North Whidbey, Washington

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Population in July 2007: 39,094.
Males: 20,050  (51.3%)
Females: 19,044  (48.7%)
Median resident age:  30.0 years
Washington median age:  35.3 years

Zip code: 98277

Estimated median household income in 2012: $52,257 (it was $41,449 in 2000)
North Whidbey:

$52,257
WA:

$57,573
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $27,418 (it was $18,732 in 2000)

North Whidbey CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $246,139 (it was $149,100 in 2000)
North Whidbey:

$246,139
WA:

$243,000
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $279,121; Detached houses: $311,854; Townhouses or other attached units: $247,010; In 2-unit structures: $167,656; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $186,951; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $220,437; Mobile homes: $116,643; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $85,677
North Whidbey races chart
  • White alone - 26,668 (76.8%)
  • Asian alone - 2,543 (7.3%)
  • Hispanic - 2,020 (5.8%)
  • Black alone - 1,461 (4.2%)
  • Two or more races - 1,371 (3.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 379 (1.1%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 231 (0.7%)
  • Other race alone - 64 (0.2%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in North Whidbey: 383.3 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Land area: 57.0 square miles.

Population density: 685 people per square mile   (low).

North Whidbey, Washington map

For population 25 years and over in North Whidbey:

  • High school or higher: 91.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.9%
  • Unemployed: 6.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in North Whidbey CCD:

  • Never married: 21.4%
  • Now married: 65.5%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 4.9%
  • Divorced: 8.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

North Whidbey CCD:  0.9% ($1,383)
Washington:  1.2% ($1,915)
North Whidbey satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Everett, WA (31.5 miles , pop. 91,488).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Seattle, WA (49.3 miles , pop. 563,374).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (1008.1 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Oak Harbor, WA (1.0 miles ), Ault Field, WA (1.2 miles ), Whidbey Island Station, WA (1.7 miles ), Coupeville, WA (2.5 miles ), La Conner, WA (3.0 miles ), Swinomish Reservation, WA (3.0 miles ), Central Whidbey, WA (3.2 miles ), Camano, WA (3.3 miles ).

Latitude: 48.31 N, Longitude: 122.65 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 360

North Whidbey household income distribution North Whidbey home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.9%
Washington:

5.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Health care (6%)
  • Repair and maintenance (5%)
  • Transportation equipment (5%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Health care (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (6%)
  • Social assistance (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Child care workers (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)

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

Average climate in North Whidbey, Washington

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

North Whidbey-area historical earthquake activity is near Washington state average. It is 125% 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 73.5 miles away from the city center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.5 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.8 MW, Depth: 32.2 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 84.3 miles away from North Whidbey 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 70.1 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 90.6 miles away from the city center
On 5/3/1996 at 04:04:22, a magnitude 5.5 (5.2 MB, 5.3 MD, 5.5 ML, Depth: 2.5 mi) earthquake occurred 52.9 miles away from North Whidbey 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 43.2 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 Island County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Winter Storms: 3, Landslides: 2, Mudslides: 2, Earthquake: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near North Whidbey:

  • PUGET SOUND KIDNEY CENTER WHIDBEY ISLAND (Dialysis Facility, about 1 miles away; OAK HARBOR, WA)
  • WHIDBEY ISLAND MANOR (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; OAK HARBOR, WA)
  • CAREAGE OF WHIDBEY (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; COUPEVILLE, WA)
  • HOME HEALTH CARE/HP OF WHIDBEY (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; COUPEVILLE, WA)
  • WHIDBEY GENERAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 7 miles away; COUPEVILLE, WA)
  • FIDALGO CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; ANACORTES, WA)
  • ISLAND HOSPITAL HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; ANACORTES, WA)

Amtrak station near North Whidbey:

  • 17 miles: MOUNT VERNON (725 COLLEGE WAY) . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to North Whidbey:

  • Skagit Valley College (about 18 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,803)
  • Everett Community College (about 30 miles; Everett, WA; FT enrollment: 5,818)
  • Western Washington University (about 31 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 35 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Edmonds Community College (about 38 miles; Lynnwood, WA; FT enrollment: 7,271)
  • Peninsula College (about 39 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Shoreline Community College (about 41 miles; Shoreline, WA; FT enrollment: 5,026)

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Notable locations in North Whidbey: Oak Harbor Park and Ride (A), Gallery Golf Course (B), Whidbey Golf and Country Club (C), Staysail Recreational Vehicle Park (D), Lams Golf Links (E), Deception Pass State Park Marina (F), Oak Harbor Marina (G), Oak Harbor Wastewater Lagoon Northeast Cell (H), Oak Harbor Wastewater Lagoon Northwest Cell (I), Oak Harbor Wastewater Lagoon Southeast Cell (J), Oak Harbor Wastewater Lagoon Southwest Cell (K), Oak Harbor Sewage Treatment Plant (L), Penn Cove Sewage Treatment Plant (M), Naval Region Northwest Fire and Rescue Services (N), North Whidbey Fire and Rescue Monroe Fire Station 27 (O), North Whidbey Fire and Rescue Polnell Fire Station 24 (P), North Whidbey Fire and Rescue Zylstra Fire Station 26 (Q), North Whidbey Fire and Rescue Heller Fire Station 25 (R), North Whidbey Fire and Rescue Cornet Fire Station 21 (S), North Whidbey Fire and Rescue - Silver Lake Fire Station 23 (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in North Whidbey include: Living Word Fellowship Church (A), First Reformed Church (B), Oak Harbor Assembly of God Church (C), New Covenant Fellowship Church (D), Lighthouse Christian Center (E), Oak Harbor Seventh Day Adventist Church (F), Oak Harbor Christian Reformed Church (G), Oak Harbor Lutheran Church (H), Oak Harbor Church of the Nazarene (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Cranberry Lake (A), Silver Lake (B), Loers Pond (C), Waterloo Marsh (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in North Whidbey include: Deception Pass State Park (1), Joseph Whidbey State Park (2), Smith Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beach: North Beach (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2011 was 29.6. This is significantly better than average.

City:

29.6
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2011 was 17.2. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.2
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2001 was 6.72. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 13.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.72
U.S.:

9.14
Average household size:
This place:  2.5 people
Washington:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  68.7%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.4%
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

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

8.2%
Whole state:

10.6%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

3.5%
Whole state:

4.6%

People in group quarters in North Whidbey in 2010:

  • 1,064 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 77 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 20 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 10 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 8 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 8 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers

People in group quarters in North Whidbey in 2000:

  • 1,199 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 93 people in nursing homes
  • 42 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 3 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 2 people in military transient quarters for temporary residents

North Whidbey compared to Washington state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (54%)
  • Utility gas (25%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9%)
  • Wood (7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for North Whidbey CCD (based on Island County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 25.40%
Here: 25.4%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLDS (Mormon) ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchSouthern Baptist Convention
Adherents34.2%12.5%8.4%7.3%5.8%
Congregations6.1%8.2%8.2%6.1%6.1%
NameAssemblies of GodInternational Church of the Foursquare GospelChristian and Missionary AllianceReformed Church in AmericaOther
Adherents4.1%4.0%3.3%3.0%17.3%
Congregations6.1%8.2%2.0%2.0%46.9%
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: 14
Island County:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Island County:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
Island County:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 59
Here:

7.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.9%
Washington:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Island County:

24.1%
Washington:

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

9.9%
State:

13.9%

10.60% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($42,148 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.60%
Washington average:

6.54%

0.86% of residents moved from foreign countries ($2,319 average AGI)
Island County:

0.86%
Washington average:

0.14%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Snohomish County, WA  1.33% ($48,600 average AGI)
from King County, WA  0.92% ($58,486)
from Skagit County, WA  0.50% ($34,783)


10.68% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,745 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.68%
Washington average:

6.20%

0.65% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,789 average AGI)
Island County:

0.65%
Washington average:

0.14%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Snohomish County, WA  1.56% ($42,002 average AGI)
to King County, WA  0.87% ($42,172)
to Skagit County, WA  0.73% ($36,036)

Strongest AM radio stations in North Whidbey:

  • KAPS (660 AM; 10 kW; MOUNT VERNON, WA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KWDB (1110 AM; daytime; 1 kW; OAK HARBOR, WA; Owner: WEST BEACH BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KRPI (1550 AM; 50 kW; FERNDALE, WA; Owner: BBC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KRKO (1380 AM; 50 kW; EVERETT, WA; Owner: S-R BROADCASTING, CO.)
  • KARI (550 AM; 25 kW; BLAINE, WA; Owner: WAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKOL (1300 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • 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)
  • KBRC (1430 AM; 5 kW; MOUNT VERNON, WA; Owner: JIM AND ANN KEANE)
  • 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 North Whidbey:

  • KSVR (91.7 FM; MOUNT VERNON, WA; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF SKAGIT VALLEY COLLEGE)
  • KISM (92.9 FM; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: SAGA BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KWPZ (106.5 FM; LYNDEN, WA; Owner: CRISTA MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • K206CU (89.1 FM; MOUNT VERNON, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KAFE (104.3 FM; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: SAGA BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KISW (99.9 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KQBZ (100.7 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KMTT (103.7 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KNDD (107.7 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KYPT (96.5 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KBSG-FM (97.3 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KCMS (105.3 FM; EDMONDS, WA; Owner: CRISTA MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • KBKS (106.1 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KING-FM (98.1 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: CLASSIC RADIO, INC.)
  • KLSY-FM (92.5 FM; BELLEVUE, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO INC.)
  • KPLU-FM (88.5 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: PACIFIC LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY, INC.)
  • KWJZ (98.9 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ORCA RADIO, INC.)
  • KZOK-FM (102.5 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)

TV broadcast stations around North Whidbey:

  • KBCB (Channel 24; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: WORLD TELEVISION OF WASHINGTON, LLC.)
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