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Point Roberts, Washington - Basic Facts

The Point Roberts Census Designated Place had a population of 1,442 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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Point Roberts, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,442
Population in Households 1,442
Population in Familes 1,050
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 295
Diversity Index3 23


Median Household Income $65,795
Average Household Income $88,220
Per Capita Income $44,844


Total Housing Units 2,236 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 578 (25.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 155 ( 6.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,503 (67.2%)
Median Home Value $339,063
Average Home Value $448,443


Total Households 733
Average Household Size 1.97
Family Households 399
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.13% 1.4%
Households 0.95% 1.38%
Families 0.85% 1.32%
Median Household Income   5.22%
Per Capita Income   4.81%

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, 2018 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 # 357 43rd
Population Density # 491 22nd
Diversity Index # 510 19th
Median Household Income # 245 61st
Per Capita Income # 83 87th

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