Point Roberts, Washington

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Population in July 2007: 1,503.
Males: 764  (50.8%)
Females: 739  (49.2%)
Median resident age:  43.2 years
Washington median age:  35.3 years

Zip code: 98281

Estimated median household income in 2016: $50,969 (it was $36,146 in 2000)
Point Roberts:

$50,969
WA:

$67,106

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $35,916 (it was $25,449 in 2000)

Point Roberts CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $260,866 (it was $124,400 in 2000)
Point Roberts:

$260,866
WA:

$306,400

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $370,356; Detached houses: $399,450; Townhouses or other attached units: $363,522; In 2-unit structures: $236,448; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $306,937; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $292,265; Mobile homes: $130,143; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $96,925
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  • Races in Point Roberts, WA (2000)

    Point Roberts races chart
    • 1,22994.0%White alone
    • 262.0%Asian alone
    • 171.3%Hispanic
    • 131.0%Two or more races
    • 100.8%American Indian alone
    • 80.6%Black alone
    • 40.3%Other race alone
    • 10.08%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Point Roberts detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Point Roberts: 95.5 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 30 feet

Land area: 4.88 square miles.

Population density: 308 people per square mile   (very low).

Point Roberts, Washington map

For population 25 years and over in Point Roberts:

  • High school or higher: 86.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 28.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.0%
  • Unemployed: 6.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Point Roberts CCD:

  • Never married: 20.0%
  • Now married: 62.0%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 5.8%
  • Divorced: 12.3%

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

Point Roberts CCD:  1.0% ($1,305)
Washington:  1.2% ($1,915)
Point Roberts satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bellingham, WA (31.1 miles , pop. 67,171).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Seattle, WA (100.1 miles , pop. 563,374).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (1058.5 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Blaine, WA (3.7 miles ), Birch Bay, WA (3.8 miles ), Custer, WA (4.4 miles ), Ferndale, WA (4.8 miles ), Lummi Reservation, WA (4.9 miles ), Orcas, WA (4.9 miles ), Lynden, WA (5.2 miles ), Marietta-Alderwood, WA (5.2 miles ).

Latitude: 48.99 N, Longitude: 123.05 W

Area code: 360

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.4%
Washington:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Air transportation (12%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (13%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (6%)
  • Publishing, and motion picture and sound recording industries (5%)
  • Other transportation, and support activities, and couriers (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Air transportation workers (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Entertainers and performers, sports, and related workers (5%)
  • Construction laborers (5%)
  • Art and design workers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Business operations specialists (10%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (6%)
  • Printing workers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Top executives (4%)

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

Average climate in Point Roberts, Washington

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Earthquake activity:

Point Roberts-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Washington state average. It is 105% 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 123.1 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 133.3 miles away from Point Roberts 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 120.5 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 133.9 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 100.0 miles away from Point Roberts 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 41.7 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 (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 9, Mudslides: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Snows: 2, Winds: 2, Earthquake: 1, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Point Roberts:

  • ICELANDIC OLD FOLKS HOME (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; BLAINE, WA)
  • STAFHOLT GOOD SAMARITAN CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; BLAINE, WA)

airports located in Point Roberts:

Amtrak stations near Point Roberts:

  • 14 miles: RICHMOND (10251 ST. EDWARD DR.) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones.
  • 15 miles: SURREY (187 176TH ST.) - Bus Station
  • 17 miles: VANCOUVER (1150 STATION ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Point Roberts:

  • Whatcom Community College (about 29 miles; Bellingham, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 32 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 52 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)
  • Peninsula College (about 64 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Everett Community College (about 79 miles; Everett, WA; FT enrollment: 5,818)
  • Edmonds Community College (about 88 miles; Lynnwood, WA; FT enrollment: 7,271)
  • Shoreline Community College (about 92 miles; Shoreline, WA; FT enrollment: 5,026)

Public elementary/middle school in Point Roberts:

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Notable locations in Point Roberts: Point Roberts Port of Entry (A), Northwest Grange (B), Point Roberts Golf and Country Club (C), Whatcom County Fire District 5 (D), Point Roberts Library (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Point Roberts: Trinity Community Lutheran Church (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

Air pollution and air quality trends
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Average household size:
This place:  1.9 people
Washington:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  54.9%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  3.7%
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: 0.3% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

15.0%
Whole state:

10.6%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

5.5%
Whole state:

4.6%

Banks with branches in Point Roberts (2011 data):

  • Banner Bank: Point Roberts Branch at 480 Tyee Dr, branch established on 1996/11/19. 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
  • Sterling Savings Bank: Point Roberts Branch at 476 Tyee Drive, 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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.5
Washington average:

11.3

Point Roberts travel time to work - commute Point Roberts mode of transportation to work chart

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Religion statistics for Point Roberts CCD (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%

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 Point Roberts:

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

  • 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)
  • 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.)

TV broadcast stations around Point Roberts:

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

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • E Side Of Beach Rd 262 S Benson Rd (Lat: 48.988167 Lon: -123.050472), Call Sign: KQS586
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.610 MHzGrant Date: 07/20/1998, Expiration Date: 10/05/2003, Cancellation Date: 03/10/2003Registrant: Northwest Regional Council, 600 Lakeway Dr, Bellingham, WA 98225, Phone: (360) 676-6749, Fax: (360) 738-2451, Email:
  • Benson, Benson Reservoir (Lat: 48.892417 Lon: -123.042694), Type: Tank, Structure height: 15.2 m, Call Sign: WQCU519
    Assigned Frequencies: 467.237 MHzGrant Date: 03/05/2015, Expiration Date: 05/26/2025, Certifier: Dan BourksRegistrant: Business Radio Licensing, 79 Tyee Drive Suite A, Point Roberts, WA 98281, Phone: (360) 945-4696, Fax: (360) 945-3021, Email:
  • Lat: 48.985944 Lon: -123.076861, Call Sign: WQHQ914
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.430 MHz, 159.202 MHz, 159.472 MHzGrant Date: 10/10/2007, Expiration Date: 10/10/2017, Certifier: William G SkinnerRegistrant: Radio Licensing Services, Milwaukie, OR 97269-2161, Phone: (503) 794-3761, Fax: (503) 794-3759, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • Seattle 8, Various Locations (Lat: 48.499750 Lon: -123.060278), Type: N/A, Structure height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WPVU726
    Assigned Frequencies: 952.256 MHz, 928.256 MHzGrant Date: 06/07/2012, Expiration Date: 08/23/2022, Certifier: Jiri SykoraRegistrant: Levine, Blaszak, Block & Boothby, LLP, 2001 L Street, Nw, Suite 900, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 857-2574, Fax: (202) 223-0833, Email:
  • POINT ROBERT, Benson Park Road (Lat: 48.991778 Lon: -123.044806), Type: Mast, Structure height: 61 m, Call Sign: WQQX513
    Assigned Frequencies: 6226.89 MHz, 6595.00 MHzGrant Date: 03/20/2013, Expiration Date: 03/20/2023, Certifier: Charles ClearyRegistrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:
  • PT ROBERTS, 1957 Johnson Rd (Lat: 48.994167 Lon: -123.048056), Type: Tower, Structure height: 60.7 m, Overall height: 61.9 m, Call Sign: WLK850, Licensee ID: L00002167
    Assigned Frequencies: 6286.19 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, 6345.49 MHz, 6404.79 MHzGrant Date: 01/18/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021Registrant: Whidbey Telephone Company

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1
  • 1579 Harbor Seal Dr (Lat: 48.978111 Lon: -123.080778), Type: Bant, Structure height: 27 m, Overall height: 32 m, Call Sign: WQVJ536
    Assigned Frequencies: 122.800 MHzGrant Date: 03/03/2015, Expiration Date: 03/03/2025, Certifier: Bobbie GranleyRegistrant: Aviation Research Corporation Us, 1579 Harbor Seal Drive, Point Roberts, WA 98281, Phone: (360) 945-2962, Fax: (360) 945-2974, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

32 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Point Roberts)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

9 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Point Roberts)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 30
  • Hazardous Condition: 16

Incident types - Point Roberts

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (41%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (29%)
  • Wood (16%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (11%)
  • Other fuel (2%)
  • Utility gas (1%)

Businesses in Point Roberts, WA

  • FedEx: 3
  • UPS: 3

Point Roberts compared to Washington state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly 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.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Point Roberts on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Northern America (population 500+)"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Canada (population 500+)"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Other South America (population 500+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
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