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Whatcom County
  • County in Washington

Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade B minus
  2. Housing
    grade D minus
  3. Nightlife
    grade A minus
  4. Good for Families
    grade B
  5. Diversity
    grade B+
  6. Jobs
    grade B minus
  7. Weather
    grade A+
  8. Cost of Living
    grade D minus
  9. Health & Fitness
    grade A
  10. Outdoor Activities
    grade A+
  11. Commute
    grade A

editorial

Whatcom County is located in Washington with a population of 226,523. In Whatcom County, most residents own their homes. In Whatcom County there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many young professionals live in Whatcom County and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Whatcom County are above average.

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$475,000
National
$281,900
Median Rent
$1,370
National
$1,268
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    37%
  • Own
    63%
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Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    116.8
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    2.4
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    53.3
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    62.7
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    537.6
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    3,107.4
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    159.9
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    14%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    national  21%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    national  28%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    national  26%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    national  11%

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