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Alger, Washington - Basic Facts

The Alger Census Designated Place had a population of 429 as of July 1, 2017. Alger 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 Alger is located at latitude 48.6108 and longitude -122.3299 in Skagit County. The formal boundaries for the Alger Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.61 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Skagit County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 272 feet.

The Alger Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2407717) 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 Alger Census Designated Place is located within Bow Division of Skagit County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Alger population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 429
Daytime Population: Workers 91
Daytime Population: Residents 219
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 310
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.72
Population in Households 429
Population in Familes 354
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 165
Diversity Index3 24


Median Household Income $81,976
Average Household Income $103,306
Per Capita Income $40,339


Total Housing Units 185 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 142 (76.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 28 (15.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 14 ( 7.6%)
Median Home Value $337,931
Average Home Value $405,106


Total Households 171
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 123
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 0.87% 1.01%
Households 0.75% 0.81%
Families 1.94% 0.96%
Median Household Income   2.43%
Per Capita Income   2.82%

Alger, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Alger to the other 627 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 488 22nd
Population Density # 551 12th
Diversity Index # 482 23rd
Median Household Income # 114 82nd
Per Capita Income # 104 84th

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