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Point Roberts, Washington - Basic Facts

The Point Roberts Census Designated Place had a population of 1,341 as of July 1, 2016. Point Roberts 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 Point Roberts is located at latitude 48.9847 and longitude -123.0595 in Whatcom County. The formal boundaries for the Point Roberts Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.89 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Whatcom County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 33 feet.

The Point Roberts Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2586745) 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 Point Roberts Census Designated Place is located within Point Roberts Division of Whatcom County.

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


Total Population 1,341
Population in Households 1,341
Population in Familes 969
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 275
Diversity Index2 23


Total Households 688
Average Household Size 1.95
Family Households 375
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,105 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 547 (26.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 141 ( 6.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,417 (67.3%)
Median Home Value $284,028
Average Home Value $392,185


Median Household Income $54,621
Average Household Income $77,898
Per Capita Income $39,966
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.33% 0.49%
Households 0.23% 0.4%
Families 0.13% 0.37%
Median Household Income   -0.25%
Per Capita Income   1.82%
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.

Point Roberts, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Point Roberts 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 # 360 43rd
Population Density1 # 499 21st
Diversity Index2 # 493 22nd
Median Household Income # 299 52nd
Per Capita Income # 83 87th

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