Nooksack, Washington

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Nooksack, Washington

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High Points

Nooksack strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Washington):

Category Trophy
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Nooksack Public Transportation Use
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Nooksack Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Nooksack, Washington

Comparing Nooksack to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Washington (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 10 9
Racial Diversity 8 6
Male Share of the Population 7 6
Well-Paid Single Men 4 3
Female Share of the Population 4 6
Senior Citizens 1 2
Age of the Population 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 10 10
Portion of People Married 9 10


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 10 10
Median Family Income 8 7
College Educated Adults 7 5
People in Middle Class or Better 7 7

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 9
Working at Home 7 5
Short Commute Times 2 2
Walking and Biking to Work 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 5
Affordability of Rents 1 3
People Living Alone 1 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1

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Nooksack Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 13 miles NE of Bellingham, Washington (center to center)
Nearest Large City 91 miles N of Seattle, Washington
County Whatcom
Metro Area Bellingham
P.O. Box Zip Codes 98276
Phone Area Codes 360
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 48.927
Longitude -122.32

Nooksack Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 2.8 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 43 F
Apr Temp 40 to 60 F
Jul Temp 51 to 75 F
Oct Temp 42 to 60 F
Annual Precip 45.7 inches
Station OLGA 2 SE
Distance 30.7 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 45 F
Apr Temp 40 to 57 F
Jul Temp 49 to 70 F
Oct Temp 43 to 58 F
Annual Precip 28.1 inches
Distance 34.2 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 39 F
Apr Temp 36 to 57 F
Jul Temp 51 to 74 F
Oct Temp 41 to 58 F
Annual Precip 100.5 inches
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Nooksack Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 851 100%
Male 417 49%
Female 434 51%
Under 18 313 36.8%
18+ 538 63.2%
65+ 61 7.2%
Median Age 29.3
Average Family Size 3.54
White 779 91.5%
African-American 4 0.5%
Asian 14 1.6%
American Indian & Alaskan 11 1.3%
Other 28 3.3%
Mixed Race 15 1.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 56 6.6%

Estimated Nooksack Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 885
Growth 34
Growth % 4%

Nooksack Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 27.5%
Dutch 16.7%
German 15.6%
English 7.8%
Norwegian 5.1%
US/American 4.9%
Polish 2.9%
Irish 2.4%
Scottish 2.1%
Swedish 2.1%
Finnish 1.9%
Canadian 1.9%
Scandinavian 1.6%
French (except Basque) 1.3%
British 1%
Icelander 1%
Scotch-Irish 0.8%
Italian 0.8%
Danish 0.5%
Australian 0.5%
Swiss 0.3%
European 0.3%
Russian 0.3%
Belgian 0.3%
Czechoslovakian 0.3%
Czech 0.3%
Romanian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Nooksack 851 $49,000
Bellingham 67,171 $47,196
Blaine 3,770 $45,056
Everson 2,035 $40,568
Ferndale 8,758 $44,626
Lynden 9,020 $50,449
Sumas 960 $36,250
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