Sumas, Washington

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Population in 2017: 1,464 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +52.5%
Males: 757  (51.8%)
Females: 707  (48.2%)
Median resident age:

31.3 years
Washington median age:

37.7 years

Zip codes: 98295.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $52,611 (it was $29,297 in 2000)
Sumas:

$52,611
WA:

$70,979

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $21,209 (it was $13,497 in 2000)

Sumas city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $253,522 (it was $114,600 in 2000)
Sumas:

$253,522
WA:

$339,000

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $391,975; detached houses: $414,287; townhouses or other attached units: $409,780; in 2-unit structures: $266,996; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $351,102; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $266,480; mobile homes: $178,217; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $32,464

Median gross rent in 2017: $948.

March 2019 cost of living index in Sumas: 89.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 10.2%
(7.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 4.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 3.8% for other race residents, 48.2% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Sumas, WA (2017)
    • 1,24770.9%White alone
    • 34919.8%Hispanic
    • 1126.4%Two or more races
    • 352.0%Asian alone
    • 201.1%American Indian alone
    • 100.6%Black alone

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



According to our research of Washington and other state lists, there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Sumas, Washington as of May 24, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Sumas is 611 to 1.


Crime rates in Sumas by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(77.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(86.4)
0
(0.0)
2
(158.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(74.5)
1
(73.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(94.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(86.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(79.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
3
(282.2)
2
(184.0)
2
(172.9)
0
(0.0)
2
(158.1)
1
(77.2)
1
(75.3)
1
(74.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(70.1)
0
(0.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
13
(1,223)
14
(1,288)
10
(864.3)
11
(889.2)
11
(869.6)
7
(540.5)
5
(376.5)
6
(448.4)
5
(373.1)
7
(521.6)
0
(0.0)
2
(144.3)
3
(210.4)
5
(336.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
51
(4,798)
33
(3,036)
19
(1,642)
37
(2,991)
35
(2,767)
31
(2,394)
22
(1,657)
26
(1,943)
17
(1,269)
21
(1,565)
29
(2,137)
11
(793.7)
7
(490.9)
8
(537.6)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
4
(376.3)
3
(276.0)
3
(259.3)
3
(242.5)
1
(79.1)
1
(77.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(223.9)
1
(74.5)
1
(73.7)
0
(0.0)
2
(140.3)
1
(67.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(74.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)392.3270.5276.6201.3359.7309.7107.7124.194.8164.7150.341.859.650.4

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City-data.com crime index in Sumas, WA

Crime rate in Sumas detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 7 (6 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.03
Washington average:

1.42
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Ancestries: Dutch (17.2%), Irish (11.3%), German (7.3%), Scottish (7.2%), English (5.2%), Italian (4.9%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Incorporated in 1891

Elevation: 36 feet

Land area: 1.40 square miles.

Population density: 1,048 people per square mile   (low).

Sumas, Washington map

258 residents are foreign born (8.6% Latin America, 4.1% North America, 2.4% Asia).

This city:

14.7%
Washington:

13.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,002 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,536 (0.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bellingham, WA (19.6 miles , pop. 67,171).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Seattle, WA (94.9 miles , pop. 563,374).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (1050.5 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Nooksack, WA (2.3 miles ),
Peaceful Valley, WA (2.6 miles ),
Everson, WA (2.6 miles ),
Kendall, WA (2.8 miles),
Lynden, WA (3.1 miles ),
Maple Falls, WA (3.1 miles ),
Deming, WA (3.4 miles ),
Glacier, WA (4.1 miles)

Latitude: 49.00 N, Longitude: 122.27 W

Distribution of median household income in Sumas, WA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Sumas, WA in 2017
Sumas satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.2%
Washington:

5.2%
Population change in the 1990s: +192 (+25.0%).
Most common industries in Sumas, WA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (12.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (9.3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.8%)
  • Construction (5.8%)
  • Health care (5.8%)
  • Public administration (5.5%)
  • Wood products (3.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (10.6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (9.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.3%)
  • Public administration (8.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.0%)
  • Wood products (5.1%)
  • Computer & electronic products (3.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (15.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (13.1%)
  • Health care (12.6%)
  • Educational services (6.0%)
  • Social assistance (3.8%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.3%)
  • Food (2.7%)
Most common occupations in Sumas, WA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.0%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.5%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.5%)
  • Cashiers (4.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.9%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (7.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.5%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.1%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cashiers (9.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.7%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (6.0%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.5%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5.5%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4.9%)

Average climate in Sumas, Washington

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 61.8. This is better than average.

City:

61.8
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 5.47. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 18.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.47
U.S.:

8.46

Earthquake activity:

Sumas-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Washington state average. It is 106% 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 121.3 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 132.7 miles away from the city 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 116.3 miles away from Sumas 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 141.3 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 11.6 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 83.9 miles away from Sumas 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).
Sumas topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Sumas:

  • CHRISTIAN HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; LYNDEN, WA)

Heliports located in Sumas:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sumas:

  • Whatcom Community College (about 18 miles; Bellingham, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 21 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 39 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)
  • Everett Community College (about 69 miles; Everett, WA; FT enrollment: 5,818)
  • Peninsula College (about 82 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Edmonds Community College (about 82 miles; Lynnwood, WA; FT enrollment: 7,271)
  • University of Washington-Bothell Campus (about 86 miles; Bothell, WA; FT enrollment: 3,902)

Public elementary/middle school in Sumas:

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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Sumas: Sumas - Abbotsford Port of Entry (A), Whatcom County Fire District 14 Station 1 Sumas (B), Sumas Police Department (C), Sumas City Hall (D), Sumas Library (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Sumas: Advent Christian Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Bone Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotel: B & B Border Inn (121 Cleveland Street).

Birthplace of: Joe Cipriano (basketball) - Basketball player-coach, Gale Bishop - Basketball player.

Whatcom County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.7 people
Washington:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

68.3%
Whole state:

64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

8.3%
Whole state:

7.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Banks with branches in Sumas (2011 data):

  • Bank of America, National Association: Sumas Branch at 444-B Cherry Street, branch established on 1967/05/01. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Sumas:

Marital status in Sumas, WA
  • Never married: 25.5%
  • Now married: 55.1%
  • Separated: 0.2%
  • Widowed: 4.3%
  • Divorced: 14.9%

For population 25 years and over in Sumas:

  • High school or higher: 83.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.8%
  • Unemployed: 4.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.7
Washington average:

11.3

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Sumas
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Sumas, WA (based on Whatcom County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
This county:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Whatcom County:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

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.
Washington:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 184
Here:

9.57 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

8.26 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

6.1%
Washington:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Whatcom County:

23.1%
Washington:

25.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.4%
State:

13.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Sumas:

47.5%
State:

49.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

44.0%
Washington:

45.8%

Average BMI:
Sumas:

29.1
Washington:

28.4

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

22.9%
Washington:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Sumas:

12.1%
Washington:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Washington:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

35.3%
Washington:

32.6%

General health condition:
Here:

54.5%
Washington:

55.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Sumas:

78.2%
Washington:

79.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Sumas, WA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 6$56,409$112,8180$0
Financial Administration 2$9,938$59,6280$0
Electric Power 1$9,654$115,8480$0
Water Supply 1$8,265$99,1801$1,275
Judicial and Legal 1$5,456$65,4721$1,098
Other and Unallocable 1$5,604$67,2482$241
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$684
Sewerage 0$0 0$0
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$1,020
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$1,186
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 12$95,326$95,32612$5,504

Sumas government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $1,777,000 ($1213.80)
    Police Protection: $715,000 ($488.39)
    Sewerage: $441,000 ($301.23)
    Water Utilities: $309,000 ($211.07)
    Financial Administration: $130,000 ($88.80)
    Local Fire Protection: $114,000 ($77.87)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $113,000 ($77.19)
    Regular Highways: $99,000 ($67.62)
    Parks and Recreation: $58,000 ($39.62)
    Central Staff Services: $51,000 ($34.84)
    Corrections - Other: $18,000 ($12.30)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $18,000 ($12.30)
    General - Other: $15,000 ($10.25)
    Correctional Institutions: $11,000 ($7.51)
    Health - Other: $6,000 ($4.10)
    General Public Buildings: $4,000 ($2.73)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000 ($0.68)
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,000 ($0.68)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $9,000 ($6.15)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Electric Utilities: $49,000 ($33.47)
    Sewerage: $49,000 ($33.47)
    Parks and Recreation: $7,000 ($4.78)
    Water Utilities: $3,000 ($2.05)
    General - Other: $3,000 ($2.05)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,077,000 ($735.66)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $4,000 ($2.73)

Sumas government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $516,000 ($352.46)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $112,000 ($76.50)
    Other: $29,000 ($19.81)
    Parks and Recreation: $7,000 ($4.78)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $112,000 ($76.50)
    Fines and Forfeits: $66,000 ($45.08)
    Interest Earnings: $5,000 ($3.42)
    Rents: $2,000 ($1.37)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $1,820,000 ($1243.17)
    Water Utilities: $301,000 ($205.60)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $101,000 ($68.99)
    General Local Government Support: $57,000 ($38.93)
    Highways: $56,000 ($38.25)
  • Tax - Property: $503,000 ($343.58)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $193,000 ($131.83)
    Other Selective Sales: $55,000 ($37.57)
    Public Utilities Sales: $53,000 ($36.20)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $16,000 ($10.93)
    Other License: $13,000 ($8.88)

Sumas government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $501,000 ($342.21)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $357,000 ($243.85)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $144,000 ($98.36)

Sumas government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,298,000 ($1569.67)

6.73% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($58,336 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.73%
Washington average:

7.39%

0.08% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,127 average AGI)
Whatcom County:

0.08%
Washington average:

0.11%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from King County, WA  1.01% ($59,114 average AGI)
from Snohomish County, WA  0.55% ($54,871)
from Skagit County, WA  0.52% ($47,402)


5.69% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($49,947 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.69%
Washington average:

6.40%

0.21% of residents moved to foreign countries ($4,517 average AGI)
Whatcom County:

0.21%
Washington average:

0.13%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to King County, WA  0.93% ($46,713 average AGI)
to Skagit County, WA  0.56% ($48,462)
to Snohomish County, WA  0.51% ($43,551)

Businesses in Sumas, WA

  • FedEx: 2
  • UPS: 4

Strongest AM radio stations in Sumas:

  • KRPI (1550 AM; 50 kW; FERNDALE, WA; Owner: BBC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KARI (550 AM; 25 kW; BLAINE, WA; Owner: WAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPUG (1170 AM; 10 kW; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: SAGA BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KGMI (790 AM; 5 kW; BELLINGHAM, WA)
  • KAPS (660 AM; 10 kW; MOUNT VERNON, WA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • 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.)
  • KBAI (930 AM; 1 kW; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: SAGA BROADCASTING, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sumas:

  • 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.)
  • 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)
  • KUGS (89.3 FM; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: WESTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY)
  • K206CU (89.1 FM; MOUNT VERNON, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KZAZ (91.7 FM; BELLINGHAM, WA; Owner: WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Sumas:

  • K36BO (Channel 36; DEMING, WA; Owner: TV DISTRICT #1)

Sumas fatal accident list:

Jul 12, 2017 03:00 PM, Nf - 3065, Lat: 48.943494, Lon: -121.662731, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Dec 13, 1992 04:53 PM, 9, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 14Number of bridges
  • 89ft / 26.8mTotal length
  • $13,811,000Total costs
  • 16,196Total average daily traffic
  • 1,574Total average daily truck traffic
  • 25,030Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Sumas, WA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11910-1919
  • 41940-1949
  • 31950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 11990-1999
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Sumas, WA

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Sumas, WA)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

31 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Sumas)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: ROBINSON HELICOPTER R22 BETA (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 150JH , Serial Number: 2364, Certificate Issue Date: 01/31/2005
    Registrant (Individual): Jerry P Trustee Hunter, 9531 Garrison Rd, Sumas, WA 98295
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 04/12/2000
  • Aircraft: AVIAT AIRCRAFT INC A-1 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING 0-360-A1D (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 400HU , Serial Number: 1346, Year manufactured: 1997, Airworthiness Date: 01/28/1997
    Registrant (Individual): Reported Sale, 115 1st St, Sumas, WA 98295
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 05/30/2018

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
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$198,0601$150,4205$228,7181$98,620
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$01$150,7400$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$02$209,7650$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$01$261,8600$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0102.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2007
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$131,300
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2007 2003

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0102.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Sumas, WA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Sumas, WA - Value

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 10. The highest number of reported fires - 20 took place in 2004, and the least - 1 in 2012. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Sumas, WA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (38.9%), and Outside Fires (34.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Sumas, WA
    • 6538.9%Structure Fires
    • 5734.1%Outside Fires
    • 4124.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 42.4%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Sumas, WA
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Sumas, WA
  • 62.3%Utility gas
  • 22.0%Electricity
  • 5.5%Wood
  • 4.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.4%Other fuel
  • 1.1%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Sumas, WA
  • 59.4%Electricity
  • 40.6%Utility gas


Sumas compared to Washington state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Sumas on our top lists:

  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Guatemala (population 500+)"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Northern America (population 500+)"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Canada (population 500+)"
  • #99 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Pakistan (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+)"
There are 5 pilots and 6 other airmen in this city.
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Total of 4 patent applications in 2008-2020.