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Population / Demographics Big Lake

County: Skagit County

Big Lake is a census-designated place located in Skagit County just outside of Mount Vernon and is generally included as part of its metropolitan statistical area. The lakefront city is known for its idealic, rural environment but in recent years it has become home to a growing suburban population with new development. Its scenic views and charming, small-town feel have made it a desirable escape for residents and tourists alike looking to escape the big city environs to the south. Many of the buildings along the historic northern shore of the lake are remnants from the city's days as a bustling logging town in the early 1900's.

For photos and more information about things to do in Big Lake, visit Big Lake Fish & Game

Population of Big Lake

At 2010 census: 1,835
2016 estimate: 1,904
(Source: census.gov)

Demographics of Big Lake

White 94.97%
Hispanic 2.78%
Asian 1%
African-American/Black .3%
Other/Multicultural .95%
(Source: census.gov)

Big Lake/Skagit County Economy

Unemployment rate - 4.9%
Job growth from Sep 2016 to Sep 2017 - 3.1%

(Source: Washington State Employment Securities Department)

Property Tax - Big Lake - 1.036%
(Source: smartasset.com)

Top 5 Skagit County Employers

1.Skagit Regional Health - Healthcare
2.Mount Vernon School District - Public
3.Shell Puget Sound Refinery - Oil
4.Island Hospital - Healthcare
5.Janicki Industries - Aerospace
(Source: Port of Skagit)

Skagit County Voting

Republican - 44.4%
Democrat - 47.6%
Independent - 7.8%
(Source: 2016 Skagit County Voting)

Big Lake Median Housing Cost

While the data can change at different times of the year, currently the median housing cost is being reported by one source as $298,000. (Source: goskagit.com)

Big Lake Highest/Lowest Temps

January low - 32
January high - 46
July low - 51
July high - 74

Notable Things To Do In or Near Big Lake

• North Cascades National Park
• Mt. Baker Ski Resort
• Whistler-Blackcomb Ski Resort, B.C. Canada
• Bellingham Waterfront
• San Juan Islands
• Victoria, B.C., Canada
• Vancouver Island, Canada
• Seattle

Distance from Big Lake in Miles

Big Lake to Seattle: (via I-5 S) 1 hour 5 min - 1 hour 20 min (65.8 miles)

Big Lake to Vancouver, BC: (via I-5 N & BC-99) 1 hour 30 min - 2 hours 20 min (86 miles)

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