Maple Falls, Washington

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Population in 2010: 324. Population change since 2000: +17.0%
Males: 144  (44.6%)
Females: 180  (55.4%)
Median resident age:  48.5 years
Washington median age:  37.4 years

Zip codes: 98295.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $28,331 (it was $41,250 in 2000)
Maple Falls:

$28,331
WA:

$58,405

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $21,497 (it was $24,216 in 2000)

Maple Falls CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $228,814 (it was $107,500 in 2000)
Maple Falls:

$228,814
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

Median gross rent in 2013: $1,380.

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  • Races in Maple Falls, WA (2010)

    Maple Falls races chart
    • 30192.9%White alone
    • 144.3%Hispanic
    • 72.2%Two or more races
    • 10.3%Black alone
    • 10.3%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Maple Falls: 103.7 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (32.4%), Swedish (10.6%), Norwegian (9.6%), French Canadian (7.1%), French (5.2%), Dutch (3.7%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 643 feet

Land area: 3.02 square miles.

Population density: 107 people per square mile   (very low).

Maple Falls,WA real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Maple Falls:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.5%
  • Unemployed: 10.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 37.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Maple Falls CDP:

  • Never married: 36.0%
  • Now married: 64.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $819 (0.4%)

Maple Falls satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bellingham, WA (21.8 miles , pop. 67,171).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Seattle, WA (90.7 miles , pop. 563,374).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (1043.9 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Kendall, WA (1.6 miles) , Peaceful Valley, WA (1.8 miles ), Glacier, WA (2.7 miles) , Deming, WA (3.1 miles ), Sumas, WA (3.1 miles ), Nooksack, WA (3.3 miles ), East Whatcom, WA (3.4 miles ), Everson, WA (3.5 miles ).

Latitude: 48.93 N, Longitude: 122.08 W

Maple Falls household income distribution Maple Falls home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.4%
Washington:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (33%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (17%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (14%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (40%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (34%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (25%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Healthcare support occupations (23%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (22%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (41%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (33%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (25%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)

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

Average climate in Maple Falls, Washington

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Maple Falls-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Washington state average. It is 108% 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 117.6 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 129.1 miles away from Maple Falls 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 111.9 miles away from the city center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
On 7/3/1999 at 01:43:54, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, 5.3 ME, Depth: 25.2 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 139.7 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 6.8 miles away from Maple Falls 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 77.0 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).
Maple Falls topographic map

airports located in Maple Falls:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Maple Falls:

  • Whatcom Community College (about 22 miles; Bellingham, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 23 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 36 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)
  • Everett Community College (about 64 miles; Everett, WA; FT enrollment: 5,818)
  • Edmonds Community College (about 78 miles; Lynnwood, WA; FT enrollment: 7,271)
  • University of Washington-Bothell Campus (about 81 miles; Bothell, WA; FT enrollment: 3,902)
  • Cascadia Community College (about 81 miles; Bothell, WA; FT enrollment: 2,238)

Public elementary/middle school in Maple Falls:

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Notable location: Maple Falls Library (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creeks: Boulder Creek (A), Maple Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Black Mountain Forestry Center (Museums; 9006 Silver Lake Road) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Whatcom County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 61.5. This is better than average.

City:

61.5
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 12.1. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 20.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.1
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 6.88. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 20.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.88
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 0.0%
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Average household size:
This place:  2.5 people
Washington:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  59.1%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  12.6%
Whole state:  7.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

5.0
Washington average:

11.4

Maple Falls travel time to work - commute Maple Falls mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Maple Falls CDP (based on Whatcom County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant25,842105
Catholic13,3976
Mainline Protestant9,85939
Other8,71433
Orthodox3702
None142,958-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 34
Whatcom County:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

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

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.83 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

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

3.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.1%
Washington:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Whatcom County:

23.1%
Washington:

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

14.4%
State:

13.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Maple Falls:

49.6%
Washington:

49.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

47.1%
Washington:

45.8%

Average BMI:
Here:

32.5
Washington:

28.4

People feeling badly about themselves:
Maple Falls:

15.4%
Washington:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Maple Falls:

15.7%
State:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Maple Falls:

6.6
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Maple Falls:

49.0%
Washington:

32.6%

General health condition:
Maple Falls:

51.2%
Washington:

55.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Maple Falls:

84.5%
Washington:

79.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Maple Falls, WA Residents

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

Here:

5.84%
Washington average:

6.54%

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

0.12%
Washington average:

0.14%

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


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

Here:

5.96%
Washington average:

6.20%

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

0.17%
Washington average:

0.14%

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

Strongest AM radio stations in Maple Falls:

  • 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.)
  • 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 Maple Falls:

  • 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)

TV broadcast stations around Maple Falls:

  • K36BO (Channel 36; DEMING, WA; Owner: TV DISTRICT #1)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 3m10ftTotal length
  • $2,957,000Total costs
  • 6,610Total average daily traffic
  • 562Total average daily truck traffic
  • 10,415Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Maple Falls, WA)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

6
  • STATION, Mt Baker Lodge At End Of Sr 542 (Lat: 48.865667 Lon: -121.674306), Structure height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WNTV215
    Assigned Frequencies: 959.650 MHzGrant Date: 06/22/1999, Expiration Date: 09/15/2009, Cancellation Date: 03/28/2001Registrant: Phone: (360) 705-7001
  • SUMAS MTN, Sumas Mountain 10 Mi N (Lat: 48.909556 Lon: -122.222639), Type: Tower, Structure height: 32.6 m, Overall height: 35.7 m, Call Sign: WNTV216
    Assigned Frequencies: 933.575 MHzGrant Date: 06/22/1999, Expiration Date: 09/15/2009, Cancellation Date: 04/23/2009Registrant: Washington State Department Of Transportation, 724 Quince Street Se, Olympia, WA 98504-7359, Phone: (360) 705-7001, Fax: (306) 705-6873, Email:
  • MT BAKER LDG, Mt Baker Lodge End Of Sr 542 (Lat: 48.863167 Lon: -121.680417), Type: Tower, Structure height: 6.1 m, Overall height: 10 m, Call Sign: WNTV386
    Assigned Frequencies: 959.650 MHzGrant Date: 04/15/2009, Expiration Date: 06/07/2019Registrant: Phone: (360) 705-7001
  • SUMAS MTN, Sumas Mtn 10 Mi N Of (Lat: 48.909556 Lon: -122.222667), Type: Tower, Structure height: 9.1 m, Call Sign: WNTV387
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.050 MHzGrant Date: 04/15/2009, Expiration Date: 06/07/2019Registrant: Phone: (360) 705-7001
  • Sumas Mtn, 10 Miles North Of (Lat: 48.907333 Lon: -122.223750), Type: Tower, Structure height: 32 m, Call Sign: WPYT838
    Assigned Frequencies: 10562.5 MHzGrant Date: 10/27/2003, Expiration Date: 10/27/2013, Cancellation Date: 05/30/2006, Certifier: Terry C MillerRegistrant: Washington State Department Of Transportation, 724 Qunce Street Se, Olympia, WA 98504-7359, Phone: (360) 705-7046, Fax: (360) 705-6873, Email:
  • Mt Baker, Mt Baker Ski Lodge, Employees Bldg, End Of Sr542 (Lat: 48.863278 Lon: -121.680806), Type: Pipe, Structure height: 7.6 m, Call Sign: WQKF517
    Assigned Frequencies: 958.350 MHzGrant Date: 04/29/2009, Expiration Date: 04/29/2019, Certifier: Tim McdowellRegistrant: Cascade Federal Licensing Service, 18610 Ivan St Sw, Rochester, WA 98579, Phone: (253) 241-2006, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

27 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Maple Falls)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-108 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 94 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-235 SERIES (115 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5001Z , Serial Number: 22-8610, Airworthiness Date: 06/01/1961
    Registrant (Individual): Dan G Duncan, Po Box 2013, Maple Falls, WA 98266
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-14 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 82 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-235 SERIES (115 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 55DV , Serial Number: 14-192, Year manufactured: 1948, Airworthiness Date: 08/22/2001
    Registrant (Individual): William L Jr Devine, Po Box 68, Maple Falls, WA 98266

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

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

COLUMBIA VALLEY WATER DISTRICT (Population served: 2,260, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
GLEN COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION (Population served: 623, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In NOV-2007, Contaminant: Coliform
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 30
  • Hazardous Condition: 17
  • Service Call: 14
  • Good Intent Call: 19

Incident types - Maple Falls

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (61%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (38%)

Maple Falls compared to Washington state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age 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.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
There are 4 pilots and 1 other airmen in this city.
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