Lummi Island, Washington

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Population in July 2007: 944.
Males: 459  (48.7%)
Females: 485  (51.3%)
Median resident age:  47.4 years
Washington median age:  35.3 years

Zip code: 98262

Estimated median household income in 2013: $53,039 (it was $42,279 in 2000)
Lummi Island:

$53,039
WA:

$58,405

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $35,236 (it was $27,537 in 2000)

Lummi Island CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $374,386 (it was $200,900 in 2000)
Lummi Island:

$374,386
WA:

$250,800

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $299,302; Detached houses: $329,698; Townhouses or other attached units: $254,818; In 2-unit structures: $237,325; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $187,251; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $212,781; Mobile homes: $109,497; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $13,535
  • Races in Lummi Island, WA (2000)

    Lummi Island races chart
    • 78495.4%White alone
    • 161.9%Two or more races
    • 60.7%American Indian alone
    • 60.7%Hispanic
    • 40.5%Black alone
    • 40.5%Asian alone
    • 20.2%Other race alone
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Lummi Island: 103.2 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 100 feet

Land area: 9.26 square miles.

Population density: 102 people per square mile   (very low).

Lummi Island, Washington map

For population 25 years and over in Lummi Island:

  • High school or higher: 96.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 44.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 21.5%
  • Unemployed: 2.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 37.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lummi Island CCD:

  • Never married: 20.5%
  • Now married: 55.8%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 4.1%
  • Divorced: 19.6%

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

Lummi Island CCD:  1.0% ($2,061)
Washington:  1.2% ($1,915)
Lummi Island satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bellingham, WA (9.0 miles , pop. 67,171).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Seattle, WA (74.8 miles , pop. 563,374).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (1033.5 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Lummi Reservation, WA (2.4 miles ), Marietta-Alderwood, WA (2.8 miles ), Bellingham, WA (3.0 miles ), Ferndale, WA (3.4 miles ), Geneva, WA (3.4 miles ), Orcas, WA (3.5 miles ), Anacortes, WA (3.6 miles ), Edison, WA (3.6 miles) .

Latitude: 48.69 N, Longitude: 122.65 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 360

Lummi Island household income distribution Lummi Island home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.1%
Washington:

5.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (16%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (13%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (13%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Social assistance (8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (8%)
  • Health care (7%)
  • Furniture and home furnishings, and household appliance stores (6%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (15%)
  • Art and design workers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Rail and water transportation workers (4%)
  • Art and design workers (14%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (13%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (9%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (6%)
  • Therapists (6%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (5%)

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

Average climate in Lummi Island, Washington

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Lummi Island-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Washington state average. It is 114% 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 99.6 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 110.5 miles away from Lummi Island 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 95.8 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 115.8 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 72.1 miles away from Lummi Island 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 24.7 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).

Hospitals and medical centers near Lummi Island:

  • SIGNATURE HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; BELLINGHAM, WA)
  • MT BAKER CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; BELLINGHAM, WA)
  • SEHOME PARK CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; BELLINGHAM, WA)
  • SAINT FRANCIS CONVALESCENT HOME (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; BELLINGHAM, WA)
  • HIGHLAND CARE CENTER LLC (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; BELLINGHAM, WA)
  • WHATCOM HOSPICE (Hospital, about 9 miles away; BELLINGHAM, WA)
  • ST LUKES GENERAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 9 miles away; BELLINGHAM, WA)

Amtrak station near Lummi Island:

  • 7 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 Lummi Island:

  • Western Washington University (about 9 miles; Bellingham, WA; Full-time enrollment: 13,875)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 11 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 24 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)
  • Everett Community College (about 52 miles; Everett, WA; FT enrollment: 5,818)
  • Peninsula College (about 54 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Edmonds Community College (about 62 miles; Lynnwood, WA; FT enrollment: 7,271)
  • Shoreline Community College (about 67 miles; Shoreline, WA; FT enrollment: 5,026)

Public elementary/middle school in Lummi Island:

  • Beach Elem (Location: 3786 Centerview Road; Grades: 0-6)
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Notable locations in Lummi Island: Loganita Lodge (A), Lummi Island Ferry Landing (B), The Willows (C), Echo Lodge (D), Whatcom County Fire District 11 Lummi Island (E), Lummi Island Library (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Lummi Island: Lummi Island Congregational Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoirs: Baker Reservoir (A), Holiday Lake (B). 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 2012 was 44.7. This is significantly better than average.

City:

44.7
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2011 was 19.4. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

19.4
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 12.1. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.2 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 10.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.99
U.S.:

9.14
Average household size:
This place:  2.0 people
Washington:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  57.4%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  6.9%
Whole state:  7.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.8% of all households

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

11.6%
Whole state:

10.6%

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

3.5%
Whole state:

4.6%

Lummi Island compared to Washington state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below 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.
  • 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

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.5
Washington average:

11.3

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (47%)
  • Electricity (25%)
  • Wood (25%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3%)

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 Lummi Island CCD (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%

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 Lummi Island:

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

Strongest FM radio stations in Lummi Island:

  • KISM (92.9 FM; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: SAGA BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KAFE (104.3 FM; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: SAGA BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KWPZ (106.5 FM; LYNDEN, WA; Owner: CRISTA MINISTRIES, 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)
  • 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.)
  • KZAZ (91.7 FM; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Lummi Island:

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

Lummi Island fatal accident list:

Apr 11, 1979 08:05 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • Lummi Island SE33003, Swc Of Section 15 T37nr1e (Lat: 48.690556 Lon: -122.665972), Type: Nntann, Structure height: 42.6 m, Call Sign: WPQQ577, Licensee ID: L00152704
    Assigned Frequencies: 10553.7 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/20/2010, Expiration Date: 08/16/2020, Certifier: Noel A Schnake
    Registrant: Sprint Spectrum L.P.
  • Lummi Island, 3595 Sunrise Road (Lat: 48.690222 Lon: -122.667444), Type: Pole, Structure height: 45.7 m, Overall height: 50.9 m, Call Sign: WPTU930
    Assigned Frequencies: 6845.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/15/2011, Expiration Date: 12/19/2021, Certifier: Michael P Goggin
    Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 1120 20th Street, Nw - Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 457-2055, Fax: (202) 457-3073, Email:
  • SE33XC003, Swc Of Sec 15 T37n R1e (Lat: 48.690194 Lon: -122.667444), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 42.7 m, Call Sign: WQQE927
    Assigned Frequencies: 11035.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/21/2012, Expiration Date: 11/21/2022, Certifier: Kyle B Entz
    Registrant: Sprint Nextel Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

3
  • 9.5 S.M. Sw Of Bellingham (Lat: 48.658694 Lon: -122.629611), Call Sign: KDS787, Licensee ID: L00004383
    Assigned Frequencies: 35.5800 MHz
    Expiration Date: 04/01/1999, Cancellation Date: 08/18/1998
    Registrant: Western Telepage, Inc., 1250 Connecticut Ave, Washington, DC 20036
  • Lummi Island, 8 Miles Sw Of Bellingham (Lat: 48.658694 Lon: -122.629611), Type: Tower, Structure height: 15.6 m, Call Sign: KWU385
    Assigned Frequencies: 454.025 MHz, 454.200 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/14/1999, Expiration Date: 04/01/2009, Cancellation Date: 08/23/2001
    Registrant: Fiorio Communications Consulting, 10451 Twin Rivers Road Suite 207, Columbia, MD 21044, Phone: (301) 596-1000, Fax: (301) 596-1121, Email:
  • Lummi Island, 3595 Sunrise Road (Lat: 48.690083 Lon: -122.667389), Overall height: 48.5 m, Call Sign: KWU385
    Assigned Frequencies: 454.025 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/14/1999, Expiration Date: 04/01/2009, Cancellation Date: 08/23/2001
    Registrant: Fiorio Communications Consulting, 10451 Twin Rivers Road Suite 207, Columbia, MD 21044, Phone: (301) 596-1000, Fax: (301) 596-1121, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Lummi Island)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182B (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 119 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2399G , Serial Number: 51699, Year manufactured: 1958, Airworthiness Date: 12/22/1958
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Patricia Dunn, 3312 Sunrise Cv, Lummi Island, WA 98262, Other Owners: Paul Maier

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 10
  • Hazardous Condition: 6

Incident types - Lummi Island

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