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Alger, Washington - Basic Facts

The Alger Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Skagit County at latitude 48.6108 and longitude -122.3299. Skagit County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 272 feet.

The formal official name is the Alger Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Alger, Washington.

The U5 Census Class Code for Alger indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Alger Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.61 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

Alger Census Designated Place, WA Boundary Map


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Alger, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 411
Population in Households 411
Population in Familes 340
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 158
Diversity Index2 25


Total Households 166
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 120
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 181 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 138 (76.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 28 (15.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 15 ( 8.3%)
Median Home Value $289,773
Average Home Value $305,755


Median Household Income $87,086
Average Household Income $97,468
Per Capita Income $38,783
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.46% 0.72%
Households 0.58% 0.83%
Families 2.73% 0.66%
Median Household Income   2.69%
Per Capita Income   3.01%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Alger, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Alger to the other 628 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 492 22nd
Population Density1 # 552 12th
Diversity Index2 # 442 30th
Median Household Income # 71 89th
Per Capita Income # 75 88th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Washington Census Data Comparison Tool.