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Whatcom County, Washington (WA)


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County population in 2012: 205,262 (74% urban, 26% rural); it was 166,814 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 35,130
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 14,775
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 40,871
Renter-occupied apartments: 30,465 (it was 23,575 in 2000)
% of renters here:

37%
State:

36%

Land area: 2120 sq. mi.
Water area: 384.0 sq. mi.
Population density: 96 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Whatcom County: 98.6 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (21.5%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (14.7%), Educational,health and social services (14.5%), Retail trade (11.4%), Finance,insurance,real estate,and rental and leasing (10.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 58%
  • Government: 10%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 33%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Whatcom County, Washington:


Median resident age:  36.0 years
Washington median age:  37.0 years

Males: 99,635  (40.9%)
Females: 101,505  (59.1%)

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Whatcom County,WA real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Whatcom County:

2.0 people
Washington:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $46,490 ($40,005 in 1999)
This county:

$46490
Washington:

$56548

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $713 (lower quartile is $570, upper quartile is $911)
This county:

$713
State:

$801


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $296,600 (it was $149,500 in 2000)
Whatcom County:

$296,600
Washington:

$287,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $213,900 - $431,200

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $384,395
Here:

$384,395
State:

$367,029

Townhouses or other attached units: $262,858
Here:

$262,858
State:

$319,220

In 2-unit structures: $387,301
Here:

$387,301
State:

$407,598

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $194,297
Here:

$194,297
State:

$312,031

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $220,642
Here:

$220,642
State:

$300,621

Mobile homes: $113,589
Here:

$113,589
State:

$80,529

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $46,716
Here:

$46,716
State:

$62,453
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,632
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $448

Institutionalized population: 1,259

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Whatcom County, WA map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $2,260 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $1,870 (0.6%)


Whatcom County household income distribution in 2009 Whatcom County home values distribution


Whatcom County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 16.3%

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 16.3%
Whatcom County:

16.3%
Washington:

12.3%
Median age of residents in 2010: 36 years old
(Males: 35 years old, Females: 37 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 39 years old, Black residents: 26 years old, American Indian residents: 29 years old, Asian residents: 33 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 22 years old, Other race residents: 24 years old)

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

14.2%
Whole state:

10.6%

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

6.0%
Whole state:

4.6%

Area name: Bellingham, WA MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Whatcom County is $571 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $716 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1045 a month.

Cities in this county include: Bellingham, Lynden, Ferndale, Birch Bay, Sudden Valley, Blaine, Marietta-Alderwood, Peaceful Valley, Geneva, Everson.

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

2005 air pollution in Whatcom County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.064 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Below U.S. average.
Ozone (8-hour): 0.055 ppm (standard limit: 0.08 ppm). Significantly below U.S. average.


Local government website: www.co.whatcom.wa.us

Click to draw/clear Whatcom County borders

Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Whatcom County: Mountain Home Camp (A), Winchester Mountain Lookout (B), Vista Viewpoint (C), Upper Baker Lake Viewpoint (D), Shannon Creek Campground (E), Schriebers Meadow Trailhead (F), Mirror Lake Siding (G), Shuksan Campground (H), Shuksan (I), Perry Creek Shelter (J), Bartlett Beach (K), Bellingham Omni Radio Range Station (L), Tapto Camp (M), Shuksan (N), Diable Vista (O), Desolation Peak Lookout Station (P), Fourmile Camp (Q), Colonial Creek Campground (R), Cat Island Campground (S), Gorge Powerhouse (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Whatcom County include: Good Shepherd Community Church (A), Sunrise Church (B), Glendale Church (C), River of Life Community Church (D), Grace Baptist Church (E), Lummi Island Congregational Church (F), Northlake Community Church (G), Evergreen Community Church (H), Mount Baker Church of Christ (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Green Acres Memorial Park (1), Greenwood Cemetery (2), Haynie Cemetery (3), Indian Joe Cemetery (4), Kulshan Cemetery (5), Nooksack Cemetery (6), Saxon Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Shull Lake (A), Shuksan Lake (B), Green Lake (C), Noname Lake (D), Tuckway Lake (E), Lost Lake (F), Kidney Lakes (G), Middle Lakes (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Bagley Creek (A), Baker River (B), Bald Eagle Creek (C), Bar Creek (D), Barometer Creek (E), Barron Creek (F), Bear Creek (G), Beebe Creek (H), Benson Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Whatcom County include: Tenwent Lake State Wildlife Recreation Area (1), North Cascades National Park (2), Ross Lake National Recreation Area (3), Lake Terrell State Game Refuge (4), Silver Lake Park (5), Lummi Marine Park (6), Larrabee State Park (7), Samish Park (8), Hovander Homestead Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beaches: Neontawanta Beach (A), Hermosa Beach (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Okanogan County , Skagit County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 19,135
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 87.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 27.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 16,342 (40% naturalized citizens)

Whatcom County:

9.8%
Whole state:

10.4%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 90.9%

Whatcom County marital status for males
Whatcom County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Whatcom County with a mortgage: 21,858 (2,644 second mortgage, 2,152 home equity loan, 81 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 8,354

Here:

72.3% with mortgage
State:

75.4% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 29.37%
Here29.4%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 48,995
Total congregations: 145

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchChristian Reformed Church in North AmericaAssemblies of GodLDS (Mormon) ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in America
Adherents13,290 (27.1%)5,125 (10.5%)3,588 (7.3%)3,577 (7.3%)3,408 (7.0%)
Congregations7 (4.8%)10 (6.9%)10 (6.9%)10 (6.9%)10 (6.9%)
NameReformed Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchEpiscopal ChurchGeneral Association of Regular Baptist ChurchesOther
Adherents1,974 (4.0%)1,688 (3.4%)1,356 (2.8%)1,228 (2.5%)13,761 (28.1%)
Congregations4 (2.8%)7 (4.8%)2 (1.4%)4 (2.8%)81 (55.9%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Whatcom County - Bellingham, Lynden, Ferndale, Birch Bay, Sudden Valley

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 34
This county:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Whatcom 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
This county:

3.80 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 184
Whatcom County:

9.57 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

8.26 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

6.1%
Washington:

7.7%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

23.1%
Washington:

25.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Whatcom County:

14.4%
State:

13.9%


Agriculture in Whatcom County:

Average size of farms: 100 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $193,845
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $1084.68
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 8.50%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 73.60%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $145,200
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 47.33%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 42.31%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $112,458
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 83.70%
Average age of principal farm operators: 53 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 75.94
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 54.67%
All wheat for grain: 470 harvested acres
Vegetables: 654 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 350 acres

Earthquake activity:

Whatcom County-area historical earthquake activity is below Washington state average. It is 69% greater than the overall U.S. average.

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 75.2 miles away from the county 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 11.0 miles away from the county 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 99.8 miles away from the county 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 85.6 miles away from Whatcom County 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 89.3 miles away from the county center
On 11/23/2005 at 20:53:15, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MW, 4.0 MD) earthquake occurred 12.1 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent 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).

Class of Workers


Most common industries in 2009 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (-0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (-0%)
  • Construction (-0%)
  • Food (-0%)
  • Beverage and tobacco products (-0%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (-0%)
  • Apparel (-0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (-0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (-0%)
  • Construction (-0%)
  • Food (-0%)
  • Beverage and tobacco products (-0%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (-0%)
  • Apparel (-0%)
Most common occupations in 2009 (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Top executives (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (3%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (3%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):




Most common first ancestries reported in Whatcom County (%):





Whatcom County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 60,125 (76%)
  • Carpooled: 8,385 (11%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 1,528 (2%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 5 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 8 (0%)
  • Railroad: 15 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 22 (0%)
  • Taxi: 13 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 145 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 1,067 (1%)
  • Walked: 3,287 (4%)
  • Other means: 665 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 3,998 (5%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Whatcom County, Washington in 2000:

People in group quarters in Whatcom County, Washington in 2010:


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $54,238.

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%

3.61% relocated from other counties in Washington ($16,901 average AGI)
3.57% relocated from other states ($26,284 average AGI)
Whatcom County:

3.57%
Washington average:

3.90%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


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)
from Pierce County, WA  0.24% ($32,610)
from Island County, WA  0.17% ($32,293)
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.15% ($65,899)
from Spokane County, WA  0.14% ($28,167)


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%

3.86% relocated to other counties in Washington ($17,907 average AGI)
2.79% relocated to other states ($14,613 average AGI)
Whatcom County:

2.79%
Washington average:

3.17%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


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)
to Pierce County, WA  0.24% ($31,244)
to Spokane County, WA  0.13% ($32,467)
to Thurston County, WA  0.12% ($31,613)
to Maricopa County, AZ  0.11% ($35,753)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.6

Births per 1000 population in Whatcom County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 7.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Whatcom County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 4.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.3

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Whatcom County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 23,740 (20,437 aged, 3,303 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 0.56
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 7470.850
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 130.430
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 30964.05

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1095
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 752.160
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 8.18

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 45.27
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 103.560

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 12.54

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 24.9. This is less than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 142.0. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

 

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 71.4
  • Poisoning - 32.9
  • Suffocation - 25.7
  • Other - 12.0

Household type by relationship:

Households: 195,436

Size of family households: 23,064 2-persons, 10,395 3-persons, 8,851 4-persons, 3,982 5-persons, 1,545 6-persons, 1,025 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 22,357 1-person, 6,466 2-persons, 1,447 3-persons, 792 4-persons, 273 5-persons, 112 6-persons, 61 7-or-more-persons.

90.8% of residents of Whatcom County speak English at home.
3.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (56% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 20% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
3.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (62% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
1.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (48% speak English very well, 32% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (71% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $1,167,230,000 ($6479 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $377,871,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $398,476,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $134,734,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $15,458,000
Federal grants: $175,095,000
Federal procurement contracts: $372,836,000 ($345,543,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $70,630,000 ($4,778,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $102,752,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $84,042,000
Federal Government insurance: $222,254,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 10,485
Here:

57 per 1000 residents
State:

66 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 6,739
Here:

37 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +3,425
Here:

+19 per 1000 residents
State:

+21 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +9,821
Here:

+54 per 1000 residents
State:

+13 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Whatcom County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 49.75 millions of gallons per day (9% from ground, 91% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.0
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.0
State:

3.9

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Whatcom County, Washington
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 164
  • 2 rooms: 679
  • 3 rooms: 1,717
  • 4 rooms: 4,793
  • 5 rooms: 8,335
  • 6 rooms: 9,227
  • 7 rooms: 6,698
  • 8 rooms: 4,532
  • 9+ rooms: 4,726
  • 1 room: 1,729
  • 2 rooms: 2,911
  • 3 rooms: 4,145
  • 4 rooms: 6,177
  • 5 rooms: 3,995
  • 6 rooms: 2,554
  • 7 rooms: 1,139
  • 8 rooms: 515
  • 9+ rooms: 410
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Whatcom County, Washington
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 177
  • 1 bedroom: 1,706
  • 2 bedrooms: 9,812
  • 3 bedrooms: 20,034
  • 4 bedrooms: 7,118
  • 5+ bedrooms: 2,024
  • no bedroom: 1,933
  • 1 bedroom: 5,893
  • 2 bedrooms: 9,146
  • 3 bedrooms: 4,708
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,529
  • 5+ bedrooms: 366
Cars and other vehicles available in Whatcom County, Washington in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 1,178
  • 1 vehicle: 9,835
  • 2 vehicles: 19,400
  • 3 vehicles: 7,262
  • 4 vehicles: 2,139
  • 5+ vehicles: 1,057
  • no vehicle: 3,144
  • 1 vehicle: 10,127
  • 2 vehicles: 7,147
  • 3 vehicles: 2,104
  • 4 vehicles: 749
  • 5+ vehicles: 304

47% of Whatcom County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 54% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 59% lived in Washington.

Whatcom County:

46.7%
State average:

50.2%


Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $139,000


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Whatcom County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (53.9%)
  • Electricity (20.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (14.7%)
  • Wood (7.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3.5%)
  • Electricity (57.2%)
  • Utility gas (29.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6.0%)
  • Wood (3.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.1%)
  • Other fuel (1.0%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2,085
Here:

11.3%
Washington:

9.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 769
Here:

8.6%
Washington:

7.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 887
Here:

5.0%
Washington:

15.7%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue

Whatcom County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:


Whatcom County government finances - Revenue in 2006:


Whatcom County government finances - Debt in 2006:


Whatcom County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Whatcom County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Whatcom County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)



Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 27 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
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 ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED837$226,9061,330$240,3107,256$228,148343$169,12028$2,807,821736$231,501404$160,829
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED73$207,137158$239,424829$227,60847$120,9361$1,125,000103$194,95156$146,232
APPLICATIONS DENIED150$209,413206$246,6601,772$249,977113$155,5663$792,000207$222,705129$142,403
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN109$223,257187$229,6261,246$240,37566$164,5614$1,690,000141$224,54686$161,709
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS19$236,63220$236,700197$258,90416$154,1250$023$162,43511$193,636
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 26 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED158$252,380129$268,7216$223,3330$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED44$280,72753$275,1513$239,0000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED32$238,50058$276,7762$364,0001$245,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN16$289,56311$292,0912$292,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS7$220,0003$253,6672$279,5000$0
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Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value


Most common first names in Whatcom County, WA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John88476.3 years
William60476.1 years
Robert55673.5 years
Mary51780.4 years
James44872.6 years
George42678.0 years
Charles37276.9 years
Margaret31181.0 years
Helen30080.7 years
Dorothy29180.7 years
Most common last names in Whatcom County, WA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson39579.4 years
Smith31578.6 years
Anderson24777.8 years
Brown16779.0 years
Nelson15479.7 years
Jones14278.8 years
Miller13475.2 years
Wilson13276.7 years
Thompson11576.0 years
Williams11276.3 years
Businesses in Whatcom County, WA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven4LensCrafters1
AT&T2Little Caesars Pizza6
Abercrombie & Fitch1Lowe's1
Ace Hardware3Macy's2
Aeropostale1MasterBrand Cabinets5
American Eagle Outfitters1Maurices1
Applebee's1McDonald's8
Arby's2Men's Wearhouse1
Baskin-Robbins1Motel 61
Bath & Body Works1Motherhood Maternity2
Bed Bath & Beyond1New Balance6
Best Western1Nike9
Blockbuster4Office Depot1
Budget Car Rental1OfficeMax1
Burger King3Old Country Buffet1
Charlotte Russe1Old Navy1
Chick-Fil-A1Olive Garden1
Cinnabon 1Pac Sun1
Cold Stone Creamery1Panda Express1
Comfort Inn1Payless1
Costco1PetSmart1
Curves4Pier 1 Imports1
Dairy Queen5Pizza Hut1
Days Inn1Quality1
Decora Cabinetry1Quiznos4
Dennys2RadioShack3
Domino's Pizza3Red Robin1
Econo Lodge1Rite Aid8
Famous Footwear1Rodeway Inn1
FedEx29SAS Shoes1
Finish Line1SONIC Drive-In1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Safeway1
Foot Locker1Sears3
GNC5Sprint Nextel2
GameStop2Starbucks12
Gap1Subway17
Goodwill2Super 81
Gymboree1T-Mobile4
H&R Block5T.J.Maxx1
Holiday Inn1Taco Bell2
Hollister Co.1Target1
Home Depot1Toys"R"Us1
Hot Topic1Trader Joe's1
JCPenney1Travelodge1
Jack In The Box4True Value4
Jimmy John's1U-Haul11
Jones New York3UPS35
Journeys1Vans4
KFC1Verizon Wireless2
Kmart1Victoria's Secret1
Kohl's1Vons1
Kroger2Walgreens3
La Quinta1Walmart1
La-Z-Boy1Wendy's2
Lane Bryant1Wet Seal1
Lane Furniture3YMCA1
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