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Glacier, Washington - Basic Facts

The Glacier Census Designated Place had a population of 218 as of July 1, 2016. Glacier ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Washington. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Glacier is located at latitude 48.8919 and longitude -121.9321 in Whatcom County. The formal boundaries for the Glacier Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.95 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Whatcom County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 906 feet.

The Glacier Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408296) 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 Glacier Census Designated Place is located within East Whatcom Division of Whatcom County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Glacier 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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Glacier, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 218
Population in Households 211
Population in Familes 131
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density1 74
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 113
Average Household Size 1.87
Family Households 54
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 796 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 67 ( 8.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 46 ( 5.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 683 (85.8%)
Median Home Value $227,778
Average Home Value $236,397


Median Household Income $68,398
Average Household Income $90,669
Per Capita Income $47,161
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.52% 0.63%
Households 0.43% 0.53%
Families 0.61% 0.37%
Median Household Income   2.93%
Per Capita Income   1.89%
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.

Glacier, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Glacier 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 # 545 13th
Population Density1 # 588 6th
Diversity Index2 # 611 3rd
Median Household Income # 170 73rd
Per Capita Income # 42 93rd

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