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Gold Bar is a city in Snohomish County, in the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue metro area.
The community was named by optimistic prospectors in the 1860s
The latitude of Gold Bar is 47.856N. The longitude is -121.695W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 207 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,181.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Gold Bar demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Snohomish County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Seattle area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 98251 ZIP code.
20% of Gold Bar residents report German ancestry, and 17% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Gold Bar ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Gold Bar was $18,712, compared with $21,587 nationally.
13% of Gold Bar residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Gold Bar, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $573. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,179.
Snohomish County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Gold Bar political report.
The average commute time for Gold Bar workers is 46 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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