Whatcom County, Washington Real Estate Statistics

Home and Real Estate Statistics for Whatcom County, Washington

Housing Units By Status

Total Housing Units

Whatcom County has 90,665 total housing units. This is an increase of 16,772 units since the year 2000 when it had 73,893 total units. It's an increase of 34,923 units since the year 1990 when it had 55,742 total homes. Whatcom County saw an increase of 18,151 units between 1990 and 2000. Of Whatcom County's 90,665 total housing units, 88.65% are occupied units, and 11.35% are vacant home units.

Total Occupied Housing Units

Whatcom County has 80,370 occupied housing units. This is an increase of 15,924 units since the year 2000 when it had 64,446 occupied housing units. It's an increase of 31,827 units since the year 1990 when it had 48,543 occupied home units. Whatcom County saw an increase of 15,903 units between 1990 and 2000. Of the 80,370 occupied housing units, 43.71% are occupied with a loan or mortgage housing units, 37.91% are renter occupied home units, and 18.38% are occupied clear of any loan or mortgage units.

Renter Occupied Housing Units

There are 30,465 renter occupied housing units. This is an increase of 6,895 units since the year 2000 when it had 23,570 renter occupied home units. It's an increase of 13,159 units since the year 1990 when it had 17,306 renter occupied housing units. Whatcom County saw an increase of 6,264 units between 1990 and 2000.

Units Occupied with a Loan or Mortgage

There are 35,130 occupied with a loan or mortgage housing units.

Units Occupied Clear of Any Loan or Mortgage

Whatcom County has 14,775 occupied clear of any loan or mortgage housing units.

Total Vacant Housing Units

Whatcom County has 10,295 vacant housing units. This is an increase of 848 units since the year 2000 when it had 9,447 vacant units. It's an increase of 3,096 units since the year 1990 when it had 7,199 vacant units. Whatcom County saw an increase of 2,248 units between 1990 and 2000. Of the 10,295 vacant housing units, 16.9% are for rent units, 1.69% are rented - but not occupied homes, 10.81% are for sale homes, 2.44% are sold - but not occupied units, 55.27% are for seasonal, recreational, or occasional use home units, 0.53% are for migrant workers units, and 13.17% are listed as vacant other home units.

Vacant Units Listed For Rent

Whatcom County has 1,656 for rent housing units. This is an increase of 233 units since the year 2000 when it had 1,423 for rent units. It's an increase of 873 units since the year 1990 when it had 783 for rent home units. Whatcom County saw an increase of 640 units between 1990 and 2000.

Rented, but Not Occupied Vacant Units

There are 174 rented - but not occupied housing units. This is a decrease of -220 units since the year 2000 when it had 394 rented - but not occupied units.

Vacant Units Listed For Sale

There are 1,113 for sale housing units. This is an increase of 198 units since the year 2000 when it had 915 for sale units. It's an increase of 723 units since the year 1990 when it had 390 for sale homes. There was an increase of 525 units between 1990 and 2000.

Sold, but Not Occupied Vacant Units

Whatcom County has 251 sold - but not occupied housing units.

Vacant Units For Seasonal, Recreational, or Occasional Use

There are 5,690 for seasonal, recreational, or occasional use housing units. This is a decrease of -256 units since the year 2000 when it had 5,946 for seasonal, recreational, or occasional use home units. It's an increase of 1,084 units since the year 1990 when it had 4,606 for seasonal, recreational, or occasional use home units. There was an increase of 1,340 units between 1990 and 2000.

Vacant Units for Migrant Workers

Whatcom County has 55 for migrant workers housing units. This is an increase of 43 units since the year 2000 when it had 12 for migrant workers housing units. It's an increase of 35 units since the year 1990 when it had 20 for migrant workers units. There was a decrease of -8 units between 1990 and 2000.

Vacant Units Listed as an Other Status

There are 1,356 listed as vacant other housing units. This is an increase of 599 units since the year 2000 when it had 757 listed as vacant other units. It's an increase of 392 units since the year 1990 when it had 964 listed as vacant other housing units. There was a decrease of -207 units between 1990 and 2000.