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Maple Falls, Washington - Basic Facts

The Maple Falls CDP(1) had a population of 430 as of July 1, 2023. Maple Falls 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 Maple Falls is located at latitude 48.9243 and longitude -122.0771 in Whatcom County. The formal boundaries for the Maple Falls Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 2.48 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Whatcom County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8).

The Maple Falls 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 Maple Falls Census Designated Place is located within East Whatcom Division of Whatcom County.

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Maple Falls, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2023)


Total Population 430 (100%)
Population in Households 430 (100.0%)
Population in Families 356 (82.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 201
Diversity Index2 33


Median Household Income $46,518
Average Household Income $85,512
% of Income for Mortgage4 58%
Per Capita Income $33,210
Wealth Index5 82
Socioeconomic Status Index6 Moderate (49.5)


Total HU (Housing Units) 531 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 134 (25.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 33 ( 6.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 364 (68.5%)
Median Home Value $450,000
Average Home Value $427,239
Housing Affordability Index3 43


Total Households 167
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 118
Average Family Size 3.00
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  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 races 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.
  3. 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.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. 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.
  6. The Socioeconomic Index ranges from zero (lowest relative status) to 100 (highest relative status). This measure quantifies disparities in social position of an area's inhabitants and is built from a broad range of demographic, housing, and socioeconomic inputs. More information on this measure can be found in Esri's SEI tutorial.


2020-2023 2023-2028
Population 12.77% 0.05%
Households 10.14% 0.12%
Families   0.00%
Median Household Income   1.84%
Per Capita Income   4.48%
Owner Occupied HU   0.30%

Maple Falls, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Maple Falls to the other 639 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2023 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 # 493 23rd
Population Density # 553 14th
Median Household Income # 590 8th
Housing Affordability Index # 74 12th
Per Capita Income # 449 30th
Diversity Index # 503 22nd

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