Sumas, Washington

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Sumas, Washington

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Walking and Biking to Work
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Top 1% trophy Sumas Walking and Biking to Work
Racial Diversity
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Top 13% Sumas Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of Sumas, Washington

Comparing Sumas 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
Racial Diversity 9 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 7
Male Share of the Population 8 7
Well-Paid Single Men 4 2
Female Share of the Population 3 4
Senior Citizens 2 4
Age of the Population 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 9 8
Portion of People Married 5 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 4 3
Median Family Income 4 3
People in Middle Class or Better 3 3
People Above Poverty 3 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 10
Short Commute Times 7 6
Working at Home 5 3
Public Transportation Use 5 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 9 6
Housing Recently Built 8 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 6
People Living Alone 4 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 6
Affordability of Rents 3 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 7 8
Low Property Crime 3 6

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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

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
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
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
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
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Sumas Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 960 100%
Male 475 49.5%
Female 485 50.5%
Under 18 336 35%
18+ 624 65%
65+ 98 10.2%
Median Age 30.6
Average Family Size 3.42
White 827 86.1%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 40 4.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 31 3.2%
Other 46 4.8%
Mixed Race 16 1.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 75 7.8%

Estimated Sumas Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,069
Growth 109
Growth % 11.4%

Sumas 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) 22.4%
Dutch 18.8%
German 10.1%
English 8.7%
Irish 6.9%
US/American 5%
Norwegian 4.5%
Swedish 4.2%
French (except Basque) 2.7%
Ukrainian 2.4%
Russian 1.8%
European 1.8%
Scandinavian 1.7%
Scottish 1.5%
Italian 1.5%
Canadian 1.3%
Welsh 1.2%
Polish 0.8%
British 0.6%
Danish 0.5%
French Canadian 0.4%
Finnish 0.4%
African 0.4%
Portuguese 0.3%
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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 Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Sumas 960 $36,250
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
Nooksack 851 $49,000
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