Peaceful Valley, WA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Peaceful Valley, Washington - Basic Facts

The Peaceful Valley Census Designated Place had a population of 3,479 as of July 1, 2016. Peaceful Valley 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 Peaceful Valley is located at latitude 48.9423 and longitude -122.1407 in Whatcom County. The formal boundaries for the Peaceful Valley Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 16.96 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Whatcom County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 479 feet.

The Peaceful Valley Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2409041) 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 Peaceful Valley Census Designated Place is located within East Whatcom Division of Whatcom County.

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


Total Population 3,479
Population in Households 3,479
Population in Familes 2,754
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 205
Diversity Index2 36


Total Households 1,237
Average Household Size 2.81
Family Households 816
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,563 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 885 (56.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 352 (22.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 326 (20.9%)
Median Home Value $166,441
Average Home Value $256,738


Median Household Income $40,629
Average Household Income $51,110
Per Capita Income $18,810
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.73% 0.88%
Households 0.64% 0.81%
Families 0.34% 0.75%
Median Household Income   -1.27%
Per Capita Income   0.27%
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.

Peaceful Valley, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Peaceful Valley 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 # 234 63rd
Population Density1 # 535 15th
Diversity Index2 # 292 54th
Median Household Income # 501 20th
Per Capita Income # 570 9th

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