Glacier, Washington

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Population in 2010: 211. Population change since 2000: +134.4%
Males: 140  (66.7%)
Females: 71  (33.3%)
Median resident age:  39.4 years
Washington median age:  32.2 years

Zip code: 98244

Estimated median household income in 2012: $41,105 (it was $10,875 in 2000)
Glacier:

$41,105
WA:

$57,573
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $27,680 (it was $6,089 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $204,291 (it was $125,700 in 2000)
Glacier:

$204,291
WA:

$243,000
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $153,712; Detached houses: $153,712
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  • White alone - 198 (93.8%)
  • Two or more races - 7 (3.3%)
  • Hispanic - 5 (2.4%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.5%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Glacier: 113.9 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: English (60.0%), German (20.0%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 900 feet

Land area: 3.01 square miles.

Population density: 70 people per square mile   (very low).

Glacier, Washington map

For population 25 years and over in Glacier:

  • High school or higher: 95.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 63.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Glacier CDP:

  • Never married: 0.0%
  • Now married: 59.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 40.2%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

15 residents are foreign born (33.3% Europe).

This place:  33.3%
Washington:  13.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $199 (0.1%)

Glacier satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bellingham, WA (26.4 miles , pop. 67,171).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: East Seattle, WA (88.6 miles , pop. 480,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (1040.0 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: East Whatcom, WA (2.5 miles ), Maple Falls, WA (2.7 miles ), Kendall, WA (3.1 miles) , Peaceful Valley, WA (3.2 miles ), Deming, WA (3.8 miles ), Sumas, WA (4.1 miles ), Acme, WA (4.2 miles ), Nooksack, WA (4.2 miles ).

Latitude: 48.89 N, Longitude: 121.93 W

Glacier household income distribution Glacier home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.1%
Washington:

5.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Average climate in Glacier, Washington

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Glacier, Washington average temperatures Glacier, Washington average precipitation Glacier, Washington humidity Glacier, Washington wind speed Glacier, Washington snowfall Glacier, Washington sunshine Glacier, Washington clear and cloudy days

Earthquake activity:

Glacier-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Washington state average. It is 109% 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 116.3 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 127.9 miles away from Glacier 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 110.2 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 140.1 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 73.4 miles away from Glacier 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 10.8 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 Whatcom County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 8, Mudslides: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Snows: 2, Earthquake: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Glacier topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Glacier:

  • Whatcom Community College (about 27 miles; Bellingham, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 28 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 36 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)
  • Everett Community College (about 63 miles; Everett, WA; FT enrollment: 5,818)
  • Edmonds Community College (about 77 miles; Lynnwood, WA; FT enrollment: 7,271)
  • University of Washington-Bothell Campus (about 79 miles; Bothell, WA; FT enrollment: 3,902)
  • Cascadia Community College (about 79 miles; Bothell, WA; FT enrollment: 2,238)

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Notable locations in Glacier: Glacier Public Service Center (A), Whatcom County Fire District 19 Glacier Fire and Rescue (B), Glacier Chamber of Commerce (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Davis Creek (A), Gallop Creek (B), Glacier Creek (C), Little Creek (D), Thompson Creek (E), West Cornell Creek (F), Hurst Creek (G). Display/hide their 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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2005 was 15.3. This is significantly better than average.

City:

15.3
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 12.1. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 24.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.1
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2003 was 6.99. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 24.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.99
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 33.3%
(0.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  1.9 people
Washington:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  47.3%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  10.9%
Whole state:  7.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.9% of all households

Glacier 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 above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (55%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (41%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 29.37%
Here: 29.4%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchChristian Reformed Church in North AmericaAssemblies of GodLDS (Mormon) ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in America
Adherents27.1%10.5%7.3%7.3%7.0%
Congregations4.8%6.9%6.9%6.9%6.9%
NameReformed Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchEpiscopal ChurchGeneral Association of Regular Baptist ChurchesOther
Adherents4.0%3.4%2.8%2.5%28.1%
Congregations2.8%4.8%1.4%2.8%55.9%
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: 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%

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 Glacier:

  • KRPI (1550 AM; 50 kW; FERNDALE, WA; Owner: BBC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KARI (550 AM; 25 kW; BLAINE, WA; Owner: WAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPUG (1170 AM; 10 kW; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: SAGA BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KAPS (660 AM; 10 kW; MOUNT VERNON, WA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KGMI (790 AM; 5 kW; BELLINGHAM, WA)
  • 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)
  • 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 Glacier:

  • 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.)
  • 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.)
  • KUGS (89.3 FM; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: WESTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY)
  • KZAZ (91.7 FM; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • (Mt. Baker Site) Mt Baker Ski Resort (Lat: 48.865278 Lon: -121.662778), Type: Building, Structure height: 7.9 m, Overall height: 9.4 m, Call Sign: KNKA545, Licensee ID: L00129894
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 880.020 MHz, 880.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/05/2008, Expiration Date: 01/22/2018, Certifier: Erik Young
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless (Vaw) LLC

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Slide Mtn (Lat: 48.859000 Lon: -122.009861), Type: Bant, Structure height: 5 m, Overall height: 12 m, Call Sign: WNPS655, Licensee ID: L00117303
    Assigned Frequencies: 862.462 MHz, 865.287 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/20/2009, Expiration Date: 09/08/2019
    Registrant: Wiztronics Inc, 1800 Ellis St, Bellingham, WA 98225-4619, Phone: (360) 380-0300, Fax: (360) 380-0375

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • Slide Mtn Racehorse (Lat: 48.859000 Lon: -122.009861), Call Sign: KNEN604
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.325 MHz, 453.675 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/22/1993, Expiration Date: 02/22/2003, Cancellation Date: 08/27/2002
    Registrant: Northwest Regional Council, 600 Lakeway Dr, Bellingham, WA 98225, Phone: (360) 676-6749, Fax: (360) 738-2451, Email:
  • Slide Mountain (Lat: 48.859000 Lon: -122.009861), Structure height: 12 m, Call Sign: WPCP802
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.500 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/19/2003, Expiration Date: 07/06/2013
    Registrant: County Of Whatcom, 3373 Mount Baker Highway, Bellingham, WA 98226, Phone: (206) 733-2900
  • Slide Mountain (Lat: 48.859000 Lon: -122.009861), Call Sign: KNDG617
    Assigned Frequencies: 463.000 MHz, 463.025 MHz, 463.050 MHz, 463.075 MHz, 463.100 MHz, 463.125 MHz, 463.150 MHz, 463.175 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/27/2012, Expiration Date: 09/11/2022
    Registrant: City Of Bellingham, 2221 Pacific St., Bellingham, WA 98229, Phone: (360) 778-7700, Fax: (360) 778-7701, Email:
  • Lat: 48.853722 Lon: -121.669861, Call Sign: WPPW965
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.290 MHz, 153.395 MHz, 153.440 MHz, 153.500 MHz, 150.965 MHz, 152.315 MHz, 152.945 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/23/2005, Expiration Date: 02/22/2015, Certifier: Duncan Howat
    Registrant: Wiztronics Inc, 1800 Ellis Street, Bellingham, WA 98225-4619, Phone: (360) 733-5560, Fax: (360) 734-9073, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • PAN DOME CHAIR, Mt Baker Ski Area (Lat: 48.852889 Lon: -121.677917), Type: Building, Structure height: 9.1 m, Call Sign: WPVB494
    Assigned Frequencies: 6615.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/30/2012, Expiration Date: 06/12/2022, Certifier: Duncan Howat
    Registrant: Wiztronics Inc., 1800 Ellis St., Bellingham, WA 98225-4619, Phone: (360) 380-0300, Fax: (360) 380-0375, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: N7SOO, Licensee ID: L00785651
    Grant Date: 01/28/2004, Expiration Date: 04/19/2014, Certifier: Ladislav Prochazka
    Registrant: Ladislav Prochazka, Glacier, WA 98244

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2003
(Based on 1 partial tract)
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$75,480
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0101.00

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 5
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