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People

Total Population 1,563
Male Share of the Population 52%
Female Share of the Population 48%
Senior Citizens 8.1%
Employed Population 16+ 690
Age of the Population 29

Families

% of people married 54.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 15.3%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $58,417
% Above Poverty Level 92%
% Below Poverty Level 8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home %
% Walking and Biking to Work 8.9%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 25.6%
Median Gross Rent $907
Median House Value $202,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 36.7%
US/American 0%
English 9.2%
Irish 8.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Sumas Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 19 miles NE of Bellingham, Washington (center to center)
Nearest Large City 96 miles N of Seattle, Washington
County Whatcom
Metro Area Bellingham
Standard Zip Codes 98295
Phone Area Codes 360
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 49.
Longitude -122.263

Sumas Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station CLEARBROOK
Distance 3.9 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 BELLINGHAM 3 SSW
Distance 22.7 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 46 F
Apr Temp 42 to 58 F
Jul Temp 54 to 73 F
Oct Temp 45 to 59 F
Annual Precip 34.8 inches
Station UPPER BAKER DAM
Distance 35.3 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Sumas, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Clearbrook (98295)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bellingham 82,944 $64,682
Blaine 4,905 $86,624
Everson 2,553 $59,138
Ferndale 12,355 $71,328
Lynden 12,886 $70,645
Nooksack 1,807 $65,561

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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