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Sumas is a city in Whatcom County, in the Bellingham metro area.

The community was named for Indian tribe

The latitude of Sumas is 49.000N. The longitude is -122.263W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 43 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,003.


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$29,297
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$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
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Sumas is on the Canada Border

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13% of Sumas residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Sumas ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Sumas was $13,497, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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11% of Sumas residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Sumas, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $467.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $938.


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Whatcom County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Sumas political report.

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The average commute time for Sumas workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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