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Glacier, Washington - Basic Facts

The Glacier Census Designated Place had a population of 225 as of July 1, 2017. Glacier 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 Glacier is located at latitude 48.8919 and longitude -121.9321 in Whatcom County. The formal boundaries for the Glacier Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.95 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Whatcom County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 906 feet.

The Glacier Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408296) 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 Glacier Census Designated Place is located within East Whatcom Division of Whatcom County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Glacier 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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Glacier, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 225
Daytime Population: Workers 362
Daytime Population: Residents 112
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 474
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 2.11
Population in Households 219
Population in Familes 135
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density2 76
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $69,969
Average Household Income $93,728
Per Capita Income $48,031


Total Housing Units 811 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 69 ( 8.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 48 ( 5.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 695 (85.7%)
Median Home Value $233,750
Average Home Value $243,478


Total Households 116
Average Household Size 1.89
Family Households 55
Average Family Size 2
  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 0.89% 1.13%
Households 0.74% 1.01%
Families 0.78% 0.72%
Median Household Income   2.62%
Per Capita Income   2.37%

Glacier, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Glacier 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 # 541 14th
Population Density # 587 7th
Diversity Index # 611 3rd
Median Household Income # 182 71st
Per Capita Income # 51 92nd

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