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Population in 2010: 109. Population change since 2000: +6.9%
Males: 57  (52.3%)
Females: 52  (47.7%)

Median resident age:  41.8 years
Washington median age:  32.2 years

Zip code: 98283

Estimated median household income in 2012: $30,689 (it was $48,750 in 2000)
Rockport:

$30,689
WA:

$57,573
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $26,379

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $381,446 (it was $97,000 in 2000)
Rockport:

$381,446
WA:

$243,000
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $159,162; Detached houses: $159,162
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  • White alone - 105 (96.3%)
  • Hispanic - 2 (1.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.9%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.9%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Rockport: 92.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (100.0%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 275 feet

Land area: 0.37 square miles.

Population density: 291 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Rockport:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 48.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rockport CDP:

  • Never married: 0.0%
  • Now married: 65.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 34.8%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

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+: Seattle, WA (68.5 miles , pop. 563,374).

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

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.4%
Washington:

6.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (50%)
  • Public administration (50%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (100%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)


Average climate in Rockport, Washington

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Earthquake activity:

Rockport-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Washington state average. It is 101% 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 4/29/1965 at 15:28:43, a magnitude 6.6 (6.6 UK, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 87.7 miles away from Rockport 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 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
On 1/29/1995 at 03:11:22, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB, 4.5 MS, 5.1 MW, 5.0 MD, Depth: 10.7 mi) earthquake occurred 83.8 miles away from Rockport center
On 6/23/1997 at 19:13:27, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, 4.9 MD, Depth: 4.5 mi) earthquake occurred 76.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), 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: 11, Storms: 9, Mudslides: 6, Landslides: 5, Winter Storms: 5, Snows: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Wind: 1, Earthquake: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Political contributions by individuals in Rockport, WA

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rockport:

  • Skagit Valley College (about 33 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,820)
  • Everett Community College (about 44 miles; Everett, WA; FT enrollment: 3,612)
  • Western Washington University (about 45 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 12,991)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 47 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 2,471)
  • University of Washington-Bothell Campus (about 58 miles; Bothell, WA; FT enrollment: 2,021)
  • Edmonds Community College (about 58 miles; Lynnwood, WA; FT enrollment: 4,635)
  • Shoreline Community College (about 62 miles; Shoreline, WA; FT enrollment: 3,488)

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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
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 27.1. This is about average.
City:

27.1
U.S.:

32.0
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.:

29.4
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.78. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

8.78
U.S.:

9.59

Drinking water stations with addresses in Rockport and their reported violations in the past:

SKAGIT RIVER RESORT, LLC (Population served: 108, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
WILDERNESS VILLAGE TRAILER PARK (Population served: 90, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 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.
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly 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 below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Rockport travel time to work - commute


Rockport mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (51%)
  • Electricity (49%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Rockport CDP (based on Skagit County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 43.50%
Here43.5%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaAssemblies of GodUnited Methodist ChurchLDS (Mormon) Church
Adherents42.2%12.0%6.7%5.6%5.5%
Congregations6.7%10.6%10.6%7.7%5.8%
NameBaptist General ConferenceSouthern Baptist ConventionInternational Church of the Foursquare GospelAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAOther
Adherents3.0%3.0%2.3%2.1%17.7%
Congregations1.0%4.8%2.9%3.8%46.2%
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: 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%

8.09% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($46,767 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.09%
Washington average:

7.86%

0.20% of residents moved from foreign countries ($936 average AGI)
Skagit County:

0.20%
Washington average:

0.26%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Snohomish County, WA  1.32% ($42,390 average AGI)
from Whatcom County, WA  1.06% ($40,460)
from King County, WA  0.84% ($59,633)


6.76% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($37,564 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.76%
Washington average:

7.07%

0.12% of residents moved to foreign countries ($540 average AGI)
Skagit County:

0.12%
Washington average:

0.16%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Snohomish County, WA  1.23% ($42,823 average AGI)
to Whatcom County, WA  0.85% ($31,050)
to King County, WA  0.74% ($32,387)

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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