phone: (206) 766-6267
  • 14304 West Bow Hill Road (Lat: 48.562361 Lon: -122.437083), Type: Pipe, Structure height: 6.7 m, Overall height: 14 m, Call Sign: WPZB529
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.265 MHz, 154.430 MHzGrant Date: 11/28/2013, Expiration Date: 12/19/2023, Certifier: Gerald MaskellRegistrant: Skagit County Fire Protection District 5, Bow, WA 98232, Phone: (360) 661-1154, Email:
  • Lat: 48.559278 Lon: -122.347389, Call Sign: WQBR265
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.437 MHz, 451.462 MHz, 451.712 MHz, 452.037 MHz, 452.112 MHz, 452.287 MHz, 452.637 MHz, 464.037 MHz, 466.387 MHz, 466.412 MHz... (+4 more)Grant Date: 09/03/2014, Expiration Date: 11/29/2024, Certifier: Jerry CoronaRegistrant: Skagit Valley Casino Resort, 5984 N. Darrk Lane, Bow, WA 98232, Phone: (360) 724-0272, Fax: (360) 724-0191, Email:
  • Lat: 48.571667 Lon: -122.382806, Call Sign: WQOG661
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.910 MHz, 152.360 MHz, 154.505 MHz, 160.005 MHz, 159.690 MHzGrant Date: 09/21/2011, Expiration Date: 09/21/2021, Certifier: Elsa LarsonRegistrant: Radio Licensing Services, 4700 Se International Way, Milwaukie, OR 97269, Phone: (503) 794-3761, Fax: (503) 794-3759, Email:
  • Lat: 48.567944 Lon: -122.346222, Call Sign: WQVV891
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.862 MHz, 457.862 MHz, 462.512 MHzGrant Date: 05/26/2015, Expiration Date: 05/26/2025, Certifier: Elaine OnealRegistrant: Radio Licensing Service, Milwaukie, OR 97269, Phone: (503) 659-1240, Fax: (503) 659-4723, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • STATION, On Burlington Alger Rd 3/4 Mi S Of Bow Hill Rd (Lat: 48.544528 Lon: -122.338194), Overall height: 15.2 m, Call Sign: WNET228
    Assigned Frequencies: 21925.0 MHz, 21975.0 MHzGrant Date: 03/18/2008, Expiration Date: 03/18/2018Registrant: Phone: (206) 753-1787
  • STATION, Int Of Burlington Alger Rd And Bow Hill Rd (Lat: 48.558694 Lon: -122.332917), Overall height: 15.2 m, Call Sign: WNET229
    Assigned Frequencies: 23175.0 MHzGrant Date: 03/18/2008, Expiration Date: 03/18/2018Registrant: Phone: (206) 753-1787
  • STATION, Truck Scales At Int Of I5 And Hobson Rd (Lat: 48.542583 Lon: -122.353194), Overall height: 15.2 m, Call Sign: WNET230
    Assigned Frequencies: 23125.0 MHzGrant Date: 03/18/2008, Expiration Date: 03/18/2018Registrant: Phone: (206) 753-1787

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1
  • 2182 Chuckanut Dr (Lat: 48.616500 Lon: -122.441556), Type: Building, Overall height: 6 m, Call Sign: KVR448, Licensee ID: L00804643
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.450 MHz, 156.800 MHz, 156.950 MHzGrant Date: 04/07/1999, Expiration Date: 05/03/2004, Cancellation Date: 07/04/2004Registrant: Taylor United Inc, 2182 Chuckanut Dr, Bow, WA 98232, Phone: (360) 766-6002, Fax: (360) 766-6812, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

41 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Bow)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

14 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Bow)

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

FRIDAY CREEK CAMPGROUND (Population served: 23, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Bow that have no violations reported:

  • BLANCHARD EDISON WATER ASSN. INC. (Population served: 1,470, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • COLONY MOUNTAIN (Population served: 212, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 35
  • Hazardous Condition: 16
  • Service Call: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Bow

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (32%)
  • Electricity (32%)
  • Wood (21%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (8%)
  • Utility gas (6%)
  • Solar energy (1%)

Bow compared to Washington state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly 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 significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Bow on our top lists:

  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Fuel dealers (population 5,000+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Petroleum and coal products (population 5,000+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Registered nurses (population 5,000+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Groceries and related products merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Furniture and home furnishings, and household appliance stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Special education teachers (population 5,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (population 5,000+)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Recyclable material merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Petroleum and coal products (population 5,000+)"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Waiters and waitresses (population 5,000+)"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Architects, surveyors, and cartographers (population 5,000+)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Sewing, needlework, and piece goods stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Farm supplies merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Construction (population 5,000+)"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Drugs, sundries, and chemical and allied products merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: U. S. Postal service (population 5,000+)"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Alcoholic beverages merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Warehousing and storage (population 5,000+)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
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