Alger, WA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Alger, Washington - Basic Facts

The Alger Census Designated Place had a population of 414 as of July 1, 2015. Alger ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Washington. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Alger is located at latitude 48.6108 and longitude -122.3299 in Skagit County. 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. Skagit County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 272 feet.

The Alger Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2407717) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Washington is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Alger Census Designated Place is located within Bow Division of Skagit County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Alger population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Alger Census Designated Place, WA Boundary Map

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Alger, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 414
Population in Households 414
Population in Familes 343
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 160
Diversity Index2 25


Total Households 168
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 121
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 180 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 139 (77.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 28 (15.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 12 ( 6.7%)
Median Home Value $309,756
Average Home Value $323,393


Median Household Income $85,660
Average Household Income $92,635
Per Capita Income $36,818
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.51% 0.71%
Households 0.7% 0.7%
Families 2.37% 0.65%
Median Household Income   1.92%
Per Capita Income   2.53%
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, 2015 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 # 553 12th
Diversity Index2 # 451 28th
Median Household Income # 78 88th
Per Capita Income # 107 83rd

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