Central Whidbey, Washington

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Population in July 2007: 12,168.
Males: 5,929  (48.7%)
Females: 6,239  (51.3%)
Median resident age:  46.0 years
Washington median age:  35.3 years

Zip code: 98239

Estimated median household income in 2012: $60,181 (it was $47,734 in 2000)
Central Whidbey:

$60,181
WA:

$57,573
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $33,739 (it was $23,051 in 2000)

Central Whidbey CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $278,825 (it was $168,900 in 2000)
Central Whidbey:

$278,825
WA:

$243,000
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $372,977; Detached houses: $402,581; Townhouses or other attached units: $176,459; In 2-unit structures: $260,712; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $243,037; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $321,945; Mobile homes: $180,841; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $66,684
Central Whidbey races chart
  • White alone - 9,854 (91.1%)
  • Hispanic - 305 (2.8%)
  • Two or more races - 284 (2.6%)
  • Asian alone - 163 (1.5%)
  • Black alone - 91 (0.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 63 (0.6%)
  • Other race alone - 40 (0.4%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 12 (0.1%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Central Whidbey: 240.0 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Land area: 52.6 square miles.

Population density: 231 people per square mile   (very low).

Central Whidbey, Washington map

For population 25 years and over in Central Whidbey:

  • High school or higher: 92.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 32.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.6%
  • Unemployed: 6.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Central Whidbey CCD:

  • Never married: 14.9%
  • Now married: 66.4%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 7.6%
  • Divorced: 11.1%

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

Central Whidbey CCD:  0.9% ($1,462)
Washington:  1.2% ($1,915)
Central Whidbey satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Everett, WA (25.0 miles , pop. 91,488).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Seattle, WA (40.0 miles , pop. 563,374).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (998.5 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Coupeville, WA (2.0 miles ), Port Townsend, WA (2.6 miles ), Marrowstone, WA (2.7 miles ), Camano, WA (2.8 miles ), Discovery Bay, WA (2.9 miles ), Oak Harbor, WA (3.0 miles ), North Whidbey, WA (3.2 miles ), Port Hadlock-Irondale, WA (3.2 miles ).

Latitude: 48.16 N, Longitude: 122.65 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 360

Central Whidbey household income distribution Central Whidbey home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.9%
Washington:

5.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (16%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Transportation equipment (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Repair and maintenance (5%)
  • Health care (16%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (3%)

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

Average climate in Central Whidbey, Washington

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Central Whidbey-area historical earthquake activity is near Washington state average. It is 129% 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 63.6 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 74.4 miles away from Central Whidbey 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 60.4 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 81.1 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 47.7 miles away from Central Whidbey 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 52.2 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 Island County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Winter Storms: 3, Landslides: 2, Mudslides: 2, Earthquake: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Central Whidbey:

  • HOME HEALTH CARE/HP OF WHIDBEY (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; COUPEVILLE, WA)
  • WHIDBEY GENERAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 4 miles away; COUPEVILLE, WA)
  • CAREAGE OF WHIDBEY (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; COUPEVILLE, WA)
  • LIFE CARE CENTER OF PORT TOWNSEND (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; PORT TOWNSEND, WA)
  • JEFFERSON HEALTHCARE HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 8 miles away; PORT TOWNSEND, WA)
  • OLYMPIC PENINSULA KIDNEY CENTER NORTHWEST (Dialysis Facility, about 9 miles away; PORT TOWNSEND, WA)
  • JEFFERSON HEALTHCARE HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; PORT TOWNSEND, WA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Central Whidbey:

  • Everett Community College (about 24 miles; Everett, WA; Full-time enrollment: 5,818)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 25 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)
  • Edmonds Community College (about 29 miles; Lynnwood, WA; FT enrollment: 7,271)
  • Shoreline Community College (about 32 miles; Shoreline, WA; FT enrollment: 5,026)
  • University of Washington-Bothell Campus (about 36 miles; Bothell, WA; FT enrollment: 3,902)
  • Cascadia Community College (about 36 miles; Bothell, WA; FT enrollment: 2,238)
  • Seattle Community College-North Campus (about 36 miles; Seattle, WA; FT enrollment: 4,220)

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Notable locations in Central Whidbey: Lovers Grove (A), Point Partridge Lighthouse (B), Kennedys Lagoon (C), Coupeville Landfill (D), Freeland Landfill (E), Rhodedendron Camp and Picnic Area (F), Bush Point Boat Launch (G), Mueller Park (H), Coupeville Port (I), Meerkerk Rhododendron Gardens (J), Holmes Harbor Golf and Beach Club (K), Bush Point Light (L), Island County Septage Treatment Facility (M), Coupeville Sewage Treatment Plant (N), Coupeville Wastewater Treatment Plant (O), Holmes Harbor Wastewater Treatment Plant (P), Island County Fire District 5 Central Whidbey Fire and Rescue Station 52 (Q), Island County Fire District 5 Central Whidbey Fire and Rescue Station 51 (R), Island County Fire District 5 Central Whidbey Fire and Rescue Station 54 (S), Zylstra House (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Central Whidbey include: Living Hope Foursquare Church (A), Whidbey Evangelical Free Church (B), Coupeville Community Bible Church (C), Coupeville Methodist Church (D), Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses (E), Saint Mary's Catholic Church (F), San de Fuca Community Chapel (G), Saint Augustines in the Woods Episcopal Church (H), Bible Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Lakes and reservoirs: Lake Pondilla (A), Chase Lake (B), Crockett Lake (C), Lake Hancock (D), Hastie Lake (E), Honeymoon Lake (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Central Whidbey include: Ebeys Landing National Historical Reserve (1), South Whidbey Island State Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beaches: Monroe Landing (A), West Beach (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Island 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 2012 was 81.3. This is about average.

City:

81.3
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2002 was 0.749. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 24.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.749
U.S.:

0.303

Ozone [ppb] level in 2011 was 17.2. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 21.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.2
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2001 was 15.3. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 7.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.3
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 7.00. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 6.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.00
U.S.:

9.14
Average household size:
This place:  2.2 people
Washington:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  66.6%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  6.1%
Whole state:  7.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

5.3%
Whole state:

10.6%

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

2.4%
Whole state:

4.6%

People in group quarters in Central Whidbey in 2010:

  • 108 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 49 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 8 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 6 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 4 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 2 people in college/university student housing

People in group quarters in Central Whidbey in 2000:

  • 90 people in nursing homes
  • 33 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 11 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Central Whidbey compared to Washington state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic 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 significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (48%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (30%)
  • Wood (15%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6%)
  • Utility gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Central Whidbey CCD (based on Island County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 25.40%
Here: 25.4%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLDS (Mormon) ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchSouthern Baptist Convention
Adherents34.2%12.5%8.4%7.3%5.8%
Congregations6.1%8.2%8.2%6.1%6.1%
NameAssemblies of GodInternational Church of the Foursquare GospelChristian and Missionary AllianceReformed Church in AmericaOther
Adherents4.1%4.0%3.3%3.0%17.3%
Congregations6.1%8.2%2.0%2.0%46.9%
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: 14
Island County:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Island County:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
Island County:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 59
Here:

7.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.9%
Washington:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Island County:

24.1%
Washington:

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

9.9%
State:

13.9%

10.60% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($42,148 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.60%
Washington average:

6.54%

0.86% of residents moved from foreign countries ($2,319 average AGI)
Island County:

0.86%
Washington average:

0.14%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Snohomish County, WA  1.33% ($48,600 average AGI)
from King County, WA  0.92% ($58,486)
from Skagit County, WA  0.50% ($34,783)


10.68% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,745 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.68%
Washington average:

6.20%

0.65% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,789 average AGI)
Island County:

0.65%
Washington average:

0.14%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Snohomish County, WA  1.56% ($42,002 average AGI)
to King County, WA  0.87% ($42,172)
to Skagit County, WA  0.73% ($36,036)

Strongest AM radio stations in Central Whidbey:

  • KRKO (1380 AM; 50 kW; EVERETT, WA; Owner: S-R BROADCASTING, CO.)
  • KKOL (1300 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KIXI (880 AM; 50 kW; MERCER ISLAND/SEATTL, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO, INC.)
  • KAPS (660 AM; 10 kW; MOUNT VERNON, WA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • KYCW (1090 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KRPI (1550 AM; 50 kW; FERNDALE, WA; Owner: BBC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KARI (550 AM; 25 kW; BLAINE, WA; Owner: WAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KJR (950 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA)
  • KCIS (630 AM; 5 kW; EDMONDS, WA; Owner: CRISTA MINISTRIES)

Strongest FM radio stations in Central Whidbey:

  • K206CU (89.1 FM; MOUNT VERNON, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • 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)
  • KISW (99.9 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KWPZ (106.5 FM; LYNDEN, WA; Owner: CRISTA MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KAFE (104.3 FM; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: SAGA BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KQBZ (100.7 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KCMS (105.3 FM; EDMONDS, WA; Owner: CRISTA MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KMTT (103.7 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KNDD (107.7 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KYPT (96.5 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KBSG-FM (97.3 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KBKS (106.1 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KING-FM (98.1 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: CLASSIC RADIO, INC.)
  • KLSY-FM (92.5 FM; BELLEVUE, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO INC.)
  • KPLU-FM (88.5 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: PACIFIC LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY, INC.)
  • KWJZ (98.9 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ORCA RADIO, INC.)
  • KZOK-FM (102.5 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KMPS-FM (94.1 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • K205DL (88.9 FM; GRANITE FALLS/EVERET, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Central Whidbey:

  • KING-TV (Channel 5; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: KING BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KSTW (Channel 11; TACOMA, WA; Owner: UPN TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • K58DP (Channel 58; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KTWB-TV (Channel 22; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KOMO-TV (Channel 4; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE TV, L.L.C.)
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