San Juan, Washington

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Population in July 2007: 7,447.
Males: 3,613  (48.5%)
Females: 3,834  (51.5%)
Median resident age:  46.5 years
Washington median age:  35.3 years

Zip code: 98250

Estimated median household income in 2012: $52,887 (it was $45,000 in 2000)
San Juan:

$52,887
WA:

$57,573
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $37,900 (it was $30,824 in 2000)

San Juan CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $437,884 (it was $284,700 in 2000)
San Juan:

$437,884
WA:

$243,000
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $664,045; Detached houses: $724,436; Townhouses or other attached units: $295,883; In 2-unit structures: over $1,000,000; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $765,596; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $302,910; Mobile homes: $269,860; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $197,317
San Juan races chart
  • White alone - 6,459 (93.7%)
  • Hispanic - 192 (2.8%)
  • Two or more races - 91 (1.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 59 (0.9%)
  • Asian alone - 61 (0.9%)
  • Black alone - 21 (0.3%)
  • Other race alone - 7 (0.1%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 4 (0.06%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in San Juan: 298.0 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Land area: 61.3 square miles.

Population density: 121 people per square mile   (very low).

San Juan, Washington map

For population 25 years and over in San Juan:

  • High school or higher: 92.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 36.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 13.6%
  • Unemployed: 2.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in San Juan CCD:

  • Never married: 17.4%
  • Now married: 59.9%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 7.2%
  • Divorced: 15.6%

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

San Juan CCD:  0.7% ($2,001)
Washington:  1.2% ($1,915)
San Juan satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bellingham, WA (30.7 miles , pop. 67,171).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Seattle, WA (72.6 miles , pop. 563,374).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (1029.3 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Friday Harbor, WA (1.5 miles ), Lopez, WA (3.0 miles ), Orcas, WA (3.2 miles ), Anacortes, WA (4.6 miles ), Lummi Island, WA (4.7 miles ), Whidbey Island Station, WA (4.9 miles ), Ault Field, WA (5.0 miles ), Lummi Reservation, WA (5.0 miles ).

Latitude: 48.55 N, Longitude: 123.08 W

Area code: 360

San Juan household income distribution San Juan home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

3.7%
Washington:

5.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (26%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (4%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Health care (9%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Construction (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Carpenters (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (4%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (3%)

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Average climate in San Juan, Washington

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

San Juan-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Washington state average. It is 117% 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 93.9 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 103.7 miles away from San Juan 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 92.0 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 103.4 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 78.9 miles away from San Juan 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 46.4 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 San Juan County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Landslides: 2, Mudslides: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near San Juan:

  • LIFE CARE CENTER OF SAN JUAN ISLANDS (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; FRIDAY HARBOR, WA)
  • CAMP ORKILA (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; EASTSOUND, WA)

Amtrak station near San Juan:

  • 16 miles: VICTORIA (1000A WHARF ST.) - Ferry/Bus Station

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to San Juan:

  • Western Washington University (about 30 miles; Bellingham, WA; Full-time enrollment: 13,875)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 32 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Peninsula College (about 35 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 36 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)
  • Everett Community College (about 56 miles; Everett, WA; FT enrollment: 5,818)
  • Edmonds Community College (about 62 miles; Lynnwood, WA; FT enrollment: 7,271)
  • Shoreline Community College (about 65 miles; Shoreline, WA; FT enrollment: 5,026)

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Notable locations in San Juan: American Campsite (A), Old American Legion Hall (B), American Camp (C), Oceanographic Laboratories (D), Turn Rock Light (E), San Juan Island Transfer Station Solid Waste Facility (F), Friday Harbor Ferry Landing (G), San Juan Park Campground (H), English Camp (I), Shipyard Cove Marina (J), Warbass Way Marina (K), Albert Jensen and Sons Marina (L), Roche Harbor Resort Marina (M), Seattle Yacht Club Friday Harbor Outstation (N), Seattle Yacht Club on Henry Island (O), San Juan Island Yacht Club (P), Snug Harbor Marina Resort (Q), Friday Harbor Sewage Treatment Plant (R), San Juan County Fire District 3 Roche Harbor (S), San Juan Island Emergency Medical Services (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in San Juan include: Friday Harbor Seventh Day Adventist Church (A), Saint Francis Parish Catholic Church (B), Saint David's Episcopal Church (C), Friday Harbor Presbyterian Church (D), Islands Community Church (E), Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses (F), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (G), Saint Francis Xavier Mission (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Afterglow Vista Mausoleum (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Zyistra Lake (A), Egg Lake (B), Three Corner Lake (C), Roche Harbor Lake (D), Trout Lake (E), Carefree Lake (F), Lawson Lake (G), Woods Reservoir (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in San Juan include: San Juan Island National Historical Park (1), Circle Park (2), Lime Kiln Point State Park (3), Stuart Island State Park (4), San Juan Park (5), Turn Island State Park (6), Posey Island State Park (7), Pickett's Monument (8). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beaches: South Beach (A), Fourth of July Beach (B), Jackson Beach (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

San Juan 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:  2.2 people
Washington:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  52.2%
Whole state:  66.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  7.7%
Whole state:  6.1%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

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

7.2%
Whole state:

10.6%

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

4.6%
Whole state:

4.6%

People in group quarters in San Juan in 2000:

  • 56 people in nursing homes
  • 8 people in other group homes
  • 7 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 7 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 6 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 5 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 5 people in job corps and vocational training facilities
  • 4 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

San Juan compared to Washington 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.
  • Renting 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.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (53%)
  • Wood (25%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (12%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (9%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • Utility gas (1%)

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 San Juan CCD (based on San Juan County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 17.15%
Here: 17.1%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEpiscopal ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)LDS (Mormon) ChurchSeventh-Day Adventist Church
Adherents49.7%16.2%9.8%9.4%3.2%
Congregations18.2%13.6%4.5%4.5%9.1%
NameFriends (Quakers)Evangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaAssemblies of GodUnitarian Universalist AssociationOther
Adherents3.2%3.1%1.9%1.4%2.2%
Congregations13.6%4.5%4.5%4.5%22.7%
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: 13
San Juan County:

8.56 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

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

1.32 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
San Juan County:

1.32 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 36
Here:

23.71 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.1%
Washington:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
San Juan County:

17.1%
Washington:

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

16.9%
State:

13.9%

6.55% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($61,040 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.55%
Washington average:

6.54%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from King County, WA  1.19% ($35,569 average AGI)
from Whatcom County, WA  0.40% ($34,792)
from Skagit County, WA  0.30% ($37,333)


5.97% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($41,031 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.97%
Washington average:

6.20%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to King County, WA  0.99% ($43,050 average AGI)
to Whatcom County, WA  0.50% ($25,500)
to Skagit County, WA  0.27% ($40,813)

Strongest AM radio stations in San Juan:

  • KARI (550 AM; 25 kW; BLAINE, WA; Owner: WAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KRPI (1550 AM; 50 kW; FERNDALE, WA; Owner: BBC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KAPS (660 AM; 10 kW; MOUNT VERNON, WA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • KGNW (820 AM; 50 kW; BURIEN-SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KKOL (1300 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KRKO (1380 AM; 50 kW; EVERETT, WA; Owner: S-R BROADCASTING, CO.)
  • KTTH (770 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KPUG (1170 AM; 10 kW; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: SAGA BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KOMO (1000 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KGMI (790 AM; 5 kW; BELLINGHAM, WA)
  • KYCW (1090 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in San Juan:

  • 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)
  • 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.)
  • 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.)
  • KUGS (89.3 FM; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: WESTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around San Juan:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Mt. Constitution (Lat: 48.679833 Lon: -122.841306), Structure height: 122 m, Call Sign: KPL441, Licensee ID: L00016454
    Assigned Frequencies: 450.980 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/27/1991, Expiration Date: 02/01/1998, Cancellation Date: 09/24/2000
    Registrant: San Juan Radio, Inc., 2340 East Sunset Drive, Bellingham, WA 98226

San Juan on our top lists:

  • #81 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #18 (98250) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Scandinavian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #100 (98250) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Welsh first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2003"
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