Census 2010: Washington › Whatcom County

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Whatcom County

Square miles: 2,503.5 Population per sq. mile: 95.5

  • 2010 population: 201,140
  • 2000 population: 166,814
  • Total change: 34,326 (20.6%)

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2010 population by race/ethnicity

Diversity Index: 33.1%
The USA TODAY Diversity Index represents the probability that two people from this area will have different ethnic backgrounds. A higher number reflects a more ethnically diverse population.

Age breakdown Median: 36.6 years old

Whatcom County population

Race/ethnicity2010 population2010 percentage2000 population2000 percentage2000-2010 change
White171,81685.4%147,48588.4%16.5%
Black1,9291.0%1,1500.7%67.7%
American Indian/Alaska Native5,6832.8%4,7092.8%20.7%
Asian7,0903.5%4,6372.8%52.9%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander4920.2%2350.1%109.4%
Other race6,5773.3%4,1592.5%58.1%
Two or more races7,5533.8%4,4392.7%70.2%
Total201,140100%166,814100%20.6%
*Hispanic origin15,7567.8%8,6875.2%81.4%

*Residents of Hispanic origin can be of any race.

Ages 0-17

Population: 42,200 (21.0%)

Diversity Index: 53.8%

Ages 18+

Population: 158,935 (79.0%)

Diversity Index: 32.0%

Race/ethnicityAges 0-17% of 0-17 totalAges 18+% of 18+ total
White32,90078.0%138,88887.4%
Black5081.2%1,4210.9%
American Indian/Alaska Native1,6904.0%3,9932.5%
Asian1,3903.3%5,6993.6%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander1240.3%3680.2%
Other race2,3405.5%4,2422.7%
Two or more races3,2307.6%4,3242.7%
Total42,200100%158,935100%
*Hispanic origin6,11014.5%9,6456.1%

*Residents of Hispanic origin can be of any race.

Gender
Male2010
Population99,635 (49.5%)
Median age35.4
Female2010
Population101,505 (50.5%)
Median age37.8
Age breakdown by gender
AgePopulation% of totalMale% of male totalFemale% of female total
Under 1022,60011.2%11,70011.7%10,90010.7%
10 to 19 years28,00013.9%14,00014.1%14,00013.8%
20 to 29 years34,30017.1%17,50017.6%16,90016.6%
30 to 39 years23,90011.9%12,00012.0%11,80011.6%
40 to 49 years25,80012.8%12,80012.8%13,00012.8%
50 to 59 years27,60013.7%13,40013.4%14,30014.1%
60 to 69 years21,10010.5%10,40010.4%10,70010.5%
70 to 79 years10,5005.2%5,0005.0%5,4705.4%
80 and older7,4103.7%2,8402.9%4,5704.5%
Total201,140100%99,635100%101,505100%

*Residents of Hispanic origin can be of any race.

Housing Units
Owner-occupied2010
Population126,419
Avg. household size2.5
Renter-occupied2010
Population69,017
Avg. household size2.3
Vacancies
Vacancy Rate2010
Owner-occupied properties2.2%
Renter-occupied properties5.1%
Overall vacancy rate11.4%
Housing Units2010% of total
Occupied80,37088.6%
Vacant10,295 11.4%
For rent1,6561.8%
Rented, but unoccupied1740.2%
For sale1,1131.2%
Sold, but unoccupied2510.3%
Seasonal use only5,6906.3%
Other vacant units1,4111.6%
Total90,665100%
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Credits: Ryan Pitts, Mike Tigas Special thanks: USA Today Census team