Community Profiles

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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

Population
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Population

Population2000201020212026
Gold Bar2,0912,1562,6372,880

Source: ESRI, 2021-08-29

Population by Age

Population201020212026
0-4132141144
5-9155156162
10-14167168182
15-19175144174
20-24123133125
25-29128202140
30-34145180205
35-39180157197
40-44185175172
45-49196198193
50-54179207213
55-59145227227
60-6493201238
65-6962160203
70-7434102149
75-79264991
80-84142139
85+171822
18+1,5922,0852,280
Median Age374143

Source: ESRI, 2021-08-29

Population by Race

Gold Bar2021
Total2,637.000
White Alone80.850
Black Alone0.950
American Indian Alone0.870
Asian Alone1.400
Pacific Islander Alone1.060
Some Other Race8.650
Two or More Races6.220
Hispanic Origin12.820
Diversity Index49.200

Source: ESRI, 2021-08-29

Growth Rate

Gold Bar2010 - 20142014 - 2019
Population2%2%
Households2%2%
Families2%2%
Median Household Income%3%
Per Capita Income%3%

Source: ESRI, 2021-08-29

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Housing
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Households

Population2000201020212026
Households7388189981,090
Housing Units8048741,0531,144
Owner Occupied Units825913
Renter Occupied Units173177
Vacant Units5554

Source: ESRI, 2021-08-29

Home Value

Gold Bar20212026
Median Home Value$339,498$405,078
Average Home Value$334,951$441,091
<$50,0007316
$50,000 - $99,999111
$100,000 - $149,999141
$150,000 - $199,999550
$200,000 - $249,999211
$250,000 - $299,99911257
$300,000 - $399,999319367
$400,000 - $499,999139256
$500,000 - $749,99974192
$1,000,000 +210

Source: ESRI, 2021-08-29

Housing Year Built

Year RangeHouses Built
2010 or Later0
2000-2009229
1990-1999208
1980-1989121
1970-1979105
1960-196956
1950-195912
1940-19490
1939 or Before118

Source: ESRI, 2021-08-29

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Income
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Income

Gold Bar20212026
Median Household$67,158$76,246
Average Household$77,196$88,891
Per Capita$29,106$33,460

Source: ESRI, 2021-08-29

Household Income Base

Gold Bar2021
<$15,00080
$15,000 - $24,99950
$25,000 - $34,99975
$35,000 - $49,999126
$50,000 - $74,999220
$75,000 - $99,999196
$100,000 - $149,999194
$150,000 - $199,99930
$200,000+28

Source: ESRI, 2021-08-29

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Employees
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Commute

CategoryCommuters
Workers 16+961
In-County Residents665
Out-of-County Residents296
Drive Alone792
Carpooled62
Public Transport10
Work at Home57
Less than 5 minutes4
5-9 minutes40
10-14 minutes38
15-19 minutes25
20-24 minutes75
25-29 minutes42
30-34 minutes124
35-39 minutes23
40-44 minutes32
45-59 minutes317
60-89 minutes139
90+ minutes45
Average Travel Time43

Source: ESRI, 2021-08-29

Source: ESRI, 2021-08-29

Employees by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Employees384
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt0
Mining0
Utilities0
Construction5
Manufacturing10
Wholesale Trade0
  
Retail Trade42
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers0
Furn & Home Furnish Str0
Electronics & Appl Store0
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip0
Food & Beverage Stores30
Health/Pers Care Stores0
Gasoline Stations5
Clothing/Accessory Store0
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music2
General Merchandise Str0
Misc Store Retailers5
Nonstore Retailers0
  
Transportation/Warehouse63
Information0
  
Finance & Insurance0
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn0
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv0
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other0
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing14
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv2
Legal Services0
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises0
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt1
Educational Services62
HealthCare/Social Assist5
Arts/Entertainment/Rec0
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs37
Accommodation4
Food Srv/Drinking Places33
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin9
Auto Repair/Maintenance0
Public Administration Emp134

Source: ESRI, 2021-08-29

Educational Attainment (25+)

Gold Bar2021
Some High School157
Graduated High School472
Associates Degree188
Bachelor's Degree167
Graduate Degree49

Source: ESRI, 2021-08-29

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Businesses
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Businesses by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Businesses43
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt Bus0
Mining Bus0
Utilities Bus0
Construction Bus3
Manufacturing Bus1
Wholesale Trade Bus0
  
Retail Trade Bus5
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers Bus0
Furn & Home Furnish Str Bus0
Electronics & Appl Store Bus0
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip Bus0
Food & Beverage Stores Bus1
Health/Pers Care Stores Bus0
Gasoline Stations Bus1
Clothing/Accessory Store Bus0
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music Bus1
General Merchandise Str Bus0
Misc Store Retailers Bus2
Nonstore Retailers Bus0
  
Transportation/Warehouse Bus3
Information Bus0
  
Finance & Insurance Bus0
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn Bus0
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv Bus0
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other Bus0
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing Bus3
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv Bus1
Legal Services Bus0
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises Bus0
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt Bus1
Educational Services Bus2
HealthCare/Social Assist Bus2
Arts/Entertainment/Rec Bus0
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs Bus7
Accommodation Bus1
Food Srv/Drinking Places Bus6
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin Bus5
Auto Repair/Maintenance Bus0
Public Administration Bus7

Source: ESRI, 2021-08-29

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