Whatcom County , Washington

Whatcom County: County in the state of Washington, United States

Whatcom County locator map
Location of Whatcom County on Washington map.

About

Whatcom County is a county located in the U.S. state of Washington. As of the 2010 census, the population was 201,140 and a population density of 31 people per km². After 9 years in 2019 county had an estimated population of 229,247 inhabitants. Its county seat is Bellingham. The county was created 167 years ago in 1853.

Geography

Whatcom County is located at 48°49'47"N 121°52'22"W (48.8297500, -121.8728300). It has 3 neighbors: Okanogan County, San Juan County and Skagit County.

Whatcom County Courthouse - Bellingham  Washington image
Whatcom County Courthouse - Bellingham Washington

The largest city of Whatcom County is Bellingham with a population of 92,314. Other cities include, Lynden population 15,223, Ferndale population 14,897, Blaine population 5,607 and Everson population 2,841. See all Whatcom County cities & populated places.

Weather

Whatcom County forecast: A slight chance of rain before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57. West southwest wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. New rainfall amounts less than a tenth of an inch possible. more

Whatcom County Courthouse - Bellingham  Washington image

Whatcom County map

Whatcom County Quick Facts

Population : 229,247 (2019)
Country : United States of America
State : Washington (United States)
Area : 6485 km2
Water as percent of area : 16%
Land as percent of area : 84%
Altitude : 2,779 feet / 847 meters
Capital : Bellingham
Establishment : January 01, 1854
Time Zone : America/Los_Angeles
Local time : 23:39:34 (2nd August 2021)
Density : 35 Pop. per km² as of 2019
Population growth : 12.26% (2010-2019)
Weather : 57℉ Slight Chance Light Rain then Mostly Cloudy 7-days weather

Whatcom County has 3 neighbours.

  • Bellingham

Demographics

The population of Whatcom County increased by 12.26% in 9 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 201,140 - census
2011 203,490 1.15% estimation process
2012 204,863 0.67% estimation process
2013 206,073 0.59% estimation process
2014 208,154 1% estimation process
2015 211,836 1.74% estimation process
2016 216,417 2.12% estimation process
2017 221,410 2.26% estimation process
2018 225,197 1.68% estimation process
2019 229,247 1.77% estimation process

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People born in Whatcom County (2)

People born in Whatcom County, including actress Ann Tyrrell, politician J. A. Kellogg, you can see a list of people who born in Whatcom County.

Whatcom County Populated Places

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Whatcom County.

City Name Population Title
Bellingham 92,314 City in, and the county seat of, Whatcom County in the State of Washington, United States
Lynden 15,223 City in Washington, United States
Ferndale 14,897 City in Whatcom County, Washington, United States
Birch Bay 8,413 Census designated place
Sudden Valley 6,441 Census designated place
Blaine 5,607 City in Whatcom County, Washington, United States
Everson 2,841 Small city in Washington
Marietta 2,766
Geneva 2,321
Nooksack 1,631 Small city in Washington
Sumas 1,534 Small city in Washington
Point Roberts 1,314

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