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Population Estimates
County Municipality Census 2000 Estimate 2003 2010 Projected
Whatcom 166,814 174,500 212,000
Unincorporated 74,231 77,796  
Incorporated 92,583 96,704  
Bellingham 67,171 69,850 84,500
Blaine 3,770 4,025 5,800
Everson 2,035 2,030 3,200
Ferndale 8,758 9,155 13,100
Lynden 9,020 9,740 14,800
Nooksack 851 902 1,800
Sumas 978 1,002 1,900


Surrounding Communities
Community Census 2000
Acme 263
Birch Bay 4,961
Custer 299
Deming 210
Geneva 2,257
Glacier 90
Kendall 158
Maple Falls 277
Marietta-Alderwood 3,594
Peaceful Valley 2,448
Sudden Valley 4,165


Population by Race
Race Census 2000 2010 Projected
White 88.4% 78.2%
African American 0.7% 1.2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2.8% 3.3%
Asian 2.8% 8.9%
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 8.9%
Hispanic/Latino 5.2% 6.7%
Other 2.5% 1.7%
Source for above: U.S. Census Bureau