Lyman, Washington

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Population in 2013: 437 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +6.8%
 
Males: 206  (47.3%)
Females: 231  (52.7%)
Median resident age:  36.1 years
Washington median age:  32.2 years

Zip codes: 98263.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $41,086 (it was $34,318 in 2000)
Lyman:

$41,086
WA:

$57,573
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $16,701 (it was $17,014 in 2000)

Lyman town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $173,490 (it was $107,700 in 2000)
Lyman:

$173,490
WA:

$243,000
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $226,555; Detached houses: $238,724; Mobile homes: $129,956

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,219.

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Lyman races chart
  • White alone - 413 (94.3%)
  • Hispanic - 15 (3.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 5 (1.1%)
  • Two or more races - 4 (0.9%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.2%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Lyman: 89.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (12.9%), Scottish (12.7%), English (11.0%), Irish (8.9%), United States (4.6%), Dutch (4.1%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Incorporated in 1909

Elevation: 3752 feet

Land area: 0.66 square miles.

Population density: 664 people per square mile   (low).

Lyman,WA real estate house value index trend

Lyman, Washington map

For population 25 years and over in Lyman:

  • High school or higher: 86.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.3%
  • Unemployed: 9.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 37.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lyman town:

  • Never married: 22.3%
  • Now married: 56.8%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 5.4%
  • Divorced: 13.5%

5 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.9%
Washington:  13.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,857 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,338 (0.9%)

Lyman satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bellingham, WA (24.5 miles , pop. 67,171).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: East Seattle, WA (63.0 miles , pop. 480,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (1016.6 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Hamilton, WA (1.8 miles ), Samish, WA (2.7 miles ), Sedro-Woolley, WA (2.8 miles ), Clear Lake, WA (3.0 miles ), Cavanaugh, WA (3.2 miles ), Big Lake, WA (3.5 miles ), Burlington, WA (3.6 miles ), Lake Cavanaugh, WA (3.7 miles) .

Latitude: 48.53 N, Longitude: 122.06 W

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

5.8%
Washington:

5.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +136 (+49.8%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (36%)
  • Manufacturing (22%)
  • Other services, except public administration (16%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Public administration (18%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (13%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Construction (7%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (17%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (10%)
  • Carpenters (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (5%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (5%)
  • Cashiers (18%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (10%)
  • Child care workers (10%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)

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

Average climate in Lyman, Washington

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Lyman-area historical earthquake activity is near Washington state average. It is 119% 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 90.5 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 102.2 miles away from Lyman 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 84.5 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 115.1 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 49.9 miles away from Lyman 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 22.6 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 Skagit County (18) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 9, Mudslides: 6, Landslides: 5, Winter Storms: 5, Snows: 2, Earthquake: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Lyman topographic map

Birthplace of: Niles Jordan - Major League Baseball pitcher.

Hospitals and medical centers near Lyman:

  • UNITED GENERAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 11 miles away; SEDRO WOOLLEY, WA)
  • LIFE CARE CENTER OF SKAGIT VAL (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; SEDRO WOOLLEY, WA)
  • BURTON CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; BURLINGTON, WA)
  • MIRA VISTA CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; MOUNT VERNON, WA)
  • SKAGIT VALLEY HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 15 miles away; MOUNT VERNON, WA)
  • SKAGIT HOSPICE SERVICES, LLC (Hospital, about 15 miles away; MOUNT VERNON, WA)
  • LIFE CARE CENTER OF MOUNT VERNON (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; MOUNT VERNON, WA)

Amtrak station near Lyman:

  • 14 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 Lyman:

  • Skagit Valley College (about 13 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,803)
  • Western Washington University (about 25 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 28 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Everett Community College (about 37 miles; Everett, WA; FT enrollment: 5,818)
  • Edmonds Community College (about 51 miles; Lynnwood, WA; FT enrollment: 7,271)
  • University of Washington-Bothell Campus (about 54 miles; Bothell, WA; FT enrollment: 3,902)
  • Cascadia Community College (about 54 miles; Bothell, WA; FT enrollment: 2,238)

Public elementary/middle school in Lyman:

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Notable location: Skagit County Fire District 8 Lyman Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Skagit 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 2011 was 29.6. This is significantly better than average.

City:

29.6
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2011 was 17.2. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 21.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.2
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 12.1. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 23.5 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 13.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.99
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 20.3%
(19.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 45.5% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.7 people
Washington:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  69.4%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  10.6%
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: 0.0% of all households

Lyman compared to Washington state average:

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (32%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (27%)
  • Electricity (24%)
  • Other fuel (8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6%)
  • Utility gas (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Lyman town (based on Skagit County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 43.50%
Here: 43.5%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaAssemblies of GodUnited Methodist ChurchLDS (Mormon) Church
Adherents42.2%12.0%6.7%5.6%5.5%
Congregations6.7%10.6%10.6%7.7%5.8%
NameBaptist General ConferenceSouthern Baptist ConventionInternational Church of the Foursquare GospelAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAOther
Adherents3.0%3.0%2.3%2.1%17.7%
Congregations1.0%4.8%2.9%3.8%46.2%
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: 30
Skagit County:

2.59 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.95 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

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
Here:

9.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.0%
Washington:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Skagit County:

29.5%
Washington:

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

18.9%
State:

13.9%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 7$2,989$5,1240$0
Water Supply 1$3,082$36,9840$0
Totals for Government 8$6,071$9,1070$0

5.97% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($49,891 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.97%
Washington average:

6.54%

0.08% of residents moved from foreign countries ($784 average AGI)
Skagit County:

0.08%
Washington average:

0.14%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Snohomish County, WA  0.96% ($38,955 average AGI)
from Whatcom County, WA  0.82% ($39,883)
from King County, WA  0.53% ($115,238)


5.83% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,688 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.83%
Washington average:

6.20%

0.09% of residents moved to foreign countries ($461 average AGI)
Skagit County:

0.09%
Washington average:

0.14%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Snohomish County, WA  1.04% ($41,079 average AGI)
to Whatcom County, WA  0.86% ($32,284)
to King County, WA  0.59% ($44,085)

Strongest AM radio stations in Lyman:

  • KAPS (660 AM; 10 kW; MOUNT VERNON, WA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KRPI (1550 AM; 50 kW; FERNDALE, WA; Owner: BBC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KARI (550 AM; 25 kW; BLAINE, WA; Owner: WAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KRKO (1380 AM; 50 kW; EVERETT, WA; Owner: S-R BROADCASTING, CO.)
  • KBRC (1430 AM; 5 kW; MOUNT VERNON, WA; Owner: JIM AND ANN KEANE)
  • KPUG (1170 AM; 10 kW; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: SAGA BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KIXI (880 AM; 50 kW; MERCER ISLAND/SEATTL, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO, INC.)
  • KGMI (790 AM; 5 kW; BELLINGHAM, WA)
  • 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.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lyman:

  • 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)
  • 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.)
  • K205DL (88.9 FM; GRANITE FALLS/EVERET, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KISW (99.9 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KQBZ (100.7 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KMTT (103.7 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KNDD (107.7 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KUGS (89.3 FM; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: WESTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY)
  • KMWS (90.1 FM; MOUNT VERNON, WA; Owner: WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • K216EN (91.1 FM; MOUNT VERNON, WA; Owner: PACIFIC LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY, INC.)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Lyman)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • Lyman Mt (Lat: 48.595111 Lon: -122.159611), Type: Tower, Structure height: 24 m, Call Sign: KUG648
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.400 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/12/2005, Expiration Date: 07/10/2015, Certifier: Dewey G Desler
    Registrant: Northwest Regional Council, 600 Lakeway Dr, Bellingham, WA 98225, Phone: (360) 676-6749, Fax: (360) 738-2451, Email:
  • Lat: 48.594833 Lon: -122.161000, Call Sign: WNUA974
    Assigned Frequencies: 461.925 MHz, 466.925 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/22/2012, Expiration Date: 01/27/2023, Certifier: Gordon D Day
    Registrant: Lukas, Nace, Gutierrez & Sachs, LLP, 8300 Greensboro Drive, Ste. 1200, Mclean, VA 22102, Phone: (703) 584-8676, Fax: (703) 584-8696, Email:
  • Lyman Mountain (Lat: 48.594833 Lon: -122.161000), Call Sign: KSL506, Licensee ID: L00104594
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.950 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/04/1997, Expiration Date: 01/15/2003, Cancellation Date: 02/12/2002
    Registrant: J T Trask Construction Company, 3063 N Oak Harbor Rd, Oak Harbor, WA 98277

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • STATION, 6.8 Mi Nne Of Sedro Woolley Lyman Mountain (Lat: 48.594806 Lon: -122.160972), Overall height: 30.5 m, Call Sign: WNEK545
    Assigned Frequencies: 953.950 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/12/2002, Expiration Date: 02/20/2012, Cancellation Date: 04/21/2012
    Registrant: Phone: (206) 922-7890
  • LYMAN PEAK, Lyman Mountain (Lat: 48.594833 Lon: -122.159333), Type: Mast, Structure height: 24.4 m, Call Sign: WPQN945
    Assigned Frequencies: 6835.62 MHz, 6093.45 MHz, 6004.50 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/20/2010, Expiration Date: 07/10/2020, Certifier: Sandie Doherty
    Registrant: Skagit 911, 2911 E Collage Way #a, Mount Vernon, WA 98273, Phone: (360) 428-3201, Fax: (503) 794-3759, Email:
  • Lyman, Lat: 48.528611 Lon: -122.066000, Call Sign: WQAA325, Licensee ID: L00841430
    Assigned Frequencies: 952.468 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/20/2004, Expiration Date: 04/20/2014, Certifier: Eileen Wartchow
    Registrant: Town Of Lyman
  • STATION, Lyman Mtn Near (Lat: 48.594806 Lon: -122.160972), Overall height: 30.5 m, Call Sign: WIA975
    Assigned Frequencies: 2182.40 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/03/1998, Expiration Date: 05/27/2008, Cancellation Date: 04/16/2007
    Registrant: Mount Vernon Fire Department, 1901 N Laventure Rd, Mount Vernon, WA 98273, Phone: (360) 336-6277, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1
  • Lyman Mountain Near (Lat: 48.594833 Lon: -122.161000), Type: Tower, Overall height: 30 m, Call Sign: KSK246, Licensee ID: L00004382
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.350 MHz, 156.450 MHz, 156.800 MHz, 156.900 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/31/2000, Expiration Date: 04/06/2005, Cancellation Date: 03/22/2005
    Registrant: Foss Maritime Co, 660 W Ewing St, Seattle, WA 98119, Phone: (206) 281-3810, Fax: (206) 281-3809

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: K7OYP, Licensee ID: L01452820
    Grant Date: 12/16/2008, Expiration Date: 03/12/2019, Certifier: Don A Ross Sr
    Registrant: Don A Ross Sr, Lyman, WA 98263
  • Call Sign: KB7PAG
    Grant Date: 05/12/1992, Expiration Date: 05/12/2002, Cancellation Date: 05/13/2004
    Registrant: Angela J Mathis, 110 W Main, Lyman, WA 98263
  • Call Sign: KE6ZPN, Licensee ID: L01079296
    Grant Date: 11/02/2005, Expiration Date: 11/07/2015
    Registrant: William F Miner, Lyman, WA 98263

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: CESSNA CONROY 337A (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 142 mph), Engine: AIRESEARCH 331 SER 605HP (605 HP) (Turbo-prop)
    N-Number: 1414C , Serial Number: 337-0419, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 11/26/1969
    Registrant (Individual): Steven R Sorby, Po Box 152, Lyman, WA 98263
  • Aircraft: DEGEN SEBASTAIN VOLKSPLANE VPI (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 5661C , Serial Number: S337D
    Registrant (Individual): Reported Sale, Po Box 1266 112 Lyman Ave, Lyman, WA 98263
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 07/06/1956, Exported to: Canada

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 3
  • Hazardous Condition: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 1
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