The Birch Bay Census Designated Place had a population of 8,742 as of July 1, 2016.
The primary coordinate point for Birch Bay is located at latitude 48.8965 and longitude -122.7385 in Whatcom County. The formal boundaries for the Birch Bay Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 16.01 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Whatcom County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 13 feet.
The Birch Bay Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2407850) 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 Birch Bay Census Designated Place is located within Blaine Division of Whatcom County.
Beneath the boundary map are tables with Birch Bay population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.
|Population in Households||8,720|
|Population in Familes||7,000|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||22|
|Average Household Size||2.35|
|Average Family Size||3|
|Total Housing Units||5,624 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||2,844 (50.6%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||862 (15.3%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||1,918 (34.1%)|
|Median Home Value||$276,984|
|Average Home Value||$362,052|
|Median Household Income||$56,038|
|Average Household Income||$80,999|
|Per Capita Income||$34,321|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||0.57%|
|Per Capita Income||1.55%|
The table below compares Birch Bay 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.
|Total Population||# 134||79th|
|Population Density1||# 403||36th|
|Diversity Index2||# 310||51st|
|Median Household Income||# 283||55th|
|Per Capita Income||# 158||75th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Washington Census Data Comparison Tool.