Regional Demographic-Economic Modeling System
Whatcom County, WA Briefing Notes (CBSA 13380)
Updated: 06/27/16 .. See notes about using these data.
This section presents a summary of selected key demographic-economic measures and trends for Whatcom County, WA in comparison with the U.S. Use this section to facilitate briefings to others and to obtain a snapshot of current and trending conditions. These data are mostly taken from the more detailed tables available as links at the bottom of this section. This section and related detailed tables update frequently.
The Whatcom County, WA Census 2010 population was 201,140, changing from 127,780 (1990) and 166,814 (2000).
.. the population changed from 201,570 (7/1/10) to 212,284 (7/1/15), a change of 10,714 ( 5.3%).
.. the U.S. population changed from 309,346,863 (7/1/10) to 321,418,820 (7/1/15), a change of 12,071,957 ( 3.9%).
.. the average annual net migration for 2011 through 2015 for this area was 1,368.
.. the average annual natural increase (births-deaths) for 2011 through 2015 for this area was 762.
.. the median age in 2014 for this area was 36.7 years compared to 37.7 years for the U.S.
The Whatcom County, WA per capita personal income changed from $36,053 (2010) to $40,840 (2014), a change of $4,787 ( 13.3%).
.. the U.S. per capita personal income changed from $40,277 in 2010 to $46,049 in 2014, a change of $5,772 ( 14.3%).
.. the median household income changed from $49,999 in 2010 to $53,733 in 2014, a change of $3,734 ( 7.5%).
.. the median household income in 2014 for this area was $53,733 compared to $53,657 for the U.S.
.. the mean household income in 2014 for this area was $66,744 compared to $75,591 for the U.S.
The population 25 years and over in 2014 for this area was 134,303 compared to 213,725,624 for the U.S.
.. the percent with a bachelor's degree in 2014 for this area was 32.6% compared to 30.1% for the U.S.
The population 5 years and over in 2014 for this area was 197,189 compared to 299,084,046 for the U.S.
.. the population who speak English less than "very well" in 2014 for this area was 4,627 ( 2.3%)
compared to 16,388,318 ( 5.5%) for the U.S.
The population 16 years and over in 2014 for this area was 169,752 compared to 253,588,947 for the U.S.
.. the unemployment rate in 2014 for this area was 8.9% compared to 7.2% for the U.S.
The number of housing units in Whatcom County, WA changed from 90,721 (7/1/10) to 93,247 (7/1/15), a change of 2,526 ( 2.8%).
.. the U.S. number of housing changed from 131,823,007 (7/1/10) to 134,812,791 (7/1/15), a change of 2,989,784 ( 2.3%).
.. the number of occupied housing units (households) in 2014 for this area was 81,973 compared to 117,259,427 for the U.S.
.. the homeowner vacancy rate in 2014 for this area was 1.9 compared to 1.9 for the U.S.
.. the rental vacancy rate in 2014 for this area was 4.1 compared to 6.3 for the U.S.
.. the average household size of owner-occupied unit in 2014 for this area was 2.52 compared to 2.71 for the U.S.
.. the average household size of renter-occupied unit in 2014 for this area was 2.39 compared to 2.55 for the U.S.
.. median housing value in 2014 for this area was $273,500 compared to $181,200 for the U.S.
.. the median gross rent in 2014 for this area was $936 compared to $934 for the U.S.
Tables available for this area:
Briefing Notes - Narrative Overview
POP1 Population, Components of Change, Race/Origin, Age
HSG1 Housing Units & New Residential Construction
DEM1 Demographic-Economic Profile
LF1 Labor Force
LF2 Labor Force
EST1 Establishments, Employment, Earnings
CA4 Personal Income and Employment by Major Component
CA5 Personal Income by Major Component and Earnings by Industry
CA6 Compensation of Employees by Industry
CA25 Employment by Industry
CA30 Economic Profile
CA35 Current Transfer Receipts
CA45 Farm Income & Expenses
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