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Everson, Washington
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Location of Everson, Washington
Location of Everson, Washington
Country United States
State Washington
County Whatcom
 • Total 1.38 sq mi (3.56 km2)
 • Land 1.35 sq mi (3.49 km2)
 • Water 0.03 sq mi (0.08 km2)
85 ft (26 m)
 • Total 2,481
 • Estimate 
 • Density 2,110.70/sq mi (814.84/km2)
  Demonym: Eversonian
Time zone UTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP codes
98247, 98276
Area code 360
FIPS code 53-22745
GNIS feature ID 1504794

Everson is a city in Whatcom County, Washington, United States. The population was 2,481 at the time of the 2010 census.

Everson and the nearby city of Nooksack lie near the foothills of the Cascade mountains in Northwest Washington. Located on the banks of the Nooksack River, the businesses support the surrounding farms and logging industries. The valley is heavily influenced by Dutch settlers who established dairy farms on the fertile flood prone land. Fruit orchards and berry fields also play an important part of the town's economy.

The town's small business district provides all the basic services. There are restaurants, a pharmacy and grocery store, an auto-repair shop, and agricultural supply stores. The city park is located a 1/2 block south off the W. Main St. and Riverside Park is on the banks of the Nooksack River.

Throughout the year, the area hosts small festivals in town or in the surrounding area, including a summer festival and harvest festival.


Everson was named for a local pioneer, Ever Everson. Everson was officially incorporated on May 4, 1929.


Everson is located at 48°55′3″N 122°20′56″W / 48.91750°N 122.34889°W / 48.91750; -122.34889 (48.917421, -122.348779).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.26 square miles (3.26 km2), of which, 1.24 square miles (3.21 km2) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 295
1940 292 −1.0%
1950 345 18.2%
1960 431 24.9%
1970 633 46.9%
1980 898 41.9%
1990 1,490 65.9%
2000 2,035 36.6%
2010 2,481 21.9%
2019 (est.) 2,841 14.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 2,481 people, 819 households, and 619 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,000.8 inhabitants per square mile (772.5/km2). There were 864 housing units at an average density of 696.8 per square mile (269.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 75.3% White, 0.3% African American, 2.5% Native American, 0.7% Asian, 16.6% from other races, and 4.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 28.9% of the population.

There were 819 households, of which 45.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.7% were married couples living together, 12.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 24.4% were non-families. 19.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.03 and the average family size was 3.46.

The median age in the city was 29.8 years. 32.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 10.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28.9% were from 25 to 44; 20.1% were from 45 to 64; and 8.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.8% male and 51.2% female.


In February 2009 there was talk of merging Everson and Nooksack into a single city with a combined population of 3,819 (2010 census). On March 4, 2009, the Bellingham Herald reported a meeting of the Everson City Council to discuss such a merger, which was compared to the merger of four towns to form Bellingham in 1903. Names for the proposed new city include "Nooksack Valley".


Public education is provided by the Nooksack Valley School District. It operates one high school (Nooksack Valley High School), one middle school, and three elementary schools that serve Nooksack, Everson, and surrounding areas.

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