Marietta-Alderwood, Washington

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Population in 2010: 3,906.
Population change since 2000: +8.7%
Males: 1,870  (47.9%)
Females: 2,036  (52.1%)
Median resident age:

43.5 years
Washington median age:

37.9 years

Zip codes: 98225.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $55,961 (it was $39,902 in 2000)
Marietta-Alderwood:

$55,961
WA:

$78,687

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $29,093 (it was $21,322 in 2000)

Marietta-Alderwood CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $406,135 (it was $139,100 in 2000)
Marietta-Alderwood:

$406,135
WA:

$387,600

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $442,232; detached houses: $475,390; townhouses or other attached units: $383,004; in 2-unit structures: $399,085; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $325,076; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $294,697; mobile homes: $177,854; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $86,709

Median gross rent in 2019: $1,160.

March 2019 cost of living index in Marietta-Alderwood: 101.6 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 15.4%
(16.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 53.5% for two or more races residents)

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  • Races in Marietta-Alderwood, WA (2019)
    • 2,99970.7%White alone
    • 83419.7%Hispanic
    • 3849.1%Two or more races
    • 731.7%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 240.6%Black alone
    • 250.6%American Indian alone

Races in Marietta-Alderwood detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

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Ancestries: English (11.2%), German (7.8%), Dutch (4.8%), American (4.4%), Norwegian (4.2%), Scotch-Irish (2.8%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Land area: 5.97 square miles.

Population density: 654 people per square mile   (low).

Marietta-Alderwood, Washington map

521 residents are foreign born (7.6% Latin America, 3.6% Asia, 1.6% Europe).

This place:

12.3%
Washington:

14.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $3,759 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $3,283 (0.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bellingham, WA (3.8 miles , pop. 67,171).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Seattle, WA (80.4 miles , pop. 563,374).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (1038.7 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Bellingham, WA (1.9 miles ),
Lummi Reservation, WA (2.2 miles ),
Ferndale, WA (2.3 miles ),
Geneva, WA (2.6 miles ),
Lummi Island, WA (2.8 miles ),
Sudden Valley, WA (3.2 miles ),
Custer, WA (3.2 miles ),
Lynden, WA (3.5 miles )

Latitude: 48.78 N, Longitude: 122.54 W

Distribution of median household income in Marietta-Alderwood, WA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Marietta-Alderwood, WA in 2019
Marietta-Alderwood satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

7.0%
Washington:

5.9%
Most common industries in Marietta-Alderwood, WA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (10.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.5%)
  • Health care (7.9%)
  • Transportation equipment (5.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.8%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (4.3%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (16.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.1%)
  • Transportation equipment (7.6%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (6.7%)
  • Jewelry, luggage, leather goods stores (4.4%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.1%)
  • Public administration (3.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (16.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.4%)
  • Educational services (6.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.9%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.8%)
Most common occupations in Marietta-Alderwood, WA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.1%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.0%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.7%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.0%)
  • Carpenters (4.9%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4.0%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (7.1%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.0%)
  • Legal support workers (4.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.1%)

Average climate in Marietta-Alderwood, Washington

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Marietta-Alderwood, Washington average temperatures Marietta-Alderwood, Washington average precipitation Marietta-Alderwood, Washington humidity Marietta-Alderwood, Washington wind speed Marietta-Alderwood, Washington snowfall Marietta-Alderwood, Washington sunshine Marietta-Alderwood, Washington clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 64.0. This is about average.

City:

64.0
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.263. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.263
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2011 was 18.6. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

18.6
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 5.51. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.51
U.S.:

8.46

Earthquake activity:

Marietta-Alderwood-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Washington state average. It is 974% 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 105.9 miles away from Marietta-Alderwood center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.8 MD, Depth: 32.2 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 113.2 miles away from Marietta-Alderwood center
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.5 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.8 MW) earthquake occurred 117.0 miles away from Marietta-Alderwood 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 101.7 miles away from Marietta-Alderwood 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 123.3 miles away from Marietta-Alderwood 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 75.0 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 (21) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 10, Mudslides: 7, Winter Storms: 5, Landslides: 4, Winds: 3, Snows: 2, Earthquake: 1, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Marietta-Alderwood topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Marietta-Alderwood:

  • ALDERWOOD PARK CONV CTR LLC (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; BELLINGHAM, WA)
  • NOR BELL NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; BELLINGHAM, WA)
  • WALGREENS INFUSION AND RESPIRATORY SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; BELLINGHAM, WA)
  • NEEDHAMS NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; BELLINGHAM, WA)
  • BELLINGHAM HEALTH CARE AND REHABILITATION SERVICES (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; BELLINGHAM, WA)
  • SAINT FRANCIS CONVALESCENT HOME (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; BELLINGHAM, WA)
  • MT BAKER KIDNEY CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 3 miles away; BELLINGHAM, WA)

Amtrak station near Marietta-Alderwood:

  • 5 miles: BELLINGHAM (401 HARRIS AVE.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Marietta-Alderwood:

  • Whatcom Community College (about 3 miles; Bellingham, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 5 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 27 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)
  • Everett Community College (about 56 miles; Everett, WA; FT enrollment: 5,818)
  • Peninsula College (about 62 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Edmonds Community College (about 68 miles; Lynnwood, WA; FT enrollment: 7,271)
  • Shoreline Community College (about 72 miles; Shoreline, WA; FT enrollment: 5,026)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Marietta-Alderwood: Whatcom County Fire District 8 Administration Office (A), Whatcom County Fire District 8 - 3 (B), Whatcom County Fire District 8 Station 1 (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Marietta-Alderwood include: North Shore Church (A), Bethel Lutheran Brethren Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Silver Creek (A). Display/hide its 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
Average household size:
This place:

2.3 people
Washington:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

58.1%
Whole state:

64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

8.5%
Whole state:

7.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Marietta-Alderwood:

Marital status in Marietta-Alderwood, WA
  • Never married: 28.5%
  • Now married: 45.1%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 4.7%
  • Divorced: 20.2%

For population 25 years and over in Marietta-Alderwood:

  • High school or higher: 94.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.7%
  • Unemployed: 5.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.6
Washington average:

11.4

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Marietta-Alderwood
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Marietta-Alderwood, WA (based on Whatcom County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
Here:

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.
Washington:

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
This county:

3.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.57 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

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:
Marietta-Alderwood:

49.1%
Washington:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

46.9%
Washington:

47.2%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.2
Washington:

28.4

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

20.3%
Washington:

20.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Marietta-Alderwood:

10.5%
State:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Washington:

6.8

Overweight people:
Marietta-Alderwood:

35.3%
State:

32.8%

General health condition:
Marietta-Alderwood:

57.4%
Washington:

56.8%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

79.3%
State:

79.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Marietta-Alderwood, WA Residents

6.73% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($58,336 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.73%
Washington average:

7.39%

0.08% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,127 average AGI)
Whatcom County:

0.08%
Washington average:

0.11%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from King County, WA  1.01% ($59,114 average AGI)
from Snohomish County, WA  0.55% ($54,871)
from Skagit County, WA  0.52% ($47,402)


5.69% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($49,947 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.69%
Washington average:

6.40%

0.21% of residents moved to foreign countries ($4,517 average AGI)
Whatcom County:

0.21%
Washington average:

0.13%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to King County, WA  0.93% ($46,713 average AGI)
to Skagit County, WA  0.56% ($48,462)
to Snohomish County, WA  0.51% ($43,551)

Strongest AM radio stations in Marietta-Alderwood:

  • KRPI (1550 AM; 50 kW; FERNDALE, WA; Owner: BBC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPUG (1170 AM; 10 kW; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: SAGA BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KARI (550 AM; 25 kW; BLAINE, WA; Owner: WAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KGMI (790 AM; 5 kW; BELLINGHAM, WA)
  • KBAI (930 AM; 1 kW; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: SAGA BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KAPS (660 AM; 10 kW; MOUNT VERNON, WA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KRKO (1380 AM; 50 kW; EVERETT, WA; Owner: S-R BROADCASTING, CO.)
  • KIXI (880 AM; 50 kW; MERCER ISLAND/SEATTL, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO, INC.)
  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KGNW (820 AM; 50 kW; BURIEN-SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KTTH (770 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KKOL (1300 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KOMO (1000 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE RADIO, L.L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Marietta-Alderwood:

  • KUGS (89.3 FM; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: WESTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY)
  • 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)
  • 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.)
  • K204BI (88.7 FM; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: PACIFIC LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY INC.)
  • K215DZ (90.9 FM; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON)

TV broadcast stations around Marietta-Alderwood:

  • KVOS-TV (Channel 12; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: ACKERLEY MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KBCB (Channel 24; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: WORLD TELEVISION OF WASHINGTON, LLC.)
  • K36BO (Channel 36; DEMING, WA; Owner: TV DISTRICT #1)
Marietta-Alderwood fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019

Marietta-Alderwood fatal accident list:

May 21, 1989 01:10 AM, I5, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 7Number of bridges
  • 72ft / 22.2mTotal length
  • $8,996,000Total costs
  • 20,357Total average daily traffic
  • 322Total average daily truck traffic
  • 26,780Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic
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
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED23$207,66928$194,676118$197,9205$110,05811$179,2756$196,018
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$254,2503$247,11315$189,1071$41,8701$281,4100$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED5$204,0666$275,50227$244,7711$155,2703$400,3071$168,300
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$170,8754$111,76322$222,3411$90,1103$115,8900$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$102,5800$04$203,5130$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0002.00 , 0003.00

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 ORIGINATED2$163,5102$305,455
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$112,900
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0002.00 , 0003.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Marietta-Alderwood, WA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Marietta-Alderwood, WA - Value
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Marietta-Alderwood, WA
  • 54.3%Utility gas
  • 33.3%Electricity
  • 7.1%Wood
  • 3.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.3%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Marietta-Alderwood, WA
  • 84.6%Electricity
  • 15.4%Utility gas


Marietta-Alderwood compared to Washington state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age above state average.

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  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
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