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Whatcom County, Washington

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Population:

  • Total Population: 166,814
  • Males: 82,285
  • Females: 84,529

Ethnicity:

  • White: 144,069
  • Black/African American: 978
  • Hispanic: 8,316
  • Native American/Eskimo: 4,488
  • Asian: 4,373
  • Hawaiian / Pacific Islander: 95
  • Other: 219
  • 2 or more: 4,276

Top 5 Languages spoken at home:

  1. English only (142,020)
  2. Spanish (5,685)
  3. Russian (1,380)
  4. German (935)
  5. French (700)

Top 7 Countries of Origin for Immigrants

Total Reported: 16,342

  1. Canada (5,562)
  2. Mexico (1,738)
  3. United Kingdom (875)
  4. India (860)
  5. Russia (734)
  6. Ukraine (642)
  7. Vietnam (520)

Top 5 Religions by Adherents:

  1. Catholic Church (13,290)
  2. Christian Reformed Church in North America (5,125)
  3. Assemblies of God (3,588)
  4. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The (3,577)
  5. Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (3,408)

Migrant Health Clinics

  • Sea Mar Community Health Center Homeless Program: 4455 Cordata Parkway, Bellingham - (360) 671-3225
  • Sea Mar Community Health -Vision Youth Treatment: 1603 East Illinois, Bellingham - (360) 647-4266

Disabilities:

  • Total Reported: 44,088
  • Sensory: 5,370
  • Physical: 11,537
  • Mental: 7,974
  • Self-care: 3,195
  • Go outside home: 7,010
  • Employment: 8,717

Grandparents as caregivers

Grandparents as caregivers: 769

Heating fuel:

  • Total Reported: 64,446
  • Utility gas: 28,999
  • Bottled or LP gas: 7,443
  • Electricity: 21,671
  • Fuel oil, kerosene: 1,916
  • Coal or Coke: 2
  • Wood: 3,882
  • Solar Energy: 34
  • Other fuel: 425
  • No fuel used: 74

Vehicles available:

  • Total Reported: 124,813
  • No vehicle: 8,286
  • 1 or more vehicle: 116,527

Education Attainment:

  • No School: 789
  • No High School: 3,243
  • Some High School: 8,820
  • High School: 28,344
  • Some College: 26,208
  • Associate's Degree: 7,395
  • College Degree: 18,822
  • Master's Degree: 5,984
  • Professional Degree: 1,823
  • Doctoral Degree: 1,359

Household Phones:

  • Households Reporting: 64,446
  • Owners with phone: 40,578
  • Owners without phone: 293
  • Renters with phone: 23,057
  • Renters without phone: 518

10 closest counties:

  1. Skagit County, Washington
  2. San Juan County, Washington
  3. Island County, Washington
  4. Snohomish County, Washington
  5. Kitsap County, Washington
  6. Jefferson County, Washington
  7. King County, Washington
  8. Clallam County, Washington
  9. Pierce County, Washington
  10. Mason County, Washington

Data Detail

Zip Codes in county:

98220, 98225, 98226, 98227, 98228, 98230, 98231, 98240, 98244, 98247, 98248, 98262, 98264, 98266, 98276, 98281, 98295

Licensed Broadcast Media Outlets:

  • KUGS (89.3 FM) BELLINGHAM, WA
  • KSVR (91.7 FM) BELLINGHAM, WA
  • KARI (550 AM) BLAINE, WA
  • KRPI (1550 AM) FERNDALE, WA
  • KVRI (1600 AM) BLAINE, WA
  • Page last updated on Mar 12, 2007
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