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Darrington, Washington - Basic Facts

The Town of Darrington had a population of 1,326 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Darrington is located at latitude 48.2536 and longitude -121.6025 in Snohomish County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Darrington (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.65 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Snohomish County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 554 feet.

The Town of Darrington (GNIS ID: 2412405) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Washington is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Darrington is located within Darrington Division of Snohomish County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Darrington: Sauk Portage, The Burn.

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


Total Population 1,326
Daytime Population: Workers 602
Daytime Population: Residents 900
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,502
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.13
Population in Households 1,322
Population in Familes 1,008
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density2 803
Diversity Index3 26


Median Household Income $36,375
Average Household Income $60,548
Per Capita Income $25,852


Total Housing Units 644 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 392 (60.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 163 (25.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 88 (13.7%)
Median Home Value $211,667
Average Home Value $239,504


Total Households 556
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 345
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 -0.22% 0.18%
Households -0.27% 0.07%
Families -0.16% 0.0%
Median Household Income   5.88%
Per Capita Income   3.92%

Darrington, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Darrington 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 # 362 42nd
Population Density # 336 47th
Diversity Index # 455 27th
Median Household Income # 581 7th
Per Capita Income # 410 35th

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