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The City of Nooksack had a population of 1,868 as of July 1, 2021. Nooksack ranks in the upper 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 Nooksack is located at latitude 48.9276 and longitude -122.3215 in Whatcom County. The formal boundaries for the City of Nooksack encompass a land area of 0.7 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Whatcom County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 85 feet.

The City of Nooksack has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Washington is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Nooksack is located within Sumas Division of Whatcom County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Nooksack: Nooksachk, Nooksacht, Nooksahk, Nooksak.

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Nooksack, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 1,868 (100%)
Population in Households 1,868 (100.0%)
Population in Families 1,593 (85.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 2,664
Diversity Index2 62


Median Household Income $62,836
Average Household Income $71,947
% of Income for Mortgage4 28%
Per Capita Income $24,624
Wealth Index5 58


Total HU (Housing Units) 632 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 451 (71.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 153 (24.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 28 ( 4.4%)
Median Home Value $414,977
Average Home Value $398,896
Housing Affordability Index3 96


Total Households 604
Average Household Size 3.09
Family Households 451
Average Family Size 4
  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.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 3.01% 2.09%
Households 2.98% 2.03%
Families 2.1% 2.0%
Median Household Income   0.17%
Per Capita Income   1.96%
Owner Occupied HU   2.65%

Nooksack, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Nooksack 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.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 325 48th
Population Density # 117 81st
Median Household Income # 349 44th
Housing Affordability Index # 162 26th
Per Capita Income # 533 15th
Diversity Index # 118 81st

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