Conway, Washington

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Population in 2010: 91.
Population change since 2000: +8.3%
Males: 44  (48.4%)
Females: 47  (51.6%)
Median resident age:

34.8 years
Washington median age:

37.9 years

Zip code: 98238

Estimated median household income in 2019: $53,495 (it was $33,750 in 2000)
Conway:

$53,495
WA:

$78,687

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $19,490 (it was $12,206 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $476,689 (it was $206,300 in 2000)
Conway:

$476,689
WA:

$387,600

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $396,780; detached houses: $415,469; townhouses or other attached units: $347,017; in 2-unit structures: $351,368; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $345,816; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $292,263; mobile homes: $243,112; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $269,822
March 2019 cost of living index in Conway: 107.8 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

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  • Races in Conway, WA (2010)
    • 7279.1%White alone
    • 1718.7%Hispanic
    • 11.1%Asian alone
    • 11.1%Two or more races
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Ancestries: Scottish (21.4%), German (10.7%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 5 feet

Land area: 0.26 square miles.

Population density: 352 people per square mile   (very low).

Conway, Washington map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Conway CDP:

0.9% ($1,938)
Washington:

1.2% ($1,915)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Everett, WA (26.9 miles , pop. 91,488).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Seattle, WA (49.4 miles , pop. 563,374).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (1007.0 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Lake Ketchum, WA (2.0 miles ),
Northwest Stanwood, WA (2.3 miles),
Lake McMurray, WA (2.4 miles),
Mount Vernon, WA (2.4 miles ),
North Stanwood, WA (2.4 miles ),
Big Lake, WA (2.5 miles ),
Stanwood, WA (2.6 miles ),
La Conner, WA (2.8 miles )

Latitude: 48.34 N, Longitude: 122.34 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 360

Conway satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

7.6%
Washington:

5.9%

Average climate in Conway, Washington

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 75.0. This is about average.

City:

75.0
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.263. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.263
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2011 was 16.8. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.8
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 4.00. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.00
U.S.:

8.46

Earthquake activity:

Conway-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Washington state average. It is 1106% 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 75.8 miles away from the city center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.8 MD, Depth: 32.2 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 84.3 miles away from Conway center
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.5 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.8 MW) earthquake occurred 87.2 miles away from Conway 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 70.8 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 97.8 miles away from Conway 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 44.6 miles away from Conway 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 (20) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 18
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 10, Mudslides: 7, Landslides: 6, Winter Storms: 5, Snows: 2, Earthquake: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Conway topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Conway:

  • SKAGIT HOSPICE SERVICES, LLC (Hospital, about 6 miles away; MOUNT VERNON, WA)
  • SKAGIT VALLEY HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 6 miles away; MOUNT VERNON, WA)
  • LIFE CARE CENTER OF MOUNT VERNON (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; MOUNT VERNON, WA)
  • MIRA VISTA CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; MOUNT VERNON, WA)
  • JOSEPHINE SUNSET HOME (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; STANWOOD, WA)
  • BURTON CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; BURLINGTON, WA)
  • LIFE CARE CENTER OF SKAGIT VAL (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; SEDRO WOOLLEY, WA)

Airports located in Conway:

Amtrak station near Conway:

  • 7 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.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Conway:

  • Skagit Valley College (about 7 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,803)
  • Everett Community College (about 24 miles; Everett, WA; FT enrollment: 5,818)
  • Western Washington University (about 29 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 33 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Edmonds Community College (about 37 miles; Lynnwood, WA; FT enrollment: 7,271)
  • University of Washington-Bothell Campus (about 41 miles; Bothell, WA; FT enrollment: 3,902)
  • Cascadia Community College (about 41 miles; Bothell, WA; FT enrollment: 2,238)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Conway: Fir Station (A), Skagit County Fire District 3 Conway (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

3.1 people
Washington:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

79.3%
Whole state:

64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

13.8%
Whole state:

7.7%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Conway:

Marital status in Conway, WA
  • Never married: 16.7%
  • Now married: 59.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 23.8%

For population 25 years and over in Conway:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

3.7
Washington average:

11.3

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Conway, WA (based on Skagit County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
Here:

2.59 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Skagit County:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

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

0.95 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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
Skagit County:

9.84 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

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

8.0%
Washington:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Skagit County:

29.5%
State:

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

18.9%
Washington:

13.9%

7.45% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($57,999 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.45%
Washington average:

7.39%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($350 average AGI)
Skagit County:

0.04%
Washington average:

0.11%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Snohomish County, WA  1.40% ($58,281 average AGI)
from Whatcom County, WA  0.95% ($48,462)
from King County, WA  0.75% ($78,381)


5.94% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($51,291 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.94%
Washington average:

6.40%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($539 average AGI)
Skagit County:

0.05%
Washington average:

0.13%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Snohomish County, WA  1.09% ($53,855 average AGI)
to Whatcom County, WA  0.90% ($47,402)
to King County, WA  0.54% ($48,902)

Strongest AM radio stations in Conway:

  • KAPS (660 AM; 10 kW; MOUNT VERNON, WA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • KRPI (1550 AM; 50 kW; FERNDALE, WA; Owner: BBC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KIXI (880 AM; 50 kW; MERCER ISLAND/SEATTL, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO, INC.)
  • KARI (550 AM; 25 kW; BLAINE, WA; Owner: WAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKOL (1300 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, 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.)
  • KPUG (1170 AM; 10 kW; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: SAGA BROADCASTING, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Conway:

  • 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)
  • KWPZ (106.5 FM; LYNDEN, WA; Owner: CRISTA MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KAFE (104.3 FM; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: SAGA BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KISW (99.9 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KQBZ (100.7 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • K205DL (88.9 FM; GRANITE FALLS/EVERET, 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.)
  • KMWS (90.1 FM; MOUNT VERNON, WA; Owner: WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • 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)
  • KZOK-FM (102.5 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • 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.)

TV broadcast stations around Conway:

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

Conway fatal accident list:

May 31, 2013 05:42 PM, Cr-Fir Island Rd, Greenfield St, Lat: 48.341314, Lon: -122.346419, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Oct 25, 1994 09:50 AM, 08007, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 13Number of bridges
  • 194ft / 59.0mTotal length
  • $49,272,000Total costs
  • 279,145Total average daily traffic
  • 26,545Total average daily truck traffic
  • 377,373Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic
New bridges in Conway, WA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 51970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Conway, WA

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • Firehall Next To Skagit River Bridge (Lat: 48.340944 Lon: -122.346556), Call Sign: KJL938, Licensee ID: L00620216,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.265 MHz, 154.430 MHz, Grant Date: 01/10/2003, Expiration Date: 01/11/2013, Cancellation Date: 03/16/2013, Registrant: Skagit County Fire Protection Dist 3, Firehall, Conway, WA 98238
  • Fire Hall (Lat: 48.341500 Lon: -122.344333), Call Sign: KFD688, Licensee ID: L00523106,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.100 MHz, Grant Date: 07/03/2002, Expiration Date: 08/17/2012, Cancellation Date: 10/20/2012, Registrant: Skagit County Flood Control Council, 1317 S Anacortes St, Burlington, WA 98233
  • Lat: 48.340278 Lon: -122.342778, Call Sign: WQCS611,
    Assigned Frequencies: 75.5600 MHz, Grant Date: 05/16/2005, Expiration Date: 05/16/2015, Cancellation Date: 07/18/2015, Certifier: Lisa Janicki, Registrant: Fit, 1565 Oak Street, Eugene, OR 97401, Phone: (541) 485-8441, Fax: (541) 485-7556, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • Conway, WA, Lat: 48.339000 Lon: -122.257000, Call Sign: WPXZ773,
    Assigned Frequencies: 952.418 MHz, 952.418 MHz, Grant Date: 05/08/2013, Expiration Date: 07/08/2023, Certifier: Christopher P Bennis, Registrant: Mdu Resources Group, Inc., 1200 W. Century Avenue, Bismarck, ND 58506-5650, Phone: (701) 530-1042, Fax: (509) 891-3334, Email:
  • CF5702, Tower (Lat: 48.365083 Lon: -122.268417), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 42 m, Call Sign: WQVS340,
    Assigned Frequencies: 21825.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, 11245.0 MHz, 21925.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, 11245.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, 11245.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, 11245.0 MHz... (+13 more), Grant Date: 04/28/2015, Expiration Date: 04/28/2025, Certifier: Keith Scheffer, Registrant: Startouch, Inc., 1354 Pacific Place, Ste. 102, Fernale, WA 98248, Phone: (360) 543-5679, Fax: (360) 384-3867, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: KC7OKI, Licensee ID: L01077019, Grant Date: 01/13/2016, Expiration Date: 01/12/2026, Certifier: Carter D Lahrmann, Registrant: Carter D Lahrmann, 20986 Broadway St, Conway, WA 98238
  • Call Sign: KC7SDJ, Licensee ID: L00230429, Grant Date: 07/06/2016, Expiration Date: 08/01/2026, Registrant: Alvin L Foster, Conway, WA 98238
  • Call Sign: KC7SHC, Licensee ID: L00806209, Grant Date: 07/06/2016, Expiration Date: 08/06/2026, Registrant: Toni A Westgarth, Conway, WA 98238
  • Call Sign: KL7MO, Previous Call Sign: WL7AHW, Grant Date: 11/05/1991, Expiration Date: 11/05/2001, Cancellation Date: 11/06/2003, Registrant: Myron H Mickey, Box 688, Conway, WA 98238

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: BEECH D17S (Category: Land, Seats: 5, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 158 mph), Engine: P&W R-985 SERIES (450 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 18777, N18777, N-18777, Serial Number: 200, Year manufactured: 1938, Airworthiness Date: 07/15/1956, Certificate Issue Date: 03/20/1990
    Registrant (Individual): Larry L Dunn, Po Box 301, Conway, WA 98238
  • Aircraft: BELLANCA 7GCBC (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2976C, N2976C, N-2976C, Serial Number: 1204-80, Year manufactured: 1980, Airworthiness Date: 02/12/1980, Certificate Issue Date: 07/27/2012
    Registrant (Individual): John G Garrett, Po Box 410, Conway, WA 98238
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172M (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 445R, N445R, N-445R, Serial Number: 17262596, Year manufactured: 1974, Airworthiness Date: 06/22/2004, Certificate Issue Date: 04/17/2018
    Registrant (Individual): John L Densmore, Po Box 523, Conway, WA 98238

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$152,340
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 9527.00

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 fires per year is 11. The highest number of fires - 33 took place in 2013, and the least - 0 in 2003. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Conway, WA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (33.5%), and Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires (32.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Conway, WA
    • 6433.5%Structure Fires
    • 6232.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 5830.4%Outside Fires
    • 73.7%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Conway, WA
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Conway, WA
  • 57.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 42.9%Wood


Conway compared to Washington state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below 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.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
There is 1 pilot and 1 other airmen in this city.
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