Blaine, WA 98230 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 98230: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Blaine, WA 98230

Not Acceptable, USPS
Birch Bay, WA 98230

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 391
  • Single Family Addresses: 7,644
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 329
  • County: Whatcom County
  • Centroid: Latitude 48.962, Longitude -122.743
  • Time Zone: Pacific Time Zone (UTC -8 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Blaine, WA 98230 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 17,028
Daytime Population: Workers 6,868
Daytime Population: Residents 9,135
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 16,003
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.94
Population in Households 16,973
Population in Familes 13,671
Population in Group Qrtrs 55
Population Density2 379
Diversity Index3 35


Median Household Income $60,416
Average Household Income $83,139
Per Capita Income $34,399


Total Housing Units 9,278 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,012 (54.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,013 (21.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,253 (24.3%)
Median Home Value $318,335
Average Home Value $392,289


Total Households 7,025
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 4,722
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.08% 1.16%
Households 0.97% 1.08%
Families 0.89% 1.02%
Median Household Income   2.91%
Per Capita Income   2.66%

Blaine, WA 98230 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 98230 to the other 585 ZIP Codes in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 180 69th
Population Density # 214 64th
Diversity Index # 310 47th
Median Household Income # 216 63rd
Per Capita Income # 166 72nd

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