Also See: Birch Bay, WA ZIP Codes & ZIP Code Maps
The Birch Bay CDP(1) had a population of 9,844 as of July 1, 2021.
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 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.
|Total Population||9,844 (100%)|
|Population in Households||9,822 (99.8%)|
|Population in Families||7,831 (79.6%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||22 ( 0.2%)|
|Median Household Income||$68,801|
|Average Household Income||$90,909|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||23%|
|Per Capita Income||$38,558|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||6,234 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||3,368 (54.0%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||819 (13.1%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||2,047 (32.8%)|
|Median Home Value||$376,024|
|Average Home Value||$461,449|
|Housing Affordability Index3||106|
|Average Household Size||2.35|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||2.94%|
|Per Capita Income||3.27%|
|Owner Occupied HU||1.67%|
The table below compares Birch Bay to the other 625 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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||# 391||38th|
|Median Household Income||# 294||53rd|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 233||37th|
|Per Capita Income||# 211||66th|
|Diversity Index||# 319||49th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Washington Census Data Comparison Tool.