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Big Lake, Washington - Basic Facts

The Big Lake Census Designated Place had a population of 1,896 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Big Lake is located at latitude 48.3831 and longitude -122.2261 in Skagit County. The formal boundaries for the Big Lake Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.77 sq. miles and a water area of 0.83 sq. miles. Skagit County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 98 feet.

The Big Lake Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2407841) 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 Big Lake Census Designated Place is located within Lake Cavanaugh Division of Skagit County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Big Lake population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Big Lake, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,896
Daytime Population: Workers 162
Daytime Population: Residents 1,051
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,213
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.64
Population in Households 1,894
Population in Familes 1,564
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density2 503
Diversity Index3 30


Median Household Income $80,827
Average Household Income $98,106
Per Capita Income $37,920


Total Housing Units 876 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 590 (67.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 143 (16.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 143 (16.3%)
Median Home Value $384,646
Average Home Value $475,804


Total Households 733
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 528
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.45% 0.96%
Households 0.32% 0.83%
Families 0.45% 0.82%
Median Household Income   1.9%
Per Capita Income   2.48%

Big Lake, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Big Lake to the other 627 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 321 49th
Population Density # 419 33rd
Diversity Index # 377 40th
Median Household Income # 124 80th
Per Capita Income # 135 79th

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

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