Peaceful Valley, Washington

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Peaceful Valley, Washington
Location of Peaceful Valley, Washington
Location of Peaceful Valley, Washington
Coordinates: 48°56′34″N 122°8′51″W / 48.94278°N 122.14750°W / 48.94278; -122.14750Coordinates: 48°56′34″N 122°8′51″W / 48.94278°N 122.14750°W / 48.94278; -122.14750
Country United States
State Washington
County Whatcom
 • Total 17.0 sq mi (44.0 km2)
 • Land 16.9 sq mi (43.9 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 3,324
 • Density 144.5/sq mi (55.8/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
FIPS code 53-53800[1]

Peaceful Valley is a census-designated place (CDP) in Whatcom County, Washington, United States, near Kendall. The population was 3,324 at the 2010 census.


Peaceful Valley is located at 48°56′34″N 122°8′51″W / 48.94278°N 122.14750°W / 48.94278; -122.14750 (48.942689, -122.147401).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 17.0 square miles (44.0 km²), of which, 16.9 square miles (43.9 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.29%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,448 people, 787 households, and 571 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 144.5 people per square mile (55.8/km²). There were 1,156 housing units at an average density of 68.3/sq mi (26.3/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 92.24% White, 0.29% African American, 2.21% Native American, 0.45% Asian, 0.20% Pacific Islander, 1.18% from other races, and 3.43% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.25% of the population.

There were 787 households out of which 45.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.9% were married couples living together, 11.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.4% were non-families. 18.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.11 and the average family size was 3.61.

In the CDP the age distribution of the population shows 38.1% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 30.9% from 25 to 44, 16.8% from 45 to 64, and 5.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females there were 105.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.6 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $32,357, and the median income for a family was $34,141. Males had a median income of $31,853 versus $19,833 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $12,733. About 27.7% of families and 36.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 52.8% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

34.7% of the children and 24% of the general population speaks Russian as a first language. 12.2% of the population were born in Russia. [3]