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Population in 2012: 12,605 (98% urban, 2% rural). Population change since 2000: +39.7%
Males: 5,821  (46.2%)
Females: 6,784  (53.8%)

Median resident age:  38.6 years
Washington median age:  32.2 years

Zip codes: 98264.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $53,939 (it was $42,767 in 2000)
Lynden:

$53,939
WA:

$57,573
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $24,104

Lynden city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $258,224 (it was $155,600 in 2000)
Lynden:

$258,224
WA:

$243,000
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $291,222; Detached houses: $311,349; Townhouses or other attached units: $215,218; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $205,158; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $147,997; Mobile homes: $14,633

Median gross rent in 2012: $807.

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  • White alone - 9,894 (82.0%)
  • Hispanic - 1,364 (11.3%)
  • Asian alone - 354 (2.9%)
  • Two or more races - 345 (2.9%)
  • Black alone - 84 (0.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 31 (0.3%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Lynden: 98.4 (near average, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: Dutch (23.1%), German (13.4%), English (6.8%), Irish (6.6%), United States (5.8%), Norwegian (5.3%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Incorporated in 1891

Elevation: 103 feet

Land area: 4.08 square miles.

Population density: 3,087 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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For population 25 years and over in Lynden:

  • High school or higher: 89.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.2%
  • Unemployed: 7.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lynden city:

  • Never married: 20.5%
  • Now married: 63.6%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 8.3%
  • Divorced: 7.0%

1,512 residents are foreign born (3.0% North America, 2.6% Europe, 1.9% Asia).

This city:  12.5%
Washington:  13.3%



According to our research of Washington and other state lists there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Lynden, Washington as of November 23, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Lynden to the number of sex offenders is 2,521 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,171 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,152 (0.8%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bellingham, WA (13.6 miles , pop. 67,171).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Seattle, WA (91.5 miles , pop. 563,374).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (1049.0 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Everson, WA (2.3 miles ), Nooksack, WA (2.5 miles ), Custer, WA (2.9 miles ), Ferndale, WA (3.0 miles ), Sumas, WA (3.1 miles ), Marietta-Alderwood, WA (3.5 miles ), Deming, WA (3.6 miles ), Birch Bay, WA (3.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 85 buildings, average cost: $108,400
  • 1998: 103 buildings, average cost: $114,600
  • 1999: 83 buildings, average cost: $113,900
  • 2000: 96 buildings, average cost: $124,600
  • 2001: 99 buildings, average cost: $130,600
  • 2002: 93 buildings, average cost: $158,800
  • 2003: 177 buildings, average cost: $154,800
  • 2004: 125 buildings, average cost: $162,800
  • 2005: 118 buildings, average cost: $206,000
  • 2006: 103 buildings, average cost: $200,600
  • 2007: 65 buildings, average cost: $202,800
  • 2008: 59 buildings, average cost: $168,900
  • 2009: 42 buildings, average cost: $193,400
  • 2010: 60 buildings, average cost: $176,800
  • 2011: 85 buildings, average cost: $212,200
  • 2012: 73 buildings, average cost: $232,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 48.95 N, Longitude: 122.46 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +147 (+1.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,168 (42.3%)

Lynden household income distribution Lynden home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Lynden by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 001100000011
per 100,000 0.00.010.39.80.00.00.00.00.00.08.28.2
Rapes 101220211221
per 100,000 10.90.010.319.718.90.017.98.58.316.216.58.2
Robberies 302210032011
per 100,000 32.70.020.719.79.40.00.025.416.60.08.28.2
Assaults 23203117498185
per 100,000 21.832.320.70.028.3101.162.733.974.964.6148.340.9
Burglaries 282338413427353536333630
per 100,000 305.5247.6392.6403.7320.8248.1313.6296.3299.5266.6296.6245.4
Thefts 211198189185183196218159139185148145
per 100,000 2302.52131.81952.51821.41726.71801.31953.61346.11156.21494.71219.31186.3
Auto thefts 72913106620152
per 100,000 76.421.593.0128.094.455.153.816.90.08.141.216.4
Arson 000210230011
per 100,000 0.00.00.019.79.40.017.925.40.00.08.28.2
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 147.9115.0158.0158.5127.3118.4136.2100.897.4108.9139.7103.2

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Lynden detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 18 (14 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.15
Washington average:

1.47

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Lynden, Washington accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.3%
Washington:

6.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +3,041 (+50.9%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (19%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5%)
  • Top executives (4%)
  • Religious workers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)

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

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Earthquake activity:

Lynden-area historical earthquake activity is below Washington state average. It is 38% greater than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 83.6 miles away from the city 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 15.2 miles away from Lynden center
On 6/23/1997 at 19:13:27, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, 4.9 MD, Depth: 4.5 mi) earthquake occurred 93.4 miles away from the city center
On 4/25/2003 at 10:02:12, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.8 MD, Depth: 31.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 95.5 miles away from the city center
On 11/23/2005 at 20:53:15, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MW, 4.0 MD) earthquake occurred 15.9 miles away from Lynden center
On 4/2/1990 at 11:13:22, a magnitude 4.3 (4.2 MB, 4.3 MD, Depth: 0.5 mi) earthquake occurred 14.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), 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: 9, Storms: 8, Mudslides: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Snows: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Landslide: 1, Wind: 1, Earthquake: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Lynden topographic map

Birthplace of: Harlan Kredit - Educator, Paul Hafford - College basketball player (Portland State Vikings), Yelkanum Seclamatan - Native leader.


Hospitals/medical centers in Lynden:

  • CHRISTIAN HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 855 AARON DRIVE)
  • CHRISTIAN REST HOME (Nursing Home, 206 SOUTH BC AVE)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Lynden:

  • PIONEER RIDGE HEALTH CARE (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; FERNDALE, WA)
  • SUTTON GARDENS HEALTH CARE (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; FERNDALE, WA)
  • NORTH CASCADES HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; BELLINGHAM, WA)

Political contributions by individuals in Lynden, WA

Airports located in Lynden:

Amtrak station near Lynden:

  • 16 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.

Local government website: www.lyndenwa.org

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lynden:

  • Whatcom Community College (about 11 miles; Bellingham, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,471)
  • Western Washington University (about 15 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 12,991)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 36 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 2,820)
  • Everett Community College (about 67 miles; Everett, WA; FT enrollment: 3,612)
  • Edmonds Community College (about 79 miles; Lynnwood, WA; FT enrollment: 4,635)
  • University of Washington-Bothell Campus (about 83 miles; Bothell, WA; FT enrollment: 2,021)
  • Shoreline Community College (about 84 miles; Shoreline, WA; FT enrollment: 3,488)

Public high schools in Lynden:

Private high schools in Lynden:

  • LYNDEN CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 1,206; Location: 417 LYNCS DR; Grades: PK - 12)
  • CORNERSTONE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 105; Location: 8872 NORTHWOOD RD; Grades: 1 - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Lynden:

Private elementary/middle schools in Lynden:

  • EBENEZER CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 99; Location: 9390 GUIDE MERIDIAN RD; Grades: KG - 8)
  • COVENANT CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 26; Location: 9088 NORTHWOOD RD; Grades: KG - 8)
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User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Cornerstone Christian School (private)instituted 2001 8872 Northwood Rd. Lynden, Wa. 98264

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Notable locations in Lynden: Fairway Center (A), Lynden Station Park and Ride (B), Homestead Farms Golf Resort (C), Lynden Sewage Treatment Plant (D), North Whatcom Fire and Rescue Station 71 Lynden (E), Lynden Manor Assisted Living Residence (F), Christian Health Care Center (G), Meadow Greens Retirement Community (H), Lynden Fire Department (I), Lynden Pioneer Museum (J), Lynden Library (K). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Dutch Village Mall (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Lynden include: Hope Lutheran Church (A), Protestant Reformed Church (B), North County Christ the King Church (C), Sonlight Community Christian Reformed Church (D), First Reformed Church (E), Church of the Nazarene (F), Netherlands Reformed Church (G), Bethel Christian Reformed Church (H), Faith Reformed Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Lynden Cemetery (1), Monumenta Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Pepin Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Lynden Skateway (Amusement & Theme Parks; 421 Judson Street).

Hotel: Homestead Farms Golf Resorts (115 East Homestead Boulevard).

 
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
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AQI  Ozone 

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2004 was 6.99. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

6.99
U.S.:

11.62

Drinking water stations with addresses in Lynden and their reported violations in the past:

DEER CREEK WATER ASSOCIATION (Population served: 1325, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
DELTA WATER ASSOCIATION (Population served: 420, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JUL-2003 and SEP-2003, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-13-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2003 and AUG-25-2003, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-25-2003)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-01-2000 and JAN-01-2001, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between OCT-19-1999 and DEC-31-1999, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (DEC-31-1999)
  • 37 regular monitoring violations
MABERRY PACKING, INC. (Population served: 256, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In OCT-1996, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-31-1996)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
BERTHUSEN ROAD WATER ASSOCIATION (Population served: 250, Purch_surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2005 and NOV-21-2005, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-21-2005)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2003 and AUG-2003, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-27-2003)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between OCT-19-1999 and DEC-31-1999, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (DEC-31-1999)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JAN-01-1998 and JUL-01-2000, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-01-2000)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
CENTURY WATER ASSOCIATION (Population served: 110, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JAN-2005 and MAR-2005, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-31-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between OCT-19-1999 and DEC-31-1999, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (DEC-31-1999)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In MAY-1997, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-31-1997)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
EHLERS LABOR CAMP (Population served: 40, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2006, Contaminant: Coliform
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JAN-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Nitrate
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JAN-2004 and DEC-2004, Contaminant: Nitrate
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In OCT-2003, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • 10 routine major monitoring violations
CALMAN JAMES L. (Population served: 40, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-2006)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JAN-01-1999 and JAN-01-2000, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-01-2000)
  • 7 routine major monitoring violations
RADER FARMS LABOR CAMP (Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JAN-2004 and DEC-2004, Contaminant: Nitrate
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In MAY-2005, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 7.9%
(8.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 3.9% for Black residents, 1.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 19.4% for American Indian residents, 33.3% for other race residents, 4.7% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.6 people
Washington:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  70.7%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  2.5%
Whole state:  7.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Lynden, WA

People in group quarters in Lynden in 2010:

  • 116 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 20 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 19 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 7 people in workers’ group living quarters and job corps centers
103 people in other group homes in 2000
12 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Lynden compared to Washington state average:

Lynden, Washington environmental map by EPA

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  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age below state average.


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Banks with most branches in Lynden (2011 data):

  • Peoples Bank: Fairway Office, West Lynden Office, at 418 Grover Street. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $1,224.9 mil, Deposits: $1,084.6 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 26 total offices, Holding Company: Peoples Bancorp
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Lynden Branch at 1780 Front Street, branch established on 1987/06/30. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Union Bank, National Association: Lynden Branch at 8108 Guide Meridian Rd, branch established on 2005/05/02. Info updated 2011/09/01: Bank assets: $88,967.5 mil, Deposits: $65,286.4 mil, headquarters in San Francisco, CA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 403 total offices, Holding Company: Mitsubishi Ufj Financial Group, Inc.
  • Skagit State Bank: Birch Bay at 138 Birch Bay, branch established on 2003/08/04. Info updated 2006/10/18: Bank assets: $723.3 mil, Deposits: $620.5 mil, headquarters in Burlington, WA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 12 total offices, Holding Company: Skagit State Bancorp, Inc.
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Lynden Branch at 218 Front Street, branch established on 1979/12/10. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Banner Bank: Lynden Branch at 1980 Kok Road, branch established on 1996/08/26. Info updated 2011/05/03: Bank assets: $4,048.2 mil, Deposits: $3,348.4 mil, headquarters in Walla Walla, WA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 87 total offices, Holding Company: Banner Corporation
  • Bank of the Pacific: Lynden at 1800 Front Street, branch established on 2002/12/16. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $640.3 mil, Deposits: $548.4 mil, headquarters in Aberdeen, WA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 17 total offices, Holding Company: Pacific Financial Corporation
  • Sterling Savings Bank: Lynden Branch at 1794 Front Street, branch established on 1998/06/15. Info updated 2012/03/21: Bank assets: $9,207.8 mil, Deposits: $6,454.1 mil, headquarters in Spokane, WA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 192 total offices, Holding Company: Sterling Financial Corporation
  • Washington Federal: Lynden Branch at 300 Grover Street, branch established on 1979/11/09. Info updated 2011/12/19: Bank assets: $13,653.0 mil, Deposits: $8,905.8 mil, headquarters in Seattle, WA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 174 total offices

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Lynden, Washington:

  • Hotel De Molen, 655 Front St, Lynden, WA 98264 , Phone: (360) 354-4440
  • Century House Bed & Breakfast, 401 S British Columbia Ave, Lynden, WA 98264 , Phone: (360) 354-2439
  • Homestead Farms Golf Resort & Convention Center, 115 E Homestead Blvd, Lynden, WA 98264 , Phone: (360) 354-1196, Fax: (360) 354-5614
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Lynden, Washington

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Lynden travel time to work - commute


Lynden mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (73%)
  • Electricity (23%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Lynden city (based on Whatcom County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 29.37%
Here29.4%
USA50.2%

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%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 5$19,290$46,2960$0
Other Government Administration 3$16,925$67,7001$1,500
Judicial and Legal 2$6,823$40,9385$11,678
Police Protection - Officers 14$76,007$65,1490$0
Police - Other 4$14,109$42,3270$0
Firefighters 4$17,515$52,54523$7,242
Fire - Other 1$3,685$44,2200$0
Streets and Highways 7$29,204$50,0640$0
Sewerage 7$32,060$54,9600$0
Totals for Government 47$215,618$55,05129$20,420

Lynden government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $1,552,000 ($123.13)
    Regular Highways: $1,089,000 ($86.39)
    Sewerage: $294,000 ($23.32)
    Libraries: $111,000 ($8.81)
    General: $86,000 ($6.82)
    Police Protection: $41,000 ($3.25)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,091,000 ($86.55)
    Sewerage: $1,049,000 ($83.22)
    Water Utilities: $704,000 ($55.85)
    Central Staff Services: $508,000 ($40.30)
    Parks & Recreation: $457,000 ($36.26)
    Regular Highways: $452,000 ($35.86)
    Fire Protection: $310,000 ($24.59)
    Financial Administration: $215,000 ($17.06)
    Health Services - Other: $174,000 ($13.80)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $173,000 ($13.72)
    General Public Buildings: $153,000 ($12.14)
    General - Other: $133,000 ($10.55)
    Housing & Community Development: $130,000 ($10.31)
    Corrections - Other: $75,000 ($5.95)
    Solid Waste Management: $56,000 ($4.44)
    Air Transportation: $47,000 ($3.73)
    Welfare - Other: $15,000 ($1.19)
    Libraries: $6,000 ($0.48)
    Parking Facilities: $1,000 ($0.08)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $348,000 ($27.61)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $221,000 ($17.53)
    Parks & Recreation: $40,000 ($3.17)
    Water Utilities: $38,000 ($3.01)
    Air Transportation: $17,000 ($1.35)
    Central Staff: $15,000 ($1.19)
    Sewerage: $14,000 ($1.11)
    Fire Protection: $11,000 ($0.87)
    Health - Other: $7,000 ($0.56)
    General - Other: $6,000 ($0.48)
    Police Protection: $5,000 ($0.40)
    Financial Administration: $3,000 ($0.24)
    Housing & Community Development: $2,000 ($0.16)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,499,000 ($198.25)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $19,000 ($1.51)

Lynden government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,991,000 ($157.95)
    All Other: $489,000 ($38.79)
    Regular Highways: $30,000 ($2.38)
    Housing & Community Development: $6,000 ($0.48)
    Parks & Recreation: $2,000 ($0.16)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $65,000 ($5.16)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $43,000 ($3.41)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $743,000 ($58.94)
    General Revenue, NEC: $179,000 ($14.20)
    Special Assessments: $148,000 ($11.74)
    Rents: $104,000 ($8.25)
    Property Sale Other: $11,000 ($0.87)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,664,000 ($132.01)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,130,000 ($89.65)
    All Other: $1,000,000 ($79.33)
    General Support: $90,000 ($7.14)
    Health & Hospitals: $2,000 ($0.16)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $1,613,000 ($127.97)
    Property: $1,300,000 ($103.13)
    Public Utilities: $768,000 ($60.93)
    NEC: $253,000 ($20.07)
    Other Selective Sales: $141,000 ($11.19)

Lynden government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $389,000 ($30.86)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $9,280,000 ($736.22)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $3,925,000 ($311.38)
    Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $52,000 ($4.13)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $4,837,000 ($383.74)
    Water Utilities: $248,000 ($19.67)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $518,000 ($41.09)
    Water Utilities: $89,000 ($7.06)

Lynden government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $6,192,000 ($491.23)

7.37% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($44,012 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.37%
Washington average:

7.86%

0.19% of residents moved from foreign countries ($827 average AGI)
Whatcom County:

0.19%
Washington average:

0.26%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from King County, WA  1.00% ($38,498 average AGI)
from Snohomish County, WA  0.52% ($38,803)
from Skagit County, WA  0.50% ($31,050)


6.88% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($33,823 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.88%
Washington average:

7.07%

0.23% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,303 average AGI)
Whatcom County:

0.23%
Washington average:

0.16%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to King County, WA  1.27% ($28,059 average AGI)
to Skagit County, WA  0.64% ($40,460)
to Snohomish County, WA  0.58% ($36,269)

Strongest AM radio stations in Lynden:

  • 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)
  • KGMI (790 AM; 5 kW; BELLINGHAM, WA)
  • KAPS (660 AM; 10 kW; MOUNT VERNON, WA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KBAI (930 AM; 1 kW; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: SAGA BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • 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.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lynden:

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

TV broadcast stations around Lynden:

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

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Lynden, Washington:
  • Fatal accident count: 8
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 13
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 2
  • Fatalities: 8
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 15
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
Washington average:
  • Fatal accident count: 119
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 179
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 53
  • Fatalities: 127
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 300
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 19

Lynden fatal accident list:

Mar 4, 2011 11:08 PM, W Pole Rd, Lat: 48.89166944, Lon: -122.49655, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Nov 18, 1998 09:00 PM, Guidemeridianrd, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
May 26, 1983 11:30 AM, Mainst, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Feb 14, 1979 01:26 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Mar 22, 1978 04:52 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 8
Total length: 10 meters (33ft)
Total costs: $310,000
Total average daily traffic: 16,246
Total average daily truck traffic: 1,339
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 19,300

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Lynden)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

56 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Lynden, WA)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

7
  • 8450 Depot Rd (Lat: 48.948722 Lon: -122.452361), Overall height: 12.2 m, Call Sign: WPJB205
    Assigned Frequencies: 952.331 MHz, 928.331 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/26/1996, Expiration Date: 03/26/2001, Cancellation Date: 07/01/2001
    Registrant: Phone: (401) 827-5900
  • 1843 Front St (Lat: 48.939000 Lon: -122.476806), Overall height: 16.8 m, Call Sign: WPJB217
    Assigned Frequencies: 948.500 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/18/1997, Expiration Date: 02/01/2014
    Registrant: Phone: (206) 546-7350
  • Lynden, Lat: 48.940694 Lon: -122.458000, Call Sign: WQBW989, Licensee ID: L00097577
    Assigned Frequencies: 952.393 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/30/2004, Expiration Date: 12/30/2014, Certifier: John Eley
    Registrant: City Of Lynden
  • WILLEY LAKE, 1658 Birch Bay Lynden Road (Lat: 48.935667 Lon: -122.571944), Type: Pole, Structure height: 46.6 m, Overall height: 47.2 m, Call Sign: WQPI774
    Assigned Frequencies: 10875.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/31/2012, Expiration Date: 05/31/2022, Certifier: John E Monday
    Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 5601 Legacy Drive, Ms: A-3, Plano, TX 75024, Phone: (469) 229-7471, Fax: (469) 229-7297, Email:
  • LYNDEN, Section 9, T40n, R3e (Lat: 48.964444 Lon: -122.427500), Type: Tower, Structure height: 30.5 m, Overall height: 48.2 m, Call Sign: WQPW671
    Assigned Frequencies: 6004.50 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/31/2012, Expiration Date: 08/31/2022, Certifier: Charles Cleary
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:
  • SE72XC219, Double Ditch Road (Lat: 48.967917 Lon: -122.472667), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 32 m, Overall height: 38.4 m, Call Sign: WQRF428
    Assigned Frequencies: 10835.0 MHz, 10915.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/01/2013, Expiration Date: 05/01/2023, Certifier: Kyle B Entz
    Registrant: Sprint Nextel Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483
  • 1843 Front St (Lat: 48.939000 Lon: -122.476806), Overall height: 16.8 m, Call Sign: WBB460
    Assigned Frequencies: 948.500 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/14/1994, Expiration Date: 02/01/1998, Cancellation Date: 06/11/2000
    Registrant: Klyn Fm Inc, WA 98133

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

124 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Lynden)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

38 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Lynden)


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED24$243,50833$240,596209$222,0659$179,5071$554,3607$213,413
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$201,6803$286,15713$222,6351$232,7600$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED3$269,9603$257,39741$247,2212$152,0150$05$184,358
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$297,4738$242,80334$228,9131$216,1100$02$208,795
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$02$233,2051$273,5201$126,4900$01$123,980
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0103.02 , 0103.03

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED5$260,2868$268,975
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$331,8533$259,710
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$04$204,775
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$231,870
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0103.02 , 0103.03

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 129
  • Hazardous Condition: 40
  • Service Call: 12
  • Good Intent Call: 2

Incident types - Lynden


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Lynden, WA

Most common first names in Lynden, WA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John12279.2 years
William7379.6 years
Henry4780.8 years
Robert4175.4 years
Mary4083.3 years
Alice3982.2 years
Charles3481.8 years
George3379.7 years
Peter3279.2 years
Gerrit3181.5 years
Most common last names in Lynden, WA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith2277.0 years
Johnson2283.7 years
Anderson2181.3 years
Dejong1980.5 years
Bajema1882.3 years
Vandergriend1781.4 years
Honcoop1775.6 years
Stremler1677.1 years
Bosman1578.5 years
Devries1383.8 years
Businesses in Lynden, WA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Nike2
Blockbuster1RadioShack1
Burger King1Rite Aid1
Curves1Safeway1
Dairy Queen1Sprint Nextel1
FedEx2Starbucks2
GNC1Subway1
H&R Block1True Value1
Jack In The Box1U-Haul2
Little Caesars Pizza1UPS4
MasterBrand Cabinets2Vons1
McDonald's1
Browse common businesses in Lynden, WA

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