The Birch Bay Census Designated Place had a population of 9,444 as of July 1, 2019.
The primary coordinate point for Birch Bay is located at latitude 48.9179 and longitude -122.7446 in Whatcom County. The formal boundaries for the Birch Bay Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 16.01 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Whatcom County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 13 feet.
The Birch Bay Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2407850) 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 Birch Bay Census Designated Place is located within Blaine Division of Whatcom County.
HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX
|Birch Bay, WA Housing Affordability Index is 99 |
State of Washington Housing Affordability Index is 95
|The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.|
|Birch Bay, WA Wealth Index is 133 |
State of Washington Wealth Index is 118
|The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.|
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|Total Population||9,444 (100%)|
|Population in Households||9,422 (99.8%)|
|Population in Families||7,547 (79.9%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||22 ( 0.2%)|
|Median Household Income||$72,406|
|Average Household Income||$96,793|
|Per Capita Income||$40,782|
|Total Housing Units||5,953 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||3,147 (52.9%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||843 (14.2%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||1,963 (33.0%)|
|Median Home Value||$369,155|
|Housing Affordability Index3||99|
|Average Household Size||2.36|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||5.86%|
|Per Capita Income||4.04%|
The table below compares Birch Bay to the other 625 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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.
|Total Population||# 130||79th|
|Population Density||# 393||37th|
|Diversity Index||# 315||50th|
|Median Household Income||# 232||63rd|
|Per Capita Income||# 148||76th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Washington Census Data Comparison Tool.