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Big Lake, Washington - Basic Facts

The Big Lake Census Designated Place had a population of 1,894 as of July 1, 2016.

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, 2016.

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Big Lake, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,894
Population in Households 1,892
Population in Familes 1,565
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 502
Diversity Index2 30


Total Households 735
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 530
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 887 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 593 (66.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 142 (16.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 152 (17.1%)
Median Home Value $381,250
Average Home Value $469,848


Median Household Income $78,889
Average Household Income $95,998
Per Capita Income $37,376
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.51% 0.95%
Households 0.42% 0.91%
Families 0.59% 0.89%
Median Household Income   2.55%
Per Capita Income   2.26%
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.

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, 2016 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 # 318 49th
Population Density1 # 418 33rd
Diversity Index2 # 372 41st
Median Household Income # 109 83rd
Per Capita Income # 108 83rd

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