Sumas, Washington

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Population in 2014: 1,348 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +40.4%
Males: 686  (50.9%)
Females: 662  (49.1%)
Median resident age:  30.7 years
Washington median age:  37.7 years

Zip codes: 98295.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $48,628 (it was $29,297 in 2000)
Sumas:

$48,628
WA:

$67,106

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $19,984 (it was $13,497 in 2000)

Sumas city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $227,537 (it was $114,600 in 2000)
Sumas:

$227,537
WA:

$306,400

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $370,356; Detached houses: $399,450; Townhouses or other attached units: $363,522; In 2-unit structures: $236,448; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $306,937; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $292,265; Mobile homes: $130,143; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $96,925

Median gross rent in 2016: $843.

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  • Races in Sumas, WA (2016)

    Sumas races chart
    • 1,32372.1%White alone
    • 38721.1%Hispanic
    • 663.6%Two or more races
    • 331.8%Asian alone
    • 170.9%Black alone
    • 120.7%American Indian alone
    • 50.3%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Sumas: 88.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Dutch (12.6%), Irish (9.2%), German (8.0%), Scottish (5.7%), American (5.5%), English (4.1%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Incorporated in 1891

Elevation: 36 feet

Land area: 1.40 square miles.

Population density: 965 people per square mile   (low).

Sumas,WA real estate house value index trend

Sumas, Washington map

For population 25 years and over in Sumas:

  • High school or higher: 82.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.4%
  • Unemployed: 4.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sumas city:

  • Never married: 30.5%
  • Now married: 49.8%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 3.6%
  • Divorced: 15.0%

329 residents are foreign born (11.6% Latin America, 3.7% North America, 2.3% Asia).

This city:

17.9%
Washington:

13.5%



According to our research of Washington and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Sumas, Washington as of November 18, 2018.
The ratio of number of residents in Sumas to the number of sex offenders is 459 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $2,241 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $2,297 (1.0%)

Sumas satellite photo by USGS

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) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 6 buildings, average cost: $109,000
  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $90,000
  • 1999: 3 buildings, average cost: $98,300
  • 2000: 4 buildings, average cost: $91,600
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $94,000
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $114,000
  • 2003: 11 buildings, average cost: $113,700
  • 2004: 14 buildings, average cost: $146,200
  • 2005: 23 buildings, average cost: $141,700
  • 2006: 13 buildings, average cost: $163,000
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $155,100
  • 2008: 5 buildings, average cost: $163,700
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $223,900
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $133,100
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $126,600
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $128,000
  • 2013: 4 buildings, average cost: $163,300
  • 2014: 5 buildings, average cost: $196,400

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 49.00 N, Longitude: 122.27 W

Sumas household income distribution Sumas home values distribution

Crime rates in Sumas by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Murders 000000001000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.077.20.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 000001020000110
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.086.40.0158.10.00.00.00.074.573.70.0
Robberies 000101010000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.094.10.086.40.079.10.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 111322021110000
per 100,000 101.298.898.5282.2184.0172.90.0158.177.275.374.70.00.00.00.0
Burglaries 42713141011117565702
per 100,000 404.9197.6689.71,223.01,287.9864.3889.2869.6540.5376.5448.4373.1521.60.0144.3
Theft 181831513319373531222617212911
per 100,000 1,821.91,778.73,054.24,797.73,035.91,642.22,991.12,766.82,393.81,656.61,943.21,268.71,564.82,137.1793.7
Auto thefts 202433311003110
per 100,000 202.40.0197.0376.3276.0259.3242.579.177.20.00.0223.974.573.70.0
Arson 000000000001000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.074.60.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 280.5) 139.3106.0208.4392.3270.5276.6201.3359.7309.7107.7124.194.8164.7150.341.8

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Crime rate in Sumas detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 7 (6 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.33
Washington average:

1.44
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.4%
Washington:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +192 (+25.0%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (26%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (17%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (22%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (21%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (14%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (12%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (10%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Sumas: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Sumas, Washington

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 Sumas 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 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 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 Sumas 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 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 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

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

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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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).

Whatcom 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 2013 was 61.5. This is better than average.

City:

61.5
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 12.1. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 18.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.1
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 6.88. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 18.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.88
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 11.4%
(9.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 3.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 69.2% for two or more races residents)
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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.9
Washington average:

11.4

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012 2016

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Religion statistics for Sumas city (based on Whatcom County data)

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
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%

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
Financial Administration 2$9,938$59,6280$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$1,186
Judicial and Legal 1$5,456$65,4721$1,098
Police Protection - Officers 6$56,409$112,8180$0
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$1,020
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$684
Water Supply 1$8,265$99,1801$1,275
Electric Power 1$9,654$115,8480$0
Other and Unallocable 1$5,604$67,2482$241
Totals for Government 12$95,326$95,32612$5,504

Sumas government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $81,000 ($60.09)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $965,000 ($715.88)
    Police Protection: $450,000 ($333.83)
    Sewerage: $234,000 ($173.59)
    Water Utilities: $209,000 ($155.04)
    Regular Highways: $180,000 ($133.53)
    Financial Administration: $156,000 ($115.73)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $120,000 ($89.02)
    General - Other: $66,000 ($48.96)
    Fire Protection: $60,000 ($44.51)
    Corrections - Other: $49,000 ($36.35)
    Parks & Recreation: $47,000 ($34.87)
    Central Staff Services: $19,000 ($14.09)
    Health Services - Other: $5,000 ($3.71)
    Solid Waste Management: $4,000 ($2.97)
    General Public Buildings: $3,000 ($2.23)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $29,000 ($21.51)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $126,000 ($93.47)
    General - Other: $72,000 ($53.41)
    Regular Highways: $60,000 ($44.51)
    Police Protection: $22,000 ($16.32)
    Electric Utilities: $21,000 ($15.58)
    Water Utilities: $3,000 ($2.23)
    Parks & Recreation: $3,000 ($2.23)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $816,000 ($605.34)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $23,000 ($17.06)

Sumas government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $252,000 ($186.94)
    All Other: $9,000 ($6.68)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $18,000 ($13.35)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $334,000 ($247.77)
    Interest Earnings: $62,000 ($45.99)
    Rents: $3,000 ($2.23)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $1,132,000 ($839.76)
    Water Utilities: $347,000 ($257.42)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $103,000 ($76.41)
    General Support: $37,000 ($27.45)
    All Other: $2,000 ($1.48)
  • Tax - Property: $451,000 ($334.57)
    Total General Sales: $113,000 ($83.83)
    Other Selective Sales: $16,000 ($11.87)
    NEC: $12,000 ($8.90)
    Motor Fuels Sales: $0 ($0.00)

Sumas government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $376,000 ($278.93)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $625,000 ($463.65)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $567,000 ($420.62)
    Water Utilities: $352,000 ($261.13)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $58,000 ($43.03)
    Water Utilities: $24,000 ($17.80)

Sumas government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,616,000 ($1198.81)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $139,000 ($103.12)

5.84% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($39,978 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.84%
Washington average:

6.54%

0.12% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,842 average AGI)
Whatcom County:

0.12%
Washington average:

0.14%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from King County, WA  0.83% ($37,411 average AGI)
from Skagit County, WA  0.51% ($32,284)
from Snohomish County, WA  0.51% ($37,944)


5.96% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,736 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.96%
Washington average:

6.20%

0.17% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,448 average AGI)
Whatcom County:

0.17%
Washington average:

0.14%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to King County, WA  1.12% ($30,151 average AGI)
to Snohomish County, WA  0.49% ($34,050)
to Skagit County, WA  0.49% ($39,883)

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:

Dec 13, 1992 04:53 PM, 9, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 8m26ftTotal length
  • $110,000Total costs
  • 8,128Total average daily traffic
  • 1,193Total average daily truck traffic
  • 12,862Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

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 Private Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

7
  • SUMAS CS, 4738 Jones Rd (Lat: 49.001500 Lon: -122.220417), Type: Tower, Structure height: 19.8 m, Call Sign: WNEQ521
    Assigned Frequencies: 6286.19 MHz, 6391.20 MHzGrant Date: 02/22/2012, Expiration Date: 03/12/2022, Certifier: Bryant ReimannRegistrant: Northwest Pipeline Gp, 295 Chipeta Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108, Phone: (801) 584-6068, Fax: (801) 584-7751, Email:
  • STATION, 5.2 Mi E Of Hwy 9 (Lat: 48.909556 Lon: -122.222639), Overall height: 24.4 m, Call Sign: WNEU736
    Assigned Frequencies: 2138.00 MHzGrant Date: 05/17/2008, Expiration Date: 07/21/2018, Cancellation Date: 06/25/2013, Certifier: Gordon D DayRegistrant: Lukas, Nace, Gutierrez & Sachs, LLP, 8300 Greensboro Drive, Ste. 1200, Mclean, VA 22102, Phone: (703) 584-8676, Fax: (703) 584-8696, Email:
  • Sumas, Lat: 48.907333 Lon: -122.223750, Type: Gtower, Structure height: 32.6 m, Call Sign: WQJT378
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHzGrant Date: 12/23/2008, Expiration Date: 12/23/2018, Certifier: Keith K SchefferRegistrant: Startouch Inc., 1354 Pacific Place Ste 102, Ferndale, WA 98248, Phone: (360) 543-5679, Fax: (360) 384-3867, Email:
  • MT SUMAS, Local Forest Service Road; 4.7 Nw Of (Lat: 48.909333 Lon: -122.222611), Type: Tower, Structure height: 57.9 m, Call Sign: WQKV839
    Assigned Frequencies: 6063.80 MHzGrant Date: 09/30/2009, Expiration Date: 09/30/2019, Cancellation Date: 09/06/2011, Certifier: Dave CooperRegistrant: Skagit 911, 2911 E Collage Way #a, Mount Vernon, WA 98273, Phone: (360) 428-3201, Email:
  • MT SUMAS, Local Forest Service Road; 4.7 Nw Of (Lat: 48.909333 Lon: -122.222611), Type: Tower, Structure height: 57.9 m, Call Sign: WQOE460
    Assigned Frequencies: 6063.80 MHzGrant Date: 08/30/2011, Expiration Date: 08/30/2021, Certifier: John WoodcockRegistrant: State Of Washington, 2803 156th Ave Se, Bellevue, WA 98007, Phone: (425) 401-7800, Fax: (425) 401-7847, Email:
  • SUMAS MTN, Sumas Mt. (Lat: 48.907333 Lon: -122.223750), Type: Mast, Structure height: 32.6 m, Call Sign: WQXI526, Licensee ID: L01456256
    Assigned Frequencies: 11565.0 MHz, 11565.0 MHz, 11565.0 MHz, 11565.0 MHz, 11565.0 MHz, 11565.0 MHz, 11565.0 MHz, 11565.0 MHz, 11565.0 MHzGrant Date: 03/15/2016, Expiration Date: 03/15/2026, Certifier: Tim DyckRegistrant: Sound Internet Services Inc, 114 W Magnolia St Ste 400-147, Bellingham, WA 98225, Phone: (360) 676-8772, Email:
  • SUMAS, 3.25 Mi Sse (Lat: 48.948167 Lon: -122.240972), Overall height: 21.6 m, Call Sign: WLM666
    Assigned Frequencies: 6197.20 MHz, 6375.20 MHz, 6345.50 MHz, 6404.80 MHzGrant Date: 07/29/1994, Expiration Date: 02/01/2001Registrant: Western Tele Communications Inc, Denver, CO 80217-5630

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
    Registrant (Individual): Jerry P Trustee Hunter, 9531 Garrison Rd, Sumas, WA 98295
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 04/12/2000
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-135 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 94 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-290 SERIES (140 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 484EJ , Serial Number: 22-1860, Year manufactured: 1954, Airworthiness Date: 06/01/1999
    Registrant (Individual): Michael E Jr Archambault, 4090 Morgan Rd, Sumas, WA 98295

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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 19
  • Hazardous Condition: 6
  • Service Call: 3
  • Good Intent Call: 3

Incident types - Sumas

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Sumas, WA

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (49%)
  • Electricity (41%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Businesses in Sumas, WA

  • FedEx: 2
  • UPS: 4

Sumas compared to Washington state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in 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+)"
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