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Birch Bay is a census-designated place (CDP) in Whatcom County, Washington, United States. Birch Bay is a protected bay located between Semiahmoo Bay and Lummi Bay. It is also commonly referred to as the community near and around this body of water, but is actually not its own town. Birch Bay is approximately 100 miles north of Seattle and 35 miles south of Vancouver, BC, Canada. The population was 8,413 at the 2010 census, a 69.6% increase over the 2000 census. Birch Bay was named in 1792 by Archibald Menzies, a member of the Vancouver Expedition. Vancouver's two ships used Birch Bay as an anchorage for several days. Menzies noted a number of species of birch and gave the name to the bay.


If you are looking for travel information of Birch Bay in United States, you've come to the right place. After your splendid visit to Birch Bay, you can proceed to an important near-by city of Seattle. Seattle is bestowed with interesting set of attractions like Sky View Observatory, Space Needle, Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. Popular vacation packages of Birch Bay are of 1-2 days.

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Facts and Stats for Birch Bay*

  • Pollution Statistics in Birch Bay

    Know the pollution level of Birch Bay before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 23.21 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 37.5 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 38.89 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 42.5 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 22.5 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 32.5 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 22.73 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 33.33 (Low)
  • Birch Bay: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Birch Bay for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Birch Bay.

    • Burglary and Theft 59.09 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 60.91 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 61.36 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 48.15 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 58.18 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 67.73 (High)
    • Attacks 61.82 (High)
    • Drug offense 82.73 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 57.27 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 26.36 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 64.62 (High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 46.3 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 70.91 (High)
  • Living in Birch Bay - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Birch Bay is 154.34 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 36.66 (Low)
    • Climate Index 88.43 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 32.77 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 41 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 63.62 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 72.53 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 10.6 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 92.07 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Birch Bay

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Birch Bay

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.29 USD
    • International Movie per seat 9.9 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 32.67 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 78 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 42.77 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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