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98230 Zip Code (Birch Bay, WA) Detailed Profile




Cities: Birch Bay, WA (32.02%), Blaine, WA (16.13%)
County: Whatcom County, WA
Estimated zip code population in 2017: 16,831
Zip code population in 2010: 15,710
Zip code population in 2000: 10,743

Houses and condos: 9,404
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,759
% of renters here:

25%
State:

37%
March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 98230: 98.6 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 43.8 sq. mi.
Water area: 4.8 sq. mi.
Population density: 385 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 98230
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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2017:
This zip code:

0.8% ($2,523)
Washington:

1.0% ($3,226)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,488 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,590 (0.8%)

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Males: 8,526  (50.7%)
Females: 8,305  (49.3%)

For population 25 years and over in 98230:

  • High school or higher: 93.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 29.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.4%
  • Unemployed: 8.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 98230:

  • Never married: 20.4%
  • Now married: 59.7%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 4.8%
  • Divorced: 13.1%

Zip code 98230 compared to state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Races in zip code 98230 (2017)
    • 13,361124.4%White
    • 8898.3%Hispanic or Latino
    • 5695.3%Asian
    • 4754.4%Two or more races
    • 1571.5%Black
    • 1401.3%American Indian
    • 960.9%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander
    • 230.2%Some other race
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Urban population: 12,782
Rural population: 4,048

Estimated median house/condo value in 2017: $304,977
98230:

$304,977
Washington:

$339,000



According to our research of Washington and other state lists, there were 9 registered sex offenders living in 98230 zip code as of January 26, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in zip code 98230 is 1,793 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this zip code is lower than the state average.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

48.9 years
Washington median age:

37.7 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.3 people
Washington:

2.6 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 98230, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $73,613 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$73,613
State:

$69,533

Salary/wage: $55,405 (reported on 78.1% of returns)
Here:

$55,405
State:

$57,267
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 72.2% for AGIs below $25k, 72.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 72.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 72.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 68.8% for AGIs $100k-200k, 35.1% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $2,524 (reported on 38.2% of returns)
This zip code:

$2,524
Washington:

$1,816
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.9% for AGIs below $25k, 0.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.2% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.7% for AGIs over 200k)

Ordinary dividends: $9,533 (reported on 19.8% of returns)
Here:

$9,533
State:

$8,163
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.9% for AGIs below $25k, 1.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.7% for AGIs $100k-200k, 4.2% for AGIs over 200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$25,134 (reported on 18.3% of returns)
Here:

+$25,134
State:

+$21,568
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.6% for AGIs $100k-200k, 15.8% for AGIs over 200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$15,437 (reported on 13.7% of returns)
Here:

+$15,437
State:

+$16,521
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.0% for AGIs below $25k, 3.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.1% for AGIs $100k-200k, 2.7% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $22,386 (reported on 12.6% of returns)
98230:

$22,386
Washington:

$18,648
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.5% for AGIs below $25k, 3.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 4.5% for AGIs $100k-200k, 3.8% for AGIs over 200k)

Self-employment retirement plans: $18,700 (reported on 0.4% of returns)
98230:

$18,700
Washington:

$20,087

Total itemized deductions: $23,032 (17% of AGI, reported on 34.6% of returns)
Here:

$23,032
State:

$23,872

Here:

17.0% of AGI
State:

18.2% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 16.0% for AGIs below $25k, 10.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 12.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 13.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 12.9% for AGIs $100k-200k, 6.9% for AGIs over 200k)

Charity contributions: $4,813 (reported on 25.3% of returns)
Here:

$4,813
State:

$4,465
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.7% for AGIs below $25k, 1.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.6% for AGIs $100k-200k, 2.3% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxes paid: $5,852 (reported on 34.0% of returns)
98230:

$5,852
State:

$6,400
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.8% for AGIs below $25k, 2.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.5% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.9% for AGIs over 200k)

Earned income credit: $2,015 (reported on 13.7% of returns)
Here:

$2,015
State:

$2,073
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.7% for AGIs below $25k, 1.0% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 43.3%
Here:

43%
State:

43%
(% for various income ranges: 34.5% for AGIs below $25k, 39.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 44.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 48.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 55.8% for AGIs $100k-200k, 81.5% for AGIs over 200k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 98230, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $58,061 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$58,061
State:

$54,331

Salary/wage: $42,129 (reported on 78.6% of returns)
Here:

$42,129
State:

$45,761
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 345.1% for AGIs below $10k, 72.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 75.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 73.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 68.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 38.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $3,157 (reported on 46.7% of returns)
This zip code:

$3,157
Washington:

$2,110
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 46.8% for AGIs below $10k, 2.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.9% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $5,810 (reported on 25.0% of returns)
Here:

$5,810
State:

$5,879
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 27.0% for AGIs below $10k, 1.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$32,687 (reported on 24.1% of returns)
Here:

+$32,687
State:

+$15,835
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -15.1% for AGIs below $10k, 0.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 26.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$12,324 (reported on 16.1% of returns)
Here:

+$12,324
State:

+$13,994
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -31.0% for AGIs below $10k, 4.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 3.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 4.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.4% for AGIs over 100k)

IRA payment deduction: $3,247 (reported on 2.8% of returns)
98230:

$3,247
Washington:

$3,001
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.6% for AGIs below $10k, 0.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Self-employed pension: $14,725 (reported on 0.7% of returns)
Here:

$14,725
Washington:

$14,244

Total itemized deductions: $18,425 (19% of AGI, reported on 37.0% of returns)
Here:

$18,425
State:

$19,669

Here:

19.1% of AGI
State:

20.7% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 85.9% for AGIs below $10k, 14.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 14.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 16.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 17.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 7.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $2,721 (3% of AGI, reported on 29.9% of returns)
Here:

$2,721
State:

$3,569

Here:

2.6% of AGI
State:

3.5% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.4% for AGIs below $10k, 1.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $9,927 (reported on 75.7% of returns)
98230:

$9,927
State:

$9,065
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 10.8% for AGIs below $10k, 4.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 18.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,624 (reported on 13.5% of returns)
Here:

$1,624
State:

$1,607

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 52.2%
Here:

52%
State:

49%
(% for various income ranges: 41.7% for AGIs below $10k, 48.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 50.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 52.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 65.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 72.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2017:
This zip code:

$67,151
Washington:

$70,979
Birch Bay, WA (98230) map Nearest zip codes: 98240, 98248, 98264, 98225, 98262, 98226.
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Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

43.2%
Washington:

47.8%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

6.2%
Washington:

7.6%
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 756
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 6,419


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 186 (170 now married, 17 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 2,713 (1,541 now married, 1,158 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 98230 with a mortgage: 3,433 (62 second mortgage, 319 home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,976

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,556
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $499

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2017:
This zip code:

13.0%
Whole state:

11.0%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2017:
This zip code:

7.9%
Whole state:

6.0%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.1
State:

6.5
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.0
  • Notable locations in this zip code not listed on our city pages

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  • Notable locations in zip code 98230: Haynie Grange (A), Cherry Point Refinery (B), Puget Sound Energy Whitehorn Point Whitehorn Generating Station (C), Port of Blaine (D), Pacific Highway Port of Entry (E), Peace Arch Port of Entry (F), Loomis Trail Golf and Country Club (G), Semiahmoo Golf and Country Club (H), Birch Bay Village Golf Course (I), Dakota Creek Golf Course (J), Birch Bay Village Marina (K), Semiahmoo Marina (L), Semiahmoo Yacht Club (M), Blaine Wastewater Treatment Plant (N), Birch Bay Sewage Treatment Plant (O), Whatcom County Fire District 7 Grandview Road (P), North Whatcom Fire and Rescue Station 65 Haynie (Q), North Whatcom Fire and Rescue Station 61 Blaine (R), Stafholt Good Samaritan Center (S), Blaine Police Station (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Churches in zip code 98230 include: Grace Lutheran Church (A), Christ Community Church (B), North Bay Christ the King Community Church (C), Blaine Christian Fellowship Church (D), Bay Community Baptist Church (E), Christ Episcopal Church (F), Peace Arch Assembly of God Church (G), Birch Bay Bible Community Church (H), Northwood Alliance Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemeteries: Kulshan Cemetery (1), Blaine Cemetery (2), Hillsdale Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Reservoirs: Unruh Reservoir (A), Blaine Reservoir (B), Heide Pond (C), Olason Reservoir (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Creeks: California Creek (A), Dakota Creek (B), Terrell Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Parks in zip code 98230 include: Skallman Park (1), Birch Bay State Park (2), Lincoln Park (3), Peace Arch State Park (4), Montfort Park (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 3362014 or later
  • 2932010 to 2013
  • 1,9492000 to 2009
  • 1,6341990 to 1999
  • 1,1281980 to 1989
  • 1,5151970 to 1979
  • 7581960 to 1969
  • 6561950 to 1959
  • 3841940 to 1949
  • 8101939 or earlier
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Birch Bay, WA (98230)
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Birch Bay, WA (98230)
  • 17no bedroom
  • 1571 bedroom
  • 8432 bedrooms
  • 2,9073 bedrooms
  • 1,1894 bedrooms
  • 2935+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Birch Bay, WA (98230)
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Birch Bay, WA (98230)
  • 45no bedroom
  • 2721 bedroom
  • 7622 bedrooms
  • 5013 bedrooms
  • 1354 bedrooms
  • 415+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Birch Bay, WA (98230) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Birch Bay, WA (98230) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 83no vehicle
  • 1,3431 vehicle
  • 2,2872 vehicles
  • 1,1363 vehicles
  • 3394 vehicles
  • 2375+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Birch Bay, WA (98230) in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Birch Bay, WA (98230) in renter-occupied apartments
  • 108no vehicle
  • 9071 vehicle
  • 5452 vehicles
  • 1493 vehicles
  • 574 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

  • Zip code 98230 household income distribution in 2017

  • Zip code 98230 household income distribution in 2017
  • 485Less than $10,000
  • 265$10,000 to $14,999
  • 282$15,000 to $19,999
  • 441$20,000 to $24,999
  • 186$25,000 to $29,999
  • 226$30,000 to $34,999
  • 291$35,000 to $39,999
  • 312$40,000 to $44,999
  • 246$45,000 to $49,999
  • 508$50,000 to $59,999
  • 1,067$60,000 to $74,999
  • 1,115$75,000 to $99,999
  • 660$100,000 to $124,999
  • 393$125,000 to $149,999
  • 333$150,000 to $199,999
  • 351$200,000 or more
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2017 in zip code 98230

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2017 in zip code 98230
  • 88Less than $10,000
  • 14$10,000 to $14,999
  • 26$15,000 to $19,999
  • 15$20,000 to $24,999
  • 14$25,000 to $29,999
  • 13$30,000 to $34,999
  • 15$35,000 to $39,999
  • 13$50,000 to $59,999
  • 27$60,000 to $69,999
  • 14$70,000 to $79,999
  • 61$80,000 to $89,999
  • 13$90,000 to $99,999
  • 129$100,000 to $124,999
  • 200$125,000 to $149,999
  • 316$150,000 to $174,999
  • 223$175,000 to $199,999
  • 1,021$200,000 to $249,999
  • 987$250,000 to $299,999
  • 917$300,000 to $399,999
  • 514$400,000 to $499,999
  • 659$500,000 to $749,999
  • 333$750,000 to $999,999
  • 64$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in zip code 98230

  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in zip code 98230
  • 18$100 to $149
  • 17$150 to $199
  • 28$200 to $249
  • 43$250 to $299
  • 38$350 to $399
  • 45$400 to $449
  • 12$450 to $499
  • 65$500 to $549
  • 30$550 to $599
  • 122$600 to $649
  • 65$650 to $699
  • 54$700 to $749
  • 38$750 to $799
  • 174$800 to $899
  • 243$900 to $999
  • 251$1,000 to $1,249
  • 95$1,250 to $1,499
  • 89$1,500 to $1,999
  • 44$2,000 to $2,499
  • 20$2,500 to $2,999
  • 243No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,024.


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2017: $180,481.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2017 for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $345,087
  • Black or African American householders: $220,376
  • American Indian or Alaska Native householders: $250,805
  • Asian householders: $374,594
  • Some other race householders: $229,136
  • Two or more races householders: $295,295
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $293,912

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $304,977
98230:

$304,977
Washington:

$339,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $226,456 - $436,340

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $414,287
Here:

$414,287
State:

$447,152

Townhouses or other attached units: $409,780
Here:

$409,780
State:

$391,417

In 2-unit structures: $266,996
Here:

$266,996
State:

$295,878

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $351,102
Here:

$351,102
State:

$323,576

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $266,480
Here:

$266,480
State:

$382,353

Mobile homes: $178,217
Here:

$178,217
State:

$131,988

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $32,464
Here:

$32,464
State:

$87,922
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 98230

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 6,520
  • One, attached: 301
  • Two: 201
  • 3 or 4: 182
  • 5 to 9: 182
  • 10 to 19: 486
  • 20 to 49: 250
  • 50 or more: 108
  • Mobile homes: 1,067
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 86

Unemployment: 8.3%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 98230

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 98230
  • 81.2%5,657Drove a car alone
  • 10.6%738Carpooled
  • 0.2%13Bus or trolley bus
  • 0.3%18Subway or elevated
  • 0.3%18Ferryboat
  • 1.0%68Walked
  • 0.4%26Other means
  • 6.3%442Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 98230

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 98230
  • 597Less than 5 minutes
  • 4795 to 9 minutes
  • 75510 to 14 minutes
  • 87915 to 19 minutes
  • 1,11720 to 24 minutes
  • 54925 to 29 minutes
  • 1,26130 to 34 minutes
  • 14435 to 39 minutes
  • 4340 to 44 minutes
  • 26145 to 59 minutes
  • 19360 to 89 minutes
  • 25190 or more minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 88.8%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 16,781
  • In family households: 13,688 (2,704 male householders, 1,988 female householders)
    3,850 spouses, 4,161 children (3,698 natural, 169 adopted, 295 stepchildren), 219 grandchildren, 113 brothers or sisters, 94 parents, 105 other relatives, 345 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 3,095 (1,137 male householders (854 living alone)), 1,335 female householders (1,065 living alone)), 620 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 55

Size of family households: 2,662 2-persons, 803 3-persons, 794 4-persons, 238 5-persons, 146 6-persons, 61 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 1,920 1-person, 533 2-persons, 15 3-persons, 7 4-persons

2,509 married couples with children.
621 single-parent households (297 men, 324 women).

89.6% of residents of 98230 zip code speak English at home.
2.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (81% very well, 9% well, 10% not well).
6.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (63% very well, 22% well, 5% not well, 11% not at all).
1.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (80% very well, 20% well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% very well).

Foreign born population: 3,068 (18.2%)
(67.9% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

18.2%
Whole state:

14.3%
Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents
  • 6%Bangladesh
  • 6%Burma
  • 4%France
  • 4%Poland
  • 3%Russia
  • 3%Germany
  • 3%Nepal
Most common first ancestries reported in 98230
  • 8%German
  • 8%English
  • 8%American
  • 7%Irish
  • 5%European
  • 4%Norwegian
  • 3%Dutch
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 5412010 or later
  • 5452000 to 2009
  • 7391990 to 1999
  • 1,522Before 1990

Zip code 98230 topographic map

Major facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

  • BP CHERRY POINT REFINERY (4519 GRANDVIEW ROAD in BLAINE, WA)
    AIR MAJOR (AIRS/AFS) - ICIS-10-2002-0132, FORMAL ENFORCEMENT ACTION
    ENFORCEMENT/COMPLIANCE ACTIVITY (Integrated Compliance Information System) - ICIS-10-2001-0096, FORMAL ENFORCEMENT ACTION, ICIS-10-2002-0132, ICIS-10-2001-0096,
    (Integrated Compliance Information System) - ICIS-10-2001-0096, FORMAL ENFORCEMENT ACTION, ICIS-10-2002-0132, ICIS-10-2001-0096,
    (Integrated Compliance Information System) - ICIS-05-2000-0586, FORMAL ENFORCEMENT ACTION
    CRITERIA AND HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANT INVENTORY (Inventory of air pollution sources)
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit - ICIS-10-2002-0132, FORMAL ENFORCEMENT ACTION
    AIR MAJOR ("Best Available" air pollution technologies tracking)
    HAZARDOUS WASTE BIENNIAL REPORTER (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Large Quantity Generators, more that 1000 kg of hazardous waste/month (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste)) - notification
    TSD (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste)) - notification
    TRI REPORTER (Tracking of toxic chemicals releasing facilities)
    STATE MASTER (Washington State Department of Ecology's Facility/Site identification system) - AIRQUAL-D 073 0007, AIR MAJOR, HAZWASTE-WAD069548154, LQG, SEA-200300692, BEACH MONITORING, SEA-, ENFORCEMENT/COMPLIANCE ACTIVITY, TOXICS-, GROUND WATER PROGRAM, HAZWASTE-WAD069548154, HAZARDOUS WASTE PROGRAM, TOXICS-6126, LEAKING STORAGE TANK, UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANK PROGRAM, SPILLS-, RELEASE ASSESSMENT, WATQUAL-WA0022900, NPDES MAJOR, HAZWASTE-WAD069548154, EPCRA, TSD, TRI REPORTER
    Business SIC classification: COTTON; PETROLEUM REFINING; NONCLASSIFIABLE ESTABLISHMENTS
    Business NAICS classification: PETROLEUM REFINERIES.
    Organizations: BP WEST COAST PRODUCTS LLC (CONTACT/OPERATOR)
    Alternative names: ARCO CHERRY POINT REFINERY, ARCO CHERRY PT REF., ARCO PETROLEUM CHERRY POINT, ARCO PRODUCTS CO, ATLANTIC RICHFIELD CO. (ARCO), BP-AMOCO REFINERY, BP WEST COAST PRODUCTS LLC, BP WEST COAST PRODUCTS LLC CHERRY POINT REFINERY
  • BIRCH BAY WATER & SEWER DIST (7096 PT WHITEHORN ROAD in BLAINE, WA)
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    Small Quantity Generators, between 100 kg and 1000 kg of hazardous waste/month (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    STATE MASTER (Washington State Department of Ecology's Facility/Site identification system) - HAZWASTE-WA0000105643, SQG, WATQUAL-WA0029556, NPDES NON-MAJOR
    Business SIC classification: SEWERAGE SYSTEMS; AIR AND WATER RESOURCE AND SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT
    Organizations: STEVE HOVDE (CONTACT/OPERATOR) , BIRCH BAY WATER AND SEWER DIST (CONTACT/OPERATOR)
    Alternative names: BIRCH BAY STP, BIRCH BAY WWTP
  • BLAINE WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT (9235 SEMIAHMOO PARKWAY in BLAINE, WA)
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    STATE MASTER (Washington State Department of Ecology's Facility/Site identification system) - WATQUAL-WA0022641, NPDES NON-MAJOR
    Business SIC classification: SEWERAGE SYSTEMS
    Organizations: CLIFFORD NESS (CONTACT/OPERATOR) , BLAINE CITY OF (CONTACT/OPERATOR) , BLAINE CITY (CONTACT/OWNER)
    Alternative names: BLAINE, CITY OF, BLAINE STP, CITY OF BLAINE STP
  • BLAINE GULL 304 (235 F ST in BLAINE, WA)
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    STATE MASTER (Washington State Department of Ecology's Facility/Site identification system) - WATQUAL-SO3005604, NPDES STORMWATER PERMIT, TOXICS-100313, UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANK PROGRAM, HAZWASTE-CRK000024970, EPCRA
    Business SIC classification: PETROLEUM BULK STATIONS AND TERMINALS; GASOLINE SERVICE STATIONS
    Organizations: GULL INDUSTRIES INC (CONTACT/OPERATOR)
    Alternative names: BLAINE GULL FACILITY, GULL INDUSTRIES INC
  • BLAINE HIGH SCHOOL (770 MITCHELL AVE in BLAINE, WA)
    (Geographic Names Information System)
    COMPLIANCE ACTIVITY (Tracking inspections of insecticide, fungicide, and rodenticide, and toxic substances)
    (National Center for Education Statistics) - STATE ID-3136
    Organizations: BLAINE SCHOOL DIST 503 (SCHOOL DISTRICT)
    Alternative names: BLAINE PRIMARY SCHOOL, BLAINE SD 503
  • BLAINE MARINE SERVICES LLC (119 MARINE DR NO 3 in BLAINE, WA)
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    STATE MASTER (Washington State Department of Ecology's Facility/Site identification system) - WATQUAL-WAG030119, National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit, WATQUAL-, FORMAL ENFORCEMENT ACTION
    Business SIC classification: CRUSHED AND BROKEN STONE; BOAT BUILDING AND REPAIRING
  • BLAINE SHELL (360 D ST in BLAINE, WA)
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    STATE MASTER (Washington State Department of Ecology's Facility/Site identification system) - TOXICS-101135, LEAKING STORAGE TANK, UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANK PROGRAM, HAZWASTE-WAD988517256, EPCRA, TOXICS-, FORMAL ENFORCEMENT ACTION
    Business SIC classification: GASOLINE SERVICE STATIONS
    Organizations: ARCO (CONTACT/OPERATOR)
    Alternative names: ARCO 5798, ARCO 5798 PSI 5395
  • CHEVRON 91122 (568 PEACE PORTAL DR & G ST in BLAINE, WA)
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    STATE MASTER (Washington State Department of Ecology's Facility/Site identification system) - TOXICS-5078, LEAKING STORAGE TANK, UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANK PROGRAM, HAZWASTE-WAD988485025, EPCRA, HAZARDOUS WASTE PROGRAM
    Business SIC classification: MISCELLANEOUS FOOD STORES; GASOLINE SERVICE STATIONS; GENERAL AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR SHOPS
    Organizations: MICHAEL HILL (CONTACT/OPERATOR) , CHEVRON PRODUCTS CO (CONTACT/OWNER)
    Alternative names: MICHAEL HILLS INC
  • BLAINE SCHOOL BUS GARAGE (1112 FIR AVE in BLAINE, WA)
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    STATE MASTER (Washington State Department of Ecology's Facility/Site identification system) - TOXICS-1187, UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANK PROGRAM
    Business SIC classification: SCHOOL BUSES
    Organizations: BLAINE SCHOOL DIST (CONTACT/OWNER)
    Alternative names: BLAINE SCHOOL DISTRICT 503
  • BLAINE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (836 MITCHELL AVE in BLAINE, WA)
    (Geographic Names Information System)
    (National Center for Education Statistics) - STATE ID-2713
    Organizations: BLAINE SCHOOL DIST 503 (SCHOOL DISTRICT)
  • BLAINE MIDDLE SCHOOL (975 H ST in BLAINE, WA)
    (Geographic Names Information System)
    (National Center for Education Statistics) - STATE ID-3796
    Organizations: BLAINE SCHOOL DIST 503 (SCHOOL DISTRICT)
  • CMS INTERESTS INC (CORDATA PARKWAY in BELLINGHAM, WA)
    (Integrated Compliance Information System) - ICIS-10-1998-0074, FORMAL ENFORCEMENT ACTION
  • AS RADIATOR WAREHOUSE (1635 BOBLETT ST in BLAINE, WA)
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Business NAICS classification: GENERAL AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR.

Zip code 98230 marital status for males
Zip code 98230 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1.8%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1.5%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 41.7%Utility gas
  • 34.9%Electricity
  • 14.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 6.3%Wood
  • 1.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.8%No fuel used
  • 0.5%Other fuel

Population in 1990: 7,057. Population change in the 1990s: +3,686 (+52.2%).

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

  • This state: 7,184
  • Northeast: 928
  • Midwest: 1,297
  • South: 990
  • West: 3,079

47% of the 98230 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 55% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Washington.

86% of the 98230 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 54% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 14% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 21% moved from different state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 11% moved from abroad.

Year householders moved into unit in Birch Bay, WA (98230)

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 302
Here:

18.4%
Washington:

10.9%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 69
Here:

10.0%
Washington:

8.0%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 47
Here:

16.9%
Washington:

16.1%
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Class of Workers in 2017
Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months
  • Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)
  • 120,818Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations
  • 87,167Law enforcement workers including supervisors
  • 86,866Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 75,233Architecture and engineering occupations
  • 70,190Life, physical, and social science occupations
  • 64,249Business and financial operations occupations

Companies with federal contracts located in this zip code (BLAINE, WA):

  • LISTER CHAIN & FORGE, INC (3810 LOOMIS TRAIL ROAD; small business) : $3,919,646 in 31 contracts from 2000 to 2005
    Contracts for Chain and Wire Rope, Pipe, Tube and Rigid Tubing, Other Professional Services, Machine Tools, Portable, and more by Navy, Defense Logistics Agency, U.S. Coast Guard
    Signed by year: 2000: $411,250; 2001: $945,498; 2002: $974,557; 2003: $1,076,425; 2004: $285,494; 2005: $226,422; 2006: $0.

    Biggest contracts:
    $719,240 with Navy for Chain and Wire Rope. Taking place in CA. Signed on 2003-09-30. Completion date: 2004-08-04.
    $350,250 with Navy for Chain and Wire Rope. Signed on 2002-01-16. Completion date: 2002-02-14.
    $308,720 with Navy for Chain and Wire Rope. Taking place in CA. Signed on 2003-05-30. Completion date: 2003-09-30.
    $229,800 with Navy for Pipe, Tube and Rigid Tubing. Signed on 2004-09-29. Completion date: 2005-07-31.
  • LISTER CHAIN & FORGE INC (3810 LOOMIS TRAIL RD; small business) : $581,968 in 8 contracts from 2004 to 2006
    Contracts for Chain and Wire Rope, Electrical Hardware and Supplies by Defense Logistics Agency, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/Under Secretary for Oceans and Atmosphere, Navy
    Signed by year: 2000: $0; 2001: $0; 2002: $0; 2003: $0; 2004: $48,178; 2005: $163,536; 2006: $370,254.

    Biggest contracts:
    $344,750 with Defense Logistics Agency for Chain and Wire Rope. Signed on 2006-04-28. Completion date: 2006-12-15.
    $69,980 with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/Under Secretary for Oceans and Atmosphere for Chain and Wire Rope. Signed on 2005-05-12. Completion date: 2005-07-31.
    $56,476 with Defense Logistics Agency for Chain and Wire Rope. Signed on 2005-12-02. Completion date: 2005-12-23.
    $48,178 with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/Under Secretary for Oceans and Atmosphere for Chain and Wire Rope. Signed on 2004-11-19. Completion date: 2004-12-02.
  • BLAINE, CITY OF (344 H ST) : $364,697 in 50 contracts from 2001 to 2005
    Contracts for Water Services, Waste Treatment and Storage, Electric Services by Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - civil program financing only, Public Buildings Service
    Signed by year: 2000: $0; 2001: $59,930; 2002: $0; 2003: $211,359; 2004: $0; 2005: $93,408; 2006: $0.

    Biggest contracts:
    $46,704 with Army for Water Services. Signed on 2005-03-29. Completion date: 2005-03-31.
    $46,704 with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - civil program financing only for Water Services. Signed on 2005-03-29. Completion date: 2005-03-31.
    $22,196 with Public Buildings Service for Waste Treatment and Storage. Signed on 2003-08-15. Completion date: 2003-08-15.
    $14,711 with Public Buildings Service for Electric Services. Signed on 2003-02-15. Completion date: 2003-02-15.
  • CON SPACE COMMUNICATIONS INC (1160 YEW AVE; small business) : $186,429 in 7 contracts from 2004 to 2005
    Contracts for Radio and Television Communication Equipment, Except Airborne, Intercommunication and Public Address Systems, Except Airborne, Fire Fighting Equipment, Miscellaneous Communication Equipment, and more by Navy, Army, Air Force
    Signed by year: 2000: $0; 2001: $0; 2002: $0; 2003: $0; 2004: $71,370; 2005: $115,059; 2006: $0.

    Biggest contracts:
    $64,460 with Navy for Radio and Television Communication Equipment, Except Airborne. Signed on 2005-09-22. Completion date: 2005-09-30.
    $54,228 with Navy for Intercommunication and Public Address Systems, Except Airborne. Signed on 2004-09-11. Completion date: 2004-10-15.
    $23,700 with Navy for Radio and Television Communication Equipment, Except Airborne. Signed on 2005-09-14. Completion date: 2005-10-21.
    $17,142 with Army for Fire Fighting Equipment. Taking place in VA. Signed on 2004-02-02. Completion date: 2004-03-31.
  • IVES TRAINING & COMPLIANCE GRO (880 GRANT AVENUE; small business) : $2,710 in 3 contracts in 2005
    $2,820 with Navy for Training Aids. Signed on 2005-08-04. Completion date: 2005-08-19.
    $25, same as above. Signed on 2005-08-08. Completion date: 2005-08-19.
    -$135, same as above. Signed on 2005-08-08. Completion date: 2005-08-19.

Top industries in this zip code by the number of employees in 2005:

  • Accommodation and Food Services: Hotels (except Casino Hotels) and Motels (100-249 employees: 1 establishment, 1-4 employees: 6 establishments)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Nursing Care Facilities (100-249: 1)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Full-Service Restaurants (20-49: 2, 10-19: 2, 5-9: 3, 1-4: 4)
  • Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation: Golf Courses and Country Clubs (50-99: 1, 20-49: 1)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Campgrounds (50-99: 1, 10-19: 1, 5-9: 2)
  • Real Estate and Rental and Leasing: Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers (20-49: 2, 5-9: 1, 1-4: 10)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

People in group quarters in 2010:

  • 46 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 28 people in maritime/merchant vessels
  • 9 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 3 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 54 people in nursing homes
  • 28 people in crews of maritime vessels
  • 5 people in other group homes

Fatal accident statistics in 2014:

  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 6 partial 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 ORIGINATED149$206,632184$243,564940$228,55538$155,2980$0115$242,322139$176,555
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED16$208,60825$218,988115$223,2559$82,6280$021$211,55320$159,219
APPLICATIONS DENIED32$190,98930$224,557280$239,53918$112,6811$1,964,20049$224,56029$134,466
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN32$205,42629$204,228211$240,29214$170,4240$032$278,36928$155,955
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$335,8302$262,21536$245,0030$00$01$199,2007$209,021

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0104.01 , 0104.02, 0105.01

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 6 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED16$270,13811$257,8740$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED5$224,42810$251,9170$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED5$335,10015$298,6132$408,555
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$05$273,8741$408,550
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0104.01 , 0104.02, 0105.01

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in zip code 98230
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in zip code 98230 - Value
Most common first names in zip code 98230 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John5477.8 years
William4172.8 years
James3767.5 years
Robert3276.9 years
Mary2977.9 years
George2674.6 years
Charles2077.4 years
Helen1879.1 years
Richard1867.7 years
Dorothy1879.0 years
Most common last names in zip code 98230 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson3280.0 years
Smith1682.0 years
Anderson1574.3 years
Wilson1177.8 years
Peterson1180.4 years
Thompson1075.1 years
Nelson1068.6 years
King969.6 years
Dahl881.4 years
Green871.5 years
Businesses in zip code 98230
NameCountNameCount
Burger King1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Curves1Rite Aid1
FedEx8Subway2
GNC1True Value1
Jack In The Box1U-Haul1
Little Caesars Pizza2UPS5
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