Community Profiles

Gold Bar Main Photo

gold bar waFurther up Highway 2, and surrounded on all four sides by the Cascade Mountains, is the riverside community of Gold Bar.

As its name implies, Gold Bar was named after prospectors searching for gold along the Skykomish River and its tributaries in 1869.

Gold Bar is situated in the center of the Skykomish River valley and is rich in recreational opportunities such as camping, fishing, tours of the State Fish Hatchery, and hiking. Nearby Wallace Falls State Park, located two miles north of Gold Bar, has a 7-mile loop trail leading to the spectacular 265-foot waterfall and panoramic views of the Skykomish River Valley.

Distance From

  • Work:
    • Everett:40 minutes
    • Bellevue: 50 minutes
    • Seattle: 60 minutes
  • Skiing: 10 minutes
  • Boating: 10 minutes

K-12 School District

Sultan School District

Gold Bar

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Population

Total Population

2,637

Population
Growth Rate

1.81%

Median Age

41

Diversity Index

49.200

Housing & Income

Households

998

Total Housing Units

1,053


Owner Occupied

825

Renter Occupied

173

Vacant

55

Median Home Value

$339,498


Average Home Value

$334,951

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

1.78%


Per Capita Income

2.83%

Income Projection

Median Household

$67,158 $76,246


Average Household

$77,196 $88,891


Per Capita

$29,106 $33,460

Workforce

Total Businesses

43

Total Employed

384

Workers 16+

961

2021 Public Administration

cp-industries

Businesses

7

Employed

134

2021 Transportation/Warehouse

cp-industries

Businesses

3

Employed

63

2021 Educational Services - Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

2

Employed

62

2021 Retail Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

5

Employed

42

2021 Accommodation/Food Service

cp-industries

Businesses

7

Employed

37

2021 Food Service/Drinking Estab

cp-industries

Businesses

6

Employed

33

Some
High School

157

Graduated
High School

472

Associates
Degree

188

Bachelor's
Degree

167

Graduate
Degree

49

Average Commute Time

43 min.



Resident Commuters

665

Non-Resident Commuters

296

Drive Alone

792

Carpooled

62

Public

10

Work At Home

57