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Point Roberts, Washington - Basic Facts

The Point Roberts Census Designated Place had a population of 1,508 as of July 1, 2019. 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 48.9854 and longitude -123.078 in Whatcom County. The formal boundaries for the Point Roberts Census Designated Place 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, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Point Roberts, WA Housing Affordability Index is 87
State of Washington Housing Affordability Index is 95
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Point Roberts, WA Wealth Index is 157
State of Washington Wealth Index is 118
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 1,508 (100%)
Population in Households 1,508 (100.0%)
Population in Families 1,086 (72.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 309
Diversity Index2 24
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $62,214
Average Household Income $98,293
Per Capita Income $50,190
Wealth Index4 157

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,325 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 626 (26.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 144 ( 6.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,555 (66.9%)
Median Home Value $342,105
Housing Affordability Index3 87
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 770
Average Household Size 1.96
Family Households 419
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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 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.
  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 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 1.5% 1.51%
Households 1.39% 1.49%
Families 1.29% 1.44%
Median Household Income   7.23%
Per Capita Income   4.37%

Point Roberts, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Point Roberts to the other 625 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 352 44th
Population Density # 486 22nd
Diversity Index # 500 20th
Median Household Income # 309 51st
Per Capita Income # 64 90th

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