Whatcom County WA Information


Whatcom County Subdivisions

Whatcom County WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 220,233
Population in Households 214,198
Population in Familes 159,500
Population in Group Qrtrs 6,035
Population Density1 105
Diversity Index2 43


Median Household Income $59,293
Average Household Income $79,979
Per Capita Income $31,987


Total Housing Units 97,852 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 52,438 (53.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 34,352 (35.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 11,062 (11.3%)
Median Home Value $371,361
Average Home Value $443,667


Total Households 86,790
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 52,452
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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 1.11% 1.29%
Households 0.94% 1.3%
Families 0.86% 1.25%
Median Household Income   3.37%
Per Capita Income   3.24%


Whatcom County WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Whatcom County to the other 39 counties and county equivalents in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 9 79th
Population Density # 10 77th
Diversity Index # 19 51st
Median Household Income # 12 72nd
Per Capita Income # 14 67th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Washington Census Data Comparison Tool.