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Whatcom County, WA
The county was named for Nooksack Indian chief

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Whatcom County is one of 39 counties in Washington.

The county is in the Bellingham metro area.The estimated population in 2004 was 180,167. This was an increase of  8.00% from the 2000 census.

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Median household income
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$40,005
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Whatcom County demographic reports

In 2002, the per capita personal income in Whatcom County was $25,902. This was an increase of 20.1% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 84% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.



County seat: Bellingham

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17% of Whatcom County residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Whatcom County ancestry & family history guide.

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Cemeteries

Cemeteries in Whatcom County include Bayview Cemetery, Berthusen Memorial Park, Bethusen Memorial Park, Blaine Cemetery, Enterprise Cemetery, Green Acres Memorial Park, Greenwood Cemetery, Haynie Cemetery, Hillsdale Cemetery, Hopewell Cemetery ... View cemeteries

Communities

Communities in Whatcom County include Acme, Bellingham, Blaine, Clearbrook, Custer, Eliza Island, Everson, Ferndale, Lummi Island, Lynden ... View communities

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Education

Colleges in Whatcom County include Bellingham Technical College, Northwest Indian College, Western Washington University, Whatcom Community College ... View colleges

School districts in Whatcom County include Bellingham Schools Dist 501, Blaine Schools Dist 503, Ferndale Schools Dist 502, Lynden Schools Dist 504, Meridian Schools Dist 505, Mount Baker Schools Dist 507, Nooksack Valley Schools Dist 506 ... View school districts

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Libraries

Libraries in Whatcom County include Bellingham Public Library, Blaine Library, Deming Library, Everson Library, Fairhaven Branch Library, Ferndale Library, Island Library, Lynden Library, Maple Falls Library, Point Roberts Library ... View libraries

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Media

Newspapers in Whatcom County include Bellingham Herald, Lynden Tribune ... View newspapers

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Politics

Whatcom County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Whatcom County political report.

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Travel

Airports in Whatcom County include Bellingham International

Hotels in Whatcom County include Bellingham Val U Inn, Best Western, Best Western Lakeway Inn, Comfort Inn Bellingham, Holiday Inn Express-Bellingham, Hotel Bellwether, Motel 6, Quality Inn, Ramada Inn, Resort at Birch Bay ... More hotels

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