Maple Falls, Washington

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Population in 2010: 324. Population change since 2000: +17.0%
Males: 142  (43.9%)
Females: 182  (56.1%)
Median resident age:  39.3 years
Washington median age:  32.2 years

Zip codes: 98295.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $29,114 (it was $41,250 in 2000)
Maple Falls:

$29,114
WA:

$57,573
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,987 (it was $24,216 in 2000)

Maple Falls CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $203,928 (it was $107,500 in 2000)
Maple Falls:

$203,928
WA:

$243,000
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $686,161; Detached houses: $695,967; Mobile homes: $568,488

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,343.

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Maple Falls races chart
  • White alone - 301 (92.9%)
  • Hispanic - 14 (4.3%)
  • Two or more races - 7 (2.2%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.3%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.3%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Maple Falls: 92.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (31.1%), Swedish (11.4%), Norwegian (11.2%), French Canadian (6.3%), German (4.4%), French (3.9%).

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

Maple Falls, Washington map

For population 25 years and over in Maple Falls:

  • High school or higher: 99.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.2%
  • Unemployed: 10.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 37.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Maple Falls CDP:

  • Never married: 31.9%
  • Now married: 68.1%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

11 residents are foreign born (4.0% North America).

This place:  4.0%
Washington:  13.3%



According to our research of Washington and other state lists there were 7 registered sex offenders living in Maple Falls, Washington as of July 02, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Maple Falls to the number of sex offenders is 46 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $765 (0.3%)

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 June 2014:
Here:

5.1%
Washington:

5.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (26%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (20%)
  • Construction (20%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (17%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (40%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (38%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (22%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (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)
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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 2012 was 44.1. This is significantly better than average.

City:

44.1
U.S.:

74.2

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.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2003 was 6.99. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 20.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.99
U.S.:

9.14

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
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 0.0%
(0.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
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

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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (65%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (35%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

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

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchChristian Reformed Church in North AmericaAssemblies of GodLDS (Mormon) ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in America
Adherents27.1%10.5%7.3%7.3%7.0%
Congregations4.8%6.9%6.9%6.9%6.9%
NameReformed Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchEpiscopal ChurchGeneral Association of Regular Baptist ChurchesOther
Adherents4.0%3.4%2.8%2.5%28.1%
Congregations2.8%4.8%1.4%2.8%55.9%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 34
Whatcom County:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

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

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.83 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

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

3.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.1%
Washington:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Whatcom County:

23.1%
Washington:

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

14.4%
State:

13.9%

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

Here:

5.84%
Washington average:

6.54%

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

0.12%
Washington average:

0.14%

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


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

Here:

5.96%
Washington average:

6.20%

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

0.17%
Washington average:

0.14%

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

Strongest AM radio stations in 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)

Maple Falls fatal accident list:

Nov 17, 1976 04:00 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

6
  • 400 Ft N Of Main Int (Lat: 48.916500 Lon: -122.067917), Type: Tower, Structure height: 27 m, Call Sign: KNDG385
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.755 MHz, 155.475 MHz, 155.970 MHz, 158.790 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/18/2011, Expiration Date: 04/08/2021
    Registrant: State Of Washington, 2803 156th Ave Se, Bellevue, WA 98007, Phone: (425) 401-7800, Fax: (425) 401-7847, Email:
  • 7516 Mount Baker Hwy (Lat: 48.925111 Lon: -122.078472), Structure height: 14 m, Call Sign: WNZT391, Licensee ID: L00007876
    Assigned Frequencies: 854.337 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/16/2002, Expiration Date: 04/15/2012, Cancellation Date: 12/07/2006
    Registrant: State Of; Department Of Transportation Washington, 7345 Linderson Way, Sw, Olympia, WA 98504-7359, Phone: (360) 705-7001, Fax: (360) 705-6873, Email:
  • Water Tower (Lat: 48.918722 Lon: -122.095417), Type: Tank, Structure height: 8 m, Call Sign: WPHN565, Licensee ID: L00113134
    Assigned Frequencies: 469.925 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/09/2005, Expiration Date: 07/05/2015, Certifier: H Schogn
    Registrant: Glen Community Association
  • Lat: 48.930583 Lon: -122.151028, Call Sign: WQDX477
    Assigned Frequencies: 457.637 MHz, 457.762 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/22/2005, Expiration Date: 11/22/2015, Certifier: Don Van Iderstine
    Registrant: Cara Enterprises, Inc., Salt Lake City, UT 84117-0503, Phone: (801) 278-9728, Fax: (801) 278-7239, Email:
  • Lat: 48.918722 Lon: -122.092639, Call Sign: WQGF415
    Assigned Frequencies: 461.275 MHz, 464.975 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/03/2007, Expiration Date: 01/03/2017, Certifier: Lloyd R Hedberg
    Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 26941 Cabot Rd #134, Laguna Hills, CA 92653, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Email:
  • Lat: 48.930583 Lon: -122.151028, Call Sign: WQIP908
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.412 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/09/2008, Expiration Date: 04/09/2018, Certifier: Eric Spingler
    Registrant: Cara Enterprises Inc, Salt Lake City, UT 84117-0503, Phone: (801) 278-9728, Fax: (801) 278-7239, Email:

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 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/22/1999, Expiration Date: 09/15/2009, Cancellation Date: 03/28/2001
    Registrant: 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 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/22/1999, Expiration Date: 09/15/2009, Cancellation Date: 04/23/2009
    Registrant: 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 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/15/2009, Expiration Date: 06/07/2019
    Registrant: 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 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/15/2009, Expiration Date: 06/07/2019
    Registrant: 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 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/27/2003, Expiration Date: 10/27/2013, Cancellation Date: 05/30/2006, Certifier: Terry C Miller
    Registrant: 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 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/29/2009, Expiration Date: 04/29/2019, Certifier: Tim Mcdowell
    Registrant: Cascade Federal Licensing Service, 18610 Ivan St Sw, Rochester, WA 98579, Phone: (253) 241-2006, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

25 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Maple Falls)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2003
(Based on 1 partial tract)
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$75,480
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0101.00

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

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

Incident types - Maple Falls

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