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Birch Bay, WA City Information

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Population / Demographics Birch Bay

County: Whatcom County

"There are families from Washington State and Canada who have summered in Birch Bay for generations. Located on a shallow, crescent-shaped bay, this beach-side community offers a range of year-round recreation for families or couples looking for a get-away from the hustle and bustle of big towns.

Experience Birch Bay, Washington, a family friendly destination offering warm water and warm people. If you are looking for a relaxing weekend getaway or an extended vacation, change the pace in your life and experience Birch Bay, the perfect place to make your own fun! The bay with its half-moon shape and sandy beach is perfect for clamming, building sand sculptures, flying kites, wake boarding, windsurfing, jet skiing, enjoying great food, or just relaxing in the warm sun."

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Population of Birch Bay

At 2010 census:8,413
2015 estimate:8,404

Demographics of Birch Bay

White 88.6%
African American 1.0%
Asian 3.2%
Native/Alaskan Native 1.2%
Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0.3%

Birch Bay / Whatcom County Economy

Unemployment rate - 4.5%
Job growth from Sep 2004 to Sep 2014 - 0.96%

(Source: Washington State Employment Securities Department)

Property Tax - Birch Bay - 0.83%

Top 5 Whatcom County Employers

1. St. Joseph Hospital
2. Lummi Nation
3. Bellingham Public Schools
4. Whatcom County
5. Western Washington University

Whatcom County Voting

Republican - 37.2%
Democrat - 54.9%
Independent - 7.9%
(Source: /results/map/president/washington/)

Whatcom County Median Housing Cost


Birch Bay Highest/Lowest Temps

January low - 35
January high - 44
July low - 56
July high - 72

Notable Things To Do In or Near Birch Bay

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

Distance from Birch Bay in Miles

Birch Bay to Seattle: (via I-5 S) 1 h 40 min - 2 h (110 miles)

Birch Bay to Vancouver, BC: (via BC-99 N) 55 min - 1 h 5 min (38.8 miles)

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