Rockport, Washington

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Population in 2010: 109. Population change since 2000: +6.9%
Males: 62  (57.0%)
Females: 47  (43.0%)
Median resident age:  59.7 years
Washington median age:  37.4 years

Zip code: 98283

Estimated median household income in 2013: $33,215 (it was $48,750 in 2000)
Rockport:

$33,215
WA:

$58,405

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $31,430 (it was $28,372 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $277,920 (it was $97,000 in 2000)
Rockport:

$277,920
WA:

$250,800

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $260,717; Detached houses: $268,748
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  • Races in Rockport, WA (2010)

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    • 10596.3%White alone
    • 21.8%Hispanic
    • 10.9%American Indian alone
    • 10.9%Two or more races
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Rockport: 95.5 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (39.7%), German (13.2%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 275 feet

Land area: 0.37 square miles.

Population density: 291 people per square mile   (very low).

Rockport, Washington map

For population 25 years and over in Rockport:

  • High school or higher: 100.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 11.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 48.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rockport CDP:

  • Never married: 15.3%
  • Now married: 57.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 27.0%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,136 (1.0%)

Rockport satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bellingham, WA (44.1 miles , pop. 67,171).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: East Seattle, WA (65.6 miles , pop. 480,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (1009.7 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Upper Skagit, WA (1.7 miles ), Concrete, WA (2.8 miles ), Marblemount, WA (2.9 miles ), Swede Heaven, WA (3.9 miles ), Darrington, WA (4.0 miles ), Hamilton, WA (4.3 miles ), Cavanaugh, WA (4.5 miles ), Oso, WA (4.6 miles ).

Latitude: 48.49 N, Longitude: 121.60 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 360

Rockport household income distribution Rockport home values distribution

Rockport tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.8%
Washington:

5.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (56%)
  • Manufacturing (44%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (38%)
  • Accommodation and food services (35%)
  • Utilities (26%)
  • 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
  • Construction and extraction occupations (56%)
  • Production occupations (44%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (0%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (65%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (35%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (0%)

Average climate in Rockport, Washington

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Rockport, Washington average temperatures Rockport, Washington average precipitation Rockport, Washington humidity Rockport, Washington wind speed Rockport, Washington snowfall Rockport, Washington sunshine Rockport, Washington clear and cloudy days

Earthquake activity:

Rockport-area historical earthquake activity is near Washington state average. It is 120% 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 95.2 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 106.8 miles away from Rockport 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 87.7 miles away from the city center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 45.5 miles away from the city center
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) earthquake occurred 124.5 miles away from Rockport 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 35.8 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 Skagit County (18) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 9, Mudslides: 6, Landslides: 5, Winter Storms: 5, Snows: 2, Earthquake: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Rockport topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rockport:

  • Skagit Valley College (about 33 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,803)
  • Everett Community College (about 44 miles; Everett, WA; FT enrollment: 5,818)
  • Western Washington University (about 45 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 47 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • University of Washington-Bothell Campus (about 58 miles; Bothell, WA; FT enrollment: 3,902)
  • Cascadia Community College (about 58 miles; Bothell, WA; FT enrollment: 2,238)
  • Edmonds Community College (about 58 miles; Lynnwood, WA; FT enrollment: 7,271)

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Notable locations in Rockport: Howard Miller Steelhead Recreational Vehicle Park (A), Skagit County Fire District 19 Rockport (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Skagit 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 85.1. This is about average.

City:

85.1
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2007 was 17.6. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.6
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 5.99. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 16.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.99
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 0.0%
Average household size:
This place:  2.4 people
Washington:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  62.2%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  2.2%
Whole state:  7.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Rockport compared to Washington state average:

  • Median household income 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

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

Rockport travel time to work - commute Rockport mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (50%)
  • Electricity (29%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (17%)

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 Rockport CDP (based on Skagit County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic19,1777
Evangelical Protestant15,08780
Mainline Protestant7,96430
Other4,26919
None70,404-
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: 30
Skagit County:

2.59 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 11
Skagit County:

0.95 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 47
Skagit County:

4.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 114
Here:

9.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.0%
Washington:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Skagit County:

29.5%
Washington:

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

18.9%
State:

13.9%

5.97% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($49,891 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.97%
Washington average:

6.54%

0.08% of residents moved from foreign countries ($784 average AGI)
Skagit County:

0.08%
Washington average:

0.14%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Snohomish County, WA  0.96% ($38,955 average AGI)
from Whatcom County, WA  0.82% ($39,883)
from King County, WA  0.53% ($115,238)


5.83% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,688 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.83%
Washington average:

6.20%

0.09% of residents moved to foreign countries ($461 average AGI)
Skagit County:

0.09%
Washington average:

0.14%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Snohomish County, WA  1.04% ($41,079 average AGI)
to Whatcom County, WA  0.86% ($32,284)
to King County, WA  0.59% ($44,085)

Strongest AM radio stations in Rockport:

  • KRKO (1380 AM; 50 kW; EVERETT, WA; Owner: S-R BROADCASTING, CO.)
  • KRPI (1550 AM; 50 kW; FERNDALE, WA; Owner: BBC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KAPS (660 AM; 10 kW; MOUNT VERNON, WA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KIXI (880 AM; 50 kW; MERCER ISLAND/SEATTL, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO, INC.)
  • KARI (550 AM; 25 kW; BLAINE, WA; Owner: WAY BROADCASTING, 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.)
  • KJR (950 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA)
  • KPUG (1170 AM; 10 kW; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: SAGA BROADCASTING, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Rockport:

  • K206CU (89.1 FM; MOUNT VERNON, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KSVR (91.7 FM; MOUNT VERNON, WA; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF SKAGIT VALLEY COLLEGE)
  • K205DL (88.9 FM; GRANITE FALLS/EVERET, 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)
  • KISW (99.9 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, 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.)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Rockport)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

6
  • Rockport Sanitary Landfill 2 Mi Se (Lat: 48.465667 Lon: -121.565972), Call Sign: KXD258, Licensee ID: L00007876
    Assigned Frequencies: 47.0200 MHz, 47.1000 MHz, 47.2000 MHz, 47.2400 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/02/2001, Expiration Date: 01/01/2012, Cancellation Date: 07/15/2011
    Registrant: State Of; Dept. Of Transportation Washington, 724 Quince Street Se, Olympia, WA 98504-7359, Phone: (360) 705-7001, Fax: (360) 705-6873, Email:
  • Rockport Sanitary Landfill 2 Mi Se (Lat: 48.465667 Lon: -121.565972), Call Sign: KXV439, Licensee ID: L00007876
    Assigned Frequencies: 46.5400 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/02/2001, Expiration Date: 01/01/2012, Cancellation Date: 08/30/2002
    Registrant: State Of; Dept. Of Transportation Washington, 724 Quince Street Se, Olympia, WA 98504-7359, Phone: (360) 705-7001, Fax: (360) 705-6873, Email:
  • State Patrol Bldg Rockport Dump (Lat: 48.465667 Lon: -121.565972), Call Sign: WQX841
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.675 MHz, 458.675 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/20/2000, Expiration Date: 10/24/2005, Cancellation Date: 08/27/2002
    Registrant: Northwest Regional Council, 600 Lakeway Dr, Bellingham, WA 98225, Phone: (360) 676-6749, Fax: (360) 738-2451, Email:
  • Rockport Dump Near (Lat: 48.465667 Lon: -121.565972), Type: Tower, Structure height: 30 m, Overall height: 37 m, Call Sign: KNAX345
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.770 MHz, 155.370 MHz, 155.475 MHz, 155.505 MHz, 155.970 MHz, 158.790 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/08/2010, Expiration Date: 03/06/2021
    Registrant: State Of Washington, 2803 156th Ave Se, Bellevue, WA 98007, Phone: (425) 401-7805, Fax: (425) 401-7847, Email:
  • Ross Dam 29 Mi Ne (Lat: 48.724861 Lon: -121.059000), Call Sign: KOB239
    Assigned Frequencies: 37.5800 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/13/1998, Expiration Date: 03/17/2003, Cancellation Date: 04/04/2002
    Registrant: Seattle City Light, 700 5th Ave Ste 3100, Seattle, WA 98104-5031
  • Lat: 48.500000 Lon: -121.500000, Call Sign: WQBK657
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.340 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/26/2004, Expiration Date: 10/26/2014, Certifier: Roy Horn
    Registrant: Radio Licensing Services, 4700 Se International Way, Milwaukie, OR 97222, Phone: (503) 794-3761, Fax: (503) 794-3759, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • DAMNATION CR, 2 Miles West Of Babcock (Lat: 48.662333 Lon: -121.297333), Type: Mast, Structure height: 39.6 m, Overall height: 42.6 m, Call Sign: WQMX859
    Assigned Frequencies: 6226.89 MHz, 6835.00 MHz, 6286.19 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/03/2010, Expiration Date: 11/03/2020, Certifier: Pamelia Y Hoof
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:
  • STATION, Rockport Dump (Lat: 48.465667 Lon: -121.565944), Overall height: 10.1 m, Call Sign: WEE370
    Assigned Frequencies: 6715.00 MHz, 6815.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/18/2012, Expiration Date: 07/03/2022
    Registrant: State Of Washington, 2803 156th Ave Se, Bellevue, WA 98007, Phone: (425) 401-7800, Fax: (425) 401-7847, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: KB7REB
    Grant Date: 04/06/1993, Expiration Date: 04/06/2003, Cancellation Date: 04/07/2005
    Registrant: Randall S Versteeg, Box 7, Rockport, WA 98283
  • Call Sign: KD7EKW, Licensee ID: L00296982
    Grant Date: 11/24/2009, Expiration Date: 11/24/2019, Cancellation Date: 08/02/2011
    Registrant: Steve L Nelson, Rockport, WA 98283
  • Call Sign: KE7KJB, Licensee ID: L01233522
    Grant Date: 01/11/2007, Expiration Date: 01/11/2017, Certifier: Karen A Lebens
    Registrant: Karen A Lebens, 503 Diablo, Rockport, WA 98283
  • Call Sign: W7RKO, Previous Call Sign: KD7EKW, Licensee ID: L00296982
    Grant Date: 08/02/2011, Expiration Date: 08/02/2021, Certifier: Steve L Nelson
    Registrant: Steve L Nelson, Rockport, WA 98283

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