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Decennial Population Counts from 1890 through 1990 for Washington State and Whatcom County Cities and Unincorporated Areas

Decennial Population Counts from 1890 through 1990 for Washington State and Whatcom County Cities and Unincorporated Areas
[-, no data reported]

State, County, or City/Town Year of
Formation
or First
Incorporation
YEAR OF CENSUS
1890 1900 1910 1920 1930 1940 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990
State of Washington 1889 357,232 518,103 1,141,990 1,356,621 1,563,396 1,736,191 2,378,963 2,853,214 3,143,250 4,132,353 4,866,663
Whatcom County 1854 - 24,116 49,511 50,600 59,128 60,355 66,733 70,317 81,950 106,701 127,780
Bellingham* 1903 8,135 11,062 24,298 25,585 30,823 29,314 34,112 34,688 39,375 45,794 52,179
Blaine 1890 1,563 1,592 2,289 2,254 1,642 1,524 1,693 1,735 1,955 2,363 2,489
Everson 1929 - - - - 295 292 345 431 633 898 1,490
Ferndale 1907 - - 691 759 752 717 979 1,442 2,164 3,855 5,398
Lynden 1891 - 365 1,148 1,244 1,564 1,696 2,161 2,542 2,808 4,028 5,709
Nooksack 1888 - - - 283 293 302 323 318 322 429 584
Sumas 1891 - 319 902 854 647 650 658 629 722 712 744
Unincorporated Whatcom County 25,860 26,462 28,532 33,971 48,622 59,187
Percentage of Whatcom County Population in Unincorporated Areas 42.8% 39.7% 40.6% 41.5% 45.6% 46.3%

* Population indicated for Bellingham in 1890 represents the sum of the populations for Fairhaven (4,076) and Whatcom (4,059).

Modified from Federal Census, as reported on http://www.ofm.wa.gov/pop189090/pop189090toc.htm. (accessed June, 1999)

Contact at the Whatcom County Planning Department: Elizabeth Olsen (360) 676-6907