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Population in 2010: 6,441. Population change since 2000: +54.6%
Males: 3,205  (49.8%)
Females: 3,236  (50.2%)

Median resident age:  38.9 years
Washington median age:  32.2 years

Zip codes: 98226.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $66,893 (it was $51,843 in 2000)
Sudden Valley:

$66,893
WA:

$57,573
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $31,782

Sudden Valley CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $247,510 (it was $147,100 in 2000)
Sudden Valley:

$247,510
WA:

$243,000
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $334,380; Detached houses: $338,339; Townhouses or other attached units: $183,558; In 2-unit structures: $608,147; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $297,823

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,509.

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Sudden Valley races chart
  • White alone - 5,668 (88.0%)
  • Hispanic - 315 (4.9%)
  • Two or more races - 209 (3.2%)
  • Asian alone - 118 (1.8%)
  • Black alone - 55 (0.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 46 (0.7%)
  • Other race alone - 18 (0.3%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 12 (0.2%)

Races in Sudden Valley detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Sudden Valley: 98.9 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

Ancestries: German (16.5%), Irish (13.5%), English (11.7%), French (4.0%), Polish (3.7%), Norwegian (3.4%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 670 feet

Land area: 6.23 square miles.

Population density: 1,034 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Sudden Valley:

  • High school or higher: 99.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 50.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 13.2%
  • Unemployed: 8.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sudden Valley CDP:

  • Never married: 26.5%
  • Now married: 60.7%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 3.4%
  • Divorced: 8.7%

786 residents are foreign born (4.2% North America, 3.0% Europe).

This place:  11.9%
Washington:  13.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,356 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,438 (0.9%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bellingham, WA (6.5 miles , pop. 67,171).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Seattle, WA (75.7 miles , pop. 563,374).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (1032.5 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Geneva, WA (1.9 miles ), Acme, WA (2.4 miles ), Bellingham, WA (2.5 miles ), Alger, WA (2.6 miles) , Deming, WA (3.0 miles ), Marietta-Alderwood, WA (3.2 miles ), Bow, WA (3.3 miles) , Edison, WA (3.4 miles) .

Latitude: 48.72 N, Longitude: 122.34 W

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.3%
Washington:

6.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (13%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Engineers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)
  • Top executives (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (5%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Business operations specialists (3%)

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Earthquake activity:

Sudden Valley-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Washington state average. It is 94% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/29/1965 at 15:28:43, a magnitude 6.6 (6.6 UK, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 97.1 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 67.1 miles away from Sudden Valley 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 11.9 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 92.2 miles away from the city 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 78.3 miles away from Sudden Valley center
On 4/25/2003 at 10:02:12, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.8 MD, Depth: 31.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 83.9 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 Whatcom County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 8, Mudslides: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Snows: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Landslide: 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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Hospitals/medical centers near Sudden Valley:

  • HIGHLAND CARE CENTER LLC (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; BELLINGHAM, WA)
  • SHUKSAN CONVALESCENT CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; BELLINGHAM, WA)
  • SHUKSAN HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; BELLINGHAM, WA)

Amtrak stations near Sudden Valley:

  • 8 miles: BELLINGHAM (401 HARRIS AVE.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.
  • 20 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 Sudden Valley:

  • Western Washington University (about 7 miles; Bellingham, WA; Full-time enrollment: 12,991)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 9 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 2,471)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 20 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 2,820)
  • Everett Community College (about 50 miles; Everett, WA; FT enrollment: 3,612)
  • Edmonds Community College (about 63 miles; Lynnwood, WA; FT enrollment: 4,635)
  • University of Washington-Bothell Campus (about 67 miles; Bothell, WA; FT enrollment: 2,021)
  • Shoreline Community College (about 68 miles; Shoreline, WA; FT enrollment: 3,488)
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Notable locations in Sudden Valley: Lake Louise Substation (A), Sudden Valley Golf Club (B), Whatcom County Fire District 2 South Whatcom Fire Authority Station 22 (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Lake Louise (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creeks: Austin Creek (A), Beaver Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Whatcom 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)

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2004 was 6.99. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

6.99
U.S.:

11.62
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2008 was 0.703. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.703
U.S.:

2.879
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2008 was 10.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

10.5
U.S.:

10.5


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 7.1%
(4.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 22.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 3.2% for two or more races residents)

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

Percentage of family households:
This place:  71.9%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  8.0%
Whole state:  7.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Sudden Valley, WA

Sudden Valley compared to Washington state average:

  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Sudden Valley travel time to work - commute


Sudden Valley mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (38%)
  • Electricity (27%)
  • Utility gas (25%)
  • Wood (8%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Sudden Valley CDP (based on Whatcom County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 29.37%
Here29.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchChristian Reformed Church in North AmericaAssemblies of GodLDS (Mormon) ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in America
Adherents27.1%10.5%7.3%7.3%7.0%
Congregations4.8%6.9%6.9%6.9%6.9%
NameReformed Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchEpiscopal ChurchGeneral Association of Regular Baptist ChurchesOther
Adherents4.0%3.4%2.8%2.5%28.1%
Congregations2.8%4.8%1.4%2.8%55.9%
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: 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%

7.37% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($44,012 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.37%
Washington average:

7.86%

0.19% of residents moved from foreign countries ($827 average AGI)
Whatcom County:

0.19%
Washington average:

0.26%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from King County, WA  1.00% ($38,498 average AGI)
from Snohomish County, WA  0.52% ($38,803)
from Skagit County, WA  0.50% ($31,050)


6.88% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($33,823 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.88%
Washington average:

7.07%

0.23% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,303 average AGI)
Whatcom County:

0.23%
Washington average:

0.16%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to King County, WA  1.27% ($28,059 average AGI)
to Skagit County, WA  0.64% ($40,460)
to Snohomish County, WA  0.58% ($36,269)

Strongest AM radio stations in Sudden Valley:

  • KGMI (790 AM; 5 kW; BELLINGHAM, WA)
  • KPUG (1170 AM; 10 kW; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: SAGA BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KRPI (1550 AM; 50 kW; FERNDALE, WA; Owner: BBC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KARI (550 AM; 25 kW; BLAINE, WA; Owner: WAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KAPS (660 AM; 10 kW; MOUNT VERNON, WA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KBAI (930 AM; 1 kW; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: SAGA BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KRKO (1380 AM; 50 kW; EVERETT, WA; Owner: S-R BROADCASTING, CO.)
  • KIXI (880 AM; 50 kW; MERCER ISLAND/SEATTL, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO, INC.)
  • KBRC (1430 AM; 5 kW; MOUNT VERNON, WA; Owner: JIM AND ANN KEANE)
  • 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)
  • KKOL (1300 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sudden Valley:

  • 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)
  • 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)
  • KZAZ (91.7 FM; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • 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.)
  • K204BI (88.7 FM; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: PACIFIC LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY INC.)
  • K215DZ (90.9 FM; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON)

TV broadcast stations around Sudden Valley:

  • KVOS-TV (Channel 12; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: ACKERLEY MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KBCB (Channel 24; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: WORLD TELEVISION OF WASHINGTON, LLC.)
  • K36BO (Channel 36; DEMING, WA; Owner: TV DISTRICT #1)


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED15$218,63317$269,83894$234,2245$162,5489$241,2612$104,360
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$198,5501$528,87010$221,0661$89,5601$263,5200$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$251,9903$307,85026$274,8052$199,2352$256,9201$85,770
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$187,8503$307,49715$286,0211$195,5201$238,7800$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$146,9401$159,5403$248,8000$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0008.02

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$309,3702$227,700
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$164,1001$320,600
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$02$225,575
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0008.02

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