Whatcom County, Washington Population 2019

Whatcom County, Washington's estimated population is 221,404 with a growth rate of 2.37% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Whatcom County, Washington is the 9th largest county in Washington.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2017221,4045,1302.37%
2016216,2744,5612.15%
2015211,7133,6011.73%
2014208,1121,9230.93%
2013206,1891,3110.64%
2012204,8781,4310.70%
2011203,4471,9270.96%
2010201,52073,74057.71%
1990127,78021,07919.76%
1980106,70124,75130.20%
197081,95011,63316.54%
196070,3173,5845.37%
195066,7336,37810.57%
194060,3551,2272.08%
193059,1288,52816.85%
192050,6001,0892.20%
191049,51125,395105.30%
190024,1165,52529.72%
189018,59115,454492.64%
18803,1372,603487.45%
187053418251.70%
18603520.00%

Whatcom County, Washington Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White179,035
Two or More Races8,984
Asian8,634
Some Other Race6,705
American Indian and Alaska Native6,651
Black or African American2,129
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander600

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table B03002

Whatcom County, Washington Population Pyramid 2019

2,0004,0006,0008,00010,00012,000 Male Population2,0004,0006,0008,00010,00012,000 Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Whatcom County, Washington Median Age

36.9


Total

35.9


Male

37.7


Female

Whatcom County, Washington Adults

There are 170,314 adults, (33,931 of whom are seniors) in Whatcom County, Washington.

Whatcom County, Washington Age Dependency

56

Age Dependency Ratio

24.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Whatcom County, Washington Sex Ratio

Female

107,342

50.46%

Male

105,396

49.54%

Whatcom County, Washington Households and Families

Whatcom County, Washington Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1101

Whatcom County, Washington Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.4%18.6%
All61.8%38.2%
Male46.3%53.7%
Non Family43.4%56.6%
Female41.4%58.6%

61.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Whatcom County, Washington Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All83,4752.4861.8
Married40,4503.181.4
Non Family32,7301.543.4
Female6,9153.1241.4
Male3,3803.3346.3

3

Average Family Size

2.48

Average Household Size

7.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Whatcom County, Washington Households

Whatcom County, Washington Education

Whatcom County, Washington Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,8252.75%
9th to 12th Grade6,9635.00%
High School Graduate32,06923.02%
Some College34,28124.60%
Associates Degree15,03910.79%
Bachelors Degree31,01922.26%
Graduate Degree16,13111.58%

Whatcom County, Washington Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White117,032111,00941,929
Hispanic9,2026,1801,260
Asian5,6594,7942,280
Native American3,7583,073427
Multiple Races3,4313,0781,111
Other Race3,1751,656195
Black1,2701,057377
Islander34132847

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 96.19%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 40.29%.

Whatcom County, Washington Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,426$45,050$28,746
Less Than High School$26,299$31,154$19,833
High School Grad$32,353$39,981$24,165
Some College$33,033$42,340$26,088
Bachelors Degree$41,301$53,232$32,393
Graduate Degree$58,884$68,809$50,907

$36,426

Average Earnings

$45,050

Average Male

$28,746

Average Female

Whatcom County, Washington Language

Whatcom County, Washington Language by Age

Whatcom County, Washington Language

88.11% of Whatcom County, Washington residents speak only English, while 11.89% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.75% of the population.

Whatcom County, Washington Poverty

Whatcom County, Washington Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White165,36122,64513.69%
Hispanic18,8094,08421.71%
Multiple8,6941,82120.95%
Native6,4461,69326.26%
Other6,6431,47922.26%
Asian8,5101,22414.38%
Black1,99855127.58%
Islander58712120.61%

15.26%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.92%

Male Poverty Rate

16.58%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Whatcom County, Washington

The race most likely to be in poverty in Whatcom County, Washington is Black, with 27.58% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Whatcom County, Washington is White, with 13.69% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.12%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.90%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.35%.

Whatcom County, Washington Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School24.32%
High School13.32%
Some College12.89%
Bachelors or Greater5.52%

Whatcom County, Washington Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed43.84%
Male Unemployed35.64%
Female Employed10.92%
Male Employed8.54%

Whatcom County, Washington Income

Whatcom County, Washington Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$56,419$72,888
Families$73,893$89,182
Married Families$83,201$99,237
Non Families$31,715$44,695

Whatcom County, Washington Marital Status

Whatcom County, Washington Marital Status

Marriage Rates

48.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.1%

Male Marriage Rate

47.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Whatcom County, Washington Married by Age and Sex

Whatcom County, Washington Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35To44.

Whatcom County, Washington Marital Status by Race


Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1201

Whatcom County, Washington Veterans

Whatcom County, Washington Veterans by War

13,517

Number of Veterans

12,624

Male Veterans

893

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam5,754
First Gulf War2,457
Second Gulf War1,916
Korea1,078
World War II652

Whatcom County, Washington Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 743,874
35 to 543,181
75+2,859
55 to 642,707
18 to 34896

Whatcom County, Washington Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White12,2338.36%
Hispanic4994.04%
2 or More4488.55%
Black38125.15%
Indian1693.49%
Asian1221.61%
Other1142.75%
Hawaiian5010.78%

Whatcom County, Washington Veterans by Education

9.51%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.96%

Veteran Disability Rate

Whatcom County, Washington Employment Status

Whatcom County, Washington Employment by Age

63%

Labor Force Participation

58.6%

Employment Rate

6.8%

Unemployment Rate

Whatcom County, Washington Employment by Race

Whatcom County, Washington Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Whatcom County, Washington

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Bellingham812668757463087.76%
Lynden1198813952196416.38%
Ferndale1140813403199517.49%
Blaine4686516447810.20%
Everson246126341737.03%
Nooksack1338152518713.98%
Sumas130914091007.64%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990