Geneva, Washington

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Population in 2010: 2,321. Population change since 2000: +2.8%
Males: 1,245  (53.6%)
Females: 1,076  (46.4%)
Median resident age:  38.0 years
Washington median age:  37.7 years

Zip codes: 98226.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $78,266 (it was $65,324 in 2000)
Geneva:

$78,266
WA:

$67,106

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $40,276 (it was $25,374 in 2000)

Geneva CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $403,673 (it was $203,800 in 2000)
Geneva:

$403,673
WA:

$306,400

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $370,356; Detached houses: $399,450; Townhouses or other attached units: $363,522; In 2-unit structures: $236,448; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $306,937; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $292,265; Mobile homes: $130,143; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $96,925

Median gross rent in 2016: $1,173.

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  • Races in Geneva, WA (2016)

    Geneva races chart
    • 2,29984.6%White alone
    • 1756.4%American Indian alone
    • 1234.5%Hispanic
    • 642.4%Asian alone
    • 230.8%Two or more races
    • 10.04%Black alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Geneva: 98.9 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (17.0%), English (11.6%), Norwegian (7.9%), European (5.7%), Swedish (5.4%), Scottish (4.5%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 400 feet

Land area: 1.04 square miles.

Population density: 2,228 people per square mile   (low).

Geneva,WA real estate house value index trend

Geneva, Washington map

For population 25 years and over in Geneva:

  • High school or higher: 98.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 44.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 16.1%
  • Unemployed: 1.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Geneva CDP:

  • Never married: 26.3%
  • Now married: 56.3%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 3.4%
  • Divorced: 13.6%

250 residents are foreign born (3.1% Europe, 2.5% North America, 1.2% Africa).

This place:

9.2%
Washington:

13.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $3,917 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $4,085 (1.0%)

Geneva satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bellingham, WA (3.2 miles , pop. 67,171).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Seattle, WA (77.6 miles , pop. 563,374).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (1035.0 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Bellingham, WA (1.8 miles ), Sudden Valley, WA (1.9 miles ), Marietta-Alderwood, WA (2.6 miles ), Alger, WA (3.0 miles) , Acme, WA (3.0 miles ), Deming, WA (3.1 miles ), Ferndale, WA (3.3 miles ), Lummi Reservation, WA (3.3 miles ).

Latitude: 48.75 N, Longitude: 122.41 W

Geneva household income distribution Geneva home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.4%
Washington:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Other services, except public administration (17%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (14%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Construction (6%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (20%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (6%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)

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

Average climate in Geneva, Washington

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Geneva-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Washington state average. It is 113% 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 103.6 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 114.9 miles away from Geneva 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 98.9 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 122.8 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 70.0 miles away from Geneva 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 13.1 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 Whatcom County (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 9, Mudslides: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Snows: 2, Winds: 2, Earthquake: 1, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Geneva topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Geneva:

  • SHUKSAN CONVALESCENT CENTER (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; BELLINGHAM, WA)
  • SHUKSAN HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; BELLINGHAM, WA)
  • HIGHLAND CARE CENTER LLC (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; BELLINGHAM, WA)
  • ST LUKES GENERAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 4 miles away; BELLINGHAM, WA)
  • WHATCOM HOSPICE (Hospital, about 4 miles away; BELLINGHAM, WA)
  • SEHOME PARK CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; BELLINGHAM, WA)
  • ST FRANCIS OF BELLINGHAM (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; BELLINGHAM, WA)

Amtrak station near Geneva:

  • 6 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 Geneva:

  • Western Washington University (about 4 miles; Bellingham, WA; Full-time enrollment: 13,875)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 6 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 22 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)
  • Everett Community College (about 53 miles; Everett, WA; FT enrollment: 5,818)
  • Peninsula College (about 65 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Edmonds Community College (about 65 miles; Lynnwood, WA; FT enrollment: 7,271)
  • University of Washington-Bothell Campus (about 69 miles; Bothell, WA; FT enrollment: 3,902)

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Notable location: Whatcom County Fire District 2 South Whatcom Fire Authority Station 21 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Whatcom 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 3.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.696
U.S.:

1.912

Ozone [ppb] level in 2011 was 18.6. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 15.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

18.6
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 12.1. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.1
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 6.88. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 1.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.88
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 9.0%
(7.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 38.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 4.2% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.7 people
Washington:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  78.8%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.4%
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: 0.6% of all households
4 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers in 2010
3 people in college/university student housing in 2010

Geneva, Washington environmental map by EPA

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Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.6
Washington average:

11.4

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

Presidential Elections Results

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Geneva CDP (based on Whatcom County data)

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.
Washington:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.83 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 73
Whatcom County:

3.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.1%
Washington:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Whatcom County:

23.1%
Washington:

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

14.4%
State:

13.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

47.8%
Washington:

49.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

45.2%
State:

45.8%

Average BMI:
Geneva:

29.4
Washington:

28.4

People feeling badly about themselves:
Geneva:

25.2%
Washington:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

8.3%
State:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Geneva:

6.7
Washington:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

38.9%
Washington:

32.6%

General health condition:
This city:

55.4%
Washington:

55.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Geneva:

78.3%
Washington:

79.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Geneva, WA Residents

5.84% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($39,978 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.84%
Washington average:

6.54%

0.12% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,842 average AGI)
Whatcom County:

0.12%
Washington average:

0.14%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from King County, WA  0.83% ($37,411 average AGI)
from Skagit County, WA  0.51% ($32,284)
from Snohomish County, WA  0.51% ($37,944)


5.96% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,736 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.96%
Washington average:

6.20%

0.17% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,448 average AGI)
Whatcom County:

0.17%
Washington average:

0.14%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to King County, WA  1.12% ($30,151 average AGI)
to Snohomish County, WA  0.49% ($34,050)
to Skagit County, WA  0.49% ($39,883)

Strongest AM radio stations in Geneva:

  • KPUG (1170 AM; 10 kW; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: SAGA BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KGMI (790 AM; 5 kW; BELLINGHAM, WA)
  • KRPI (1550 AM; 50 kW; FERNDALE, WA; Owner: BBC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KARI (550 AM; 25 kW; BLAINE, WA; Owner: WAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBAI (930 AM; 1 kW; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: SAGA BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KAPS (660 AM; 10 kW; MOUNT VERNON, WA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • 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)
  • KGNW (820 AM; 50 kW; BURIEN-SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KTTH (770 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KBRC (1430 AM; 5 kW; MOUNT VERNON, WA; Owner: JIM AND ANN KEANE)
  • KKOL (1300 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Geneva:

  • 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)
  • KZAZ (91.7 FM; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • 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)
  • 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.)
  • K204BI (88.7 FM; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: PACIFIC LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY INC.)
  • K215DZ (90.9 FM; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON)

TV broadcast stations around Geneva:

  • KVOS-TV (Channel 12; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: ACKERLEY MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KBCB (Channel 24; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: WORLD TELEVISION OF WASHINGTON, LLC.)
  • K36BO (Channel 36; DEMING, WA; Owner: TV DISTRICT #1)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

6
  • Robert Leedham, Structure Is Located At The End Of N.Galbraith Ln. 2.4 Miles Sse Of (Lat: 48.708778 Lon: -122.392278), Type: 30.5, Overall height: 30.5 m, Registrant: 9135514615, Robert.Leedham@bnsf.Com, 4515 KANSAS AVE.
  • Robert Leedham, End Of N. Galbraith Ln. 2.4 Miles Sse Of (Lat: 48.708778 Lon: -122.392278), Type: 36.6, Overall height: 36.6 m, Registrant: 9135514640, Jeffrey.Gray@bnsf.Com, 4515 KANSAS AVE.
  • Robert Leedham, Structure Is Located At The End Of N.Galbraith Ln. 2.4 Miles Sse Of (Lat: 48.708778 Lon: -122.392278), Type: 30.5, Overall height: 30.5 m, Registrant: 9135514640, Jeffrey.Gray@bnsf.Com, 4515 KANSAS AVE.
  • Robert Leedham, End Of N. Galbraith Ln. 2.4 Miles Sse Of (Lat: 48.708778 Lon: -122.392278), Type: 36.6, Overall height: 36.6 m, Registrant: 9135514640, Jeffrey.Gray@bnsf.Com, 4515 KANSAS AVE.
  • Robert Leedham, Tower Rd - 2.4mi Sse Of (Lat: 48.708806 Lon: -122.392389), Type: 38.1, Overall height: 30.5 m, Registrant: 9135514640, Jeffrey.Gray@bnsf.Com, 4515 KANSAS AVE.
  • Michael Murphy, Tower Rd - 2.4mi Sse Of (Lat: 48.708806 Lon: -122.392389), Type: 38.1, Structure height: 53073 m, Overall height: 30.5 m, Registrant: 9135514640, Jeffrey.Gray@bnsf.Com, 4515 KANSAS AVE.

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Galbraith Mtn, 4 Km Sse Galbraith Mountain (Lat: 48.708889 Lon: -122.391111), Type: Tower, Structure height: 33 m, Overall height: 37 m, Call Sign: WQBY736
    Assigned Frequencies: 44.5800 MHzGrant Date: 01/07/2005, Expiration Date: 01/07/2015, Cancellation Date: 10/29/2012, Certifier: Robert LeedhamRegistrant: Keller And Heckman LLP, 1001 G Street Nw, Suite 500 West, Washington, DC 20001, Phone: (202) 434-4282, Fax: (202) 434-4646, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Galbraith Mtn., Tower Rd - 2.4mi Sse Of (Lat: 48.708806 Lon: -122.392389), Type: Tower, Structure height: 30.5 m, Overall height: 38.1 m, Call Sign: WNTY523
    Assigned Frequencies: 6595.00 MHz, 6675.00 MHz, 6625.00 MHzGrant Date: 12/20/2011, Expiration Date: 01/23/2022Registrant: Bnsf Railway Co., 4515 Kansas Ave, Kansas City, KS 66106, Phone: (913) 551-4640, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:

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)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$264,6503$246,79015$236,8991$131,1701$350,450
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$02$178,3950$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$04$288,2930$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$148,8902$346,2200$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0008.02

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 ORIGINATED1$351,6001$182,380
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0008.02

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (78%)
  • Electricity (8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6%)
  • Wood (6%)

Geneva 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.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Geneva on our top lists:

  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Austria (population 500+)"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Southern Africa (population 500+)"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in South Africa (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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