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Point Roberts, Washington - Basic Facts

The Point Roberts Census Designated Place had a population of 1,415 as of July 1, 2017. Point Roberts 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 Point Roberts is located at latitude 48.9847 and longitude -123.0595 in Whatcom County. The formal boundaries for the Point Roberts Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.89 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Whatcom County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 33 feet.

The Point Roberts Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2586745) 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 Point Roberts Census Designated Place is located within Point Roberts Division of Whatcom County.

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


Total Population 1,415
Daytime Population: Workers 496
Daytime Population: Residents 643
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,139
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.80
Population in Households 1,415
Population in Familes 1,018
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 290
Diversity Index3 23


Median Household Income $58,562
Average Household Income $85,349
Per Capita Income $43,610


Total Housing Units 2,183 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 574 (26.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 149 ( 6.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,460 (66.9%)
Median Home Value $304,762
Average Home Value $409,059


Total Households 723
Average Household Size 1.96
Family Households 393
Average Family Size 3
  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 1.03% 1.13%
Households 0.89% 1.06%
Families 0.76% 1.0%
Median Household Income   4.63%
Per Capita Income   3.36%

Point Roberts, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Point Roberts 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 # 356 43rd
Population Density # 492 22nd
Diversity Index # 504 20th
Median Household Income # 285 55th
Per Capita Income # 81 87th

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