Whatcom County Areas

Our beautiful Whatcom County is made up of a variety of topography, diverse communities and economies.  It has a population of over 212,000 with a variety of employment industries.

Employment by Industry as of 2013

whatcom county economy

The median household income in Whatcom County increased between 1990 and 2013, although not as much as in Washington State. In 2013, the median household income was almost $52,000 in Whatcom County. In the state as a whole, 2013 median household income was approaching $59,000. A comparison of County and State median income, not adjusted for inflation, is presented below.

Median Household Income, 1990-2013

Whatcom county income

The following cities and communities make up Whatcom County:

  • Acme
  • Bellingham
  • Birch Bay
  • Blaine
  • Custer
  • Deming
  • Eliza Island
  • Everson
  • Ferndale
  • Glacier
  • Lummi Island
  • Lynden
  • Meridian
  • Mt. Baker
  • Nooksack Valley
  • Point Roberts
  • South Bay / Glenhaven
  • Sudden Valley
  • Sumas