The ZIP Code 98230 is associated with the city of Blaine in Washington in Whatcom County. The 98230 ZIP Code has a median age of 47.6 years, and 30.3% of residents are aged 62 years and older. Approximately 8% of the population lives below the poverty line, while the median househould income sits at $69,529. It is estimated that about 29.4% of residents in this Washington region hold a bachelor's degree or higher, while the per capita income is approximately $37,780. The current population estimate is 17,604.
The median household income in ZIP Code 98230 is $69,529, while the region's mean household income is $88,222. Breaking income down further, per capita income in the region is $37,780. The per capita income in ZIP Code 98230 of $37,780 is approximately 2.92% less than the per capita income in the U.S. overall of $38,915. An estimated 7.5% of the population is living below the poverty line in this region. This rate is approximately 21.05% lower than the overall poverty rate in the U.S. of 9.5%. Regarding household income, approximately 22.3% of the population in 98230 earn $50,000 to $74,999 per year, while an estimated 16.0% earn $75,000 to $99,999 per year, and 3.3% of 98230 residents earn $10,000 to $14,999 per year.
|Less than $10,000 per year||5.9%|
|$10,000 to $14,999 per year||3.3%|
|$15,000 to $24,999 per year||7.0%|
|$25,000 to $34,999 per year||5.9%|
|$35,000 to $49,999 per year||11.2%|
|$50,000 to $74,999 per year||22.3%|
|$75,000 to $99,999 per year||16.0%|
|$100,000 to $149,999 per year||15.7%|
|$150,000 to $199,999 per year||5.6%|
|$200,000 or more per year||7.2%|
In ZIP Code 98230, 92.8% of the population graduated high school, while 29.4% have a bachelor's degree or higher. In this region, 1.3% achieved an education level less than 9th grade, while 9.7% hold a graduate or professional degree. Approximately 26.8% in this Whatcom County region reached the highest level of high school graduate (including equivalency).
|Less than 9th grade||1.3%|
|9th to 12th grade, no diploma||5.8%|
|High school graduate (includes equivalency)||26.8%|
|Some college, no degree||23.7%|
|Graduate or professional degree||9.7%|
Looking at race in the population that makes up ZIP Code 98230, 94.4% is one race, while 5.6% are two or more races. Approximately 7.6% of 98230 residents are hispanic or Latino (of any race). The most common race in 98230 (race alone or in combination with one or more other races), is White (90.1%), followed by Asian (6.6%) .
|Black or African American||1.5%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||2.5%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander||1.2%|
|Some other race||3.7%|
Regarding the age of homes in ZIP Code 98230, an estimated 25.8% of homes were built between 2000 and 2009. Additionally, 18.6% of homes in the region were built between 1990 and 1999, while an estimated 2.6% of homes were built in 2014 or later in this Whatcom County region.
|Year Home Built||Percent|
|Built in 2014 or later||2.6%|
|Built between 2010 and 2013||3.8%|
|Built between 2000 and 2009||25.8%|
|Built between 1990 and 1999||18.6%|
|Built between 1980 and 1989||10.7%|
|Built between 1970 and 1979||16.1%|
|Built between 1960 and 1969||6.3%|
|Built between 1950 and 1959||5.3%|
|Built between 1940 and 1949||4.1%|
|Built in 1939 or earlier||6.6%|
Residents of ZIP Code 98230 are older than average. The median age of 47.6 years in ZIP Code 98230 is approximately 24.93% higher than the overall median age in the U.S. of 38.1 years. About 79.9% of residents are aged 18 years and older, and 30.3% of residents are 62 years and over. Approximately 15.7% of the population in 98230 falls in the age group 65 to 74 years, while an estimated 14.6% are aged 45 to 54 years. On the low end of the scale, 2.3% of 98230 residents are aged 85 years and over.
|Under 5 years||5.4%|
|5 to 9 years||5.6%|
|10 to 14 years||5.7%|
|15 to 19 years||4.8%|
|20 to 24 years||4.1%|
|25 to 34 years||9.1%|
|35 to 44 years||11.2%|
|45 to 54 years||14.6%|
|55 to 59 years||6.6%|
|60 to 64 years||9.4%|
|65 to 74 years||15.7%|
|75 to 84 years||5.6%|
|85 years and over||2.3%|
One of the leading chronic health issues in ZIP Code 98230 is high cholesterol, as an estimated 33.8% of adults aged 18 and older deal with this issue. Another chronic health issue of concern for residents of 98230 is high blood pressure, as approximately 32.3% of adults 18 and older in this Whatcom County region contend with that issue.
|Health Issue||Percent of adults*|
|Cancer (excluding skin cancer)||8.3%|
|Coronary heart disease||6.3%|
|High blood pressure||32.3%|
|Chronic kidney disease||2.9%|
One of the top preventative health measures in ZIP Code 98230 is current access to health insurance, as an estimated 89.2% of adults 18 and older take part in this preventive measure. Additionally, 89.2% of those 18 and above in 98230 list cholesterol screening, as a preventive measure. Common health risk behaviors in 98230 include obesity (32.6% of adults aged 18 and above) and sleeping less than 7 hours (28.2% of those 18 and older).
|Preventive Measure||Percent of adults*|
|Current access to health insurance||89.2%|
|Visits to dentist or dental clinic||68.7%|
|Visits to doctor for routine checkup||72.1%|
|Taking medicine for high blood pressure control||71.4%|
|Risk Behavior||Percent of adults*|
|No leisure-time physical activity||19.0%|
|Sleeping less than 7 hours||28.2%|
In 98230, 53.1% of the population is in the labor force. Recent estimates place 5.1% as working from home, while the total labor force in the region has a mean travel to time to work of 25.3 minutes. Approximately 16.3% of the employed population 16 years and over in 98230 work in manufacturing, while an estimated 14.3% work in retail trade. On the lower end of the scale, just 0.4% of 98230 workers 16 years and over work in agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining.
|Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining||0.4%|
|Transportation and warehousing, and utilities||8.1%|
|Finance and insurance, and real estate and rental and leasing||3.9%|
|Professional, scientific, management, and administrative||8.3%|
|Educational services, and health care and social assistance||14.3%|
|Arts, entertainment, and recreation, and accommodation and food services||7.0%|
|Other services, except public administration||6.2%|
In ZIP Code 98230, 86.4% of the population lists "English only" as the language spoken in home, while 5.4% of lists Spanish. Additionally, Asian and Pacific Islander languages are spoken in 4.8% of homes, and other Indo-European languages are spoken in 3.3% of homes. Lastly, 0.1% of homes list "other languages" as spoken in the home. All percentages referenced are for the population 5 years and older in this Whatcom County region.
|Other Indo-European languages||4.8%|
|Asian and Pacific Islander languages||3.3%|
Regarding consumer complaints about financial products in ZIP Code 98230, credit reporting or credit repair services have received the most complaints in 98230 in the past 12 months. Checking or savings account received the second most complaints. The most frequent complaint overall in this Whatcom County region was incorrect information on a report.
|Complaint Product||Number of Complaints*|
|Credit reporting or credit repair services||4|
|Checking or savings account||2|
|Complaint Issue||Number of Complaints*|
|Incorrect information on your report||2|
|Managing an account||2|
|Problem with a credit reporting company's investigation||2|
|Trouble during payment process||2|
The average residential electricity rate in ZIP Code 98230 of 10.36¢/kWh. This rate is about 0.58% less than the average rate in Washington, and approximately 32.99% less than the average rate in the U.S. as a whole. Regarding solar power potential, ZIP Code 98230 has an average daily solar radiation level of 3.97 kWh/m2/day. This is approximately 3.64% less than an area in the U.S. with historically low solar radiation levels (WA), and about 39.76% less than an area in the U.S. with historically high solar radiation levels (AZ).
|ZIP Code 98230||10.36¢/kWh||9.46¢/kWh||3.78¢/kWh|
|Month||ZIP Code 98230||Low (WA)||High (AZ)|